By Phillip Z.
What percentage people have felt like Phillip Z? He has a staunch trust within the Twelve Steps, but struggles with the concept that of a better strength. In A Skeptic's consultant to the 12 Steps, the writer investigates all of the Twelve Steps to realize a deeper realizing of a better strength. He examines what could appear like "unsettling" thoughts to us together with surrendering one's will and existence to God, and he encourages us to appreciate the religious trip of restoration regardless of our skepticism.
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How could grown men and women state openly that, "because they believed in God, He was preventing them from eating certain foods"? As the meeting progressed, I began feeling more and more critical of these people and this program. Then, over the roar of criticism and judgment filling my head, I heard someone say that she wanted to speak particu- Page 20 larly to the newcomers. She looked right at me as she explained that most of the people in the room had been put off by much of what they heard at the first few meetings they had attended.
The Twelve Steps are reprinted and adapted with permission of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. Permission to reprint and adapt the Twelve Steps does not mean that AA has reviewed or approved the content of this publication, nor that AA agrees with the views expressed herein. AA is a program of recovery from alcoholism. Use of the Twelve Steps in connection with programs and activities which are patterned after AA but which address other problems does not imply otherwise. Page v Contents Preface vi Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 1.
Improving Conscious Contact 189 12. Practicing the Principles and Carrying the Message 205 The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous 221 Endnotes 223 Select Bibliography 231 Index 235 Page vi Preface During the years I have been involved in Overeaters Anonymous, I have witnessed a dramatic increase in public awareness regarding addiction and its disastrous effect on the lives of addicts and those living and working with them. Bookstores all across America are devoting more and more shelf space to addiction and recovery materials.
A Skeptic's Guide to the 12 Steps by Phillip Z.