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The Alternative 12 Steps
A Secular Guide to Recovery
by Martha Cleveland and Arlys G.

Overview


This ground-breaking book, in which each Step is discussed in a secular and practical  way, is as valuable today as it was when it was first written. An inspiring and helpful book!

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Description


In The Alternative 12 Steps: A Secular Guide to Recovery, Martha Cleveland and Arlys G. show how the 12-Step program can be interpreted and worked by those who simply do not believe in an interventionist deity. At the same time the authors conscientiously maintain the intention and integrity of the program - its values, scope and depth. A chapter is devoted to each Step. The language is clear, engaging and personal. The Foreword to this Second Edition of the book begins with a striking quote from Chapter Three which captures the essence of both the book and the 12 Steps: "We can learn the universal, generic pattern of life's dance from the 12 Steps. But in our individual dance of life, we choose our own music and dance our own dance." This is a unique, inspiring and helpful book for anyone - regardless of belief or lack of belief - who would like to work the 12 Step program.
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About the author


In 1991, two women - Martha Cleveland and Arlys G. - were successfully working the 12-Step program… and they were atheists. They knew how the program worked, and translated the Steps into secular terms.

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Book details

Genre:SELF-HELP

Subgenre:Twelve-Step Programs

Language:English

Pages:140

eBook ISBN:9780991717477


Overview


This ground-breaking book, in which each Step is discussed in a secular and practical  way, is as valuable today as it was when it was first written. An inspiring and helpful book!

Read more

Description


In The Alternative 12 Steps: A Secular Guide to Recovery, Martha Cleveland and Arlys G. show how the 12-Step program can be interpreted and worked by those who simply do not believe in an interventionist deity. At the same time the authors conscientiously maintain the intention and integrity of the program - its values, scope and depth. A chapter is devoted to each Step. The language is clear, engaging and personal. The Foreword to this Second Edition of the book begins with a striking quote from Chapter Three which captures the essence of both the book and the 12 Steps: "We can learn the universal, generic pattern of life's dance from the 12 Steps. But in our individual dance of life, we choose our own music and dance our own dance." This is a unique, inspiring and helpful book for anyone - regardless of belief or lack of belief - who would like to work the 12 Step program.

Read more

About the author


In 1991, two women - Martha Cleveland and Arlys G. - were successfully working the 12-Step program… and they were atheists. They knew how the program worked, and translated the Steps into secular terms.

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