Enables us to identify our addiction (whatever it may be) and to overcome it through the grace of God.
We are all addicted in some way.
When we learn to identify our addiction, embrace our brokenness, and surrender to God, we begin to bring healing to ourselves and our world. In Breathing Under Water, Richard Rohr shows how the gospel principles in the Twelve Steps can free anyone from addiction —? from an obvious dependence on alcohol or drugs to the more common but less visible addiction that we all have to sin.
“?A must-read for any person who recognizes the need to go “inward” on their soul’?s journey to question what their relationship is with God, themselves, and others.”
“Rohr is a perfect writer on the subject of the 12 Steps. His easy-to-read book is essentially a commentary on each of the steps, with twelve chapters and a postscript that concisely tackles the big religious questions of human suffering, suffering with which addicts and their families are intimately acquainted. Jesus, Rohr answers, is no stranger to suffering . . . This is a good book for those in recovery from addiction and those who love them.”
“Richard Rohr continues to guide us to greater wholeness . . . his books have helped countless souls, especially those who struggle with issues of brokenness and seek transformation.”
National Catholic Reporter