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It's more than a book. It's a way of life. Alcoholics Anonymous
-- or the Big Book -- has served as a lifeline to
millions worldwide. First published in 1939, Alcoholics
Anonymous sets forth cornerstone concepts of recovery from
alcoholism and tells the stories of men and women who have
overcome the disease. With publication of the second edition in
1955, the third edition in 1976, and now the fourth edition in
2001, the essential recovery text has remained unchanged while
personal stories have been added to reflect the growing and
diverse fellowship. The long-awaited fourth edition features 24
new personal stories of recovery. Key features and benefits ·the
most widely used resource for millions of individuals in
recovery ·contains full, original text describing AA program
·updated with 24 new personal stories.
As Bill Sees It: The AA Way of Life
Bill W.: My First 40 Years
I was born, to be exact, in a hotel then known as
I was born, perhaps rightly, in a room just back of the old bar.
It was the beginning of a life that would change the lives of millions.
Told here for the first time in his own words is the story of the man who
would come to be known as Bill W. -- a man who, for his part in founding the
fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous, would be celebrated as one of the
important figures of the twentieth century.
The terrifying darkness had become complete. In
agony of spirit, I again thought of the cancer of alcoholism which had now
consumed me in mind and spirit, and soon the body. But what of the Great
Physician? For a brief moment, I suppose, the last trace of my obstinacy
was crushed out as the abyss yawned.
I remember saying to myself, "I'll do anything, anything
at all. If there be a Great Physician, I'll call on him." Then,
with neither faith nor hope I cried out, "If there be a God, let
him show himself.
- Came to Believe
- Living Sober
Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions
This classic book, used by A.A. members and groups around the
world, lays out the principles by which A.A. members recover and
by which the fellowship functions. The basic text clarifies the
Steps which constitute the A.A. way of life and the Traditions,
by which A.A. maintains its unity.
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