Some folks have asked me why I decided to write a book about spirituality as it pertains to AA. The reasons are pretty simple. The first is based on something I hear frequently at meetings when people say something along the lines of "I know AA works - I don't know how it works, but it works." I think people should know how it works.
The second is something that happens when I attend AA meetings at jail or prison. I see prisoners attend a few meetings and then drop out or some who complete some steps and then either can't or won't go through the remaining steps. I believe that if people can't see how the Steps connect to lead us from self-centered drunk to sober individual to leading a peaceful, grateful life, then they are missing the beauty of the program. They miss out on the acceptance and unconditional support of the community of Alcoholics Anonymous.
I wrote the book with my understanding of the Steps and how they have worked for me. Others may have had a different experience that worked for them and that's okay too. My personal belief is that without God, AA and the Twelve Steps I would have been a dead man a long time ago. My hope is that even one person can read my book and be encouraged to attend meetings, get a sponsor, work the Steps and find the joy of recovery.