God Is at the Meeting: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps
God hangs out at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings! Yes, He hangs out at other places too, but for the alcoholic the AA meeting is where God shows up and miracles happen.
I received the gift of sobriety more than twenty-five years ago through membership in AA. Through AA, I found the ability to let go of the past and let God take the future. Through my years in AA and my own life experiences I have learned that hurt and shame lead people to feel that they are "less than" and that they must build walls to protect themselves. Those walls get higher and higher until alcohol or drugs seem to be the only relief. Once enslaved, the alcoholic tries desperately to maintain and strengthen the walls of self-protection, to do it all on his or her own until, finally, the effort becomes too exhausting.
If this is you—listen. You don't have to live that way any longer. There is a way out, and this way out has worked for thousands of people just like you for more than seventy-five years. If you will let Him, God will walk with you through the Twelve Steps to sobriety and a life without walls.
This book is not meant in any way to replace the time-tested books of Alcoholics Anonymous. It is one man's insight into finding, leaning on and growing into a stronger relationship with God as you work through the steps.
About the Author
Maurice C. was born and raised in New York and has lived in several states. He worked in the financial services industry for thirty-nine years, spending many of those years traveling throughout the United States. Maurice is married with three sons and ten grandchildren. He and his wife live in Texas.
Maurice has been an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous for more than twenty-five years. During that time, he has been honored to serve as sponsor to more than twenty-five men. Now retired, Maurice spends time as an AA volunteer attending meetings in jails and prisons. He is an avid golfer and grandchild spoiler.