Here is a portion of his message to the other author. It was forwarded to me by that author:
I celebrated 38 years of sobriety on the first day of the year. For many years I had stayed away from AA because of its perceived (by me) hostility to Christianity. Then, about 3 or 4 years I read a book by Dick B. on the life of Sam Shoemaker and was inspired to return to AA. When I read Dick's book I was inspired to study it and experienced a spiritual awakening. Last year I reread that book and experienced another spiritual awakening.
I think that it may be almost 20 years since I have seen you George. My memory tells me that I may have spoken at some sort of a meeting in Tampa at your invitation. Anyway, I am guessing that you are the author of "Absolutely Sober" and think that it is a classic: the very best thing that I have ever read concerning recovery!
I am now 72 years old, still happily married and connected to Hope Ministries but no longer in charge. My current passion is that I have been a Fire and Rescue Chaplain since about 2005 for a small fire and rescue department. I am contemplating a new ministry to over weight and obese fire and rescue workers nationally by way of a web site and newsletter.