A History of Agnostics in AA

A History of Agnostics in AA Author Roger C
ISBN-10 9780994016263
Release 2017-04-07
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This book is an inspiration for those uncomfortable with the “God bit” in 12 Step recovery meetings and fellowships. A History of Agnostics in AA is a perfect blend of two essential parts for a book of this sort: personal experience and research. The book is divided into three main parts: Our History, Problems in AA and Moving Forward. The history goes back to Jim Burwell, the first atheist in AA, and to the very first agnostic AA meetings. It also taps into the discrimination against nonbelievers in the fellowship. In the second part, several problems within Alcoholics Anonymous are discussed, and one of these turns out to be “Conference-approved” literature. Finally, the last part, Moving Forward, is all about a secular movement gaining momentum within AA, promising to make AA less God-focused, more inclusive and thus more modern. The author, Roger C, is the manager of the website AA Agnostica. He was the “resident atheist” at the Faculty of Religious Studies at McGill University for several years and was treated with genuine respect. It is hoped that over time a similar acceptance of nonbelievers in AA and other 12 Step recovery fellowships will be one of the results of A History of Agnostics in AA. Our hope is that Alcoholics Anonymous adapts and moves forward, with greater inclusivity. A History of Agnostics in AA is meant to contribute to that goal.

A History of Agnostic Groups in AA

A History of Agnostic Groups in AA Author Roger C.
ISBN-10 9780991717415
Release 2012-08-01
Pages 40
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The first agnostic AA meeting was held in Chicago on January, 7, 1975. Since that time, agnostic groups have been organized in AA throughout North America and Europe. This book tells the tale of some of the first agnostic groups in AA, how they were founded and by whom. It also outlines the trials and tribulations of some of the more recent agnostic groups, and how they have been received, or not received, within traditional AA.

Don t Tell

Don   t Tell Author Roger C.
ISBN-10 9780991717453
Release 2014-04-18
Pages 492
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Don't Tell contains a total of 64 stories and essays mostly by agnostics and atheists in AA originally posted on AA Agnostica, most often on Sunday mornings, over the last almost three years. These were written by over thirty men and women from almost as many cities, states, provinces and counties within three countries, the United States, Canada and Great Britain. It is a diverse and eclectic sampling of writings by women and men for whom sobriety within the fellowship of AA had nothing at all to do with an interventionist God.

Each Breath a Gift

Each Breath a Gift Author Thomas B.
ISBN-10 9780994016287
Release 2017-06-19
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Storytelling, vulnerable and sincere storytelling, unites us. More than just an ageless form of teaching and entertaining, storytelling is healing and nurturing for both the teller and the audience. Books, songs, movies, podcasts, chat-rooms, YouTube videos and meetings are places where gifts given are also gifts received. Each Breath is such a gift. Thomas may be new to authorship but he’s a master storyteller. Thomas is not the hero of his autobiography; he’s celebrating the people, places, awe and terror that life has gifted him. Each Breath is unabashed and authentic. Now, let the adventure of Each Breath begin... (From the Foreword by Joe C.)

The Little Book

The Little Book Author Roger C.
ISBN-10 9780991717422
Release 2013-12-19
Pages 90
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"A celebration of the varieties of recovery experience" -William L. White "A beautiful testimony to AA's living history." -Ernest Kurtz 20 Samples of alternative Steps for those in AA who are agnostic, atheist, humanist, etc. Interpretations of the steps by Dr. Allen Berger, Stephanie Covington, Gabor Mate, and Therese Jacobs-Stewart. An engaging and helpful History of the origins of the 12 Steps, the suggested program of recovery in AA. Information about AA Agnostica, a web site for the growing number of men and women who have a problem with "the God bit" in AA.

The 12 Step Philosophy of Alcoholics Anonymous An Interpretation by Steve K

The 12 Step Philosophy of Alcoholics Anonymous  An Interpretation by Steve K Author Steve K.
ISBN-10 9781326061029
Release 2017-08-02
Pages 35
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"A comprehensive two part essay offering an interpretation of the 12 Step Philosophy of Alcoholics Anonymous"--page 4 of cover.

