Breathing Under Water

Breathing Under Water

Spirituality and the Twelve Steps

Book - 2011
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The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous is America's most significant and authentic contribution to the history of spirituality, says Richard Rohr. He makes a case that the Twelve Steps relate well to Christian teaching and can rescue people who are drowning in addiction and may not even realize it. To survive the tidal wave of compulsive behavior and addiction, Christians must learn to breathe under water and discover God s love and compassion. In this exploration of Twelve Step spirituality, Rohr identifies the Christian principles in the Twelve Steps, connecting The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous with the gospel. He draws on talks he has given for over twenty years to people in recovery and those who counsel and live with people with addictive behavior. Rohr offers encouragement for becoming interiorly alive and inspiration for making one s life manageable for dealing with the codependence and dysfunction (sin) rampant in our society.
Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : St. Anthony Messenger Press, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781616361570
Branch Call Number: 248.8629 ROHR
Characteristics: xxiv, 147 p. ; 22 cm


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PimaLib_AndrewS Jun 09, 2016

As many of us, to varying degrees, have our life challenges, this book can be read and appreciated by most anyone. May make a good gift for someone that is ready to learn more is and close to you.

Jan 21, 2014

Since I am also reading the Bhagavad Gita (Hindu) with my yoga class, I was particularly interested in the similarities of this 12 Step path (Christian). There are many. And the ending place -- Self Enlightenment -- is the same.


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