Rebellion Dogs our every step
Welcome to Rebellion Dogs Publishing: October 23, 2014: We are this weekend's features at Substance.Com - please read, re-post, have your say etc.
Beyond Belief: Agnostic Musings for 12 Step Life - Recent Praise & Fall Specials. |
|Celebrating the road to the first ever We Agnostics & Freethinkers International AA Conference, we offer three specials for the month of October: |
1) Can't decide? Get the eBook and paperback of Beyond Belief: Agnostic Musings for 12 Step Life together for $20. Click on BOOKSTORE and order yours.
2) Better together, save by getting Beyond Belief + The Little Book: A Collection of Alternative 12 Steps together for $25.00
3) the "Me and a friend" combo: Buy two copies of Beyond Belief, paperback or combo and we'll cover the shipping cost.
|Recent praise: |
5 out of 5 stars: "Sometimes, the daily meditation books used in 12-step recovery programs seem a little too trite. This one, written for atheist and agnostics in the Fellowship, is a breath of fresh air. There is not a lot of bashing the God-talk; 'Live and Let Live' is applied, along with the fact that squabbling within the Fellowship compromises its primary mission. I recommend this highly for those in the atheist/agnostic camp or those looking for a change of scene. However, the selections are a bit too long for reading in meetings."
JB, St. Louis MO
5 out of 5 stars: "Amazing, the index makes this deserve 10 stars! Wow buy a couple copies because you will want everyone in recovery to have this!"
HB, Bashtop TX
"The author garners quotes from a wide range of writers and thinkers i.e. Socrates, Bertrand Russell, Scott Peck, Oprah Winfrey and Bill W. The author is clearly widely read, an autodidact and scholar of life, who asks probing and challenging questions as to what the reader is doing, thinking or practicing in their life. I have recommended Beyond Belief to clients who are attempting to lead a sober life as well as those who face the challenges of 'life'."
Wray Pascoe, Ph.D.
Clinical Fellow AAMFT
In 140 characters or less, we heard from United Church Minister, author and atheist Gretta Vosper from her Twitter Feed, @grettavosper:
Phenomenal book you wrote. I have shared it often. Thank you for being so generous with your wisdom
Gretta Vosper was recently in the news on Faith Street which you can read about Progressive Christianity.
Read all about it; Read all about it. AAagnositca talks about the program and speaker bios for We Agnostics and Freethinkers International A.A. Conference. It's not to late to do something impulsive and be part of history.
The clock is ticking.... November 6th, 7th, and 8th, (two weeks away) is the first ever WAFT IAAC in Santa Monica. Rebellion Dogs will be there. We spend so much time doing commentary on 12&12 history, it will be nice to be part of making it for a change. Get the info HERE.
Christianity a la carte – is religion a take-what-you-like-and-leave-the-rest proposition? More and more, we’re hearing from secular members of Abrahamic faith who make no apologies for embracing what they like about religious life and outing themselves on what they don’t like or agree with. Some atheists, who grew up religious tradition, still like the singing, community and moral parables of their youth. Maybe they like the outfits and stained glass windows; I don’t know. So let’s turn to someone who does. Laurie A. is a BBC journalist, author and is celebrating 30 years of sobriety. On AA-agnostica Laurie talks about, how as a born-again Christian, atheist he has learned to take what he likes and let go of the rest of Christian life. Read all about it.
Also in AA-agnostica, Sober & Out the new book by Grapevine celebrates LGBTQ culture in AA. John L. reviews the book on AA-agnostica. This is a great look at what it means to be marginalized in the last house on the block. READ IT NOW
William L. White is someone in addiction/treatment that, when he has something to say, I'm listening. Every Friday he blogs. Here's on about listening. I believe that people don't need to be told; they need to feel like they're being heard. Bill White puts it so well HERE. See what you think.
The Ontario Science Centre hosted Bellwood.ca's 6th Many Faces of Addiction, October 1st and 2nd in Toronto. Greetings to Many Faces of Addiction delegates visiting us for the first time. You may have been drawn here from a Rebellion Dogs Publishing bookmark in your delegate bag. Thanks for stopping by. Please join our mailing list (look right) for updates on blogs, radio shows, interviews, book reviews and specials.
Dr. TIm Bilkey, a specialist on ADHD adults spoke this year and we look forward to welcoming him to Rebellion Dogs Radio soon, to talk about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder as it affects people with addiction and what challenges it presents us in recovery. Let us know what your best Many Faces take-away was at NEWS [AT]RebellionDogsPublihsing.COM
A Transcript is now available for download or circulation to Episode Seven of Rebellion Dogs Radio podcast. Is the Big Book became the center-piece of an AA meeting. Big Book: Sacred or Out-dated looks at what is sacred and what is forbidden in 12 Step rooms. We draw on Stewards past and present who urge us to think about the two sides of the 12 Tradition coin - Protection, Progress. What happens if you have one without the other?
Celebrating 2,250 books bought:
Beyond Belief reaches a new milestone. Rebellion Dogs thanks you for your support to spread the word so that Beyond Belief: Agnostic Musings for 12 Step Life hit the 2,000 units purchased in August. Beyond Belief is continues to find its way to 100 more bedside tables, breakfast nooks and mobile devices each month. Thank-you from Rebellion Dogs.
The first few thousand people to embrace anything new are early adapters. Long before Beyond Belief might become a halfway-household name in addiction/recovery circles, individuals have to stand up and be counted. While we never planned or hoped for a best-seller, we hope that it is more "before its time" than " a niche book for a marginalized population". Another reality that indie book publishers must be mindful of is that the public, not the marketing department gets to decide what's a well written book that satisfies an unmet need; lots of indie titles never see 500 life-time sales.
