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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 BILL'S STORY chapter   ... friend.   BB Bill's Story, p.12  
Upon a foundation of complete willingness I might build what I saw in my friend.


2.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... friend.   BB We Agnostics, p.55  
We finally saw that faith in some kind of God was a part of our make-up, just as much as the feeling we have for a friend.


3.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... friend.   BB How It Works, p.67  
We asked God to help us show them the same tolerance, pity, and patience that we would cheerfully grant a sick friend.


4.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... friend.   BB Into Action, p.74  
If we cannot or would rather not do this, we search our acquaintance for a close-mouthed, understanding friend.


5.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... friend.   BB Working With Others, p.94  
If your talk has been sane, quiet and full of human understanding, you have perhaps made a friend.


6.
View STEP THREE essay   ... friend.   12&12 Step Three, p.39  
At first that "somebody" is likely to be his closest A.A. friend.


7.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... friend admitting he has many, if not ...   BB Working With Others, p.92  
You will soon have your friend admitting he has many, if not all, of the traits of the alcoholic.


8.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... friend among friends, to be a worker ...   12&12 Step Four, p.53  
We have not once sought to be one in a family, to be a friend among friends, to be a worker among workers, to be a useful member of society.


9.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... friend and newcomer.   12&12 Tradition Two, p.132  
This, too, is a puzzler for every friend and newcomer.


10.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... friend ask him if he wants to ...   BB Working With Others, p.90  
Then let his family or a friend ask him if he wants to quit for good and if he would go to any extreme to do so.


11.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... friend asked if he might come over.   BB Bill's Story, p.8  
The cheery voice of an old school friend asked if he might come over.


12.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... friend, but we find it much more ...   BB Into Action, p.77  
It is harder to go to an enemy than to a friend, but we find it much more beneficial to us.


13.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... friend's cornerstone fixed in place.   BB We Agnostics, p.56  
Thus was our friend's cornerstone fixed in place.


14.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... friend drinking their morning coffee.   12&12 Tradition Three, p.144  
Daylight found the master of the house and another friend drinking their morning coffee.


15.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... friend's face warmed my heart.   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.162  
The intense relief on my friend's face warmed my heart.


16.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... friend felt as though the gates of ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.27  
Our friend felt as though the gates of hell had closed on him with a clang.


17.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... friend found himself when he had the ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.28  
Here was the terrible dilemma in which our friend found himself when he had the extraordinary experience, which as we have already told you, made him a free man.


18.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... friend's gorge rose as he bitterly cried ...   BB We Agnostics, p.56  
Our friend's gorge rose as he bitterly cried out: "If there is a God, He certainly hasn't done anything for me!"


19.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... friend had emphasized the absolute necessity of ...   BB Bill's Story, p.14  
My friend had emphasized the absolute necessity of demonstrating these principles in all my affairs.


20.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... friend had said it all.   12&12 Tradition Six, p.159  
Concerning endorsements, our friend had said it all.


21.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... friend had to let me go.   BB Bill's Story, p.4  
But drinking caught up with me again and my generous friend had to let me go.


22.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... friend had with his doctor.   BB There Is A Solution, p.27  
Let us tell you the rest of the conversation our friend had with his doctor.


23.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... friend have on the ball?   BB A Vision For You, p.163  
So he inquired, what did our friend have on the ball?


24.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... friend's house, in a town near home.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.179  
I remember nothing from then on until I woke up at a friend's house, in a town near home.


25.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... friend in Montreal.   BB Bill's Story, p.4  
Next morning I telephoned a friend in Montreal.


26.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... friend is like a boy whistling in ...   BB A Vision For You, p.152  
We know our friend is like a boy whistling in the dark to keep up his spirits.


27.
View STEP THREE essay   ... friend is still victimized by remorse and ...   12&12 Step Three, p.39  
Our friend is still victimized by remorse and guilt when he thinks of yesterday.


28.
View STEP THREE essay   ... friend's life is still unmanageable even though ...   12&12 Step Three, p.39  
Of course the sponsor points out that our friend's life is still unmanageable even though he is sober, that after all, only a bare start on A.A.'s program has been made.


29.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... friend never took the first drink, thereby ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.23  
These observations would be academic and pointless if our friend never took the first drink, thereby setting the terrible cycle in motion.


30.
View APPENDIX V, The Religious View on AA   ... friend of A.A., died in the spring ...   BB Appendix V, The Religious View on A.A., p.572  
(*) Father Ed, an early and wonderful friend of A.A., died in the spring of 1960.


