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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 PREFACE   ... contact A.A. were added, and the appendix ...   BB Preface, p.xi  
The second printing of the first edition added the appendix "Spiritual Experience"; in the second edition, the appendices on A.A. Tradition, the "medical view" and "religious view" of A.A., the Lasker Award and information on how to contact A.A. were added, and the appendix on the Alcoholic Foundation was discontinued.


2.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... contact as possible.   12&12 Step Twelve, pp.108-109  
In Step Eleven we saw that if a Higher Power had restored us to sanity and had enabled us to live with some peace of mind in a sorely troubled world, then such a Higher Power was worth knowing better, by as direct contact as possible.


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View STEP NINE essay   ... contact at all.   12&12 Step Nine, p.83  
There will be other cases where action ought to be deferred, and still others in which by the very nature of the situation we shall never be able to make direct personal contact at all.


4.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... contact with a Power greater than ourselves.   12&12 Step Five, p.60  
While the comment or advice of others may be by no means infallible, it is likely to be far more specific than any direct guidance we may receive while we are still so inexperienced in establishing contact with a Power greater than ourselves.


5.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... contact with God.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.96  
Prayer and meditation are our principal means of conscious contact with God.


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View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... contact with God.   12&12 Step Eleven, pp.104-105  
Almost any experienced A.A. will tell how his affairs have taken remarkable and unexpected turns for the better as he tried to improve his conscious contact with God.


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View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... contact with God as we understood Him, ...   BB How It Works, p.59  
11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.


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View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... contact with God as we understood Him, ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.96  
"Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out."


9.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... contact with God, it is not probable ...   BB Into Action, p.87  
Being still inexperienced and having just made conscious contact with God, it is not probable that we are going to be inspired at all times.


10.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... contact with God, with His grace, wisdom, ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.101  
But its object is always the same: to improve our conscious contact with God, with His grace, wisdom, and love.


11.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... contact with Him.   BB We Agnostics, p.46  
Our own conception, however inadequate, was sufficient to make the approach and to effect a contact with Him.


12.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... contact with newcomers and with each other ...   BB Working With Others, p.89  
Frequent contact with newcomers and with each other is the bright spot of our lives.


13.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... contact with or take membership in a ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.131  
Though the family has no religious connections, they may wish to make contact with or take membership in a religious body.


14.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... contact with our two larger centers.   BB A Vision For You, p.162  
Little clusters of twos and threes and fives of us have sprung up in other communities, through contact with our two larger centers.


15.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... contact with some of our alcoholic crowd?   BB To Employers, p.138  
Why not bring him into contact with some of our alcoholic crowd?


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View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... contact with some of us.   BB To Employers, p.144  
As our work spreads and our numbers increase, we hope your employees may be put in personal contact with some of us.


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View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... contact with the Oxford Groups of that ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, pp.xv-xvi  
Six months earlier, the broker had been relieved of his drink obsession by a sudden spiritual experience, following a meeting with an alcoholic friend who had been in contact with the Oxford Groups of that day.


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View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... contact with us.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.35  
On leaving the asylum he came into contact with us.


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View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... contact with you who wrote this book."   BB A Vision For You, p.164  
Still you may say: "But I will not have the benefit of contact with you who wrote this book."


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