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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 ELEVEN essay   ... grace.   12&12 Step Eleven, pp.97-98  
We all need the light of God's reality, the nourishment of His strength, and the atmosphere of His grace.


2.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... grace by which such a deadly obsession ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
If that degree of humility could enable us to find the grace by which such a deadly obsession could be banished, then there must be hope of the same result respecting any other problem we could possibly have.


3.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... grace by which we may carry it ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.102  
We ask simply that throughout the day God place in us the best understanding of His will that we can have for that day, and that we be given the grace by which we may carry it out.


4.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... grace has nevertheless flourished.   12&12 Tradition Ten, p.177  
That is the spiritual climate in which A.A. was born, and by God's grace has nevertheless flourished.


5.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... grace in his own religion that would ...   12&12 Tradition Five, p.153  
Finally, he saw that I wasn't attempting to change his religious views, that I wanted him to find the grace in his own religion that would aid his recovery.


6.
View STEP SIX essay   ... grace of God.   12&12 Step Six, p.66  
No matter how far we have progressed, desires will always be found which oppose the grace of God.


7.
View STEP SIX essay   ... grace of God.   12&12 Step Six, p.69  
The moment we say, "No, never!" our minds close against the grace of God.


8.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... grace of God.   12&12 Step Twelve, pp.124-125  
True ambition is the deep desire to live usefully and walk humbly under the grace of God.


9.
View STEP TEN essay   ... grace of God and that any success ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.92  
As an insurance against "big-shot-ism" we can often check ourselves by remembering that we are today sober only by the grace of God and that any success we may be having is far more His success than ours.


10.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... grace of God can do for us ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
We would like to be assured that the grace of God can do for us what we cannot do for ourselves.


11.
View STEP SIX essay   ... grace of God can enter them and ...   12&12 Step Six, p.64  
As they are humbled by the terrific beating administered by alcohol, the grace of God can enter them and expel their obsession.


12.
View STEP TWO essay   ... grace of God could enter us and ...   12&12 Step Two, p.32  
The fact was we really hadn't cleaned house so that the grace of God could enter us and expel the obsession.


13.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... grace of God, has brought us to ...   12&12 Tradition Four, p.146  
These very deviations created a vast process of trial and error which, under the grace of God, has brought us to where we stand today.


14.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... grace of God; His gift to us ...   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.


15.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... grace of God, there would have been ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.25  
But for the grace of God, there would have been thousands more convincing demonstrations.


16.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... grace of God which can sustain and ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.113  
Well, we surely have a chance if we switch from "two-stepping" to "twelve-stepping," if we are willing to receive that grace of God which can sustain and strengthen us in any catastrophe.


17.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... grace of God will not enter to ...   12&12 Step Five, p.57  
It seems plain that the grace of God will not enter to expel our destructive obsessions until we are willing to try this.


18.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... grace of this prayer surrounds us.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.100  
As though lying upon a sunlit beach, let us relax and breathe deeply of the spiritual atmosphere with which the grace of this prayer surrounds us.


19.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... grace to bear upon the dark and ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.98  
As we have seen, self-searching is the means by which we bring new vision, action, and grace to bear upon the dark and negative side of our natures.


20.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... grace to bring love, forgiveness, harmony, truth, ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.101  
Then he asked for the grace to bring love, forgiveness, harmony, truth, faith, hope, light, and joy to every human being he could.


21.
View STEP TWO essay   ... grace to restore us to sanity.   12&12 Step Two, p.32  
Therefore we remained self-deceived, and so incapable of receiving enough grace to restore us to sanity.


22.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... grace, to take these troubles in stride ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.114  
Our basic troubles are the same as everyone else's, but when an honest effort is made "to practice these principles in all our affairs," well-grounded A.A.'s seem to have the ability, by God's grace, to take these troubles in stride and turn them into demonstrations of faith.


23.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... grace, wisdom, and love.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.101  
But its object is always the same: to improve our conscious contact with God, with His grace, wisdom, and love.


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