Find helpful ways to incorporate Twelve Step spirituality into your life – whatever your addiction or affliction. Only people who have suffered in some way can save one another. Deep communion and deep compassion is formed much more by shared pain than by shared pleasure. This, says Richard Rohr, is one of the great discoveries of the Twelve Step Program, America’s most significant and authentic contribution to the history of spirituality. To survive the tidal wave of compulsive behavior and addiction, Christians must learn “to breathe under water” and discover God’s love and compassion.
In this prophetic exploration of Twelve Step spirituality, Rohr identifies the core Christian principles in the Twelve Steps, connecting them to the gospels. He draws on talks he has given for over twenty years to alcoholics and others in recovery and those who counsel and live with people with addictive behavior.