The 12-Step Program grew out of desperation—men and women were dying from their thirst for alcohol. Their “gift of despair” made them willing to search for a life-giving drink—a relationship with a Power Greater than themselves. Early AA’s were remarkable for their dedication to their direct relationship with Spirit. It was that which brought them sobriety and healing. Guest Dick B. is a recovering person, speaker, counselor and the author of more than 46 published titles on the history and spiritual roots—including New Thought teachings—of Alcoholics Anonymous. He hosts The A.A. History Show on www.take12radio.com and weekly interviews on www.ChristianRecoveryRadio.com. Visit www.dickb.com to learn more.