Author: Bill W
Release Date: 2011-02
This introduction to the Twelve Steps of the Alcoholics Anonymous program is offered to all alcoholic men and women whose "lives have become unmanageable" because of their powerlessness over alcohol. The purpose of this interpretation is to help members quickly work out an acceptable 24-hour schedule of A.A. living. This subject matter is founded on basic information from the book Alcoholics Anonymous. Wilder Publications is a green publisher. All of our books are printed to order. This reduces waste and helps us keep prices low while greatly reducing our impact on the environment.
Author: Joe C.
Publisher: Rebellion Dogs Publishing
Release Date: 2013-01-21
A 21st century look at addiction and recovery, Beyond Belief is the first daily reflection written for everyone, regardless of ones worldview. Over 500,000 daily reflection books are bought every year. There are specialty books for women, men, youth, newcomers, people who love addicts/alcoholics and substance or process specific addictions. Beyond Belief is the first in the genre that includes humanists, agnostics and atheist into the Twelve Step/Twelve Tradition dialogue. Drawing on philosophy, psychology, art, science, the wisdom of the rooms and existing Twelve Step and recovery literature ,Beyond Belief offers 365 one day musings with a 21st century slant at life in recovery. An index of over one hundred subjects, end notes and a bibliography offer readers extensive resources if they have a more in-depth appetite for a certain subject than offered by a one-page thought for the day. John McAndrew, MDiv of Sensible Spirituality Associates, Palm Springs CA says, "Thank you Joe for this wonderful place to start each day. No arguments about God, no belief systems to defend or attack--just a wealth of rich, thoughtful reflections." Ernest Kurtz, author of Experiencing Spirituality and Not God: A History of Alcoholics Anonymous, says, "The book is aimed at a general 12-Step readership, but it is mindful that there heretofore exists no such aids for unbelievers, freethinkers, and the unconventionally spiritual. Given that the latest Pew survey found that twenty percent of American people list their religion as 'None,' it is certainly time that the Recovery world took into consideration this population's needs. Beyond Belief addressees that need in a confident, non-aggressive way. I doubt that any believer will find anything objectionable in its pages. This believer, for one, finds much that is spiritually helpful.".
Author: Bob Anderson
Release Date: 2015-07-28
Bob Anderson's communication flows out of 44 years of living experience in recovery. Gently and repetitively, he exposes the mind-powered nature of alcoholism as he teaches about recovery. He provides personal examples to reveal both the strange and hopeless world of his old life as well as the transformation into a happily, usefully whole new life by the Twelve Step Program. Although he speaks as an alcoholic with alcoholism, he puts Twelve Step Recovery in the reach of anyone. A Mind-Powered Disease: Dispels the misconception that alcoholism is primarily an inability to control drinking. Describes how the obsessive mind functions as a mind-powered disease and compels repeat performances, which results in confusion and despair. Teaches how the application of the Twelve Step principles produces genuine recovery and true success in life through a change of character. Helps the sufferer to find true happiness, freedom and peace of mind as a way of life."
Author: Ramit Sethi
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2010-01-21
Genre: Business & Economics
I Will Teach You To Be Rich is a practical approach delivered with a non-judgemental style based on the four pillars of personal finance – banking, saving, budgeting and investing – and the wealth-building ideas of personal entrepreneurship. Witty, entertaining, wise and practical, Ramit Sethi explains how to automate your money flow - i.e. earn while sleeping, why your new best friend should be the taxman and how to beat banks and credit cards at the fee game. How do you negotiate a raise? How can you manage student loans? And can you still enjoy your daily latte and buy that iPhone? Sethi's 6-week plan shows you how: Week 1: Optimise your credit cards and learn exactly what to say to get fees waived Week 2: Set up no-fee, high-interest bank accounts that won't cost you Week 3: Open investment accounts even with a small amount of money Week 4: Figure out how much you’re spending. And then learn how to make your money go where you want it to go! Week 5: Automate your new infrastructure to make your accounts play nicely together Week 6: Why investing isn't the same as picking stocks - how to get the most out of the market with very little work.
Author: Matthew McKay
Release Date: 2010-04-15
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
By a distinguished team of authors, this workbook offers readers unprecedented access to the core skills of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), formerly available only through complicated professional books and a small handful of topical workbooks. These straightforward, step-by-step exercises will bring DBT core skills to thousands who need it....
The key principles of Alcoholics Anonymous are widely familiar as seven popular slogans: First things first. Live and let live. Easy does it. Let go and let God. One day at a time. Pass it on. Keep it simple. This inspiring book explores the deep wisdom behind these simple sayings and shows how the underlying principles relate not only to recovery but also to living happily and well in a confusing world. Mel B. and Bill P. offer a unique look at the historical, spiritual, and Twelve Step roots of the main principles of recovery. Full of practical help and support, this book gives readers a clear and useful sense of how these principles apply to the main goals of recovery: staying clean and sober, building emotional stability and maturity for successful living in sobriety, and finding the will and the way to get along with others and fulfill our full human potential.
