Deception and Deliverance
Where do the 12 Steps Lead?
by Dr. Cathy Burns
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 91-76487
For coincidence first published in 1991, same year when Ken Ragge first published More Revealed
So same were working at the same time without knowing each other and at least gave a similiar testimony about the history of Bill Wilson, the early AA, the Oxford Group, the involvement of the occult in the doctrine and their early members and much more. So if someone is unsure after reading Ken's book about his research, his honesty. Everything Ken wrote about the history of AA, Cathy Burns describes it in detail with lot of passion and with lot references to sources.
Where she's coming from:
From the backside of the cover.
[...]ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Dr. Burns has a degree in Bible Philosophy and has spent the last 19 years doint extensive research on the New Age movement and related subjects[...]
My short review
So she tells a lot about the devil. She is a dedicated true christian. There's a devil within alcohol, a devil within AA, within the related New Age movement, which really tried to make change the subject of christianity to make it a all fitting dummy belief. A soft-instant-belief like a good chewed chewing gum.
And on this topic she's right.
AA tells about the Higher Power, some God, but never about a christian God.
She's also very factual about the connections to the occult in early AA history. And she mentiones the sources of her researchs. She's a good scientific historian.
To a non-christian, if able to forgive her bible-quotes, she's closer to facts than anyone about the aa-history. It's in fact an arrogances from men against god. If there's one. AA is blasphemy in it's purest appearance and blessed from today's churches which call themselve christian by giving shelter and rooms to XA. It's about power over people. And about no or zero respect to weaker ones.
And this is not christianity to me.
Alle empfohlenen Bücher finden Sie hier.