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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 SEVEN essay   ... gift.   12&12 Step Seven, p.74  
To those of us who have hitherto known only excitement, depression, or anxiety -- in other words, to all of us -- this newfound peace is a priceless gift.


2.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... gift?   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.164  
The question was: Should A.A. take the gift?


3.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... gift, and yet usually, at least in ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.107  
What he has received is a free gift, and yet usually, at least in some small part, he has made himself ready to receive it.


4.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... gift for our own destruction?   12&12 Step Twelve, p.117  
So our question will be this: How, by ignorance, compulsion, and self-will, do we misuse this gift for our own destruction?


5.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... gift from God, and its bestowal upon ...   12&12 Tradition Five, p.151  
This is our gift from God, and its bestowal upon others like us is the one aim that today animates A.A.'s all around the globe.


6.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... gift lies in the practice of the ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.107  
A.A.'s manner of making ready to receive this gift lies in the practice of the Twelve Steps in our program.


7.
View STEP TWO essay   ... gift of faith, a faith which works.   12&12 Step Two, p.30  
When we began to do that, we received the gift of faith, a faith which works.


8.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... gift of picking out the world's finest ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.178  
For some reason, we alcoholics seem to have the gift of picking out the world's finest women.


9.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... gift of sobriety unless we give it ...   12&12 Tradition Five, p.151  
It is the great paradox of A.A. that we know we can seldom keep the precious gift of sobriety unless we give it away.


10.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... gift to the slippee was an ego-feeding ...   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.163  
I realized that my five-dollar gift to the slippee was an ego-feeding proposition, bad for him and bad for me.


11.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... gift to us would be spent aimlessly.   12&12 Tradition One, p.129  
Without unity, the heart of A.A. would cease to beat; our world arteries would no longer carry the life-giving grace of God; His gift to us would be spent aimlessly.


12.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... gift unless he gives it away.   12&12 Tradition One, p.130  
Moreover, he finds he cannot keep this priceless gift unless he gives it away.


13.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... gift which amounts to a new state ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.107  
He has been granted a gift which amounts to a new state of consciousness and being.


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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