Sunday, August 26, 2012
A Glenn C. Version of "Spiritual Books" in A.A.
AS A REMINDER THAT WE MUST NOT confine AA to Christianized versions alone,
Charlie has seven very good books on the Jewish interpretation of AA in his
collection, plus a book on the Buddhist interpretation of AA:
Six books by Rabbi Abraham Twerski, M.D. -- a Jewish spirituality for
twelve-step recovery -- plus Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky & Stuart A. Copans, M.D.,
Twelve Jewish Steps to Recovery.
Laura S., 12 Steps on Buddha's Path: Bill, Buddha, and We, A Spiritual Journey
ALSO A REMINDER THAT SOME OF THE OLD-FASHIONED PROTESTANT FUNDAMENTALIST
theories about alcoholism and its treatment, which viewed it as a sin just like
fornication, homosexuality, and robbing banks, did not always fit easily with
the true spirit of the AA Big Book:
Alcoholism or Drunkenness: Sin or Disease? (Four States Christian Mission,
198?) Anthology with essays by Billy Sunday, Jimmy Swaggart, other religious
figures. Bible references throughout, views alcoholism as sin. Compiled and