In Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps by Richard Rohr the author indicates that the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous is America's most significant and authentic contribution to the history of spirituality.
He makes a case that the Twelve Steps relate well to Christian teaching and can rescue people who are drowning in addiction and may not even realize it. To survive the tidal wave of compulsive behavior and addiction, Christians must learn to breathe under water and discover Gods love and compassion.
Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps by Richard Rohr explores Twelve Step spirituality. The author identifies the Christian principles in the Twelve Steps, connecting The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous with the gospel.
Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps by Richard Rohr draws on talks the author has given for over twenty years. He speaks to people in recovery and those who counsel and live with people with addictive behavior. Richard Rohr offers encouragement for becoming interiorly alive and inspiration for making one’s life manageable for dealing with the codependence and dysfunction (sin) rampant in our society.