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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 STEP THREE essay   ... final achievement is ruin.  12&12 Step Three, p.37  
Plainly enough, it is a bone-crushing juggernaut whose final achievement is ruin.


2.
View STEP TWO essay   ... final catastrophe.  12&12 Step Two, p.31  
In A.A. we saw the fruits of this belief: men and women spared from alcohol's final catastrophe.


3.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... final crushing of our self-sufficiency, that we ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.72  
It was only at the end of a long road, marked by successive defeats and humiliations, and the final crushing of our self-sufficiency, that we began to feel humility as something more than a condition of groveling despair.


4.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... final effectiveness.  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.575  
VII. The Charter and Bylaws of the General Service Board are legal instruments, empowering the trustees to manage and conduct world service affairs. The Conference Charter is not a legal document; it relies upon tradition and the A.A. purse for final effectiveness.


5.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... final end and aim of life.  12&12 Step Seven, p.71  
Instead of regarding the satisfaction of our material desires as the means by which we could live and function as human beings, we had taken these satisfactions to be the final end and aim of life.


6.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... final exams I went on a particularly ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.174  
Coming up to final exams I went on a particularly strenuous spree.


7.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... final judge.  BB How It Works, pp.69-70  
Counsel with persons is often desirable, but we let God be the final judge.


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View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... Final responsibility and ultimate authority for A.A. ...  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.


9.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... final stage with its commitment to health ...  BB To Wives, p.107  
Most of us have entered the final stage with its commitment to health resorts, sanitariums, hospitals, and jails.


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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