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Navigating Grace: Jeff Jay’s Recovery Masterpiece.


Jeff Jay Navigating Grace

Book Review:
Navigating Grace: A Solo Voyage of Survival and Redemption
~Review by Judy Herzanek/Changing Lives Foundation

Many know Jeff and Debra Jay from reading their book Love First —The best-selling book on intervention. But most have yet to discover Jeff’s latest masterpiece, Navigating Grace: A Solo Voyage of Survival and Redemption.

We are excited to share our review here and we’ve also added this engaging new memoir to our popular resource: Favorite books and DVDs for families of substance abusers and addicts.

Navigating Grace: A Solo Voyage of Survival and Redemption
~Review by Judy Herzanek

Navigating GraceI did not want this book to end. Jeff Jay begins his memoir as a young man struggling with family tragedy, addiction and self-doubt. Navigating Grace takes the reader on a personal true-life, soul-searching, hair-raising narrative.

The story weaves Jeff’s intense struggle with addiction together with the drama that unfolds during his epic solo sailing adventure. He writes, “I walked the grounds of the treatment center, thinking about the options, when I was abruptly confronted by a stark fact: I was going to drink again. It wasn’t a stray thought or a vague possibility; it was a certainty, as thought I’d just caught sight of an approaching storm, with thunderheads that spanned the horizon, too big to avoid and pointless to deny.”

I found certain descriptions particularly moving such as,

“I could feel the world alive with power, beyond wind and waves, beyond gravity and light, beyond life and death. And riding that spirit like an ancient gull, I moved beyond life and death too, fully awakening from the dream and glimpsing the Eternal.”

Jeff’s writing is masterfully crafted. Not only are the events of this memoir incredible, his intensely personal observations and encounters connect the reader to the wonder of nature and the magnificence and reality of the living God.

Jeff Jay Author

About the Author Jeff Jay

“I am passionate about intervention for a very simple reason,
intervention saved my life.”

Jeff is the coauthor of the best-selling book “Love First: A Family’s Guide to Intervention” (2nd ed., Hazelden, 2008), “Navigating Grace: a Solo Voyage of Survival and Redemption,” (Hazelden 2015), and “At Wit’s End: What You Need to Know When a Loved One Is Diagnosed with Addiction and Mental Illness,” (Hazelden, 2007). He heads a national private practice that provides intervention and recovery services. He is a former staff member of the Hazelden Foundation, Brighton Hospital and Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center. His personal recovery from addiction dates from October 4, 1981. He is a boater, scuba diver, traveler, and writer.

Buy “Navigating Grace: A Solo Voyage of Survival and Redemption” on Amazon

Judy Herzanek Telluride

Judy Herzanek is the Director of Creative Development and Marketing for Changing Lives Foundation. She graduated from Columbus College of Art & Design in 1976 and worked as Graphic Designer and Art Director for Hallmark Cards, Kansas City, MO (12 years), Celestial Seasonings, Boulder, CO (16 years) and owned and managed her own design business.

Chaplain Joe Herzanek and Judy met in 1984 at an AA meeting in Kansas City and have been married and in long-term recovery for over 30 years. She loves working from her home office in Berthoud, Colorado and the opportunity to combine her design, marketing and online skills with her 30+ years of sobriety to bring the message of hope to families struggling with addiction.
Please visit Changing Lives Foundation website

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New! 2016 Updated Edition!
Contains new chapters and info on: Heroin, Shame & Stigma, Harm Reduction, Marijuana, Synthetic Drugs, 12-Step Groups & The Church, and much more!

Why Don’t They Just Quit? Hope for families struggling with addiction.
~By Joe Herzanek


 Amazon.com reviews:
Best book ever about addiction. Written by one whose done it and is recovering. Easy to read, not preachy, just honest. I recommend this book to anyone with an addict in their life! ~Lynda A

Got an addiction problem in your family? Read this book. Joe knows his stuff. This book helps you to better understand those who are dealing with friends and family that are addicted to drugs and alcohol. I have read several of these books but this one is the best. ~RJ

I, like many people, have some knowledge of what drugs and addiction are, but are clueless on what the process of recovery entails. This book does a great job in what it would take to help a loved one, who is an addict and is willing to get clean and stay clean. It also gives one hope that your loved one will survive the nightmare they are living through with their family. ~CG

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Chaplain Joe Herzanek, Author ASK JOE:
> If someone can stop using drugs or alcohol for weeks at a time, they “aren’t an addict—correct?

> Chronic Pain Management & Pain Pill Addiction: What to do?

>How can I know if my addicted friend or loved one is telling the truth?

>”I need help because I’m not able to deal with my live-in Fiance’s need to get drunk every night.”
>Should my husband “back off?”

>Gambling vs. Drug Addiction? What is your opinion?

>How can I tell if someone is an addict/alcoholic or just a heavy user?

>What is Methadone? What is Harm Reduction?

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