Edward Grinnan is Editor-in-Chief and Vice President of Guideposts Publications. He returned from the Alcoholics Anonymous Founders Day Celebrations where he was the keynote speaker at Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens--the location of the "Seiberling" Gate Lodge where Henrietta Buckler Seiberling introduced A.A.'s cofounders Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith. And while in Akron, Edward was interviewed by Dick B. and Ken B. on ChristianRecoveryRadio.com, along with Akron's well-known charitable and religious leader, corporate executive, and banker Ronald E. Glosser--who was also Vice Chairman of Guideposts.
Edward is a Christian recovery leader and recovered alcoholic who emerged from the depths of the malady to his present-day post as Editor and Author. Grinnan is a Yale Drama graduate '82 MFA. an "erstwhile playwright, and now the author of his published memoir The Promise of Hope: How True Stories of Hope and Inspiration Saved My Life and How They Can Transform Yours (Plus 9 Keys to Powerful Personal Change (Guideposts, 2012)
Edward was present at A.A. Founders Day to speak, tell his story , and memorialize the relationship of Guideposts Founder Norman Vincent Peale important A.A. historical figures like Bill W., Dr. Bob, Dr. William D. Silkworth, and Rev. Samuel M. Shoemaker, Jr. (whom Bill W. called a cofounder of AA).
Grinnan said Guideposts republishes Bill W.'s very first article--which appeared in Guideposts in 1947--"Is A.A. for Alcoholics Only?"
And Dr. Peale wrote in his The Postive Power of Jesuu Christ facts showingt Dr. Silkworth was telling his alcoholic patients like Bill Wilson that the "Great Physician" Jesus Christ could cure them of their alcoholism.
Grinnan will be talking about his tortuous climb from the bottom in alcoholism to his present editorial career and about A.A. in his life.