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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 HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... courage.   BB How It Works, p.68  
The verdict of the ages is that faith means courage.


2.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... courage.   BB How It Works, p.68  
All men of faith have courage.


3.
View STEP NINE essay   ... courage, and prudence -- these are the qualities ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.83  
Good judgment, a careful sense of timing, courage, and prudence -- these are the qualities we shall need when we take Step Nine.


4.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... courage and serenity?   12&12 Step Twelve, p.112  
Can we accept poverty, sickness, loneliness, and bereavement with courage and serenity?


5.
View STEP THREE essay   ... courage and unaided will cannot do it.   12&12 Step Three, p.39  
His lone courage and unaided will cannot do it.


6.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... courage during all those years, I'll never ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.178  
How my wife kept her faith and courage during all those years, I'll never know, but she did.


7.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... courage, good nature and lack of self-consciousness ...   BB To Wives, p.115  
Your new courage, good nature and lack of self-consciousness will do wonders for you socially.


8.
View STEP THREE essay   ... courage he can muster.   12&12 Step Three, p.39  
By now, though, the chances are that he has become convinced that he has more problems than alcohol, and that some of these refuse to be solved by all the sheer personal determination and courage he can muster.


9.
View STEP NINE essay   ... courage, head straight for the person concerned, ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.85  
But if no such opportunity presents itself, at some point we will want to summon all our courage, head straight for the person concerned, and lay our cards on the table.


10.
View STEP THREE essay   ... courage to change the things I can, ...   12&12 Step Three, pp.40-41  
In all times of emotional disturbance or indecision, we can pause, ask for quiet, and in the stillness simply say: "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference. Thy will, not mine, be done."


11.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Courage to change the things we can, ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.125  
God grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, Courage to change the things we can, And wisdom to know the difference.


12.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... courage to declare each A.A. group an ...   12&12 Tradition Four, p.147  
This meant, of course, that we had been given the courage to declare each A.A. group an individual entity, strictly reliant on its own conscience as a guide to action.


13.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... courage to do battle was not there.   BB Bill's Story, p.6  
The courage to do battle was not there.


14.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... courage to flagging spirits.   BB We Agnostics, p.53  
The outlines and the promise of the New Land had brought lustre to tired eyes and fresh courage to flagging spirits.


15.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... courage to many a priest, minister, or ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.132  
He may bring new hope and new courage to many a priest, minister, or rabbi, who gives his all to minister to our troubled world.


16.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... courage to scrape an acquaintance and would ...   BB A Vision For You, p.154  
Unless he took some drinks, he might not have the courage to scrape an acquaintance and would have a lonely week-end.


17.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... courage were uncovered, and that finally, inescapably, ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.105  
He will also report that out of every season of grief or suffering, when the hand of God seemed heavy or even unjust, new lessons for living were learned, new resources of courage were uncovered, and that finally, inescapably, the conviction came that God does "move in a mysterious way His wonders to perform."


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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