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Cracked Actors, Self-Propulsion, and the Will of God

The second preview from our publication Grace in Addiction: The Good News of Alcoholics Anonymous for Everybody. This one comes from the chapter on Step 3 (“made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood him”), pgs 64-69: “Let me give you a truth that […]

Principles, Personalities, Anonymity, and Alcoholism

A thought-provoking if slightly case-in-point article in the NY Times, “Challenging the Second ‘A’ in AA,” in which writer David Colman takes a skeptical look at the principle of anonymity in Alcoholics Anonymous. Given that he himself uses the opportunity to “unburden himself,” it may not be the world’s most objective take on the subject. […]

The Original Manuscript of AA’s Big Book

From yesterday’s Washington Post, an article about the publication of the original, annotated Big Book entitled “AA Original Manuscript Reveals Profound Debate Over Religion.” We couldn’t have asked for a better advertisement for our recent publication Grace in Addiction: What The Church Can Learn From Alcoholics Anonymous, which picks up the topic and runs with […]

Grace In Addiction: What AA Can Learn From The Church

All of the other excerpts we’ve posted from our new publication, Grace In Addiction, have dealt with what the church can learn from Alcoholics Anonymous. Of course, it is not a one-way street. So we thought we’d post a portion of the inverse section toward the end of the pamphlet “What AA Can Learn From […]


This morning the New York Times contained an article entitled “Conflict on the Menu”. The topic was controversy over new legislation that will require all fast-food restaurants in New York City to put caloric information next to the items on their menu. The legislation is an attempt to curb obesity in the city. Now, laws […]