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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 WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... given.   BB Working With Others, p.90  
Here no specific rule can be given.


2.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... given.   12&12 Step Four, p.42  
So these desires -- for the sex relation, for material and emotional security, and for companionship -- are perfectly necessary and right, and surely God-given.


3.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... given.   12&12 Step Four, p.48  
Often these personalities are just as sharply defined as the examples given.


4.
View STEP THREE essay   ... given a determined and persistent trial.   12&12 Step Three, p.40  
Then it is explained that other Steps of the A.A. program can be practiced with success only when Step Three is given a determined and persistent trial.


5.
View STEP SIX essay   ... given a long-term meaning.   12&12 Step Six, p.69  
That word, in the mind of a rationalizing alcoholic, could certainly be given a long-term meaning.


6.
View APPENDIX V, The Religious View on AA   ... given A.A. their blessing.   BB Appendix V, The Religious View on A.A., p.572  
Clergymen of practically every denomination have given A.A. their blessing.


7.
View APPENDIX IV, The Lasker Award   ... given Alcoholics Anonymous.   BB Appendix IV, The Lasker Award, p.571  
In 1951 the Lasker Award was given Alcoholics Anonymous.


8.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... given an opportunity to get well.   BB To Employers, p.147  
They often jeopardize their own positions by trying to help serious drinkers who should have been fired long ago, or else given an opportunity to get well.


9.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... given and therefore good, neither to be ...   BB How It Works, p.69  
We remembered always that our sex powers were God-given and therefore good, neither to be used lightly or selfishly nor to be despised and loathed.


10.
View APPENDIX V, The Religious View on AA   ... given by John D. Rockefeller Jr. to ...   BB Appendix V, The Religious View on A.A., p.572  
Speaking at a dinner given by John D. Rockefeller Jr. to introduce Alcoholics Anonymous to some of his friends, Dr. Harry Emerson Fosdick remarked:


11.
View FOREWORD   ... given by magazines and newspapers throughout the ...   12&12 Foreword, p.17  
In the next years alcoholics flocked to A.A. by tens of thousands, largely as the result of excellent and continuous publicity freely given by magazines and newspapers throughout the world.


12.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... given five thousand dollars to do with ...   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.161  
One A.A. group was given five thousand dollars to do with what it would.


13.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... given for his family also.   BB Working With Others, p.90  
This advice is given for his family also.


14.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... given help is the very thing which ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.124  
Showing others who suffer how we were given help is the very thing which makes life seem so worth while to us now.


15.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... given here may be adapted to help ...   BB To Wives (Note), p.104  
But many of the suggestions given here may be adapted to help the person who lives with a woman alcoholic -- whether she is still drinking or is recovering in A.A.


16.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... given him.   12&12 Tradition Two, pp.132-133  
Alone now, he reflects that he may not be able to stay sober, or even alive, unless he passes on to other alcoholics what was so freely given him.


17.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... given in this foreword describe the Fellowship ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xv  
Figures given in this foreword describe the Fellowship as it was in 1955.


18.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... given instincts.   12&12 Step Four, p.49  
Pride lures us into making demands upon ourselves or upon others which cannot be met without perverting or misusing our God-given instincts.


19.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... given me.   BB Bill's Story, p.14  
While I lay in the hospital the thought came that there were thousands of hopeless alcoholics who might be glad to have what had been so freely given me.


20.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... given me a special token of appreciation?   BB Bill's Story, p.1  
I fancied myself a leader, for had not the men of my battery given me a special token of appreciation?


21.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... given offense.   12&12 Step Eight, p.81  
Having carefully surveyed this whole area of human relations, and having decided exactly what personality traits in us injured and disturbed others, we can now commence to ransack memory for the people to whom we have given offense.


22.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... given our emotions violent twists which have ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.80  
At the time of these occurrences, they may actually have given our emotions violent twists which have since discolored our personalities and altered our lives for the worse.


23.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... given purpose and direction to millions.   BB We Agnostics, p.49  
We have learned that whatever the human frailties of various faiths may be, those faiths have given purpose and direction to millions.


24.
View STEP NINE essay   ... given set of conditions.   12&12 Step Nine, p.87  
But all of them do require a complete willingness to make amends as fast and as far as may be possible in a given set of conditions.


25.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... given showing how we recovered.   BB There Is A Solution, p.29  
Further on, clear-cut directions are given showing how we recovered.


26.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... given strength and direction to do the ...   BB Into Action, p.79  
Reminding ourselves that we have decided to go to any lengths to find a spiritual experience, we ask that we be given strength and direction to do the right thing, no matter what the personal consequences may be.


27.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... given surely brings a full return, the ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.124  
Service, gladly rendered, obligations squarely met, troubles well accepted or solved with God's help, the knowledge that at home or in the world outside we are partners in a common effort, the well-understood fact that in God's sight all human beings are important, the proof that love freely given surely brings a full return, the certainty that we are no longer isolated and alone in self-constructed prisons, the surety that we need no longer be square pegs in round holes but can fit and belong in God's scheme of things -- these are the permanent and legitimate satisfactions of right living for which no amount of pomp and circumstance, no heap of material possessions, could possibly be substitutes.


28.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... given the courage to declare each A.A. ...   12&12 Tradition Four, p.147  
This meant, of course, that we had been given the courage to declare each A.A. group an individual entity, strictly reliant on its own conscience as a guide to action.


29.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... given the grace by which we may ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.102  
We ask simply that throughout the day God place in us the best understanding of His will that we can have for that day, and that we be given the grace by which we may carry it out.


30.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... given the power to help others.   BB The Family Afterward, p.132  
We have recovered, and have been given the power to help others.


31.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... given the power to reason, to examine ...   BB We Agnostics, p.53  
It is not by chance we were given the power to reason, to examine the evidence of our senses, and to draw conclusions.


32.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... given their needs.   BB The Family Afterward, p.131  
New acquaintances who know nothing of alcoholism might be made and thoughtful considerations given their needs.


33.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... given them up.   BB To Wives, p.113  
Everybody had given them up.


34.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... given these doctors a fair break.   BB Into Action, p.73  
We know but few instances where we have given these doctors a fair break.


35.
View STEP TWO essay   ... given to any other human being without ...   12&12 Step Two, p.32  
In no deep or meaningful sense had we ever taken stock of ourselves, made amends to those we had harmed, or freely given to any other human being without any demand for reward.


36.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... given to those ever-urgent questions, "How can ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.561  
The "12 Traditions" of Alcoholics Anonymous are, we A.A.'s believe, the best answers that our experience has yet given to those ever-urgent questions, "How can A.A. best function?" and, "How can A.A. best stay whole and so survive?"


37.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... given us?   BB There Is A Solution, p.19  
How then shall we present that which has been so freely given us?


38.
View STEP TWO essay   ... given us certain values.   12&12 Step Two, pp.28-29  
Of course, we were glad that good home and religious training had given us certain values.


39.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... given us or, if you prefer, "a ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.28  
A new life has been given us or, if you prefer, "a design for living" that really works.


40.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... given us, we felt it perfectly natural ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.123  
And considering the rough deal life had given us, we felt it perfectly natural that we were sensitive.


41.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... given us without any thought or effort ...   BB Into Action, p.85  
We will see that our new attitude toward liquor has been given us without any thought or effort on our part.


42.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... given whatever we need to take care ...   BB Into Action, p.87  
We usually conclude the period of meditation with a prayer that we be shown all through the day what our next step is to be, that we be given whatever we need to take care of such problems.


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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