The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous is the cornerstone of the A.A. recovery program. Published in 1939, it reflects the religious, Christian roots of its founders, and strongly encourages those in the Fellowship to find God. Although A.A. does not consider itself a religious Fellowship, their emphasis on God as the required Higher Power discourages many suffering alcoholics from joining A.A. Do not be discouraged. Anyone, including atheists, agnostics, humanists and freethinkers can get sober in A.A. following the Big Book suggestions. Daily Reprieve is divided into three parts. The Preface provides some background on the author and his experience, along with information about the content of the book. The Daily Meditation section divides the basic text of the Big Book into 365 parts, followed by a secular reflective Consideration and action-based Question for each day of the year. The last section, Various Musings, contains some of the author’s personal thoughts on a variety of A.A related topics.