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Steps of Transformation : An Orthodox Priest Explores the Twelve Steps - Meletios Webber

Steps of Transformation

An Orthodox Priest Explores the Twelve Steps


Published: 1st March 2003
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Addictions and struggles with the passions are rampant in our culture. Fr. Meletios Webber, an Orthodox priest with a doctorate in counseling, helps us to understand addiction and explores ways to overcome it. He clearly and skillfully explains the Twelve Steps of the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. In correlating the Twelve Steps with basic Orthodox theology, Fr. Mel identifies the implication of the Twelve Steps for Orthodox, and for all Christians. Using examples from the life of the Orthodox Church, he shows how the Steps can be a valuable resource for our own spiritual journey. With a foreword by Bishop Kallistos Ware Reviews: "Fr. Meletios Webber's Steps of Transformation presents the vision and practice of Twelve-Step programs for dealing with addictions, particularly alcoholism. He relates the Steps to Orthodox Christian spirituality with clarity, conviction, and appealing personal engagement. Here is a book which addicts and their friends are sure to treasure. It is true, deep, pure, rich, and highly rewarding.: -Fr. Thomas Hopko, Dean Emeritus, St. Vladimir's Seminary; speaker, author "At those moments when I have fallen to lowest of depths, then my cry has most convincingly attracted the grace of God. This book is about the spirituality of imperfection. Steps of Transformation is written with clarity and simplicity by a man who recognizes that 'God hears the voice of our prayer, only out of the depths of our cry.' " -Fr. John Chryssavgis, Professor of Theology, Holy Cross; author and speaker "Steps of Transformation was very simple, easy to read, and right on target about both the problem of, and the solution to, the disease of alcoholism. I suggest that anyone can benefit from reading this book, and I encourage all Orthodox Christians to take a look at it." -Floyd Frantz, CAC, St. Dimitrie Addictions Treatment Program, Romania

Forewordp. 7
Introductionp. 11
The Problem of Addiction and an Overview of the Twelve Steps
Introduction to the Twelve Stepsp. 17
The Drinking Alcoholic--Icon of Broken Humanityp. 33
Life in AA, Life in Recoveryp. 51
Anonymity, Addictions, Denial, and Controlp. 69
Spirituality and Religionp. 81
The Twelve Steps and the Life of the Churchp. 89
The Twelve Steps
Out of the Depthsp. 103
Lord, I Believe; Help My Unbeliefp. 117
Surrendering to Godp. 125
The Doors of Repentancep. 133
Ready To Changep. 145
Making Amendsp. 157
Keeping Cleanp. 165
Getting To Know Godp. 171
Spreading the Good Newsp. 181
Slogans and Sayingsp. 191
After the Steps?p. 199
The Twelve Steps for General Usep. 205
The Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymousp. 206
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ISBN: 9781888212631
ISBN-10: 1888212632
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 207
Published: 1st March 2003
Publisher: Conciliar Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.62 x 14.05  x 1.37
Weight (kg): 0.23