Practicing the Here and Now: Being Intentional with Step 11


Using Prayer & Meditation to Work All the Steps

How do we unlock and experience the teachings of Step Eleven? Herb K. helps us realize that working – and living – this vital recovery “maintenance Step” doesn’t have to be as much of a challenge as commonly thought.

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Twelve Steps To Spiritual Awakening Enlightenment For Everyone (2010)

This book recaps the specific instructions in the workbook but details the actual process and describes the author’s personal experience. It incorporates his interpretation of each step and the influences on their development from AA history. Also, it embraces the information from non-twelve step books he has read, the guidance he has received from various mentors, and the aggregate of experiences of his spiritual journey. $22 plus tax.

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Twelve-Step Guide To Using The Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book (2004)

This is a workbook: It confirms the instructions I received for how to read the Big Book “text” and how to find “precisely” how we recovered. It contains no personal comments, editorializing, or sharing of my actual experience. It is a book of instructions. Its purpose is to guide individuals to and through the Twelve Steps as contained in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. It is a companion to the Big Book—a Rosetta stone that unlocks and reveals the Big Book instructions for working each of the Twelve Steps. $15 plus tax.

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About the Author

Herb K., Rancho Palos Verdes, California
In 1988, after four years of sobriety, Herb worked the steps as contained in the Big Book, with the guidance of a “Step Guide”. He experienced a profound spiritual awakening. Since then he has been very involved in carrying the AA message through sponsorship, facilitating workshops, and leading retreats.  Many people have found these books helpful to accessing the precise instructions in the Big Book.