31.
View APPENDIX VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A.   ... friend of an alcoholic who shows no ...   BB Appendix VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A., p.573  
Should you be the relative or friend of an alcoholic who shows no immediate interest in A.A., it is suggested that you write the Al-Anon Family Groups, Inc., 1600 Corporate Landing Parkway, Virginia Beach, VA 23456, USA.


32.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... friend of hers who might help me.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.179  
About this time a lady called up my wife one Saturday afternoon saying she wanted me to come over that evening to meet a friend of hers who might help me.


33.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... friend of mine.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.173  
This went from bad to worse until sophomore spring when, after a prolonged period of drinking, I made up my mind that I could not complete my course, so I packed my grip and went South to spend a month on a large farm owned by a friend of mine.


34.
View STEP TWO essay   ... friend of mine who was a one-time ...   12&12 Step Two, p.26  
So did a friend of mine who was a one-time vice-president of the American Atheist Society, but he got through with room to spare."


35.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... friend of the hotel lobby incident remained ...   BB A Vision For You, p.159  
All this time our friend of the hotel lobby incident remained in that town.


36.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... friend, or spiritual adviser.   BB How It Works, p.63  
We found it very desirable to take this spiritual step with an understanding person, such as our wife, best friend, or spiritual adviser.


37.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... friend over to get me.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.179  
These good people notified my wife, who sent my newly made friend over to get me.


38.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... friend proceeded to tell him.   BB A Vision For You, p.163  
Our friend proceeded to tell him.


39.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... friend promised when these things were done ...   BB Bill's Story, p.13  
My friend promised when these things were done I would enter upon a new relationship with my Creator; that I would have the elements of a way of living which answered all my problems.


40.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... friend related his experience, the man agreed ...   BB A Vision For You, p.155  
When our friend related his experience, the man agreed that no amount of will power he might muster could stop his drinking for long.


41.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... friend sat before me, and he made ...   BB Bill's Story, p.11  
But my friend sat before me, and he made the point-blank declaration that God had done for him what he could not do for himself.


42.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... friend says.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.99  
It will help if we can drop all resistance to what our friend says.


43.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... friend; she's a gossip -- personal relationship; self ...   BB How It Works, p.65  
Mrs. Jones -- she's a nut, she snubbed me; she committed her husband for drinking; he's my friend; she's a gossip -- personal relationship; self esteem (fear).


44.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... friend's simple talk in our kitchen multiplies ...   BB Bill's Story, p.16  
Each day my friend's simple talk in our kitchen multiplies itself in a widening circle of peace on earth and good will to men.


45.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... friend suggested what then seemed a novel ...   BB Bill's Story, p.12  
My friend suggested what then seemed a novel idea.


46.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... Friend take them away, root and branch.   BB Bill's Story, p.13  
I ruthlessly faced my sins and became willing to have my new-found Friend take them away, root and branch.


47.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... friend, the doctor, to ask if I ...   BB Bill's Story, p.14  
For a moment I was alarmed, and called my friend, the doctor, to ask if I were still sane.


48.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... friend, the vice president, had in mind ...   BB To Employers, p.149  
What our friend, the vice president, had in mind was the habitual or whoopee drinker.


49.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... friend there remained in me the vestiges ...   BB Bill's Story, p.12  
Despite the living example of my friend there remained in me the vestiges of my old prejudice.


50.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... friend, "this chap is either through with ...   BB To Employers, p.138  
"Oh no," said my friend, "this chap is either through with liquor, or he is minus a job.


51.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... friend to his home.   BB A Vision For You, p.155  
Being intrigued, however, he invited our friend to his home.


52.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... friend understand.   BB To Employers, p.138  
I wanted to throw up my hands in discouragement, for I saw that I had failed to help my banker friend understand.


53.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... friend wants to talk further about himself, ...   BB Working With Others, p.95  
Unless your friend wants to talk further about himself, do not wear out your welcome.


54.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... friend was a minister's son.   BB We Agnostics, p.56  
Our friend was a minister's son.


55.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... friend was much more than inwardly reorganized.   BB Bill's Story, p.11  
I saw that my friend was much more than inwardly reorganized.


56.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... friend was somewhat relieved, for he reflected ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.27  
Upon hearing this, our friend was somewhat relieved, for he reflected that, after all, he was a good church member.


57.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... friend was wrong -- dead wrong.   BB The Family Afterward, p.135  
Of course our friend was wrong -- dead wrong.


58.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... friend we shall call Jim.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.35  
Our first example is a friend we shall call Jim.


59.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... friend who had been in contact with ...   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.


60.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... friend who looks at A.A. for the ...   12&12 Tradition One, p.129  
Every newcomer, every friend who looks at A.A. for the first time is greatly puzzled.


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