Recovery - The Sacred Art: The Twelve Steps as Spiritual Practice

Recovery - The Sacred Art: The Twelve Steps as Spiritual Practice

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In this hope-filled approach to spiritual and personal growth, the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous are uniquely interpreted to speak to everyone seeking a freer and more God-centered life. This special rendering makes them relevant to those suffering from specific, as well as general, addictions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781541457935
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date: 07/04/2017
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Rami Shapiro, commonly called "Rabbi Rami," is an award-winning author, teacher, and speaker on the subjects of liberal Judaism and contemporary spirituality. He served for ten years as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Middle Tennessee State University.

Barry Abrams has narrated and produced audiobooks for a variety of publishers. Since 2012, he has also hosted and produced ESPN's In the Gate podcast. Based in Danbury, Connecticut, Barry engineers and calls live webcasts of his son's ice hockey games.

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Table of Contents

Foreword v
Introduction: Addiction, Spirituality, and the Process of Uncovery ix
A Note on Anonymity xxv

Chapter One: The Gift of Powerlessness 1
Chapter Two: The Hope of Restoration 25
Chapter Three: Deciding to Be Free 39
Chapter Four: Searching the Ego 55
Chapter Five: Confessing Our Wrongs 73
Chapter Six: Defect Removal 91
Chapter Seven: Asking for Freedom 99
Chapter Eight: Naming the Harmed 111
Chapter Nine: Making Amends 125
Chapter Ten: Attending to the Moment 139
Chapter Eleven: Conscious Contact with God 149
Chapter Twelve: Carrying the Message 167
Chapter Thirteen: First Step, Last Step 183

The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous 189
Notes 190
Suggestions for Further Reading 194
Index of Practices 200

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