Polk court official tells people how to interpret ‘The Big Book.’

If the Bible is the world’s most read book, what’s No. 2?

Richard Rhodes of Mulberry suspects it is “Alcoholics Anonymous,” the manifesto of the organization of the same name. First published in 1939, the so-called Big Book provides the basis for the 12-step process used in addiction treatment programs throughout the world. Rhodes, a clinical coordinator with the Polk County Drug Court in Bartow, considers the Big Book an invaluable resource that deserves to be even more widely read. That’s why he wrote, “A Counselor Looks at the Big Book,” published this month by Millennial Mind Publishing.