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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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1.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... above 150,000 recovered alcoholics.   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xv  
In that brief space, Alcoholics Anonymous has mushroomed into nearly 6,000 groups whose membership is far above 150,000 recovered alcoholics.


2.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... above all else, and be willing to ...   BB A Vision For You, p.153  
Should you wish them above all else, and be willing to make use of our experience, we are sure they will come.


3.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   Above all, he believed he had acquired ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.26  
Above all, he believed he had acquired such a profound knowledge of the inner workings of his mind and its hidden springs that relapse was unthinkable.


4.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... above all he is finally convinced that ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.119  
And above all he is finally convinced that reckless romancing is not a way of life for him.


5.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... above all he wanted to get well.   12&12 Tradition Three, p.142  
He soon proved that his was a desperate case, and that above all he wanted to get well.


6.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... above all things to regain self-control.   BB There Is A Solution, p.26  
He wished above all things to regain self-control.


7.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... above all to watch these people awaken ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
To watch the eyes of men and women open with wonder as they move from darkness into light, to see their lives quickly fill with new purpose and meaning, to see whole families reassembled, to see the alcoholic outcast received back into his community in full citizenship, and above all to watch these people awaken to the presence of a loving God in their lives -- these things are the substance of what we receive as we carry A.A.'s message to the next alcoholic.


8.
View STEP NINE essay   Above all, we should try to be ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.87  
Above all, we should try to be absolutely sure that we are not delaying because we are afraid.


9.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... above all, we tried to be sensible ...   BB How It Works, p.68  
But above all, we tried to be sensible on this question.


10.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... above average; we forgot the immense goodwill ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.121  
We forgot that most alcoholics in A.A. have an earning power considerably above average; we forgot the immense goodwill of our brother A.A.'s who were only too eager to help us to better jobs when we deserved them; we forgot the actual or potential financial insecurity of every human being in the world.


11.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... above-board chap could be so involved.   BB To Employers, p.140  
You may be at a loss to understand how such a seemingly above-board chap could be so involved.


12.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... above everything, for without recovery we would ...   BB To Employers, p.143  
We all had to place recovery above everything, for without recovery we would have lost both home and business.


13.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   Above everything, we alcoholics must be rid ...   BB How It Works, p.62  
Above everything, we alcoholics must be rid of this selfishness.


14.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... above selfishness or dishonesty.   BB To Wives, p.116  
We wives found that, like everybody else, we were afflicted with pride, self-pity, vanity and all the things which go to make up the self-centered person; and we were not above selfishness or dishonesty.


15.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... above the average.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.171  
The general moral standard was, as I recall it, far above the average.


16.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... above the average in intelligence.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.172  
Both father and mother were considerably above the average in intelligence.


17.
View STEP TWO essay   ... above the rest of the folks on ...   12&12 Step Two, p.29  
Secretly, we felt we could float above the rest of the folks on our brainpower alone.


18.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... above their problems.   BB We Agnostics, p.55  
Yet we had been seeing another kind of flight, a spiritual liberation from this world, people who rose above their problems.


19.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... above water.   BB Into Action, p.79  
He had commenced our way of life, had secured a position, and was getting his head above water.


20.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... above worldly considerations.   BB The Family Afterward, p.128  
He may demand that the family find God in a hurry, or exhibit amazing indifference to them and say he is above worldly considerations.


The 164 and More™ Book, eBook, and Web Site are all CONCORDANCES which display passages from the Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, and the A.A. Grapevine (A.A. Preamble only).  Sorting and rendering passages in the proprietary format of the 164 and More concordance does not in any way imply affiliation with or endorsement by either Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc., or the A.A. Grapevine, Inc.  Further A.A.W.S. Inc. and the A.A. Grapevine Inc. have no objection to the use of this material in the 164 and More concordance.

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