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Posted April 29, 2008
This is a companion to Dick B.'s other new title, A New Way In. The new way in is to reach the newcomer in A.A. with the message of God's help and its historical authenticity in early A.A. This new way out offers those Christians, believers, and other newcomers a way to stay IN A.A. and Twelve Step Fellowships. It shows how history supports their stance as Christians and believers in A.A. It shows what early A.A.'s Christian Fellowship did. And it suggests a way out of the confusing, intimidating, criticism of unbelievers and those who think A.A. is anti-Christian and provides the light of truth for those who love A.A., want to stand against the wiles of the devil, want to put on the whole armour of God, and want to help themselves and others IN A.A. to stay IN A.A. and feel comfortable with its real, early history. A needed approach: Don't leave. Stand!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 13, 2006
Dick B. has recently produced several titles which build on his historical research of early A.A. and its Biblical roots. Of late, his focus has been on two problems of the newcomer. The first problem was covered by Dick's book A New Way In. It deals with precisely how to give comfort and encouragement to the Christian newcomer and as well as the Christian old timer already in A.A. who needs a boost when confronted with erroneous statements that AAs who read the Bible get drunk, that all the pioneers (who did in fact study the Bible)died drunk, and that A.A. has somehow dumped religion in favor of 'spirituality.' His first book suggests bringing the early Christian fellowship history directly to the individual member so that he knows he is standing on perfectly sound ground - a rock foundation -when he holds to his Christian beliefs as a loyal AA. This second book takes a counter-balanced approach, which is how to bring the newcomer out of the religious doldrums and away from A.A. when he hears the religious prejudices expressed within A.A. and, in turn, hears the prejudices among clergy and churches when they speak of the idolatrous A.A. of today. The way out of this dilemma, says Dick, is not to cut and run, but to stand tall on tolerance. Churches who don't know A.A.'s Christian roots have no business throwing stones at A.A. until they get and study all the facts. Likewise, unbelievers and uninformed AAs have no business running down religion without knowing their own history and religious roots. This new title satisfies the need to keep people IN the Twelve Step Fellowships by showing them where they came from and how intolerant and wrong it is for either religion or humanism to oppose A.A. without understanding the importance of tolerance and of knowing the diversity of A.A. membership today as well as the unique Christian techniques that made it so successful at the beginnings in the 1930's. The Way In covers informing members of their foundation. They way out of the prejudice dilemma is to educate them as to how wrong it is to take a position again A.A. or against religion without really understanding the entire program and its roots.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.