The concept of 21 Steps had its basis in the author's appreciation of the 12-Step program of Alcoholics Anonymous as a Powerful instrument of spiritual growth. The quotations themselves are
from The Urantia Book, a work which has made a dramatic impact on the author's life. The Urantia Book itself has no 'program,' but the immense benefits of Alcoholics Anonymous' step-by-step method caused the author / compiler to reflect on what such a Program from The Urantia Book might resemble were it to exist. The narrative introducing each step is by the author, and the arrangement of selections is according to his conception of the book's cardinal spiritual teachings.