Beyond Belief Agnostic Musings for 12 Step Life

Beyond Belief  Agnostic Musings for 12 Step Life Author Joe C.
ISBN-10 9780988115712
Release 2013-01-21
Pages 420
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A 21st century look at addiction and recovery, Beyond Belief is the first daily reflection written for everyone, regardless of ones worldview. Over 500,000 daily reflection books are bought every year. There are specialty books for women, men, youth, newcomers, people who love addicts/alcoholics and substance or process specific addictions. Beyond Belief is the first in the genre that includes humanists, agnostics and atheist into the Twelve Step/Twelve Tradition dialogue. Drawing on philosophy, psychology, art, science, the wisdom of the rooms and existing Twelve Step and recovery literature ,Beyond Belief offers 365 one day musings with a 21st century slant at life in recovery. An index of over one hundred subjects, end notes and a bibliography offer readers extensive resources if they have a more in-depth appetite for a certain subject than offered by a one-page thought for the day. John McAndrew, MDiv of Sensible Spirituality Associates, Palm Springs CA says, "Thank you Joe for this wonderful place to start each day. No arguments about God, no belief systems to defend or attack--just a wealth of rich, thoughtful reflections." Ernest Kurtz, author of Experiencing Spirituality and Not God: A History of Alcoholics Anonymous, says, "The book is aimed at a general 12-Step readership, but it is mindful that there heretofore exists no such aids for unbelievers, freethinkers, and the unconventionally spiritual. Given that the latest Pew survey found that twenty percent of American people list their religion as 'None,' it is certainly time that the Recovery world took into consideration this population's needs. Beyond Belief addressees that need in a confident, non-aggressive way. I doubt that any believer will find anything objectionable in its pages. This believer, for one, finds much that is spiritually helpful.".

Key Players in AA History

Key Players in AA History Author Bob K
ISBN-10 9780994016201
Release 2015-01-29
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Today, there are over two million members of Alcoholics Anonymous. It’s a life-saving fellowship. But who started it, and when? Most people know about the co-founders, Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith, who met in 1935 and formally launched AA. But who are the other “key players” in the history of AA? Well, there’s Dr. William Silkworth, Bill’s doctor at Towns Hospital. And Marty Mann, one of the first women in AA, and the founder of the National Council on Alcoholism. And Clarence Snyder, who started the first AA meeting in Cleveland. And many more fascinating men and women. Key Players in AA History by bob k not only tells us about these people, but in the process also provides a fresh understanding of the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. The book is well researched and a true pleasure to read. As Ernie Kurtz and Bill White put it in the Foreword: “The profiles crafted by bob k are drawn from multiple sources and presented in an engaging manner accessible to all those interested in the history of AA. So let the stories begin.”

Turning Point

Turning Point Author Dick B.
ISBN-10 1885803079
Release 1997-01-01
Pages 749
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Dick B. is today regarded as the leading A.A. historian. He is a writer, Bible student, retired attorney, and active recovered member of the A.A. fellowship. He has brought to the history table: (1) His strong belief in the Creator, Christianity, and the Bible as the main source book for truth. (2) His long and fervent work with newcomers in helping them to overcome their alcoholism with the power of God. (3) His talents in writing and research that emerged from his work at the University of California where he received a Phi Beta Kappa key, his editorship of the Stanford Law Review, and his vigorous practice in writing and presenting legal briefs before many many courts. This mid-point treatise had been followed by and added up to 33 A.A. history titles so far. This book is foundational.

What Is Alcoholics Anonymous

What Is Alcoholics Anonymous Author Marc Galanter
ISBN-10 9780190276560
Release 2016-05-30
Pages 272
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Alcoholics Anonymous has two million members worldwide; yet this fellowship remains a mystery to most people, and is even viewed by some as a cult or a religion. Written by an award-winning psychiatrist and educator in the treatment of alcohol and drug abuse, What Is Alcoholics Anonymous? provides the most in-depth overview to date of this popular and established yet poorly understood recovery movement. Author Dr. Marc Galanter integrates findings from the latest research in psychology, cultural history, and clinical science with a diverse range of first-person experiences with AA. The result is a thorough, objective, and accessible investigation into what AA is, how it works, and how the organization might be considered and used by both healthcare professionals and anyone affected by pursuit of recovery.

