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Book details
  • Genre:SELF-HELP
  • SubGenre:Substance Abuse & Addictions / Alcoholism
  • Language:English
  • Pages:283
  • eBook ISBN:9781543969245

Here Are The Steps We Took

How to Complete the 12 Steps of A.A. in Eight Sessions

by Alex M. View author's profile page

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Overview
Here Are The Steps We Took—How to Complete the 12 Steps of A.A. in Eight Sessions offers members of Alcoholics Anonymous a simple step study guide by highlighting excerpts from the main text of the Big Book and providing an eight week study outline so that the member can quickly get relief from their obsession to drink and find a new and better way of life. Suggestions on sponsorship, choosing a sponsor and thoughts on the sponsor-sponsee relationship are included, as well as several historical sponsorship guides.
Description
Here Are The Steps We Took—How to Complete the 12 Steps of A.A. in Eight Sessions offers a simple template to work through the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous and the 12 Steps. Each session concentrates on selected steps, with key Big Book sections highlighted and discussed. Following the sessions some general thoughts on sponsorship follow, including how to choose a sponsor and sponsee, a sample sponsee commitment test, some potential red flags and frequently asked questions on sponsorship. Several historical sponsorship guides are included, along with additional references. Alex has published three other books about A.A.: Daily Reprieve—A.A. for Atheists & Agnostics, which is a daily meditation book on the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, Design For Living—Daily Meditations on the 12 Steps of A.A. for Atheists & Agnostics, and Gods of Our Misunderstanding In A.A.—Not Just for Atheists & Agnostics.
About the author
Alex M. is a retired physician and life-long atheist living in the Bible Belt where he got sober in Alcoholics Anonymous in 2006. Since so many newcomers flee A.A. because of its God-centric focus, Alex believes his responsibility is to share his experience on how recovery can be attained through the A.A. Fellowship, its 12 Step program and the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous when one does not believe in God. He has published three books about A.A.: Gods of Our Misunderstanding In A.A.—Not Just for Atheists & Agnostics, complements his previous two books, Daily Reprieve—A.A. for Atheists & Agnostics, which is a daily meditation book on the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, and Design For Living—Daily Meditations on the 12 Steps of A.A. for Atheists & Agnostics, which is on A.A.'s 12 Steps. The international A.A. Grapevine magazine has published a dozen of Alex's submissions, including "God on Every Page" in the October 2016 special edition A.A. Grapevine for Atheist & Agnostic Members, and that article is also included in the 2018 Grapevine book One Big Tent. He has also published in his A.A. Area Newsletter and an article called "A Friend of Jim B." was published in the book Do Tell! Stories by Atheists & Agnostics in A.A. by Roger C. In 2010 he started a program which takes A.A. meetings to alcoholics in his community who are unable to attend their regular meetings due to medical conditions or legal restrictions. An article on this outreach service called "24 Hour Delivery" was published in the A.A. Grapevine in February, 2014. His home group was the first atheist-agnostic A.A. group in his region. Service work remains the foundation of his recovery. He is active in A.A. sponsorship and volunteers for various service committees in his local Intergroup. Alex is an Ivy League college English Major and avid reader, loves Pre-Code Hollywood films, relaxes by gardening and woodturning, and lives with two headstrong rescue cats in a farmhouse built in 1842.

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