Waiting A Nonbeliever s Higher Power is a Book Marya Hornbacher has found words for things I thought but didn t know how to say Her interpretation of the powerful Steps of AA challe
Waiting: A Nonbeliever's Higher Power is a Book Marya Hornbacher has found words for things I thought but didn't know how to say. Her interpretation of the powerful 12 Steps of AA challenges and encourages nonbelievers to approach the steps in a way in which they can be comfortable. I would have preferred a few more details about Hornbacher's own journey, but am grateful for the insight she shares so unstintingly and with such a ring of honesty.. For those who don t believe in God or don t know whether they believe New York Times best selling author Marya Hornbacher offers an insightful, moving approach to the concept of faith.For those who don t believe in God, feel disconnected from the ideas of God presented in organized religion, or are simply struggling to determine their own spiritual path, Marya Hornbacher,For those who don t believe in God or don t know whether they believe New York Times best selling author Marya Hornbacher offers an insightful, moving approach to the concept of faith.For those who don t believe in God, feel disconnected from the ideas of God presented in organized religion, or are simply struggling to determine their own spiritual path, Marya Hornbacher, author of the New York Times best sellers Madness and Wasted, offers a down to earth exploration of the concept of faith.Many of us have been trained to think of spirituality as the sole provenance of religion and if we have come to feel that the religious are not the only ones with access to a spiritual life, we may still be casting about for what, precisely, a spiritual life would be, without a God, a religion, or a solid set of spiritual beliefs.In Waiting, best selling author Marya Hornbacher uses the story of her own journey beginning with her recovery from alcoholism to offer a fresh approach to cultivating a spiritual life Relinquishing the concept of a universal Spirit that exists outside of us, Hornbacher gives us the framework to explore the human spirit in each of us the very thing that sends us searching, that connects us with one another, the thing that comes knocking at the door of our emotionally and intellectually closed lives and asks to be let in When we let it in and only when we do, she says, we begin to be integrated people And we begin to walk a spiritual path And there are many points along the way where we stop, or we fumble, or we get tangled up or turned around Those are the places where we wait.Waiting, you ll discover, can become a kind of spiritual practice in itself, requiring patience, acceptance, and stillness Sometimes we do it because we know we need to, though we may not know why In short, we do it on faith.Marya Hornbacher is the author of two best selling nonfiction titles, Madness A Bipolar Life and Wasted A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia She has also authored a recovery handbook, Sane Mental Illness, Addiction, and the 12 Steps, and a critically acclaimed novel, The Center of Winter.. The best Book Waiting: A Nonbeliever's Higher Power Horbacher reveals herself as a philosopher within these finely written pages. As an atheist myself, I've often wondered about how to find some sort of satisfying spirituality even with the absence of a god. Waiting helped me put into words some of the things I'd been feeling. Though I am not familiar with AA or in need of its services, Waiting made the introduction for me in a friendly, straight-forward manner. For anyone who is a part of AA, Waiting would be a great book to take a look at.