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A New Way in: Reaching the Heart of a Child of God in Recovery with His Own, Powerful, Historical Roots

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2008

    Cutting Through Negatives To the AA Who Needs God's Help

    This title by Dick B. is a companion to his other title A New Way Out, which I also heartily recommend. This New Way In book defines the plight of the A.A. and 12 Step member who is receptive to God's help, perhaps even a Christian, but is intimidated by criticism of church, religion, God, the Bible, Christ, etc. Dick contends you do not fight the atheists or the religious zealots. You reach into the fellowship directly to the A.A. who needs and wants help. You show him or her that God's love and power and help are available, as much in A.A. as elsewhere. It's a fine answer to the negative bewilderment that abounds today in a fellowship that talks too much about nonsense gods, half baked prayers, and self-made religion. The newcomer needs direct, accurate information telling him or her that early AAs relied on God and were cured. This book carries that message.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2006

    A new way to reach the Christian in 12 Step Fellowships

    The greatest problem for the Christian in 12 Step Fellowships today is the hostility he encounters when he shares his faith, his belief in the Creator, and the particular way he established a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Met almost immediately with intimidating statements by ignorant fellow members, he is told that he's violating Traditions, that A.A. is spiritual, but not religious, that AAs are free to believe anything they wish, or in nothing at all, and that the so-called 'higher power' can be a tree or a light bulb or the group. And even though some hold those views today, that leaves the Christian believing that he is in the wrong pew, holding the wrong beliefs, and out of line with fellowship dogma. But Dick's research over the last 17 years has made it clear that early A.A. was a Christian Fellowship, that members were required to accept Christ as their saviour, that they were required to declare their belief in God, and that their ancestors studied the Bible, prayed together, sought God's guidance, and surrendered to Christ in A.A. And it is my belief that Dick has rendered a service by pointing to the early fellowship history. A.A. has not changed, but the views of members have. Today, almost any kind of idol or 'spirituality' or unbelief is not only tolerated but passed along as doctrinal. But the Christian in A.A. today is just as welcome, just as free to hold to his beliefs, and just as capable of putting his trust in God and being healed as the old timers were in Akron in the 1930's. This book and Dick's research give heart to those who love A.A. and its fellowship and wonder if God, Jesus, and the Bible were somehow thrown out. They weren't, and the Christian won't be either if he knows where A.A. came from.

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