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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 THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... sufficient force the memory of the suffering ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.24  
We are unable, at certain times, to bring into our consciousness with sufficient force the memory of the suffering and humiliation of even a week or a month ago.


2.
View STEP TWO essay   ... sufficient man or woman.   12&12 Step Two, p.29  
Now we come to another kind of problem: the intellectually self-sufficient man or woman.


3.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... sufficient operating funds and reserve be its ...   BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.575  
XII. The Conference shall observe the spirit of A.A. tradition, taking care that it never becomes the seat of perilous wealth or power; that sufficient operating funds and reserve be its prudent financial principle; that it place none of its members in a position of unqualified authority over others; that it reach all important decisions by discussion, vote, and, whenever possible, by substantial unanimity; that its actions never be personally punitive nor an incitement to public controversy; that it never perform acts of government, and that, like the Society it serves, it will always remain democratic in thought and action.


4.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... sufficient substitute?"   BB A Vision For You, p.152  
Have you a sufficient substitute?"


5.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... sufficient; they failed utterly.   BB We Agnostics, p.45  
Our human resources, as marshalled by the will, were not sufficient; they failed utterly.


6.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... sufficient to bring about recovery from alcoholism ...   BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.567  
The terms "spiritual experience" and "spiritual awakening" are used many times in this book which, upon careful reading, shows that the personality change sufficient to bring about recovery from alcoholism has manifested itself among us in many different forms.


7.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... sufficient to convince the membership that a ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvii  
By late 1937, the number of members having substantial sobriety time behind them was sufficient to convince the membership that a new light had entered the dark world of the alcoholic.


8.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... sufficient to make the approach and to ...   BB We Agnostics, p.46  
Our own conception, however inadequate, was sufficient to make the approach and to effect a contact with Him.


9.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... sufficient to overcome alcoholism, many of us ...   BB We Agnostics, p.44  
If a mere code of morals or a better philosophy of life were sufficient to overcome alcoholism, many of us would have recovered long ago.


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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