Author: Bill W.
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
Release Date: 2019-03-20
Many thousands have benefited from "The Big Book" and its simple but profound explanation of the doctrines behind Alcoholics Anonymous, which was founded in 1935 by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith. This original 1939 edition outlines the famous 12 steps, and offers counsel for those who wish to join the program but doubt the existence of a higher power. It also contains encouraging personal stories, in which AA members relate their experiences with alcohol and how they found the path to sobriety. "The Big Book" has gone through numerous editions and remains the most widely used resource for recovering alcoholics. Only this original 1939 edition includes all 29 stories of the program's pioneers, which share the details of their full journey, including initial recovery, sometimes followed by relapse and eventual success. This edition also features the key to the solution claimed by Bill Wilson: a vital spiritual experience that allows followers to rediscover, or discover, God. This realistic portrayal of the program as offered by its founders has been lost in subsequent editions of the work, and is presented here to serve as a reminder that success comes in many forms.
Author: Anonymous Member of A. a.
Release Date: 2011-04
The EZ Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous is a page-by-page translation of the original Alcoholics Anonymous published by AA founder Bill Wilson in the 1930s. It is intended to carry the AA message to modern readers who find the original Big Book hard to digest for any reason. The language is gender-neutral, and references to spirituality are more inclusive. The book shows you how to: Quit drinking Find a personal Higher Power Livei n the now Face problems fearlessly Discover the real you Make great friends in AA Advance Reviews The anonymous author of this work has taken a bold step by updating the language of the original Big Book, which has barely changed since its introduction in 1939. John Elm, PhD, AA member Finally, a version of the Big Book has arrived that's as inclusive as the program itself. The language does not assume the reader is male or Christian. Jules Cardello, LMSW, Social Worker The simple, direct writing makes the message of the Big Book much easier to understand without any loss of meaning. Anonymous AA Member
Author: Bill Wilson
Release Date: 2013-05-22
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. Membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. A.A. Is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety. Features: Original First & Second Edition Forwards Doctor's Opinion Main 164 Pages Spiritual Experience 40+ First and Second Edition Stories Main 164 pages include page numbers regardless of font size or page flow.
Author: An Anonymous Member of A.A.
Release Date: 2011-04-06
The EZ Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous is a page-by-page “translation” of the original Alcoholics Anonymous published by AA founder Bill Wilson in the 1930s. It is intended to carry the AA message to modern readers who find the original Big Book hard to digest for any reason. The language is gender-neutral, and references to spirituality are more inclusive. The book shows you how to: Quit drinking Find a personal Higher Power Livei n the now Face problems fearlessly Discover the real “you” Make great friends in AA Advance Reviews The anonymous author of this work has taken a bold step by updating the language of the original Big Book, which has barely changed since its introduction in 1939. –John Elm, PhD, AA member Finally, a version of the ‘Big Book has arrived that’s as inclusive as the program itself. The language does not assume the reader is male or Christian. –Jules Cardello, LMSW, Social Worker The simple, direct writing makes the message of the Big Book much easier to understand without any loss of meaning. –Anonymous AA Member
This is a comprehensive study of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous with hundreds of questions asked and answered. A rich resourse to learn and understand alcholism and also a study of the 12 Steps. Can be used by for groups, for Sponsors and as a stand alone. These Chapters are covered: The Doctor's Opinion, Bill's Story, How it Works, There is a Solution, More About Alcoholism, We Agnostics, Into Action, Working With Others and A Vision For You.
Author: Aaron C.
Release Date: 2017-08-20
The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous and Twelve Step Programs across the world have helped millions of people recover from addictions. This study guide focuses on DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE.The introduction delves into what the solution is for alcoholics and drug addicts by examining the chapter out of the Big Book of A.A, Doctor Bob's Nightmare. Chapter Two is "Doctor Bob's Nightmare" from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. Chapter Three breaks down the history of The Big book of A.A. Chapter Four illustrates the main points. Chapter Five is a Study Guide. Chapter Six is Study Guide Two and offers some of the Twelve Steps that apply. Chapter Seven offers the readers even more solutions to apply by finding or starting meetings of their own.This book can be used in Drug and Alcohol Treatment centers, Institutions, Twelve Step Group Meetings and for those seeking to recover from addiction from home.
Author: Dick B
Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.
Release Date: 2011-07-26
Early Alcoholics Anonymous claimed a 75% success rate among "seemingly-hopeless," "medically-incurable" alcoholics who thoroughly followed the original Akron A.A. "Christian fellowship" program Bill W. and Dr. Bob developed beginning in the summer of 1935. That very simple program was founded on basic ideas from the Bible. This book takes you through the Bible on the principal points AAs studied.
Publisher: AA World Services
Release Date: 2002-02-10
Alcoholics Anonymous sets forth cornerstone concepts of recovery from alcoholism and tells the stories of men and women who have overcome the disease. The fourth edition includes twenty-four new stories that provide contemporary sharing for newcomers seeking recovery from alcoholism in A.A. during the early years of the 21st century. Sixteen stories are retained from the third edition, including the "Pioneers of A.A." section, which helps the reader remain linked to A.A.'s historic roots, and shows how early members applied this simple but profound program that helps alcoholics get sober today. Approximately 21 million copies of the first three editions of "Alcoholics Anonymous" have been distributed. It is expected that the new fourth edition will play its part in passing on A.A.'s basic message of recovery. This fourth edition has been approved by the General Service Conference of Alcoholics Anonymous, in the hope that many more may be led toward recovery by reading its explanation of the A.A. program and its varied examples of personal experiences which demonstrate that the A.A. program works.
Author: Dick B.
Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.
Release Date: 2012-12-20
Pioneer Stories in Alcoholics Anonymous: God's Role in Recovery Confirmed! by Dick B. and Ken B. presents many quotations from the 29 personal stories included in the first edition of Alcoholics Anonymous. Those stories by many of A.A.'s pioneers testify to roles played by God, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Bible in early A.A.'s astonishing successes with "medically-incurable" alcoholics.
Author: Herb K.
Publisher: Capizon Pub
Release Date: 2004
For members of any twelve-step fellowship, this book provides a simple and clear guide to the instructions for working the steps as outlined in A.A.'s Big Book. It reveals, in easy to understand language, the process for working each step, so that the reader can experience the Twelfth Step promise of a spiritual awakening.