A vision for you, big book page 164 alcoholics anonymous. We provide this study guide based on personal experience to help those following aas 12 steps as outlined in the original big book, alcoholics anonymous aa. Alcoholics anonymous big book 4th edition softcover big book softcover, 7 x 4 12 item. The big book speaks of 25 years of sobriety and the other states he had 5 years sober. This is the blue print of the 12 step recovery programs. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to. On page 52 of the big book you can find a list of bedevilments. To show other alcoholics precisely how we have recovered is the main purpose of this book. Dec 07, 2014 this big book is the source of the original program of aa, which saw 75% of the people who tried it succeed at longterm recovery. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. Alcoholics anonymous big book 4th edition softcover. His is the fourth edition of the book alcoholics anonymous. In a speech that bill gave in fort worth about the writing of the book, he says, i suppose the book yarn really started in the living room of doc and annie smith.
Chocolate in big book alcoholics anonymous, 12 steps and. 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. Preface to the aa big book fm qual mp3 14mb chapter 1 bills story fm qual mp3 12. Most of the information comes from aaws published or other recovery oriented literature. Alcoholics anonymous is not a religious organization.
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 at this moment. We provide this study guide based on personal experience to help those following aa s 12 steps as outlined in the original big book, alcoholics anonymous aa. Whistle stop group area 64 assembly of alcoholics anonymous. Sep 30, 2008 alcoholics anonymous big book original edition perfect paperback september 30, 2008. 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. The big discrepancy in the story is the amount of sobriety this man had full text below. Bills story w ar feverran high in the new england town to which we new, young of. The story on page 123 is the one that most closely matches the story in the book. Alcoholics anonymous big book 4th edition paperback a. This website is not endorsed or approved by the general services office of alcoholics anonymous. Find only the best information about drugs or booze killing you.
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. The original 1939 edition is a must have for anyone who has a passion for the history of alcoholics anonymous. The second edition, published in 1955, reached a total of more than 1,150,500 copies. If you think he will be shy of a spiritual remedy, ask him to look at the chapter on. Alcoholics anonymous new books abookman, a book man. God will constantly disclose more to you and to us. 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. If your downloading as a cheap way to put it on your ipod or listen to the car, please buy a new comer a big book at your next meeting. Tell him you have been worried, though perhaps needlessly. Also, someone told me once the answers to all my problems are answered in the first three words on page 112 in the big book. We, of alcoholics anonymous, are more than one hundred men and women who have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body.
Copyright alcoholics anonymous world services, inc. The type of meditation that the big books talks about is more of a reflective, thinking over things, type of quiet period. Today, alcoholics anonymous has millions of members. Step 4 big book alcoholics anonymous chapter 5, pp 63. I have tried to identify all that i could find to identify for myself and other readers of the big book, alcoholics anonymous, here. For them, we hope these pages will prove so convincing that no further authentication will be necessary. When i opened it to page 112 and read those three words, i said to myself, well, better stop using it for a coaster. The big book the main 164 pages, prayers, personal stories, and more. Alcoholism12 step support page 52 big book question quoteliveinpeace. Alcoholics anonymous, 4th edition should be in italics hope this helps. Tell him some of the interesting stories you have read. Prevent damage to your big book with this vinyl book cover ft.
Though going to meetings is fine, working the precise directions in the book is the program, and nothing else can do it. Alcoholics anonymous, aa, and the big book are registered. As we all know, aa grew and developed across the world. Home read the big book and twelve steps and twelve traditions. Alcoholics anonymous big book original edition perfect paperback september 30, 2008. Videos or graphic images may not be downloaded, copied or duplicated without the express written permission of alcoholics anonymous world services, inc. Since the first edition appeared, in 1939, it has helped millions of men and women recover from alcoholism. You may find the complete text on the official web site of alcoholics anonymous on this page you can discover what this book tells about. When i am disturbed, it is because i find some person, place, thing or situation some fact of my life unacceptable.
Whether youre new to aa, or youre a seasoned veteran, this is the easiest and most useful app to aid in your recovery. T he alcoholics anonymous big book is not just the most influential self help book ever published. This is a reproduction of the 1938 original manuscript of alcoholics anonymous. Recovery book cover vinyl aa big book recoveryshop. 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. Ask him in your morning meditation what you can do each day for the man who is still sick. Big book study guide alcoholics anonymous aa bill w. More about alcoholism m ost of ushave been unwilling to admit we were real alcoholics. Alcoholics anonymous new books abookman, a book man, book. Page iii, foreword to the first edition of big book, alcoholics anonymous. Never in my wildest moments had it occurred to me that i might like to be an. Our workbook companion to alcoholics anonymous 12 steps of recovery from alcoholism and addiction is called steps by the big book. Rightly and naturally, we think well before we choose the per.
