Drawing on philosophy, psychology, art, science, the wisdom of the rooms and existing Twelve Step and recovery literature ,Beyond Belief offers 365 one day musings with a 21st century slant at life in recovery. An index of over one hundred subjects, end notes and a bibliography offer readers extensive resources if they have a more in-depth appetite for a certain subject than offered by a one-page thought for the day.
John McAndrew, MDiv of Sensible Spirituality Associates, Palm Springs CA says, "Thank you Joe for this wonderful place to start each day. No arguments about God, no belief systems to defend or attack--just a wealth of rich, thoughtful reflections."
Ernest Kurtz, author of Experiencing Spirituality and Not God: A History of Alcoholics Anonymous, says, "The book is aimed at a general 12-Step readership, but it is mindful that there heretofore exists no such aids for unbelievers, freethinkers, and the unconventionally spiritual. Given that the latest Pew survey found that twenty percent of American people list their religion as 'None,' it is certainly time that the Recovery world took into consideration this population's needs. Beyond Belief addressees that need in a confident, non-aggressive way. I doubt that any believer will find anything objectionable in its pages. This believer, for one, finds much that is spiritually helpful.".
Clean and sober since 1976, Joe C is a radio host and music, finance and recovery lifestyle writer.
"A beautiful testimony to AA's living history." -Ernest Kurtz
20 Samples of alternative Steps for those in AA who are agnostic, atheist, humanist, etc.
Interpretations of the steps by Dr. Allen Berger, Stephanie Covington, Gabor Mate, and Therese Jacobs-Stewart.
An engaging and helpful History of the origins of the 12 Steps, the suggested program of recovery in AA.
Information about AA Agnostica, a web site for the growing number of men and women who have a problem with "the God bit" in AA.