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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 A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... church.  BB A Vision For You, pp.158-159  
They were deeply religious people, much shocked by their son's refusal to have anything to do with the church.


2.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... church.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.172  
This had the effect of making me resolve that when I was free from parental domination, I would never again darken the doors of a church.


3.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... church, a political party, even a benevolent ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.172  
Did anyone ever hear of a nation, a church, a political party, even a benevolent association that had no membership rules?


4.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... church affairs.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, pp.171-172  
My father was a professional man of recognized ability and both my father and mother were most active in church affairs.


5.
View APPENDIX V, The Religious View on AA   ... Church approves of our use of them.  BB Appendix V, The Religious View on A.A., p.572  
There is something spiritual about an art museum or a symphony, and the Catholic Church approves of our use of them.


6.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... church at random from the directory, he ...  BB A Vision For You, p.155  
Selecting a church at random from the directory, he stepped into a booth and lifted the receiver.


7.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... church, but that won't fix it.  BB A Vision For You, p.157  
He interrupted: "I used to be strong for the church, but that won't fix it.


8.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... church directory.  BB A Vision For You, p.154  
With a shiver, he turned away and walked down the lobby to the church directory.


9.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... church folk and their doings; his insistence ...  BB Bill's Story, p.10  
I could almost hear the sound of the preacher's voice as I sat, on still Sundays, way over there on the hillside; there was that proffered temperance pledge I never signed; my grandfather's good natured contempt of some church folk and their doings; his insistence that the spheres really had their music; but his denial of the preacher's right to tell him how he must listen; his fearlessness as he spoke of these things just before he died; these recollections welled up from the past.


10.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... church for the first time in many ...  BB Into Action, p.80  
He attended church for the first time in many years.


11.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... church from which he was long absent.  BB A Vision For You, p.158  
He has helped other men recover, and is a power in the church from which he was long absent.


12.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... church groups, and medical societies.  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.186  
Soon, groups began to receive requests for A.A. speakers to appear before civic organizations, church groups, and medical societies.


13.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... church journals and also make inquiries.  12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.180  
Clergymen see articles in their church journals and also make inquiries.


14.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... church member.  BB There Is A Solution, p.27  
Upon hearing this, our friend was somewhat relieved, for he reflected that, after all, he was a good church member.


15.
View APPENDIX V, The Religious View on AA   ... Church, observes editorially: "The basis of the ...  BB Appendix V, The Religious View on A.A., p.572  
The Episcopal magazine, The Living Church, observes editorially: "The basis of the technique of Alcoholics Anonymous is the truly Christian principle that a man cannot help himself except by helping others.


16.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... church school, where he became rebellious at ...  BB We Agnostics, p.56  
He attended church school, where he became rebellious at what he thought an overdose of religious education.


17.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... church, Sunday School and evening service, Monday ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.172  
From childhood through high school I was more or less forced to go to church, Sunday School and evening service, Monday night Christian Endeavor and sometimes to Wednesday evening prayer meeting.


18.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... church that means everything to me.  12&12 Tradition Five, p.153  
I belong to a great church that means everything to me.


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