Beyond Belief

Beyond Belief Author Joe C
ISBN-10 0988115700
Release 2013-01
Pages 410
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Rebellion Dogs Publishing is proud to announce a 21st century daily reflection book. Beyond Belief's 2014 second printing is now available with a Foreword by Ernie Kurtz and updated links and End Notes. What are "agnostic musings"? It is not news to anyone that the war of worldviews makes for sporting debate; does an intervening God grant sobriety, serenity, wisdom and courage or is conscious contact a delusion? Sorry, while we might be as amused as anyone with this question, Beyond Belief: Agnostic Musings for 12 Step Life doesn't enter this debate. Hate the game; don't hate the players. A good idea is a good idea. Why dismiss valid experience because of the beliefs that someone harbors? Beliefs aren't facts. Beyond our belief is where life is happening: chances have to be taken; processes have to be evaluated; life has to be lived. Atheists, humanists, skeptics and agnostics will feel included in these daily reflections. Believers won't feel mocked or belittled. Everyone in recovery is included. No one needs to adopt the beliefs of someone else nor deny our own beliefs to get clean and sober. Believing and belonging are not synonymous. We are well into Century 21. Anyone should feel free to doubt or believe with impunity. Everyone's experience is a valid currency. The 12 Step community has no experts. Rebellion Dogs Publishing neither canonizes nor vilifies 12 Step culture. This book draws on philosophy, psychology, entertainment, art, spiritual musings, skeptical inquiry and the uncanny wisdom of the rooms. Professional and 12&12 Member reviews: Melissa D., Clinical Psychologist, California says, "I have never seen a daily devotional book written for agnostics. I found the readings to be extremely thought provoking. I wonder sometimes since there is such talk about God at meetings, what kind of turn-off that must be for agnostics. I think this book will be very helpful to both the newcomer and the mature 12 Step member." Bob K, contributor to AAagnositca.org says, "I expected his book to be good. It's WAY, WAY better than good. The book is outstanding. Two decades of not being a 'daily reflections' kind of guy, are over. Now I have reflections worth reflecting over! Buy this book or you will suffer a horrible and painful death! Well, maybe not, but you'll be missing out on something very good." Michel D. says, "AA can, and must, adapt to changing circumstances and Bill Wilson was the first one to admit it. Unfortunately, members who have come after him are more zealous than our first members. We have seen this dogmatism in history before of course, especially in religion. This is a very slippery slope. I really like the fact that these reflections are for anyone who has an open mind. It does not cater to a specific group to the exclusion of others. " Denis K. says, "Many thanks for this great book; my Monday night group and I are having some great discussions related to the daily musings both at the group and often during the week over coffee. All of us were quickly losing interest in the local meetings; Beyond Belief: Agnostic Musings for 12 Step Life gave all of us a much needed spark that has renewed our interest in the fellowship." Dr. Amy, MSW, PhD, adds, "One criticism of the 12 Step movement of course is that its dogma can be limiting-Beyond Belief seems to have addressed this. The quotes are cogent, the organization superb and the contributors are diverse." The book includes an index of over 120 topics, extensive notes and a bibliography.

Lapsed Agnostic

Lapsed Agnostic Author John Waters
ISBN-10 0826491464
Release 2008-03-10
Pages 193
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Irish Times columnist tells of his initial faith, his loss of it, and finally how he regained it.

D rt Anlasma

D  rt Anlasma Author Don Miguel Ruiz
ISBN-10 9758363042
Release 2011-12-01
Pages 122
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D rt Anlasma has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from D rt Anlasma also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full D rt Anlasma book for free.

Tanri Yanilgisi

Tanri Yanilgisi Author Richard Dawkins
ISBN-10 9944315117
Release 2007-12-01
Pages 400
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Tanri Yanilgisi has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Tanri Yanilgisi also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Tanri Yanilgisi book for free.

Jail Prisoner Law Bulletin

Jail   Prisoner Law Bulletin Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105061988353
Release 1997
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Jail Prisoner Law Bulletin has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Jail Prisoner Law Bulletin also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Jail Prisoner Law Bulletin book for free.

The origins of agnosticism

The origins of agnosticism Author Bernard V. Lightman
ISBN-10 UOM:39015011882498
Release 1987
Pages 249
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A A Grapevine

A A  Grapevine Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:B3330523
Release 1969
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A A Grapevine has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A A Grapevine also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A A Grapevine book for free.