Home Page

Search "164 and More"
 
The Book "164 and More"
 
About Recovery Press

From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


Click a book cover icon    to view the Big Book or 12&12 chapter, or Grapevine text


1.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... govern.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.562  
Two -- For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority -- a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.


2.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... govern.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.565  
They derive no real authority from their titles; they do not govern.


3.
View CONTENTS   ... govern."  12&12 Contents (Tradition Two), pp.9-10  
Tradition Two -- "For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority -- a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern."


4.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... govern."  12&12 Tradition Two, p.132  
"For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority -- a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern."


5.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... govern.  12&12 Tradition Nine (Long), p.191  
They derive no real authority from their titles; they do not govern.


6.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... govern is the essence of organization everywhere.  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.172  
Power to direct or govern is the essence of organization everywhere.


7.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... govern it, no treasurer who can compel ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.132  
When told that our Society has no president having authority to govern it, no treasurer who can compel the payment of any dues, no board of directors who can cast an erring member into outer darkness, when indeed no A.A. can give another a directive and enforce obedience, our friends gasp and exclaim, "This simply can't be. There must be an angle somewhere."


8.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... govern or direct the group.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.134  
In no sense whatever can its members govern or direct the group.


9.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... govern; that each group was to be ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xix  
It was thought that no alcoholic man or woman could be excluded from our Society; that our leaders might serve but never govern; that each group was to be autonomous and there was to be no professional class of therapy.


10.
View CONTENTS   ... govern, they serve.  12&12 Contents (Tradition Two), p.10  
Leaders do not govern, they serve.


11.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... govern us, but it is equally clear ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.174  
It is clear now that we ought never to name boards to govern us, but it is equally clear that we shall always need to authorize workers to serve us.


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.

Top of Screen  Top