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The Alternative 12 Steps: A Secular Guide to Recovery

The Alternative 12 Steps

Published in January 2014 as an ebook by AA Agnostica. Available in all versions, including  Kindle, Kobo and Nook. An iBook version for the Mac or iPad is available at iTunes. Review by Chris G. In 1991, two women were successfully working their 12-Step programs… and they were atheists. They knew the program worked, and each had translated the Steps into secular terms for her own use. This book is their sharing of this secular translation. Take AA’s “Big Book,” published in 1939, and the subsequent Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, published in 1952, with … Continue reading

The Little Book: A Collection of Alternative 12 Steps

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Also available as an ebook in all versions, including Kindle and Kobo. An iBook version for the Mac or iPad is available via iTunes. Only the paperback version, however, contains templates for readers to write their own personal alternatives and interpretations of the Steps.   “There are many versions of the 12-Step program of recovery. In fact, there are about as many versions as there are alcoholics in AA who use the program to get sober and to maintain their sobriety.” Thus begins The Little Book: A Collection of Alternative … Continue reading

Beyond Belief

Beyond Belief

“Finally! A daily reflection book for nonbelievers, freethinkers and everyone, Beyond Belief: Agnostic Musings for 12 Step Life offers 365 quips for every alcoholic/addict. Drawing on quotes from writers, skeptics, entertainers, economists, religious leaders, philosophers, psychologists and varied recovery fellowship literature, Beyond Belief neither canonizes nor vilifies any school of recovery thought. Where else would you find Sam Harris followed by Mother Teresa, Bill Wilson followed with Anais Nin, a doctor’s opinion by Dr. Seuss or a spiritual perspective from Albert Einstein? Beyond Belief takes … Continue reading

A History of Agnostic Groups in AA

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Available as an ebook in all versions, including Kindle, Kobo and Nook. An iBook version for the Mac and iPad is available at iTunes. By Chris G. When the Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous, was being written there was an irritating atheist in the mix: Jim Burwell. He was responsible for the phrase “God, as we understood Him” in the Steps and for AA’s Third Tradition: “The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.” Today, if an AA group dares to take this … Continue reading