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2013-09-03
An extraordinary reproduction of the original working manuscript of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, with an introduction and notes by a panel of celebrated AA historians. The many changes that were made in black, green, and red on each page are show. An extraordinary reproduction of the original working manuscript of Alcoholics Anonymous, with essays and notes by a panel of celebrated AA historians.The Book That Started It All offers fresh insights into the history and foundation of the revolutionary Alcoholics Anonymous program. Reproduced in this elegant gift edition with essays and notes by a panel of celebrated AA historians, the original working manuscript is the missing link in our understanding of what transpired between AA founder Bill Wilson's first draft of Alcoholics Anonymous and the first published edition. In January 1939, Wilson and other AA founders distributed 400 copies of his typescript to everyone they could think of "who might be concerned with the problem of alcoholism," to test out the program. As the loan copies were returned, suggestions for revision were considered and written out in colored pencil on one master copy that was eventually submitted for publication.The many changes made in black, green, and red on page after page are shown here in their original form, revealing the opinions, debates, and discussions that went into making the Big Book.
Publisher: Full Length History Press
Release Date: 2013-08-22
"Minneapolis record indicates that 75% are successful in A.A." - The A.A. Grapevine, August 1946 In 1942, Ed W. began teaching the "Twelve Step Study" classes that helped the Minneapolis Group achieve their 75% recovery rate. Then in 1946, he and Barry C. (The first sober A.A. in the state) published the lectures used for these classes as a book. Initially titled The Twelve Steps, it was affectionately nicknamed "the little red book." Back in print for the first time in more than 65 years, the original 1946 edition reveals firsthand how some of A.A.'s earliest members made the program their way of life. Everyone from newcomers to oldtimers will find a wealth of practical experience in this comprehensive guide to the Twelve Steps. Praise for the 1946 edition of The Little Red Book: "I have enjoyed your little book very much & know that it will prove to be of a lot of help to many." - Dr. Bob, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous From a letter to Ed W., dated December 29th, 1946 "Everybody who has read it seems to like it very much - which of course was to be expected!" - Bill W., co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous From a letter to Ed W., dated November 14th, 1946 The Little Red Book: The Original 1946 Edition is sold at cost, to carry the message to alcoholics. The publisher makes no money from the sale of this book. In order to facilitate study by the broadest possible audience, all references to Alcoholics Anonymous have been altered to correspond to the fourth edition. No other changes have been made to the original text. Don't be misled: Look for "The Original 1946 Edition" on the cover before purchasing. This is the only accurate reprint of the text as it was originally written.
Author: Danny J. Schwarzhoff
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Release Date: 2013-01-08
Here is a proposal for a unique, mindful meditation that is unlike anything you have ever encountered before. Not “Contemplative Prayer,” not "Affirmations", “Real Meditation for Real Alcoholics” goes beyond the common techniques of self-management and mind control and introduces readers to a non-religious, mindful technique that is the "missing link” to spiritual liberation. With its logical, practical, yet amazingly simple presentation, “Real Meditation for Real Alcoholics, also serves as companion piece to a set of free audio links accompanying this book. Readers are encouraged to use and freely share with others, the complimentary downloads and streaming links to a lightly "guided" narratives in the author's own voice. Front matter includes unsolicited testimonials of recovered alcoholics all over the world who have experienced dramatic life changing results immediately after beginning this meditation technique as taught and practiced by the author. Through the power of word, experience and personal example, author Danny J. Schwarzhoff introduces a revolutionary, “cradle to grave” delineation of alcoholic obsession, craving and spiritual disease, imparting an understanding of the malady that corroborates the description of the alcoholic proffered through “Alcoholics Anonymous”. In this inaugurate presentation, Schwarzhoff demystifies alcoholism and addiction, using his own experiences to hit readers in their visceral sweet spot. Even non-alcoholics will identify with the author's characterizations of the flawed, human condition presented in clear terms anyone can easily follow. Readers receive a clear illustration of the mysteriously simple dynamics of spiritual disease and spontaneous spiritual awakening along with a heavy emphasis on the daily maintenance of the awakened, conscious state through the TwelveStep style meditation provided. “Real Meditation for Real Alcoholics” convinces readers that, like the author, they too can easily access a very special spiritual skill that is unlike any they have ever seen before. It will enliven their recovery experience while still practicing the Principles they so cherish, thereby resolving any Step Eleven dilemma common to recovered and recovering alcoholics. The search for a powerful, effective daily meditation is over.
Author: Bill P.
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing
Release Date: 1998-10-16
Designed as an aid for the study of the book, Alcoholics Anonymous, The Little Red Book contains many helpful topics for discussion meetings. Drawing from the practical experience of alcoholics who found peace of mind and contented sobriety by following a way of spiritual life set forth in Alcoholics Anonymous, The Little Red Book can help members quickly develop an acceptable 24-hour schedule of A.A. living.
Based on the many past study guide formats and beginner classes for The Little Red Book and modelled after Twelve Step instruction programs offered at A.A. meetings, this new study guide provides a solid and comprehensive study structure for men and women in A.A. Twelve Step groups and for individuals studying The Little Red Book on their own. While The Little Red Book interprets the Twelve Steps, the Guide gives newcomers to A.A. the structure needed to live them.