Vendor: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: September 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 208
Every recovering alcoholic or addict--regardless of length ofsobriety--will reach a time when the only thing that stands between himor her and picking up a drink or drug will be a personal relationshipwith a Higher Power.This book is an invitation to explore and nurture that relationship.Reconnecting with the Christian roots of Alcoholics Anonymous, Higher Power combines classic biblical teaching, spiritual formation, and contemporary 12-Step practice. Higher Power is an excellent resource for anyone in recovery seeking to develop a personal relationship with a loving and merciful God.[Doug Himes] knows his Bible. He knows his Big Book. And he knows amultitude of quotations relevant to the way out. Here is an extremelywell written, scholarly formula for renewal. I loved reading it. And sowill you.
--Dick B., author of 44 books and more than 1,000 articles on AA history and Christian recovery
Douglas Himes provides those who suffer from addictions with muchinspiring and practical wisdom and guidance that can help them walk theego self-emptying path that leads to the realization of their true selfand life in God’s image. His own 12-Step experience and considerable spiritual knowledge and practice enrich the value of his insights.
--Tilden Edwards, Founder and Senior Fellow, Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation
Douglas D. Himes, Ph.D., is a trained spiritual director andsought-after retreat and workshop leader who provides spiritual counselat Cumberland Heights, one of the country’s leading alcohol and drugtreatment centers, in Nashville, Tennessee. A formerFulbright Scholar and Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, he has degrees in physicsand historical musicology and is published in two languages in sevenfields. In his words, “I was so smart that it took me only nine and a half years to get the First Step. This book parallels my now life-saving journey from self-sufficient knowledge to universal truth.”