This book offers a meditation for each day of the year, each focusing on one of A.A.'s Twelve Steps. Every reading opens with the words of Jesus, reflects on their meaning for recovery, and concludes with a brief prayer. The meditations echo the liturgical seasons when appropriate. Paper from Harper & Row.
Format: Paperback Vendor: HarperOne Publication Date: 1987 Dimensions: 5 1/4 X 7 X 3/4 (inches)
ISBN: 0062506692 ISBN-13: 9780062506696 Availability: In Stock
When it was published in 1987, Letting God was the first book to explore the themes of the Twelve-Step programs within the context of Christian tradition. Now revised to emphasize its spiritual focus, and including an introduction presenting a monthly theme, each daily reading begins with a selection from the New Testament. These are followed by eloquent, thought-provoking meditations that reveal how the passages apply to Christian living today, and conclude with a brief prayer. This inspiring daily devotional strengthens and encourages the reader, providing sustenance for the sould and practical insights on everyday life.
A.Philip Parham, an Episcopal priest and counselor, serves on the board of directors of the National Episcopal Coalition on Alcohol. Parham holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from the San Francisco Theological Seminary, where he did his disertation on the pastoral care of married couples and families affected by the alcohol. He has written many articles on alcoholism and privately published The Church And Alcohol: A Resource Manual. .