The Life Recovery Journal: Becoming A New You – One Step At A Time


Authors: Stephen Arterburn & David Stoop

No matter which way I turn, I can’t make myself do right:  I want to do what is right, but I can’t.  I want to do what is good, but I don’t.  I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway. ― Romans 7:18-19

As any person in recovery could tell you, the process can be frustrating.  Reflection, writing, and prayer often play a huge part in helping people toward recovery, but blank pages in a journal can sometimes be intimidating rather than therapeutic.

So The Life Recovery Journal  has been carefully designed for all of us whose lives have been touched in some way by addiction or compulsive behaviors.  The journal includes these helpful features:

  • Prompts to jump-start your writing
  • Inspirational quotes from Scripture
  • Questions to guide reflection on your journey toward recovery
  • Thoughtful prayers

This journal has been created to guide you through the recovery process and to focus on the development of your heart, soul, mind, and strength.  All of the questions and quotations have been selected to help you write open-ended, honest reflections, to reinforce what you’re learning, and to give insight into recovering as a whole person.