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1.
View FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... Fellowship.   BB Foreword to Fourth Edition, p.xxiv  
While our literature has preserved the integrity of the A.A. message, sweeping changes in society as a whole are reflected in new customs and practices within the Fellowship.


2.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... fellowship.   BB We Agnostics, p.45  
Many times we talk to a new man and watch his hope rise as we discuss his alcoholic problems and explain our fellowship.


3.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... fellowship.   BB Working With Others, p.95  
Offer him friendship and fellowship.


4.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... Fellowship.   BB A Vision For You, p.159  
So one more was added to the Fellowship.


5.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... Fellowship.   BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.574  
The Twelve Traditions ensure the unity of the Fellowship.


6.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... Fellowship.   BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.574  
I. Final responsibility and ultimate authority for A.A. world services should always reside in the collective conscience of our whole Fellowship.


7.
View INTRODUCTION   ... Fellowship.   12&12 Introduction, p.14  
In recent years some members and friends of A.A. have asked if it would be wise to update the language, idioms, and historical references in the book to present a more contemporary image for the Fellowship.


8.
View FOREWORD   ... Fellowship.   12&12 Foreword, p.16  
Both were severe cases of alcoholism and were destined to become co-founders of the A.A. Fellowship.


9.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... Fellowship.   12&12 Tradition One, p.130  
Realization dawns that he is but a small part of a great whole; that no personal sacrifice is too great for preservation of the Fellowship.


10.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... Fellowship.   12&12 Tradition Nine, p.175  
Even our Foundation, once an independent board, is today directly accountable to our Fellowship.


11.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... fellowship.   12&12 Tradition Nine, p.175  
Though Tradition Nine at first sight seems to deal with a purely practical matter, in its actual operation it discloses a society without organization, animated only by the spirit of service -- a true fellowship.


12.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... Fellowship.   12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.180  
Throughout the world, immense and favorable publicity of every description has been the principal means of bringing alcoholics into our Fellowship.


13.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... Fellowship.   12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.183  
In it, each member becomes an active guardian of our Fellowship.


14.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... fellowship, a friendliness, and an understanding which ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.17  
But there exists among us a fellowship, a friendliness, and an understanding which is indescribably wonderful.


15.
View INTRODUCTION   ... Fellowship against any change to it.   12&12 Introduction, p.14  
However, because the book has helped so many alcoholics find recovery, there exists strong sentiment within the Fellowship against any change to it.


16.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... fellowship among us.   BB A Vision For You, p.153  
Perhaps the best way of treating you to a glimpse of your future will be to describe the growth of the fellowship among us.


17.
View FOREWORD   ... Fellowship, and it still is.   12&12 Foreword, p.17  
The book "Alcoholics Anonymous" became the basic text of the Fellowship, and it still is.


18.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... fellowship, and so will you.   BB A Vision For You, p.152  
Thus we find the fellowship, and so will you.


19.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... fellowship and sociability, the prime object was ...   BB A Vision For You, p.160  
Aside from fellowship and sociability, the prime object was to provide a time and place where new people might bring their problems.


20.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... Fellowship as it was in 1955.   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xv  
Figures given in this foreword describe the Fellowship as it was in 1955.


21.
View FOREWORD TO THIRD EDITION   ... Fellowship, at its core it remains simple ...   BB Foreword to Third Edition, p.xxii  
In spite of the great increase in the size and the span of this Fellowship, at its core it remains simple and personal.


22.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... Fellowship breaks anonymity at the public level, ...   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.171  
It is significant, now that almost no A.A. in our Fellowship breaks anonymity at the public level, that nearly all these fears have subsided.


23.
View FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... Fellowship composed largely of men (and a ...   BB Foreword to Fourth Edition, p.xxiii  
When the phrase "We are people who normally would not mix" (page 17 of this book) was written in 1939, it referred to a Fellowship composed largely of men (and a few women) with quite similar social, ethnic, and economic backgrounds.


24.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... Fellowship's confidence would be shaken.   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.165  
The moment that happened, our Fellowship's confidence would be shaken.


25.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... fellowship consists of spouses and other relatives ...   12&12 Step Twelve (Note), p.118  
Not a part of A.A., this worldwide fellowship consists of spouses and other relatives or friends of alcoholics (in A.A. or still drinking).


26.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... Fellowship couldn't hire service workers nor could ...   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.167  
But when we had declared that our Fellowship couldn't hire service workers nor could any A.A. member carry our knowledge into other fields, we were taking the counsel of fear, fear which today has been largely dispelled in the light of experience.


27.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... Fellowship ever publicly taken sides on any ...   12&12 Tradition Ten, p.176  
Nor has our Fellowship ever publicly taken sides on any question in an embattled world.


28.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... Fellowship failed entirely with his first half ...   BB Working With Others, p.96  
One of our Fellowship failed entirely with his first half dozen prospects.


29.
View INTRODUCTION   ... Fellowship's feelings that Bill's writing be retained ...   12&12 Introduction, p.14  
In fact, the 2002 General Service Conference discussed this issue and it was unanimously recommended that: "The text in the book Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, written by Bill W., remain as is, recognizing the Fellowship's feelings that Bill's writing be retained as originally published."


30.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... fellowship grow up about you, to have ...   BB Working With Others, p.89  
To watch people recover, to see them help others, to watch loneliness vanish, to see a fellowship grow up about you, to have a host of friends -- this is an experience you must not miss.


31.
View PREFACE   ... Fellowship's growth.   BB Preface, p.xi  
But the chief change was in the section of personal stories, which was expanded to reflect the Fellowship's growth.