And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. The fundamental premise of alcoholics anonymous, as described in the big book, is that the individual alcoholic is powerless over alcohol and cannot recover without the help of a higher power. Pages 563 through 568 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. This is the fourth edition of the big book, the basic text for alcoholics anonymous.
I dont understand what the emoticon eating popcorn. 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. Show less the fourth edition includes twentyfour new stories that provide contemporary sharing for newcomers seeking recovery from alcoholism in aa during the early years of the 21st century. Show him your copy of this book and tell him what you have found out about alcoholism. The text of this document, original manuscript, was left just as it originally appeared in 1938. This was the version of the big book distributed to friends and colleagues of aas founders before the first edition was printed. Pankhurst started drinking again after the big book was published and died in 1954. This is the official website of the general service office g. These pages are not endorsed nor approved by alcoholics anonymous. Included is all material from inside the front cover through page 164, plus appendices i traditions and ii spiritual experience. To read a pdf version of the fourth edition of alcoholics anonymous. I graduated narrowly and took a job at a local garage. 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. The first edition appeared in april 1939, and in the following sixteen years, more than 300,000 copies went into circulation.
A vision for you, big book page 164 our book is meant to be suggestive only. Its one of the 20th centurys most significant books and early copies are treasured by numerous collectors. All references to the topics will be found in the first 164 pages of the book, alcoholics anonymous. You can search the alcoholics anonymous big book for phrases, key words, etc. Big book acceptance is the answer to all of my problems today. Download pamphlets and handouts to use in big book group sessions our workbook companion to alcoholics anonymous 12 steps of recovery from alcoholism and addiction is called steps by the big book. I feel its important for a recovering alcoholic to encounter the history of aa because they need to know where aa came from and what made and makes alcoholics anonymous tick. These are aspects of the alcoholics life and personality that are usually in effect before the alcoholic comes into aa and will continue unless the alcoholic actively works the steps each day. 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.
It is my hope that you will find this site useful to you and our friends of bill w. The little big red book limited to 4,730 individually numbered copies the same number printed of the first editionfirst printing big book affectionately known as big red. Big book personal stories part ii alcoholics anonymous. From page 417 of the big book of alcoholics anonymous and acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. This is a link to the complete 4 th edition of the aa bigbook online.
This ebook is not a product of alcoholics anonymous. Big book of alcoholics anonymous 11th step meditation. A guide to collecting alcoholics anonymous big book. Mar 18, 2012 from page 417 of the big book of alcoholics anonymous and acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. Below are copies in various formats of the big book. When i am disturbed, it is because i find some person, place, thing, situation. The free version features the full text of the big book, prayers, personal stories, podcasts, meeting finder, and more. First written in 1939, the 4th edition was published in 2001. You think he ought to know the subject better, as everyone should have a clear understanding of the risk he takes if he drinks. So if your looking for help for yourself or a loved one, please click on any of the links on this page to get help now.
This was the version of the big book distributed to friends and colleagues of aa s founders before the first edition was printed. No human power could have relieved our alcoholismgod could and would if he were sought alcoholics anonymous, 2001, p. The whytehouse is, i hope, a way to find that special phrase or saying etc. This mirrors what most western religious people in the 1930s knew about meditation and aas roots in the protestant oxford group. Aa deluxe double book cover with serenity prayer and coin. I just am unsure i understood what everything means exactly, and if i am living up to that choice. Chocolate in big book alcoholics anonymous, 12 steps and 12. Show him that as alcoholics, the writers of the book understand. Here is a pdf version of the first 164 pages found in all aa books. Nicknamed the big book by the early aa members for its thick paper and wide margins, the books history began in 1934 when bill wilson, an alcoholic stockbroker who had.
Acceptance was the answer the physician wasnt hooked, he thoughthe just prescribed drugs medically indicated for his many ailments. Perhaps it is time to create a new, wiser big book. Steps by the big book step 7 steps by the big book. The story of how many thousands of men and women have recovered from alcoholism is the guiding book for all 12 step programs. We were having trouble with personal relationships. Neither one of these actually match the story in the big book. I have provided a link in a couple of places on this page for your convenience, so you can get to the search page. Alcoholics anonymous big book 4th edition paperback. You may reproduce materials of the big book bunch, provided. With over 400 pages, the big book is filled with personal anecdotes of alcoholics and the 12 steps that pave the path to recovery. The fourth edition includes twentyfour new stories that provide contemporary sharing for newcomers seeking recovery from alcoholism in a.1303 14 749 1463 1079 823 188 85 1155 1322 324 1363 868 343 1373 1176 526 1429 919 538 1329 102 1087 5 56 1525 169 364 611 1011 199 863 567 1189 1274 647 1024 1469 305 916 684