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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 THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... written.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxx  
There is the manic-depressive type, who is, perhaps, the least understood by his friends, and about whom a whole chapter could be written.


2.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... written a book which we believe to ...  BB We Agnostics, p.45  
That means we have written a book which we believe to be spiritual as well as moral.


3.
View INTRODUCTION   ... written by Bill W., remain as is, ...  12&12 Introduction, p.14  
In fact, the 2002 General Service Conference discussed this issue and it was unanimously recommended that: "The text in the book Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, written by Bill W., remain as is, recognizing the Fellowship's feelings that Bill's writing be retained as originally published."


4.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   Written by co-founder Bill W. in 1962, ...  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.574  
Written by co-founder Bill W. in 1962, the Twelve Concepts for World Service provide a group of related principles to help ensure that various elements of A.A.'s service structure remain responsive and responsible to those they serve.


5.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... written down a lot.  BB How It Works, p.70  
If we have been thorough about our personal inventory, we have written down a lot.


6.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... Written in 1939.  BB A Vision For You (Note), p.161  
(*) Written in 1939.


7.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... written in 1939, a wholesale miracle has ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xv  
Since the original Foreword to this book was written in 1939, a wholesale miracle has taken place.


8.
View PREFACE   ... written in 1939 by the late Dr. ...  BB Preface, p.xi  
The section called "The Doctor's Opinion" has been kept intact, just as it was originally written in 1939 by the late Dr. William D. Silkworth, our Society's great medical benefactor.


9.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... Written in 1939. In 2016, there are ...  BB A Vision For You (Note), p.162  
(*) Written in 1939. In 2016, there are over 117,748 groups. There is A.A. activity in approximately 180 countries, with an estimated membership of over two million.


10.
View FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... written in 1939, it referred to a ...  BB Foreword to Fourth Edition, p.xxiii  
When the phrase "We are people who normally would not mix" (page 17 of this book) was written in 1939, it referred to a Fellowship composed largely of men (and a few women) with quite similar social, ethnic, and economic backgrounds.


11.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... Written in 1939, when there were few ...  BB To Wives (Note), p.104  
(*) Written in 1939, when there were few women in A.A., this chapter assumes that the alcoholic in the home is likely to be the husband. 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. A further source of help is noted on page 121.


12.
View FOREWORD   ... written in the earlier work.  12&12 Foreword, p.17  
This present volume proposes to broaden and deepen the understanding of the Twelve Steps as first written in the earlier work.


13.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... written inventory and we are prepared for ...  BB Into Action, p.75  
We have a written inventory and we are prepared for a long talk.


14.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... written, it said that "Alcoholics Anonymous needs ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.172  
When Tradition Nine was first written, it said that "Alcoholics Anonymous needs the least possible organization."


15.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... written large on the man's face as ...  BB A Vision For You, p.157  
Hopelessness was written large on the man's face as he replied, "Oh, but that's no use.


16.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... written lots of sweet promises, but my ...  BB Bill's Story, p.5  
Before then, I had written lots of sweet promises, but my wife happily observed that this time I meant business.


17.
View FOREWORD   ... written mainly for members, it is thought ...  12&12 Foreword, p.15  
Though the essays which follow were written mainly for members, it is thought by many of A.A.'s friends that these pieces might arouse interest and find application outside A.A. itself.


18.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... written pro and con, but among physicians, ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxx  
Much has been written pro and con, but among physicians, the general opinion seems to be that most chronic alcoholics are doomed.


19.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... written. Though it is entirely separate from ...  BB To Wives (Note), p.121  
(*) The fellowship of Al-Anon Family Groups was formed about thirteen years after this chapter was written. Though it is entirely separate from Alcoholics Anonymous, it uses the general principles of the A.A. program as a guide for husbands, wives, relatives, friends and others close to alcoholics. The foregoing pages (though addressed only to wives) indicate the problems such people may face. Alateen, for teen-aged children of alcoholics, is a part of Al-Anon.


20.
View PREFACE   ... written, with new titles; thirty completely new ...  BB Preface, pp.xi-xii  
"Bill's Story," "Doctor Bob's Nightmare," and one other personal history from the first edition were retained intact; three were edited and one of these was retitled; new versions of two stories were written, with new titles; thirty completely new stories were added; and the story section was divided into three parts, under the same headings that are used now.


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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