Today's guest is Mary B. from Delaware. Her story of deliverance is miraculous. And this interview grew out the frequency of Mary's approving comments on my Facebook page. Day after day, she followed the posts. And then things began to pop. Mary and members of her family indicated they were extensively studying my materials on A.A. history, the Bible, and the help God has given and can give to alcoholics and addicts who seek His help.
Mary has a 29-year-old daughter named Natalie, who is a Federal Fire Fighter. But Mary, age 51, faced many a hurdle in A.A. She could not get sober. She had no "true God." She was having difficulties with her husband. She weighed 230 pounds, could not read or write and was dying of heart failure.
Then she cried out to God saying: "Who are you God; and I have no idea what grace means or how to get it." Her life changed forever more. The event is described on page 25 of the Big Book and in Hebrews 2:9; and she thanks God every day for it and teaches others. She believes God put a teacher of God's word in front of her; and it was a pastor. She kept hearing that Christ Jesus could heal her. That was the start . She took holy communion and was anointed. Her Heavenly Father taught her to read; she came off all medications and lost all the excess weight. And three years ago she hit her knees and got a woman to take her through the Steps.
Mary is bursting with the desire to help others who are afflicted with or affected by alcoholism. Her family are alive with Christian recovery messages on the Internet. And now she believes, as Bill Wilson did, that Jesus Christ can heal alcoholics.
She'll tell you some of her alcoholism story as she wishes. Then focus on what she has found in the Bible, the Big Book, and A.A. fellowship that can help alcoholics get well with God's power and love. Talk to us, Mary.