You early adapters are mavericks (to borrow your word, Chuck). You don't follow the herd and you breathe life into off-the-radar projects like this. You put your own reputation on the line every day and put in a good word for Beyond Belief to others. We don't forget how we got here so again, "thank you."
There are two things we can afford to do at this point to make our gratitude more meaningful. We are discounting a couple of ways to buy Beyond Belief. The eBook version of Beyond Belief will be permanently discounted. It came out at $11.99 (a buck for each month of the year) and now from iTunes, Kobo, Barns and Noble, Amazon, your favorite indie eBook retailer or direct from us, the price is $9.99. We also have two ways we now celebrate the indecisive. If you can't decide if you want a paperback or eBook, have both. If you order a paperback and Kindle version from Amazon you can now have both for $20.00. It's called "MatchBook." You can also get a paperback and ePUB for any eReader from our Bookstore page as a combo for $20 (plus shipping). We'll email your ePub Beyond Belief within 24 hours and ship a paperback to follow.
For a third time, thank you on and all for your support.
In December 2009 Joe C had an article published in AA's Grapevine called Overhaul? Is our 20th century literature up for the task of aiding the 21st century newcomer? Hear it here. overhaul? AA Grapevine More interestingly, hear the feed back here. Grapevine Reader Replies
| ||Counselors, 12-Step groups, book-clubs: If you want to get a batch of Beyond Belief and/or The Little Book, we can reduce costs on orders of six or more. CLICK HERE |
Anyone ordering six or more copies are entitled to discounts.
Rebellion Dogs Radio Don't want to read the blogs? Click on the podcast button and listen on your computer, smartphone or any mobile device. We look at all kinds of issues in addiction and recovery - now with more bite and less dogma. Get Rebellion Dogs Radio theme music or browse other songs by The Chronicles HERE
We are very pleased to announce the selection of Rev. Ward Ewing as WAFT IAAC keynote speaker! Rev. Ewing is a non-alcoholic who has been involved with AA for 33 years and, having served as a Class A Trustee of the General Service Board for 11 years and as Chair for 4 years, is now a Chair Emeritus. He is also an ordained Episcopal priest, theological scholar, and recently retired as the Dean and President of the General Theological Seminary in New York. Read more about Ward Ewing
You can now buy an Amazon Gift Card for yourself or others - it's like the gift of knowledge and entertainment. Recovery books, electronics, movies, music and more.
Publisher-direct bulk order discounts for treatment professionals HERE. KOBO New Year special, If you are akin to Kindles, get Beyond Belief on AMAZON.com
Finally, Recovery Books for Nonbelievers, Freethinkers and Everyone |
TREATMENT & INSTITUTIONAL PUBLISHER DIRECT SPECIALS HERE
(welcome Counselor Magazine readers)
Order Beyond Belief from Amazon HERE.
Great eBook deals: Barnes & Noble have Beyond Belief available for $US10.19 and paperback for $17.22. Compare with Amazon for Kindle.
If you're a KOBO customer click HERE and find out how your purchase of our eBook can support your favorite independent book store.
Two books that belong together. If you visit or live in Toronto, North America's largest mental health book store is Caversham Booksellers at 98 Harbord, steps west of Spadina. You can find (and buy) Beyond Belief and The Little Book: A Collection of Alternative 12 Steps or anything you are looking for in addiction/recovery, psychotherapy, philosophy, science and religion. I find it hard to leave there empty handed. Drop in say "Hi," if you find yourself near Bloor and Spadina in Toronto, Canada.
Roger C's new book called, The Little Book: A Collection of Alternative 12 Steps is something I am quite excited about it. It is the ultimate mate to Beyond Belief; one is a daily reflection book and the other is a freethinker's workbook for the Twelve Steps. You can order it from our Beyond Belief page.
Please note that Beyond Belief is a popular book title used for everything from Scientology to sporting achievements, UFOs and religion. When searching "Beyond Belief: Agnostic" or "Beyond Belief 12 Step" will work.
News and Blogs from Rebellion Dogs |
From "A Newcomer Asks..." AA pamphlet p-24 Q: “There is a lot of talk about God, though, isn't there?”
A: The majority of A.A. members believe that we have found the solution to our drinking problem not through individual willpower, but through a power greater than ourselves. However, everyone defines this power as he or she wishes. Many people call it God, others think it is the A.A. group, still others don't believe in it at all. There is room in A.A. for people of all shades of belief and non-belief.
Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, William G. Wilson, page 27 “You can, if you wish, make A.A. itself your 'higher power.' Here's a very large group who have solved their alcohol problem. In this respect they are certainly a power greater than you, who have not even come close to a solution. Surely you can have faith in them. Even this minimum of faith will be enough.”
Hollywood California will host We Agnostics A.A. Conference November 6 to 8, 2014. See or download a FLYER for this historic first international convention for A.A. freethinkers et al. Rebellion Dogs is going. Registration is now open. To help with outreach in your area or to get on the mailing list to stay in the loop, contact, WeAgConvention AT gmail DOT com.
Check our links for great Freethinking places to go. The recovery community consists of 20 million addicts who have turned the corner on addiction to booze, drugs, sexual and romantic obsession, online-gaming, food, gambling, workaholism and more.
Beyond Belief: Agnostic Musings for 12 Step Life
Finally a daily reflection book for nonbelievers, freethinkers and everyone.
You are visitor number: 13833