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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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1.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... belief, any picture of the alcoholic which ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvi  
In our belief, any picture of the alcoholic which leaves out this physical factor is incomplete.


2.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... belief any scheme of combating alcoholism which ...   BB Working With Others, p.101  
In our belief any scheme of combating alcoholism which proposes to shield the sick man from temptation is doomed to failure.


3.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... belief in and dependence upon God.   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvi  
Though he could not accept all the tenets of the Oxford Groups, he was convinced of the need for moral inventory, confession of personality defects, restitution to those harmed, helpfulness to others, and the necessity of belief in and dependence upon God.


4.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... belief in ours.   BB A Vision For You, p.162  
We are greatly indebted to the doctor in attendance there, for he, although it might prejudice his own work, has told us of his belief in ours.


5.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   Belief in the power of God, plus ...   BB Bill's Story, p.13  
Belief in the power of God, plus enough willingness, honesty and humility to establish and maintain the new order of things, were the essential requirements.


6.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... belief is sure to come to you.   BB We Agnostics, p.55  
The consciousness of your belief is sure to come to you.


7.
View STEP TWO essay   Belief meant reliance, not defiance.   12&12 Step Two, p.31  
Belief meant reliance, not defiance.


8.
View STEP TWO essay   ... belief: men and women spared from alcohol's ...   12&12 Step Two, p.31  
In A.A. we saw the fruits of this belief: men and women spared from alcohol's final catastrophe.


9.
View STEP TWO essay   ... belief now.   12&12 Step Two, p.27  
I can't say upon what occasion or upon what day I came to believe in a Power greater than myself, but I certainly have that belief now.


10.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... belief that this life is a vale ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.133  
We cannot subscribe to the belief that this life is a vale of tears, though it once was just that for many of us.


11.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... belief that to satisfy our basic natural ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.71  
Nor do we enter into debate with the many who still so passionately cling to the belief that to satisfy our basic natural desires is the main object of life.


12.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... belief which practically every alcoholic has -- that ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.32  
Then he fell victim to a belief which practically every alcoholic has -- that his long period of sobriety and self-discipline had qualified him to drink as other men.


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.A. Grapevine (A.A. Preamble only).  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 Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc., or the A.A. Grapevine, Inc.  Further A.A.W.S. Inc. and the A.A. Grapevine Inc. have no objection to the use of this material in the 164 and More concordance.

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