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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 THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... convince anyone that there is only one ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.28  
We have no desire to convince anyone that there is only one way by which faith can be acquired.


2.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... convince ourselves it isn't so.  BB We Agnostics, p.49  
When, however, the perfectly logical assumption is suggested that underneath the material world and life as we see it, there is an All Powerful, Guiding, Creative Intelligence, right there our perverse streak comes to the surface and we laboriously set out to convince ourselves it isn't so.


3.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... convince the agent that he really needed ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.171  
No beer or liquor was sold in the neighborhood, except at the State liquor agency where perhaps one might procure a pint if he could convince the agent that he really needed it.


4.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... convince the membership that a new light ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvii  
By late 1937, the number of members having substantial sobriety time behind them was sufficient to convince the membership that a new light had entered the dark world of the alcoholic.


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View INTO ACTION chapter   ... convince them more than our words.  BB Into Action, p.83  
Our behavior will convince them more than our words.


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View STEP NINE essay   ... convince those about us that we are ...  12&12 Step Nine, p.85  
As soon as we begin to feel confident in our new way of life and have begun, by our behavior and example, to convince those about us that we are indeed changing for the better, it is usually safe to talk in complete frankness with those who have been seriously affected, even those who may be only a little or not at all aware of what we have done to them.


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View TO WIVES chapter   ... convince you and your doctor that he ...  BB To Wives, p.114  
If he is already committed to an institution, but can convince you and your doctor that he means business, give him a chance to try our method, unless the doctor thinks his mental condition too abnormal or dangerous.


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View TO WIVES chapter   ... convince your husband he wants to stop ...  BB To Wives, p.116  
It may convince your husband he wants to stop drinking forever.


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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