Bible-Themed 12 Step Recovery

FREE eBook: A month of daily reflections on recovery based on the Book of Genesis


Written by a religious Jew who has been staying sober in Alcoholics Anonymous for 14 years, For I Will Be With You connects the wisdom of The Torah – the first five books of The Bible – with the principles of AA addiction recovery. Going from Genesis 1:1 through the end of Deuteronomy, this book offers a Biblical verse and its connection to sober concepts for each day of the year. Each daily reflection is intended to give the reader a way to think about the practices of 12 step recovery programs in the context of the Bible.

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Step 1 – Genesis 1:1 – Asking how our powerless over alcohol affects our ability to experience the universe that God created.

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Step 3 – Genesis 6:16 – Exploring how Noah’s faith in God enabled him to turn his life and will over to the care of God.

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Step 8 – Genesis 28:12 – Seeing the relationship between “Jacob’s Ladder” and making a list of all persons we had harmed and becoming willing to make amends to them.

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Step 10 – Genesis 37:25 – Contrasting the sale of Joseph by his brothers with the idea of taking personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitting it.

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