Courage to change
Millions have found "courage to change" through the program of Alcoholics Anonymous and other Twelve-Step fellowships. Courage to Change deals with the influence of Sam Shoemaker on the early years of AA, the writing of the Twelve Steps, and the book Alcoholics Anonymous. Bill Wilson proclaimed at the 1955 International AA Convention, "The early AA got its ideas of self-examination, acknowledgment of character defects, restitution for harm done, and working with others straight from the Oxford Group and directly from Sam Shoemaker."
The writings of the Reverend Sam Shoemaker, Episcopal minister, are examined in this volume in the light of their contribution to the principles of Twelve-Step recovery.