Here's what we are seeing in today's recovery community as we publish books and articles on the Christian roots and Original Christian Fellowship Program of early Alcoholics Anonymous;
1. A.A. Friendly, Bible Friendly, History Friendly recovery programs, counselors, fellowships, churches, drug courts, rescue missions, Salvation Army offices, A.A. meetings, N.A. meetings, Celebrate Recovery meetings, and Christ-centered leaders and groups in the recovery arena.
2. Organization such as Rock Church in San Diego, The Crossing in Costa Mesa, His Place in Huntington Beach, Pacific Hills Treatment Centers in San Juan Capistrano, Neighborhood Alcoholics for Christ in Escondido, The James Clubs in Norco and in Covina, Church of the Nazarene in Auburn, Oroville, and elsewhere, CityTeam Ministries up and down the West Coast, Association of Christian Alcohol and Drug Counselors Institute in Southern California, New Life Spirit Recovery, Inc. in Huntington Beach, Cornerstone Church in Livermore, Golden Hills Church in Brentwood, and more in the wings.
3. A growing cadre of informed, effective, Bible believing AAs who are speaking and being invited to speak in their areas--Roger M. of Huntington Beach; Dale M. of Oroville; David P. of San Diego; Randy Moraitis of Costa Mesa; and many many more.
4. More and more individuals are acquiring our new 4 DVD class with guides--"Introductory Foundations for Christian Recovery" www.dickb.com/IFCR-Class.shtml.
These are now available at Rock Recovery Ministries in San Diego, Lifelines at The Crossing in Costa Mesa, His Place Church in Huntington Beach, Serenity Group at Oroville Church of the Nazarene, CityTeam Ministries headquartered in San Jose, a drug court alternative option program, a rescue mission, a Salvation Army outpost, New Life Spirit Recovery, Inc.--treatment program and counselor training, Pacific Hills Treatment Centers, Oasis Center in Pittsburgh, PA, Won Way Out Program in Delaware, Alive Again in Miami, and individuals in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Oahu, Texas, Illinois, Indiana, and elsewhere.
Our task is to train the trainers so that folks and recovery can learn and apply the role played by God, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Bible in the recovery movement, and can play today for those who want, need, and seek the power of God for their healing of the problems of alcoholism, addiction, and life controlling problems.
Our major resources now are the new Introductory Foundations for Christian Recovery class, The Dick B. Christian Recovery Guide, 3rd ed., Dick's 39 published titles, Dick's more than 450 articles, his Facebook, blog, twitter, and website presentations, and the talks Dick and his son Ken are giving across the country.
Contact www.dickb.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; Dick B. at PO Box 837, Kihei, HI 96753-0837
We believe as to Alcoholics Anonymous: (1) It should not be knocked ore bashed. (2) It should be truthfully, accurately, and fully reported. (3) It should then be supported by those who are A.A. friendly, Bible friendly, and history friendly with the assurance given by Dr. Bob on the last page of his personal story : "Your Heavenly Father will never let you down!" Page 181, "Alcoholics Anonymous" 4th ed 2001.