Beautiful, meditative books for a godless twelve stepper
August 1, 2014 4:40 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for spiritual but not religious books on recovery in the AA tradition.
posted by Acheman to Religion & Philosophy (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
A relative is in AA/CA. It's pretty new but he's very inspired by the spiritual side of things and I would like to get him a book in keeping with this. However, he's not a member of an organised religion and doesn't believe in a personal god. I think he would find overtly Christian books off-putting. This book
, Breathing Underwater
, for example, would probably ideal except for that.
His sponsor has given him a lot of the 'classic' books I think, so something a little more unusual would be great. At the moment he's finally reading Infinite Jest which I gave him ages ago. He has quite a keen aesthetic sense, so I'd prefer something that's not too cheesy or goofy.