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In this hope-filled approach to spiritual and personal growth, the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous are uniquely interpreted to speak to everyone seeking a freer and more God-centered life. This special rendering makes them relevant to those suffering from specific addictions - alcohol, drugs, gambling, food, sex, shopping - as well as the general addictions we wrestle with daily, such as anger, greed, and selfishness. Rami Shapiro describes his personal experience working the 12 Steps as adapted by Overeaters Anonymous and shares anecdotes from many people working the Steps in a variety of settings. Drawing on the insights and practices of Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism, and Islam, he offers supplementary practices from different religious traditions to help you move more deeply into the universal spirituality of the 12 Step system.

©2009 Rami Shapiro; foreword copyright 2009 by Joan Borysenko (P)2017 Tantor

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"Full of wisdom, expanding and deepening Twelve Step insight with the author's wide knowledge of world spiritual traditions." (Thomas Bien, author of Mindful Recovery)

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Positive Recovery

This follows the basic 12 steps in a really beautiful and positive way. I think that we all can learn a great deal from 12 steps and this is a great intro into that world.

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Definitely a worthwhile read or listen by anyone interested in their spiritual journey.

Very informative. Author touches on many religious disciplines in such a way that makes the complicated simple. Although there were parts I disagreed with, I learned much and got a new perspective on many issues.

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A must read!

Great book. I read it a few years ago and decided to get the audio. The audiobook was awesome.

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Excellent book, poor mechanic reading

One can set up Siri to read books this way - without paying an extra cent. The narrator seem to be void of any emotion or interest in the subject he is reading.

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great book and performance!

I listen to a lot of audiobooks and this performance is great! The content is great, too!

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Insightful, very valuable content

Very insightful, and helpful content for my recovery. Helps to put the pieces together for me - makes common sense of the steps, and artfully explains what each step is truly attempting to accomplish. I’m pretty good at overcomplicating anything - this book helps break it down simple. It is now one of my trusty go-to tools for my program. Thank you for sharing your wisdom and loving guidance with the rest of us Rami!

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Will be reading this again and again

So brilliantly written from cover to cover. Such a lovely way of bringing everything together and making sense of things.

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  • Satinder Loyal
  • 01-07-20

Life changing

If you are someone learning about the 12 steps this book offers much wisdom. Pearls of knowledge.

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  • Peter Kelly
  • 03-05-22

A gift for my recovery

I found this book when I came into the rooms of recovery and it was a blessing! This book taught me so much about the steps, the addicted mind and the process of recovery.

it also led me on to study great spiritual teachers to build and strengthen my recovery further.

This book is not a replacement for a sponsor but a brilliant aid to uncovering and working the 12 step program.

I often share this with newcomers as it was a vital part of my own early journey.