"The time has come for change. The time has come to grow in grace. To do that, we must, in all honesty, look at our addiction and admit the effect it has on our lives, our relationship with others, and our relationship with God. We stand at a crossroad: we need a direction and a map for our journey, steps to provide us a way forward."
Episcopal priest Nancy Van Dyke Platt and Episcopal bishop Chilton Knudsen share insight and wisdom from their own experience as alcoholics in recovery and as faithful Christians on a journey. Using the Twelve Step program, they connect each step with an opportunity to depend on God's grace and guidance. The Twelve Steps are chart and compass for the journey through recovery and to God.
The Rev. Canon Nancy Van Dyke Platt is an addictions counselor and chair of the Committee on Substance Abuse in the Diocese of Maine. She has led programs and retreats on addiction in Maine, Chicago, and Florida.
The Rt. Rev. Chilton Knudsen served as the eighth Bishop of Maine from 1998 to 2008, when she retired to do short-term missionary work in Haiti and England. She served as the interim bishop in the Diocese of Lexington and currently serves as assistant bishop in the Diocese of New York.