Came to Believe by A.A. World Services Inc
This is a collection of stories by A.A. members who write about what the phrase �spiritual awakening� means to them. Years of preparation and earnest thought went into this booklet, since an A.A. member first suggested it. The description of Alcoholics Anonymous as �a spiritual program� has been confusing to some newcomers, many of whom tend to translate �spiritual� as �religious.� But, as our co-founder Dr Bob said (in an A.A. Grapevine article), �We are not bound by theologian doctrine.�We are many minds in our organization.� Therefore, Came to Believe� is designed as an outlet for the rich diversity of convictions implied in the phrase twice-used within the Twelve Steps: �God as we understood Him.� Originally, A.A.�s other co-founder, Bill W., planned to write a foreword, but he died before publication. So, the introductions to each section of this book reflect Bill�s outlook, already on record in the book, As Bill Sees It.