“Believing that life should be free of all distress is a national health problem.” Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski, world-renowned spiritual guide and founder of Gateway Rehabilitation Center, one of America’s premier treatment facilities for drug and alcohol addiction, offers advice and perspective like this throughout this marvelous book.
A powerful amalgam of Hasidic rebbe and physician-psychiatrist, Twerski lets us in on what he has learned over the years from plumbers, salmon, Charles Schulz, junkies, alcoholics and psychotics. Sherlock Holmes, his father and mother, prisoners and even the Milwaukee Braves have played important roles in what Dr. Twerski has become and what he has to offer his patients and devotees.
In a book which is different from anything he has ever written, Dr. Twerski presents an astonishingly personal, candid and revealing account of his journey from pulpit rabbi to therapist.
FROM PULPIT TO COUCH is filled with humor and lightness of spirit and yet is heavy with meaning and inspiration. Twerski offers a truly unique definition of spirituality together with an insightful analysis of addiction and chemical abuse.
Rabbi Abe has done it again! And to my mind and spirit, done it better than ever. This book will gently teach the young the wisdom of the ages and open the minds of the elders among us to wisdom of everyday life. . .
Ernest Kurtz, Ph.D., author of The Spirituality of Imperfection: Storytelling and the Search for Meaning and Not God –A History of Alcoholics Anonymous
A rare book that touches and teaches at the same time. . .I highly recommend FROM PULPIT TO COUCH to everyone who is interested in recovery, improving their self-esteem and embracing their spirituality. And I recommend it to all the therapists who are trying to help.
Robert J. Ackerman, Ph.D., Director of the Mid-Atlantic Addiction Training Institute; author of Chicken Soup for the Recovering Soul