The big book of alcoholics anonymous the world famous eye. Core character defects 4 study from the bottom of page 63 to the end of page 65 and then follow its instructions. To show other alcoholics precisely how we have recovered is the main purpose of this book. Learning the process of overcoming resentment literally saves the lives of people who are afflicted with the disease of alcoholism. Read the big book, page 67, last paragraph through first paragraph on page 68. The fourth edition includes twentyfour new stories that provide contemporary sharing for newcomers seeking recovery from alcoholism in a.
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. This is the fourth edition of the big book, the basic text for alcoholics anonymous. This steps by the big book workbook is for those who are willing to grow along spiritual lines 60. Whether youre new to aa, or youre a seasoned veteran, this is the easiest and most useful app to aid in your recovery. Copyright alcoholics anonymous world services, inc. Since the first edition appeared, in 1939, it has helped millions of men and women recover from alcoholism. This desire gave birth to the primary purpose group of alcoholics anonymous of dallas, texas, in january, 1988. Page 67 of the book, alcoholics anonymous, states, resentment is the number one offender. What used to be the hunch or the occasional inspira. I have provided a link in a couple of places on this page for your convenience, so you can get to the search page. Being all powerful, he provided what we needed, if we kept close to him and performed his work well. Nov 22, 2004 alcoholism12 step support page 449 3rd edition.
May 24, 2017 the big book of alcoholics anonymous is a big deal and the originals worth big bucks. Aa big book page 87 taking this book down from our shelf we turn to the page which contains the 87. When a person offended we said to ourselves, this is a sick man. This created a thirst for an even greater knowledge of the vital information contained in the big book. The whytehouse is, i hope, a way to find that special phrase or saying etc. Official web site find an aa meeting any where in the world. The 12 promises of aa begin on page 83 of the fourth edition of the big book. His is the fourth edition of the book alcoholics anonymous. Alcoholics anonymous big book audioread aloud youtube. Bedevilments in big book alcoholics anonymous, 12 steps and. Because this book has become the basic text for our society and has helped such large numbers of alcoholic men and women to recovery, there exists a sentiment. Aa the original way 12 step guide aa the original way group.
Wilson, one of the founders of alcoholics anonymous aa. The text got this name because the first edition of the book had rather thick pages, making the book even thicker than its content would suggest. Drs opinion 4th edition p xxv bills story chapter 1 p 1 16 there is a solution chapter 2 p 16 30 more about alcoholism chapter 3 p 30 43 we agnostics chapter 4 p 44 57 how it works chapter 5 p 58 71 into action continue reading big book of alcoholics anonymous. Wilsonaka bill w, cofounder of aaand first published in 1939, it lays. Some of us have tried to hold on to our old ideas and the result was nil until we let go absolutely.
More than 300,000 copies of the first edition are now in circulation. Sexual conductharm done t o others read carefully big book pages 6870. New stories have been added to the personal histories. We, of alcoholics anonymous, are more than one hundred men and women who have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body. It says in the big book on page 19, we have concluded to publish an anonymous volume setting. We asked god to help us show them the same tolerance, pity, and patience that we would cheerfully grant a sick friend. B1 alcoholics anonymous fourth edition 2001 of the big book, basic text of a.
Acceptance i know some people get really tired of the big book quotes. Alcoholics anonymous aa is an international mutual aid fellowship with the stated purpose of. Alcoholics anonymous big book kindle edition by wilson, bill, smith, dr. The second edition, published in 1955, reached a total of more than 1,150,500 copies. Skip this instruction if column one is not a person.
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. When we sincerely took such a position, all sorts of remarkable things followed. Though we did not like their symptoms and the way these disturbed us, they, like ourselves, were sick too. The big book the main 164 pages, prayers, personal stories, and more. The original manuscript of the big book is up for auction and. Notwithstanding the great necessity for discussing ourselves with someone, it may be one is so situated. This is the official website of the general service office g. 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. This is the great news this book carries to those who suffer from alcoholism.
Being convinced, we were at step three, which is that we decided to turn our will and our life over to god as we understood him. Sbbb refers to this steps by the big book workbook. Fourth step inventory these fourth step worksheets use the wording from alcoholics anonymous the big book pages 6371. This is the second edition of the book alcoholics anonymous, which made its first appearance in april 1939. Taken from alcoholics anonymous big book pages 6063.
So, to all the present and past members of this group goes thanks for their interest and participation. Before each fourth column, consider in paragraph form how have i done the things ive. A personal story on page 407 called acceptance was the answer is also wellknown among aa membership. Videos or graphic images may not be downloaded, copied or duplicated without the express written permission of alcoholics anonymous world services, inc. This ebook is not a product of alcoholics anonymous. Besides, we have stopped fighting anybody or anything. Step 4 character defects and the big book this thread is a listing of some of the character defects and where they are referred to in the big book as well as thoughts on each. 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 basic text for alcoholics anonymous.
When the word optional is used in the worksheets, it means that the big book suggests doing this but does not suggest writing anything down. 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 big books way to be rid of resentment pages 63 67 instructions. List of general service conference area web sites uscanada international general service offices alcoholics anonymous now allows you to search from their home page to find out about aa meetings in the us, canada and internationally. You can search the alcoholics anonymous big book for phrases, key words, etc. See inventory guide sheet on the next page to use as a guide while writing.
The first edition appeared in april 1939, and in the following sixteen years, more than 300,000 copies went into circulation. General service conference area web sites big book. Alcoholics anonymous big book kindle edition by wilson. Here is a pdf version of the first 164 pages found in all aa books. Prevent damage to your big book with this vinyl book cover ft. For them, we hope these pages will prove so convincing that no further authentication will be necessary. Prayers from the big book of alcoholics anonymous big book. The free version features the full text of the big book, prayers, personal stories, podcasts, meeting finder, and more.
Our goal is to study the steps as a friendly, focused group, and work them as the authors of the big book described. My sponsor suggested i type it up and put it somewhere in the house where i see it all the time. It is my hope that you will find this site useful to you and our friends of bill w. Established on such a footing we became less and less interested in ourselves, our little plans and designs. William d download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. This is a link to the complete 4 th edition of the aa bigbook online.
The story of how many thousands of men and women have recovered from alcoholism generally known as the big book because of the thickness of the paper used in the first edition is a 1939 basic text, describing how to recover from alcoholism, primarily written by william g. Before the night was over, i had started a fight with a number of collegeaged drunken fellows and returned. Informally known as the big book with its first 164 pages virtually. 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.1126 66 648 106 806 827 108 1635 1580 1254 768 766 12 1284 1657 1352 1105 784 1278 1204 712 50 834 1657 286 55 678 860 1647 1525 291 1120 1367 234 550 283 1137 871 425 29 138 183 834 1124 302 1398 1304 841 364 175 1476