After almost 38 years in the Program of Alcoholics Anonymous, I am still in awe of the miracles I see. People who are so messed up when they first come into this program and soon after totally change into a rational, clear thinking human beings. This happens not by just going to meetings, that won't do it. It is only by fully immersing themselves into the 12 Steps that an incredible metamorphosis happens.
Trembling despairing people turn into people you would be pleased to know. Even to call them a friend, when a few short months before you wouldn't have allowed them into your home. By being honest with yourself, working to live on a spiritual basis and getting an open mind for new approaches to life is a big part of how it works.
This is not a religious movement at all. Religion has rules. Spirituality has only guidelines and suggestions. The person is free to find their own way looking only to live by spiritual principals instead of their previous personality. The true beauty of this process is you get better in spite of yourself. You simply follow the steps and changes within happen. Even those around you, like friends and family, will notice a difference. It seems that once we address the spiritual sickness within (because we spiritual beings) we straighten out mentally and physically. Over the last 38 years, I have had wondrous experiences, some of which I share in this guide.
Even if your issue is not alcohol, this process will help you. Food, gambling, porn addiction, anger, you name the issue and the steps will help you out of it. Just do a Google search and look for groups like gamblers anonymous and over-eaters anonymous. They all use the 12 step process because it works. It actually works. You just have to get honest and work through the 12 step process.
I wanted to put a 12 step guide into today's language to make the process easier to do, so you would get a better understanding of what you're doing. Just take a look at the reviews and see if people agree if I was successful at that goal.
So if you're in trouble because of some recurring issue, this process can help you. Just replace the word "alcohol" with pretty much whatever problem you are having and get started.
You can download Step One at no charge to see how I present the material and if you want to pick up the rest of the steps, the options are there for digital downloads or even getting a paperback edition in either size that suits you.
I wish the best for you and I hope I can be of service if needed.
5.0 out of 5 stars- Practical, down-to-earth, very helpful, highly recommended
Written in a plain, personable voice, these guides speak clearly and simply about "effective" implementation of the 12 Steps of AA. I'm reminded of a few game-changing one-on-one, over-coffee conversations I've had with other people who were trying to get, and stay, sober - for real.
Hadn't had a conversation like that in way too long.
I first bought the Step 3 guide, to see, and went ahead and bought the full 12 Step set, (at 50% off !,) because I liked what the Step 3 guide had to offer, and wanted to look at the Step 2 guide next. In for a penny...
The Step 2 guide is, for me, real practical and real relevant. 32 years clean doesn't automatically translate to serenity, and I found strong support in this guide to where I would rather be in that regard. Got that still, soft sense of hope, again. That's been a while, too.
Whether the other 10 guides will be as applicable, at this point, I am real glad I stumbled across them.
5.0 out of 5 stars-One of the best.
This book covers the steps like no other. For any newbie doing the steps, this book is a must.
5.0 out of 5 stars-Progress not perfection
Not only does the author make the steps doable, but he gives examples that show just how possible they are to achieve. He coaxes the reader with encouragement every " step " of the way. And he explains the miraculous shift that occurs through the process. A must read for those stuck with the process of these life giving steps.