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Welcome to Rebellion Dogs Publishing: September 20th, 2014 - Happy Recovery Month everyone.
|Recent Praise for |
Beyond Belief: Agnostic Musings for 12 Step Life
This delightful book of daily reflections was written for those seeking a sober life but are unbelievers, free thinkers and EVERYONE. |
The author garners quotes from a wide range of writers and thinkers i.e. Socrates, Bertrand Russell, Scott Peck, Oprah Winfrey and Bill W. The author is clearly widely read, an autodidact and scholar of life, who asks probing and challenging questions as to what the reader is doing, thinking or practicing in their life. I have recommended Beyond Belief to clients who are attempting to lead a sober life as well as those who face the challenges of 'life'.
Wray Pascoe, Ph.D.
Clinical Fellow AAMFT
In 140 characters or less, we heard from United Church Minister, author and atheist Gretta Vosper from her Twitter Feed, @grettavosper: |
Phenomenal book you wrote. I have shared it often. Thank you for being so generous with your wisdom.
Gretta Vosper was recently in the news on Faith Street which you can read about Progressive Christianity.
From H. B., Texas on Amazon.com 5 out of 5 stars |
August 31, 2014:amazing, the index makes this deserve 10 stars! Wow buy a couple copies because you will want everyone in recovery to have this!
A Transcript is now available for download or circulation to Episode Seven of Rebellion Dogs Radio podcast. Is the Big Book became the center-piece of an AA meeting. Big Book: Sacred or Out-dated looks at what is sacred and what is forbidden in 12 Step rooms. We draw on Stewards past and present who urge us to think about the two sides of the 12 Tradition coin - Protection, Progress. What happens if you have one without the other?
Celebrating 2,110 books out there:
Beyond Belief reaches a new milestone. Rebellion Dogs thanks you for your support to spread the word so that Beyond Belief: Agnostic Musings for 12 Step Life hit the 2,000 units purchased in August. Beyond Belief is continues to find its way to 100 more bedside tables, breakfast nooks and mobile devices each month. Thank-you from Rebellion Dogs.
For Recovery Month (September) we have an offer geared at the indecisive. Can't decide? Get the eBook and paperback together for $20. Click on BOOKSTORE and order yours.
The first few thousand people to embrace anything new are early adapters. Long before Beyond Belief might become a halfway-household name in addiction/recovery circles, individuals have to stand up and be counted. While we never planned or hoped for a best-seller, we hope that it is more "before its time" than " a niche book for a marginalized population". Another reality that indie book publishers must be mindful of is that the public, not the marketing department gets to decide what's a well written book that satisfies an unmet need; lots of indie titles never see 500 life-time sales.
You early adapters are mavericks (to borrow your word, Chuck). You don't follow the herd and you breathe life into off-the-radar projects like this. You put your own reputation on the line every day and put in a good word for Beyond Belief to others. We don't forget how we got here so again, "thank you."
There are two things we can afford to do at this point to make our gratitude more meaningful. We are discounting a couple of ways to buy Beyond Belief. The eBook version of Beyond Belief will be permanently discounted. It came out at $11.99 (a buck for each month of the year) and now from iTunes, Kobo, Barns and Noble, Amazon, your favorite indie eBook retailer or direct from us, the price is $9.99. We also have two ways we now celebrate the indecisive. If you can't decide if you want a paperback or eBook, have both. If you order a paperback and Kindle version from Amazon you can now have both for $20.00. It's called "MatchBook." You can also get a paperback and ePUB for any eReader from our Bookstore page as a combo for $20 (plus shipping). We'll email your ePub Beyond Belief within 24 hours and ship a paperback to follow.
For a third time, thank you on and all for your support.
In December 2009 Joe C had an article published in AA's Grapevine called Overhaul? Is our 20th century literature up for the task of aiding the 21st century newcomer? Hear it here. overhaul? AA Grapevine More interestingly, hear the feed back here. Grapevine Reader Replies
If you've been off-line for most of August, you'll want to know that it is here: MANY PATHS TO SPIRITUALITY, the new AA pamphlet. Discussion of the new literate can be found at AAagnostica and Facebook.
