From the July 2011 magazine.

July 2011: Quest for Faith

When he truly let go of the bottle, he could finally let go and let God

Photo by Bob.

An agnostic walking into their first meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous is already struggling with numerous, seemingly unconquerable barriers before being hit with the idea that they must surrender their life and their will over to the care of a Higher Power. In this sense, it is perhaps fortunate that, for many a defiant drunk, Alcoholics Anonymous is the last stop in a long road of failure and disappointment. Many of us were willing to try anything and, as I’ve often heard in meetings, “If the word God chases you out of your seat, master alcohol will surely...

-- Alan G.

Novato, California