Download Beyond Belief: Agnostic Musings for 12 Step Life: Finally, a daily reflection book for nonbelievers, freethinkers and everyone! (English Edition)
E latest Pew survey found that twenty percent of the American people list their religious affiliation as None it is certainly time that the Recovery world took into consideration this population s needs Beyond Belief addresses 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 Dr Amy MSW PhD author of From Surviving to Thriving Transforming Your Caregiving Journey Beyond Belief offers a spiritual welcome mat to agnostics and free thinkers in recovery Joe C provides readers with a thoughtful and enlightened year long road map to self improvement that reaches beyond the bounds of traditional Twelve Step thoughtBravo Given my chosen profession I have had the opportunity to read countless daily meditation booksand this is a good one One criticism of the Step movement of course is that its dogma can be limitingBeyond Belief seems to have addressed thisJohn McAndrew MA MDiv California Thank you Joe for this wonderful place to begin each day No arguments about God no belief systems to defend or attack just a wealth of rich thoughtful reflectionsMichel D AA can and must adapt to changing circumstances Bill Wilson was the first to admit it Unfortunately members who have come after him arezealous than our first members ever wer.
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The recovery community buys half a million daily devotionals yearly There are specialty books for women codependents young people and beginners Beyond Belief is the first that is written to include skeptics humanists atheists and agnostics Nonbelievers are the fastest growth demographic of faith according to the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life It is time nonbelievers were included in the addiction recovery discussion Beyond Belief meets this previously unmet need one day at a timeEvery daily reflection in Beyond Belief starts with a uote from a philosopher writer psychologist addiction recovery professional comedian historical figure or member of the Twelve Step communitypast or present Beyond Belief treats doubt or atheism as neither a handicap nor a higher plane The Twelve what an undertaking to make this book a reality I have never seen a daily devotional book written for agnostics I found the readings to be extremely thought provoking I wonder sometimes since there is such talk about God at meetings what kind of turn off that must be for agnostics Ernest Kurtz PhD author of The Spirituality of Imperfection and Not God A History of Alcoholics Anonymous The book is aimed at a general Step readership but it is mindful that there heretofore exist no such aids for unbelievers freethinkers and the unconventionally spiritual Given that th.
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E We have seen this dogmatism in history before this is a very slippery slope I really like the fact that these reflections do not cater to a specific group to the exclusion of others All that is asked is that one keeps an open mind Nancy B retired RN Montreal Canada I have been pink clouding it on the Road of Happy Destiny since January of I have always been an avid reader When I came in contact with Step programs I was compelled to read a large chunk of the literature from many of the different onesAA OA CA MA and Al Anon I have also read many books from HazeldenJoey s book is full of spiritual thoughts with no hidden agenda He pulls strengths from all over the world and his comments have a way of making me want toClean and sober since Joe C is a songwriter radio host podcaster and a feature writer for music financial and recovery lifestyle periodicals A member of NAADAC Association for Addiction Professionals Joe is a speaker and workshop facilitator for behavioral health professionals and the general recovery community Topics include addiction recovery culture history trends and demographics Writing credits include TheFix Renew Magazine In Recovery Magazine Pacific Standard AA agnostica Music radio activity includes hosting the SiriusXM Satellite Radio weekly IndieCan Radio indiecan and Rebellion Dogs Radio a st century look at Step Life.