Recovery--The Sacred Art: The Twelve Steps as Spiritual

Recovery--The Sacred Art: The Twelve Steps as Spiritual



10 thoughts on “Recovery--The Sacred Art: The Twelve Steps as Spiritual Practice

  1. Steve Woods Steve Woods says:

    Part of the very many difficulties encountered by people trying to work 12 step programs is the strong tendency in groups to prescribe orthodoxy The 12 steps as treated in the Big Book and the 12 and 12 always left me feeling like there had to beRami Shapiro is a Rabbi who is works a 12 step program This book is not only very accessible but right to the point, it would be of substantial help to anyone trying to work their way through a 12 step program and would be of use and interest to Part of the very many difficulties encountered by people trying to work 12 step programs is the strong tendency in groups to prescribe orthodoxy The 12 steps as treated in the Big Book and the 12 and 12 always left me feeling like there had to beRami Shapiro is a Rabbi who is works a 12 step program This book is not only very accessible but right to the point, it would be of substantial help to anyone trying to work their way through a 12 step program and would be of use and interest to anyone with even the slightest tendency to self reflection He draws on all the world s great spiritual traditions to deal out very deep and engaging treatment of each of the 12 steps As someone with substantial exposure to the program 17 years in two rounds 10 the first and 7 this time to date I not only found what he had to say provoking of thought and merciless self examination but tremendously supportive and guiding of the efforts I make very day Despite the often expressed disapproval of non Program approved literature we encounter at meetings this was certainly a lotmeaningful to me than most of the standard literature available I recommend it to anyone involved in a 12 step program, particularly anyone involved in sponsorship A boomer


  2. Jenny Jenny says:

    Read this with a group of like minded women who met weekly to read aloud and discuss it I appreciated the variety of religious spiritual traditions that were brought in to relate to different steps I also liked the Practice part throughout the chapters that added a practical application or possible practice of the concepts in the chapter.


  3. Andy C. Andy C. says:

    Interesting, helped me broaden my understanding of the steps for he made several errors, as I conceive the Program But learned to say well, that is one way of looking at it.Key error is in the use of the word understand versus understood in the conception of God Many implications flowed from this error.


  4. Lisa Lisa says:

    I read this book with a book club Each week, we read a few pages aloud and discussed what stood out for us The book club experience kept this book in my hands, otherwise, I would have given it away without finishing it.I often got lost in the depth of detail embedded in every single page I appreciate the author s effort to educate the world, but I prefer simplicity.


  5. Chris Teague Chris Teague says:

    This is a book in the polytheology that is born out of the 12 steps god of your understanding philosophy But the author is clearly read in the world religions and does present this polytheology in an intellectual and some what systematic way.


  6. Margaretflynn Margaretflynn says:

    Highly recommended


  7. Amy Amy says:

    powerful book about utilizing one s Higher Power for healing and helping others heal.


  8. Tatiana Tatiana says:

    Amazing This is my new favorite book I have been working the 12 steps for 18 months, and this book helped me understand them in a muchin depth way Some steps I never quite got now make perfect sense to me It took me a couple months to munch through the heavy topics, covering a wide array of religions and spiritual practices, as well as agnosticism and atheism The author is a rabbi with a food addiction, so he comes from a different vantage point than mine an agnostic alcoholic , ye Amazing This is my new favorite book I have been working the 12 steps for 18 months, and this book helped me understand them in a muchin depth way Some steps I never quite got now make perfect sense to me It took me a couple months to munch through the heavy topics, covering a wide array of religions and spiritual practices, as well as agnosticism and atheism The author is a rabbi with a food addiction, so he comes from a different vantage point than mine an agnostic alcoholic , yet over the course of this book I understand how we are two waves made from the same ocean I am not drawn to Twelve Step meetings to listen to people who are perfect I am drawn to listen to people who are broken and who have found wisdom in that brokenness that allows them to live from a place of love I recommend this book to everyone, from people studying and questioning the 12 steps, to anyone who isn t perfect and would like to understand how to relax a little


  9. Duffy Pearce Duffy Pearce says:

    I heard a spiritual director at a local treatment center describe this book as the best book on spirituality he d ever read I m working my way through it slowly but now that my sister is reading it I might have to pick up the pace, because, while I d like to enlarge my spirituality, at heart I m still very competitive Finally finished it, not because I didn t like it but because I took time between chapters and practiced many, but not all, of the recommended exercise practices Great book for I heard a spiritual director at a local treatment center describe this book as the best book on spirituality he d ever read I m working my way through it slowly but now that my sister is reading it I might have to pick up the pace, because, while I d like to enlarge my spirituality, at heart I m still very competitive Finally finished it, not because I didn t like it but because I took time between chapters and practiced many, but not all, of the recommended exercise practices Great book for anyone working the 12 Steps


  10. Diane Diane says:

    Shapiro s perspective is that all of us are addicted to playing God, or living under the illusion that life is controllable, and if we just do the right things, work harder, correct our mistakes, we can control life And eventually, when we fail, we mask our failure with physical or psychological addictions the usual suspects escaping reality and maintaining the illusion that we are in control A book to beneficially read again and again


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Recovery--The Sacred Art: The Twelve Steps as Spiritual Practice ❂ [EPUB] ✺ Recovery--The Sacred Art: The Twelve Steps as Spiritual Practice By Rami M. Shapiro ➛ – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Deepen Your Capacity to Live Free from Addiction and from Self and Selfishness Twelve Step recovery is much than a way to escape the clutches of addictive behaviors Twelve Step recovery is about freei Deepen Your Capacity to Live Art: The Kindle Ñ Free from Addiction and from Self and Selfishness Twelve Step recovery is much than a way to escape the clutches of addictive behaviors Twelve Step recovery is about freeing yourself from playing God, and since almost everyone is addicted to this game, Twelve Step recovery is something from which everyone can benefit from the IntroductionIn this hope filled approach to spiritual and personal growth, the Recovery--The Sacred MOBI :Ú Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous are uniquely interpreted to speak to everyone seeking a freer and 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 selfishnessRami Shapiro describes his personal experience working the Twelve Steps as adapted by Overeaters Anonymous and shares anecdotes from Sacred Art: The PDF/EPUB ¾ 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 deeply into the universal spirituality of the Twelve Step system.