"God as we understand Him vividly portrays the varieties of religious, spiritual and secular experience within the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous.  This documentary film is appropriate for persons of all faiths and no faith who have embarked on a journey of recovery.  I highly recommend it."


William L. White, Author, Slaying the Dragon: The History of Addiction Treatment and Recovery in America



“We allowed two small groups of patients here at UMATS to preview God as we understand Him… The overall response was very positive…We first asked people to rate, numerically, on a scale of 1 to 10, how much they liked the film themselves, and then how strongly they would recommend it to others…Scores on how much they liked the video themselves ranged from 7 to 10…Virtually all patients indicated that they strongly recommended showing this DVD to other patients in treatment.”


Stephen Strobbe, Clinical Director, University of Michigan Addiction Treatment Services (UMATS)





God as we understand Him is an excellent presentation of the diverse concepts of a "power greater than ourselves" recovering addicts embrace to support sobriety and health. For newly recovering addicts or those of us with years of sobriety, this unique documentary captures the range of spiritual expression found in the recovering community in a way that is refreshing, provocative and ultimately hopeful."


Reverend Bradford H. Price, Ph.D., LICDC, Clinical Director, Glenbeigh Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic affiliate



"Students often struggle with the concept of a Higher Power in the recovery process.  "God as we understand Him" illustrates how people in recovery define and use a Higher Power to reach and maintain sobriety.  This DVD is a valuable addition for the classroom."


Kathleen J. Farkas, Ph.D, LISW-S, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University



“We LOVE God as we understand Him . . . ! What a wonderful step you've taken towards helping people "get" the A.A. Program. In all the Meetings I've sat in, I think the #1 barrier to someone "getting" this Program is the "God as we understand Him" principle, and your message takes the viewer far down that all-important road. It's no exaggeration to say that your production will truly and literally save lives.”


Ken R., owner of the original manuscript of the Alcoholics Anonymous “Big Book”





I wanted to thank you and Shane for the wonderful job on the documentary. I am a recovering alcoholic/addict and a chemical dependence counselor. I work at Oriana House and I showed my aftercare group the video. They loved it. I believe it helped those who were having a problem with the 12 steps and Higher Power.

With Love and Fellowship,


Shiela Eiseman, LICDC, Oriana House, a chemical dependency treatment agency serving Northeast Ohio





“Exquisitely done.  Visually beautiful.  Totally poetic.”


Robin G.





“The film is brilliant! The interviews are fabulous and I think the way you decided to "unfold" the film is pure genius…That congruence of substance and form is beautiful…All of the interviewees were stars! Wow! They were all so genuine, earnest, and poised…You've created an incredible reality show that will make a huge impact for alcoholics and their extended families.”


Martha M.