32.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... fellowship has grown up among us of ...   BB Bill's Story, p.15  
We commenced to make many fast friends and a fellowship has grown up among us of which it is a wonderful thing to feel a part.


33.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... Fellowship; he told how his family had ...   12&12 Tradition Three, p.143  
He paid a fine tribute to the Fellowship; he told how his family had been reunited; he extolled the virtue of honesty; he recalled the joys of Twelfth Step work; and then he lowered the boom.


34.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... fellowship in Alcoholics Anonymous.   BB A Vision For You, p.152  
It is a fellowship in Alcoholics Anonymous.


35.
View FOREWORD   ... Fellowship itself.   12&12 Foreword, p.15  
A.A.'s Twelve Traditions apply to the life of the Fellowship itself.


36.
View FOREWORD   ... Fellowship itself.   12&12 Foreword, p.16  
The basic principles of A.A., as they are known today, were borrowed mainly from the fields of religion and medicine, though some ideas upon which success finally depended were the result of noting the behavior and needs of the Fellowship itself.


37.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... fellowship of Al-Anon Family Groups was formed ...   BB To Wives (Note), p.121  
(*) The fellowship of Al-Anon Family Groups was formed about thirteen years after this chapter was written.


38.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous.   BB Working With Others, p.94  
On your first visit tell him about the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous.


39.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous at his destination.   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xv  
Our earliest printing voiced the hope "that every alcoholic who journeys will find the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous at his destination.


40.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous at his destination.   BB A Vision For You, p.162  
Some day we hope that every alcoholic who journeys will find a Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous at his destination.


41.
View FOREWORD   ... Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous in unity and ...   12&12 Foreword, p.16  
How can a set of traditional principles, having no legal force at all, hold the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous in unity and effectiveness?


42.
View PREAMBLE   ... fellowship of men and women who share ...   Grapevine Preamble  
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.


43.
View FOREWORD   ... fellowship of more than one hundred thousand(*) ...   12&12 Foreword, p.15  
Alcoholics Anonymous is a worldwide fellowship of more than one hundred thousand(*) alcoholic men and women who are banded together to solve their common problems and to help fellow sufferers in recovery from that age-old, baffling malady, alcoholism.


44.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... Fellowship of the Spirit, and you will ...   BB A Vision For You, p.164  
We shall be with you in the Fellowship of the Spirit, and you will surely meet some of us as you trudge the Road of Happy Destiny.


45.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... fellowship of these men and their families.   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxv  
This has become the basis of a rapidly growing fellowship of these men and their families.


46.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... fellowship on earth which lavishes more devoted ...   12&12 Tradition One, p.129  
We believe there isn't a fellowship on earth which lavishes more devoted care upon its individual members; surely there is none which more jealously guards the individual's right to think, talk, and act as he wishes.


47.
View INTRODUCTION   ... Fellowship on how A.A. members recover, and ...   12&12 Introduction, p.14  
Bill W., who along with Dr. Bob S. founded Alcoholics Anonymous in 1935, wrote the book to share 18 years of collective experience within the Fellowship on how A.A. members recover, and how our society functions.


48.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... Fellowship or pass off the scene.   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xix  
We had to unify our Fellowship or pass off the scene.


49.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... Fellowship requires the preservation of this principle.   12&12 Tradition Five, p.150  
The very life of our Fellowship requires the preservation of this principle.


50.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... Fellowship stayed poor because it had to.   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.160  
So our Fellowship stayed poor because it had to.


51.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... Fellowship stood high in public favor and ...   12&12 Tradition Six, p.157  
His connection with A.A. would be valuable, because the Fellowship stood high in public favor and hadn't an enemy in the world.


52.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... Fellowship than professionalism.   12&12 Tradition Eight, pp.166-167  
Despite this certainty, it is nevertheless true that few subjects have been the cause of more contention within our Fellowship than professionalism.


53.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... fellowship they seek.   BB Bill's Story, p.15  
We meet frequently so that newcomers may find the fellowship they seek.


54.
View FOREWORD TO FIRST EDITION   ... Fellowship to omit his personal name, designating ...   BB Foreword to First Edition, p.xiii  
When writing or speaking publicly about alcoholism, we urge each of our Fellowship to omit his personal name, designating himself instead as "a member of Alcoholics Anonymous."


55.
View FOREWORD   ... Fellowship took its name.   12&12 Foreword, p.17  
The book was called "Alcoholics Anonymous," and from it the Fellowship took its name.


56.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... Fellowship we had, how well we understood ...   12&12 Tradition Five, p.152  
I explained what a wonderful Fellowship we had, how well we understood each other.


57.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... fellowship were of exactly that type.   BB We Agnostics, p.44  
About half our original fellowship were of exactly that type.


58.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... fellowship who, as part of their own ...   BB Working With Others, p.90  
You should be described to him as one of a fellowship who, as part of their own recovery, try to help others and who will be glad to talk to him if he cares to see you.


59.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... Fellowship will ever know.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.171  
In this prodigy of service, he was well assisted by Sister Ignatia at St. Thomas Hospital in Akron, Ohio, one of the greatest friends our Fellowship will ever know.


60.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... Fellowship will number many hundreds.(*)   BB A Vision For You, p.161  
Being a large place, we think that some day its Fellowship will number many hundreds.(*)


61.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... fellowship you crave.(*)   BB A Vision For You, p.164  
He will show you how to create the fellowship you crave.(*)


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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