Alan McC. is our guest today. He and his family vacation, and have visited us, on Maui, and attend a Christian church here. Alan resides in Clayton, California, and is retired.
He's an avid Big Book student and teacher, and has long been an active AA. He participates in the International Christian Recovery Coalition. He and his wife reach out to still-suffering alcoholics in many ways, including support for CityTeam International.
He'll tell us his vigorous exercise and sports life--golf, swimming, diving, hiking, and running. He and his wife have a condo on Maui. And Alan’s Big Book and 12-Step knowledge have been extremely helpful to us, particularly since Ken and I have turned our latest research and publishing work to telling AAs and others just how much there is in present-day A.A. General Service Conference-approved literature that encourages the interests of those alcoholics who want God’s help, who want to invoke it in their own 12-Step Fellowships, and who are looking for the ample historical facts that show the principles and practices of the A.A. “Christian fellowship” founded in Akron in 1935 are quite appropriate in A.A. today.
We believe that emphasis can significantly help Christian leaders and workers in the recovery arena, as well as Christian newcomers, understand what the early Christian AAs did with such great success in 1935-1939; how Bill Wilson’s “new version of the program” (including the 12 Steps) altered the highly-successful “old program” yet retained its basic stress on the power of God; and how the two programs meld together for believers needing and wanting God’s help.
Alan will tell about his drinking days, education, family, training, career, and his vigorous service to God and others.
Take it away, Alan!