Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps

Version: Abridged
Author: Richard Rohr
Narrator: John Quigley
Genres: Self Development, Christianity
Publisher: Saint Anthony Messenger Press
Published In: November 2011
# of Units: 4 CDs
Length: 4 hours, 30 minutes
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Overview

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 prophetic exploration of Twelve Step spirituality, Rohr identifies the core Christian principles in the Twelve Steps, connecting the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous and the gospel. Rohr draws on talks he has given for over twenty years to alcoholics and others in recovery and those who counsel and live with people with addictive behavior

Author Details

Author Details

Rohr, Richard

Richard Rohr is a Franciscan priest and the founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New

Mexico. He is renowned for his retreats and lectures on male spirituality. Fr. Rohr is the author of many books, including The Naked Now, Adam's Return, and Everything Belongs.