An Orthodox priest with a doctorate in counseling, Fr. Webber helps us to understand addiction and explores ways to overcome it. He clearly and skillfully explains the Twelve Steps of the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. In correlating the Twelve Steps with basic Orthodox theology, Fr. Mel identifies the implication of the Twelve Steps for Orthodox, and for all Christians. Using examples from the life of the Orthodox Church, he shows how the Steps can be a valuable resource for our own spiritual journey.
From a review: Written by Father Meletios Webber...Steps Of Transformation: An Orthodox Priest Explores The Twelve Steps correlates the twelve steps used by Alcoholics Anonymous with basic Orthodox Christian theology. Offering understanding, wisdom, and insight to all who turn to God when weighed down by implacable addiction, Steps Of Transformation is a sober, spiritual, and open-hearted work of benevolence which is especially recommended reading for Christians involved in 12-Step programs for substance abuse, compulsive gambling, anger management, or any other behavioral or psychological disabilities.
Praise for Steps of Transformation
"...a humble and realistic book, full of hope, that bears witness to the immense patience and mercy of God." -Bishop Kallistos Ware, author of The Orthodox Church and the Orthodox Way
"Fr. Meletios Webber relates the Steps to Orthodox Christian spirituality with clarity, conviction, and appealing personal engagement." -Fr. Thomas Hopko
"Steps of Transformation is very simple, easy to read, and right on target about...alcoholism." -Floyd Frantz, CAC, St. Dimitrie Addictions Treatment Center, Romania
Page Length: 206 pages