A History Of Agnostics In Aa

Author: Roger C
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9780994016263
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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

Author: Roger C.
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9780991717415
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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.

Do Tell

Author: Roger C.
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9780994016249
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As AA Historian Ernie Kurtz put it, “Storytelling is the essential dynamic of AA.” Do Tell! contains thirty stories – an equal number by women and men – by atheists and agnostics who tell us “what it was like, what happened and what it’s like now” as they made their way to a life of long-term sobriety within the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous. It is in sharing our “experience, strength and hope” in recovery that we are able to help others within our Fellowship. There are today far too few stories by and about nonbelievers within “traditional” AA, which all too often is overtly and overly religious. Thus this book, a “richly textured collection of recovery stories by non-believers... a book that would certainly have made a difference in the early days of my stumble toward sobriety”. (From the Foreword by Marya Hornbacher, author of Waiting: A Nonbeliever’s Higher Power) As the Introduction to Do Tell! puts it, the book gives a voice to atheists and agnostics who often feel isolated within the rooms of AA and is one more step towards reshaping the culture of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Author: Anonymous
Publisher: AA World Services
ISBN: 1893007162
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Alcoholics Anonymous (also known as the Big Book in recovery circles) sets forth cornerstone concepts of recovery from alcoholism and tells the stories of men and women who have overcome the disease. The fourth edition includes twenty-four new stories that provide contemporary sharing for newcomers seeking recovery from alcoholism in A.A. during the early years of the 21st century. Sixteen stories are retained from the third edition, including the "Pioneers of A.A." section, which helps the reader remain linked to A.A.'s historic roots, and shows how early members applied this simple but profound program that helps alcoholics get sober today. Approximately 21 million copies of the first three editions of "Alcoholics Anonymous" have been distributed. It is expected that the new fourth edition will play its part in passing on A.A.'s basic message of recovery. This fourth edition has been approved by the General Service Conference of Alcoholics Anonymous, in the hope that many more may be led toward recovery by reading its explanation of the A.A. program and its varied examples of personal experiences which demonstrate that the A.A. program works.

Common Sense Recovery

Author: Adam N
Publisher:
ISBN: 0994016212
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This book does something remarkable by describing how human behavior and recovery from alcoholism, once commonly understood in religious terms in AA, are now better understood in a secular fashion. Common Sense Recovery: An Atheist's Guide to Alcoholics Anonymous presents the key elements of recovery from alcoholism - some of which are detailed in the 12 Steps - in a refreshing and non-religious manner and is helpful to atheists, agnostics and everyone else in recovery in the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Don T Tell

Author: Roger C.
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9780991717453
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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.