Book Review | Stand at the Crossroads

Title: Stand at the Crossroads: Wisdom From Those Who Have Been There and Done That

Author: Fred DePold

My Review:

I bet many of us have someone in our lives or that we know of who has an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. Maybe it’s even yourself. This book is written by someone who’s been there and done that…

Life is about choices. Mr. DePold says in his book that people used to call him a “functional alcoholic” which according to him is someone who is drunk all the time, but gets through life. Everyone knows you’re a drunk… even you know, but because you are “making it” in life, denial can set in. You can chose to stay in that lifestyle or to get out.

I think this book is inspirational. Mr. Depold obviously has written a handbook to help people break the cycle of addictions. He says don’t let sin ruin your life. Make radical changes to see a difference. He does not just say the words though. He is offering a book to guide you and start you on your journey.

Every chapter offers “important points” highlighting what you’ve just read. There are also spots for personal reflections and asking yourself important questions to see where you are at. His advice is clear, practical and above all Biblical. There is an important chapter called “The Thirty Day Challenge” where you are guided for 30 days to try something new in life. To let old habits die. To let God take charge of your life.

The last section in the book is called “Tools for your new life…” more info, advice and encouragement for the journey.

We all know that just reading a book cannot change your life… or can it? Perhaps this is the book you need to set you straight and to give you a wake-up call. I believe the strategies in this book can be beneficial to anyone facing any addiction or habitual sin that you just cannot seem to stop…

Try the book. Take the first step.

*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*


Vicki is a single woman living in Nova Scotia, Canada who loves to read, sing, cook for her friends and family and scrapbook. She loves to keep busy, hang out with her boyfriend and his cat and only sits still long enough to read and review books for "Simply Stacie."

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