This post continues our ‘Discover AA’ series. Each month a leaflet, article or short piece of literature is suggested that you might like to consider reading to help improve your knowledge of the AA programme and our history.
This month we take a look at an article from The AA Grapevine, God As We Understand Him: The Dilemma of No Faith, written by Bill W. and first published in April 1961.
The phrase “God As We Understand Him” is perhaps the most important expression to be found in our whole AA vocabulary. Within the compass of these five significant words there can be included every kind and degree of faith, together with the positive assurance that each of us may choose his own. Scarcely less valuable to us are those supplemental expressions – “A Higher Power” and “A Power Greater Than Ourselves.” For all who deny, or seriously doubt a deity, these frame an open door over whose threshold the unbeliever can take his first easy step into a reality hitherto unknown to him – the realm of faith.
– Bill W. April, 1961