Alcoholics anonymous, 4th edition, into action, pg. Alcoholics anonymous big book audioread aloud youtube. Big book acceptance is the answer to all of my problems today. The fourth edition includes twentyfour new stories that provide contemporary sharing for newcomers seeking recovery from alcoholism in a. Aa coins aa big book covers alanon book covers na book covers na coins recovery gifts. How it works from pages 5860 of the big book of alcoholics anonymous rarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed our path. These are posted as an aid to the blind, those who have difficulty reading or who are remote from meetings either in prison or in hard to reach places. Home read the big book and twelve steps and twelve traditions alcoholics anonymous alcoholics anonymous this is the fourth edition of the big book. The big discrepancy in the story is the amount of sobriety this man had full text below. Those who do not recover are people who cannot or will not completely give themselves to this simple program, usually men and women who are constitutionally incapable of being honest with themselves. I am always amused how often alcoholics, frequently sober for many years, are unaware of the actual title of the book they are living their life in accordance with. Tell him you have been worried, though perhaps needlessly.
The big book speaks of 25 years of sobriety and the other states he had 5 years sober. Interior very good pages of book are clean and marking free, with only writing being previous owners name to first blank page and inside back cover board. Aa speaker turn our will and our lives over to the care of god new 20 duration. Ideal for those who find difficulty reading, an audio version of the big book in mp3 format. The most comprehensive list of 12step meetings in minnesota. Recovery book cover vinyl aa big book recoveryshop. Read the big book and twelve steps and twelve traditions. Aa meetings, na meetings, rogers, mn and other 12step fellowship meetings around the world. Pity in big book alcoholics anonymous, 12 steps and 12 traditions. New stories have been added to the personal histories. Prevent damage to your big book with this vinyl book cover ft. It is both a history of the formative years of alcoholics anonymous, as well as the bittersweet tale of the troubled man bill w. Since the first edition appeared, in 1939, it has helped millions of men and women recover from alcoholism.
No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others. From page 70 in the big book, we can also write a general conduct ideal. Aa, alcoholics anonymous, has but one solution for the deadly disease of alcoholism. All sections of this country and many of its occupations are represented. The big book and the steps of aa have solved my problem with. Alcoholics anonymous new books abookman, a book man, book. That feeling of uselessness and selfpity will disappear. It is the basic text of the fellowship of alcoholics anonymous, and has helped large numbers of alcoholic men and women, young and old, recover as of december 2009, 30,664,881 copies of the big book have been sold or otherwise distributed source aa gso ny. Mar 18, 2012 from page 417 of the big book of alcoholics anonymous and acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. God will constantly disclose more to you and to us.
We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. Copyright alcoholics anonymous world services, inc. Convincing testimony must surely come from medical men who have had experience with the sufferings of our members and have witnessed our return to health. Its main object is to enable you to find a power greater than yourself which will solve your problem. Chapter 3 more about alcoholism m ost of ushave been unwilling to admit we were real alcoholics.
When i am disturbed, it is because i find some person, place, thing, or situationsome fact of my life unacceptable to me, and i can find no serenity until i accept that person, place, thing, or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment. To overcome and survive the disease and live happy, joyous and free, we must study and learn what the solution is and what we have to do to obtain it. Since we treat sex like any other problem, we can apply the same approach we took there to our general conduct as well. The original working manuscript is the missing link between bill wilsons first draft of alcoholics anonymous and the first edition. We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace. This is the fourth edition of the big book, the basic text for alcoholics anonymous. When i am disturbed, it is because i find some person, place, thing, or situation some fact of my life unacceptable to me, and i can find no serenity until i accept that person, place, thing, or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be. We have to list the people we have hurt what well be working on in steps 8 and 9. The answers will come, if your own house is in order. Alcoholics anonymous also known as the big book in recovery circles sets forth cornerstone concepts of recovery from alcoholism and tells the stories of men and women who have overcome the disease. The doctors opinion w e ofalcoholics anonymous believe that the reader will be interested in the medical esti mate of the plan of recovery described in this book. To read a pdf version of the fourth edition of alcoholics anonymous click here. A guide to collecting alcoholics anonymous big book.
Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. Page 45, alcoholics anonymous, 1st edition please note the singular form of the word. The story on page 123 is the one that most closely matches the story in the book. We have been trying to get a new attitude, a new relationship with our creator, and to discover the obstacles in our path.
Big book study guide alcoholics anonymous aa bill w. From pages 8384 of the big book of alcoholics anonymous if we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are halfway through. A vision for you, big book page 164 our book is meant to be suggestive only. Show him you have confidence in his power to stop or moderate. Aa meetings, na meetings, coon rapids, mn and other 12step fellowship meetings around the world. When i am disturbed, it is because i find some person, place, thing or situation some fact of my life.
With the publication of the big book in april, 1939, followed by jack alexanders article in the saturday evening post in march, 1941, which gave alcoholics anonymous a most enthusiastic endorsement, a. Step 4 big book alcoholics anonymous chapter 5, pp 63. Dr bob and the good oldtimers by aa a book that looks at the development of aa via dr bob smith and his ohio meetings. If you have a drinking problem, we hope that you may pause in reading. The big book says we are all friends sharing our experience strength and hope and there are clear responsibilities outlined on page 97 for being a friend in aa. We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness.
B1 alcoholics anonymous fourth edition 2001 of the big book, basic text of a. 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. Neither one of these actually match the story in the big book. Alcoholics anonymous first edition second printings for sale. As a matter of fact, the word sponsor does not come up in the big book until page 220, and that sponsor never got sober, dying as a drunk. You think he ought to know the subject better, as everyone should have a clear understanding of the risk he takes if he drinks too much. A vision for you 155 this refers to bills first visit with dr. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. Those who do not recover are people who cannot or will not completely give themselves to this simple program, usually men and women who are constitutionally incapable of be ing honest with. 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. Ask him in your morning meditation what you can do each day for the man who is still sick. How it works taken from alcoholics anonymous big book pages 6063 being convinced, we were at step three, which is that we decided to turn our will an how it works big book pgs. Whatever in big book alcoholics anonymous, 12 steps and 12.356 676 38 1469 96 158 183 258 137 1260 1586 831 1305 778 415 383 667 940 1157 715 317 664 921 495 61 407 1271 937 4 1448 170 167 1001 265 489