9781616361570

Breathing Under Water

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  • ISBN13:

    9781616361570

  • ISBN10:

    1616361573

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/1/2011
  • Publisher: Franciscan Media
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Summary

The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous is Americas most significant and authentic contribution to the history of spirituality, says Richard Rohr. He makes a case that the Twelve Steps relate well to Christian teaching and can rescue people who are drowning in addiction and may not even realize it. To survive the tidal wave of compulsive behavior and addiction, Christians must learn to breathe under water and discover Gods love and compassion. In this exploration of Twelve Step spirituality, Rohr identifies the Christian principles in the Twelve Steps, connecting The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous with the gospel. He draws on talks he has given for over twenty years to people in recovery and those who counsel and live with people with addictive behavior. Rohr offers encouragement for becoming interiorly alive and inspiration for making ones life manageable for dealing with the codependence and dysfunction (sin) rampant in our society.

Author Biography

Richard Rohr is founding director of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He considers the proclamation of the gospel to be his primary call, and some related themes he addresses include eco-spirituality, Scripture as liberation, non-dual thought, the integration of action and contemplation, peace and justice issues, and male spirituality. Author of numerous books, including Things Hidden: Scripture as Spirituality, Wondrous Encounters: Scripture for Lent, and Preparing for Christmas With Richard Rohr: Daily Meditations for Advent, he gives retreats and lectures internationally. He is a regular contributing writer for Sojourners and Tikkun magazines.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. xi
Powerlessnessp. 1
Desperate Desiringp. 7
Sweet Surrenderp. 17
A Good Lampp. 29
Accountability Is Sustainabilityp. 37
The Chicken or the Egg:Which Comes First?p. 51
Why Do We Need To Ask?p. 59
Payback Timep. 67
Skillful Meansp. 75
Is This Overkill?p. 83
An Alternative Mindp. 93
What Comes Around Must Go Aroundp. 105
An Unexpected Postscript:Only a Suffering God Can Savep. 119
Notesp. 129
biblogarphyp. 133
Study Guidep. 135
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