A unique book that makes a significant difference for everyone who would like to work a 12-Step program but has religious issues in the way. If traditional religious beliefs don't work for you, then The Alternative 12 Steps: A secular Guide To Recovery is the book you've been searching for. Martha Cleveland and Arlys G. show how the 12-Step program can be interpreted by those who do not chose to call their Higher Power God. The Authors have conscientiously maintained the intention and integrity of the program - its values, scope and depth - while removing any religious implications. Included in the text are religiously neutral versions of each Step. The Alternative 12 Steps: A secular Guide To Recovery is a positive, carefully thought out book, rich with spirit and reason. A chapter is devoted to each Step. The language used by the authors is clear, engaging, and personal. An "e;innovative and important book"e; for AA members and everyone in 12-Step recovery. --Roger C., author of The Little Book: A Collection Of Alternative 12 Steps.