Stepping Into Joyby Dr. Randall Green
he Key To A New Beginning Unveiled Within
In Stepping Into Joy, Dr. Randall Green bears his own soul in order to make clear the path he and countless others have taken to achieve authentic joy. In these pages you will discover a refreshing approach to our endless quest for spiritual fulfillment. Using the Twelve Steps of Recovery as the core solution to/b>
he Key To A New Beginning Unveiled Within
In Stepping Into Joy, Dr. Randall Green bears his own soul in order to make clear the path he and countless others have taken to achieve authentic joy. In these pages you will discover a refreshing approach to our endless quest for spiritual fulfillment. Using the Twelve Steps of Recovery as the core solution to mankind's "quiet desperation", Dr. Green adds the spices of real-life stories, pithy slogans, humorous anecdotes, and a few "old Kentucky sayings" just for the fun of it. Building on the premise that addiction is a physical disease with a spiritual solution, the Twelve Steps are offered as "guides to progress" in the journey to spiritual wholeness. Although Randy Green is unashamedly committed to his Christian faith, the spiritual principles he extrapolates are non-partisan in application. This is not a book on religion. It is not a book for or against religion. This is a book about true spirituality and how to experience it amid the real stressors and challenges of today's post-modern culture. Regardless of the addictions, compulsive behaviors, or attachments that may plague our lives, we will be led closer and closer to the joy we all seek as we commit ourselves to living out these twelve spiritual principles one day at a time.
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A very good book ¿ profound and engaging! This easy-to-read volume takes the reader on an intimate journey through the 12 Steps of AA as experienced by the author. Each step is illuminated from the point of view of one who has lived it and who has helped show others the way for almost 30 years. In the process, we realize that the spiritual awakening promised by the 12 Steps is available, not just to those addicted to alcohol or drugs, but to anyone who has been ¿wrestled down¿ by life¿s cares and troubles. I found encouragement for my own life journey being reminded that there is always hope if you will place your trust in that ¿higher power, whatever you understand it to be¿. Highly recommended! Thank you Dr. Green!
Stepping into Joy is a personal step by step guide through the tried and proven but, to the new wayfarer, frightening and unfriendly, 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and similar addiction programs. The leader of this pilgrimage is a seasoned veteran of both addiction and addiction counseling. For twenty-five years Dr. Green pastured churches in Kentucky, Georgia and Tennessee. As he tried to fight the devil in his ministry on the one hand, he was battling his own personal demons on the other. He eventually lost that battle and in the process lost his family, his reputation, his livelihood and his confidence. After several years of partying and dying, living it up and living it down, he found his way to a path of life and joy. For over a quarter century now he has followed that path and has shown a multitude of others the way. The book is punctuated with personal experiences, humor, and, well, joy. It would serve profitably for any weary pilgrim looking for the way out.
I was attracted first by the beautiful symbolism portrayed in the cover. As I dug into the content, I realized that this is not just 'another' self-help book! This is the story of a prodical minister who found his way home through the application of the spiritual principles first formulated by Alcoholics Anonymous. Couched in language understandable by all, there is a depth of sharing that is born out of existental pain and loneliness. I found myself actually moving up the Steps with the author- experiencing the dark night of his soul until we finally got to the light of joy and freedom that Jung reminded Bill Wilson, the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous,comes only by a profound psychic change. Dr. Green helped me to really 'see' that the 'way out is through' the 'Steps'. Relief is provided along the jouney by some 'old Kentucky' humor. I will recommend this refreshing book to all my friends.