Rebellion Dogs Radio will be our first book-club show, looking at great books available for freethinkers in recovery. CLICK HERE to get the latest Rebellion Dogs Radio show or visit us on Pod-0-matic
Beyond Belief the eBook is now available from Google Play to be used on any computer, smartphone or tablet. Google is offering an introductory discount. If you plan on getting Beyond Belief for daily reflection on the go, please try Google Play and let us know what your experience has been. Email Rebellion Dogs if you don't mind sharing your feedback.
| ||Counselors, 12-Step groups, book-clubs: If you want to get a batch of Beyond Belief and/or The Little Book, we can reduce costs on orders of six or more. CLICK HERE |
Anyone ordering six or more copies are entitled to discounts.
Rebellion Dogs Radio Don't want to read the blogs? Click on the podcast button and listen on your computer, smartphone or any mobile device. We look at all kinds of issues in addiction and recovery - now with more bite and less dogma. Get Rebellion Dogs Radio theme music or browse other songs by The Chronicles HERE
We are very pleased to announce the selection of Rev. Ward Ewing as WAFT IAAC keynote speaker! Rev. Ewing is a non-alcoholic who has been involved with AA for 33 years and, having served as a Class A Trustee of the General Service Board for 11 years and as Chair for 4 years, is now a Chair Emeritus. He is also an ordained Episcopal priest, theological scholar, and recently retired as the Dean and President of the General Theological Seminary in New York. Read more about Ward Ewing
You can now buy an Amazon Gift Card for yourself or others - it's like the gift of knowledge and entertainment. Recovery books, electronics, movies, music and more.
Publisher-direct bulk order discounts for treatment professionals HERE. KOBO New Year special, If you are akin to Kindles, get Beyond Belief on AMAZON.com
Finally, Recovery Books for Nonbelievers, Freethinkers and Everyone |
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Order Beyond Belief from Amazon HERE.
Great eBook deals: Barnes & Noble have Beyond Belief available for $US10.19 and paperback for $17.22. Compare with Amazon for Kindle.
If you're a KOBO customer click HERE and find out how your purchase of our eBook can support your favorite independent book store.
Two books that belong together. If you visit or live in Toronto, North America's largest mental health book store is Caversham Booksellers at 98 Harbord, steps west of Spadina. You can find (and buy) Beyond Belief and The Little Book: A Collection of Alternative 12 Steps or anything you are looking for in addiction/recovery, psychotherapy, philosophy, science and religion. I find it hard to leave there empty handed. Drop in say "Hi," if you find yourself near Bloor and Spadina in Toronto, Canada.
Roger C's new book called, The Little Book: A Collection of Alternative 12 Steps is something I am quite excited about it. It is the ultimate mate to Beyond Belief; one is a daily reflection book and the other is a freethinker's workbook for the Twelve Steps. You can order it from our Beyond Belief page.
Please note that Beyond Belief is a popular book title used for everything from Scientology to sporting achievements, UFOs and religion. When searching "Beyond Belief: Agnostic" or "Beyond Belief 12 Step" will work.
News and Blogs from Rebellion Dogs |
From "A Newcomer Asks..." AA pamphlet p-24 Q: “There is a lot of talk about God, though, isn't there?”
A: The majority of A.A. members believe that we have found the solution to our drinking problem not through individual willpower, but through a power greater than ourselves. However, everyone defines this power as he or she wishes. Many people call it God, others think it is the A.A. group, still others don't believe in it at all. There is room in A.A. for people of all shades of belief and non-belief.
Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, William G. Wilson, page 27 “You can, if you wish, make A.A. itself your 'higher power.' Here's a very large group who have solved their alcohol problem. In this respect they are certainly a power greater than you, who have not even come close to a solution. Surely you can have faith in them. Even this minimum of faith will be enough.”
Hollywood California will host We Agnostics A.A. Conference November 6 to 8, 2014. See or download a FLYER for this historic first international convention for A.A. freethinkers et al. Rebellion Dogs is going. Registration is now open. To help with outreach in your area or to get on the mailing list to stay in the loop, contact, WeAgConvention AT gmail DOT com.
Check our links for great Freethinking places to go. The recovery community consists of 20 million addicts who have turned the corner on addiction to booze, drugs, sexual and romantic obsession, online-gaming, food, gambling, workaholism and more.
Beyond Belief: Agnostic Musings for 12 Step Life
Finally a daily reflection book for nonbelievers, freethinkers and everyone.