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MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR TIME: Beating the Odds of Recidivism by Edward D. Andrews

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Christian Publishing House (April 09. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-0692684788
  • ISBN-10: 0692684786
  • Product Dimensions: 6" x 9"

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Book Description

MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR TIME will delve into what is known as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy* to understand better our imperfect human condition. This will give its readers the tools to rid them of anxiety, guilt, fear, pessimism, procrastination, low self-esteem, anger, even mild depression, lack of self-control, overeating, as well as dealing with pornography and masturbation, and much more. The title and subtitle of our book offer you hope against the mindset that society holds about prison inmates:


  • "Lock Em' up and Throw Away the Key!"
  • "Once a Criminal Always a Criminal!"
  • "Prisoners Cannot Be Reformed!"


* Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy. It was originally designed to treat depression but is now used for some mental disorders. It works to solve current problems and change unhelpful thinking and behavior.

The absolute objective of MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR TIME is to help any inmate, who is wholeheartedly interested in improving himself or herself before being released (that is, Making the Most of Your time), teaching them to be law-abiding and productive after their release (namely, Beating the Odds of Recidivism). If the reader holding this book right now is not wholeheartedly interested in such a reality, please lay this book on another inmate’s rack (i.e., bed area) who would fully use it. This book will be frank and honest. There will be no watering down the truth. Also, the concepts and principles in this book can help persons who have never gone to prison, to become a new person before they do find themselves in trouble with the law.



Preface 1

CHAPTER 1 Is Real Reform Possible? 5

CHAPTER 2 How to do Your Time 9

CHAPTER 3 Overcome Bad Influences 21

CHAPTER 4 Dealing with Destructive Self-Defeating Thoughts 24

CHAPTER 5 Get the Correct Mental Grasp 33

CHAPTER 6 Be Transformed by the Renewal of Your Mind 36

CHAPTER 7 Keeping the Mind Renewed 40

CHAPTER 8 The Path to Behavioral Change 43

CHAPTER 9 Controlling Our Anger before It Becomes Wrath 50

CHAPTER 10 Dealing with Your Depression 66

CHAPTER 11 Playing an Active Role in Your Bipolar Disorder 79

CHAPTER 12 Getting Control Over Your Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder 85

CHAPTER 13 Coping with Your Anxiety Disorder 89

CHAPTER 14 Overcome Procrastination 96

CHAPTER 15 The Importance of Self-Control 100

CHAPTER 16 Coping with Alcoholism 107

CHAPTER 17 The Pornography Trap 118

CHAPTER 18 The Self-Abuse of Masturbation 125

CHAPTER 19 Coping With Loneliness? 128

GLOSSARY of Prison Terms 133

Author Biography

EDWARD D. ANDREWS (AS in Criminal Justice from Zane State, BS in Religion at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, MA in Biblical Studies at Temple-Baptist Seminary, and MDiv in Theology at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary) is CEO and President of Christian Publishing House. He has authored fifty-five books and coauthored and updated and expanded six books, as well as over 200 articles.

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