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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 TWELVE essay   ... greater challenge in the lesser and more ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.114  
But also like others, we often discover a greater challenge in the lesser and more continuous problems of life.


2.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... greater confusion.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
Then we are hurt and confused when the advice is rejected, or when it is accepted and brings still greater confusion.


3.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... greater dreams.   12&12 Step Seven, p.71  
When we seemed to be succeeding, we drank to dream still greater dreams.


4.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... greater earnestness than I had previously shown.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.173  
There I took up the business of drinking with much greater earnestness than I had previously shown.


5.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... greater feats to be done; in defeat ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.123  
In fitful successes we boasted of greater feats to be done; in defeat we were bitter.


6.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... greater furors were provoked when A.A. members ...   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.167  
Even greater furors were provoked when A.A. members began to run rest homes and farms for alcoholics, when some hired out to corporations as personnel men in charge of the alcoholic problem in industry, when some became nurses on alcoholic wards, when others entered the field of alcohol education.


7.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... greater hold on father.   BB The Family Afterward, p.129  
If the family persists in criticism, this fallacy may take a still greater hold on father.


8.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... greater humility is the foundation principle of ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.70  
Indeed, the attainment of greater humility is the foundation principle of each of A.A.'s Twelve Steps.


9.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... greater importance than the weight we could ...   12&12 Tradition Ten, p.177  
We conceive the survival and spread of Alcoholics Anonymous to be something of far greater importance than the weight we could collectively throw back of any other cause.


10.
View STEP SIX essay   ... greater or less degree, everybody is infected ...   12&12 Step Six, p.67  
To a greater or less degree, everybody is infected with it.


11.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... greater responsibility and trust, we try to ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.124  
When by devoted service to family, friends, business, or community we attract widespread affection and are sometimes singled out for posts of greater responsibility and trust, we try to be humbly grateful and exert ourselves the more in a spirit of love and service.


12.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... greater service to alcoholic sufferers and perhaps ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.34  
The experiment of quitting for a period of time will be helpful, but we think we can render an even greater service to alcoholic sufferers and perhaps to the medical fraternity.


13.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... greater than himself.   BB We Agnostics, p.48  
The reader may still ask why he should believe in a Power greater than himself.


14.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... greater than himself.   BB We Agnostics, p.50  
In our personal stories you will find a wide variation in the way each teller approaches and conceives of the Power which is greater than himself.


15.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... greater than himself.   BB We Agnostics, p.50  
Every one of them has gained access to, and believes in, a Power greater than himself.


16.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... greater than himself and that he live ...   BB Working With Others, p.93  
The main thing is that he be willing to believe in a Power greater than himself and that he live by spiritual principles.


17.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... greater than in a Twelfth Step job ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
Practically every A.A. member declares that no satisfaction has been deeper and no joy greater than in a Twelfth Step job well done.


18.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... greater than myself.   BB Bill's Story, p.10  
I had always believed in a Power greater than myself.


19.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... greater than myself.   BB Bill's Story, p.12  
It was only a matter of being willing to believe in a Power greater than myself.


20.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... greater than myself?"   BB We Agnostics, p.47  
"Do I now believe, or am I even willing to believe, that there is a Power greater than myself?"


21.
View STEP TWO essay   ... greater than myself, but I certainly have ...   12&12 Step Two, p.27  
I can't say upon what occasion or upon what day I came to believe in a Power greater than myself, but I certainly have that belief now.


22.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... greater than ourselves.   BB We Agnostics, p.45  
We had to find a power by which we could live, and it had to be a Power greater than ourselves.


23.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... greater than ourselves.   12&12 Step Five, p.60  
While the comment or advice of others may be by no means infallible, it is likely to be far more specific than any direct guidance we may receive while we are still so inexperienced in establishing contact with a Power greater than ourselves.


24.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... greater than ourselves, and miraculous demonstrations of ...   BB We Agnostics, p.55  
For faith in a Power greater than ourselves, and miraculous demonstrations of that power in human lives, are facts as old as man himself.


25.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... greater than ourselves could restore us to ...   BB How It Works, p.59  
2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.


26.
View STEP TWO essay   ... greater than ourselves could restore us to ...   12&12 Step Two, p.25  
"Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity."


27.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... greater than ourselves could restore us to ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
It is really saying to us that we now ought to be willing to try humility in seeking the removal of our other shortcomings just as we did when we admitted that we were powerless over alcohol, and came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.


28.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... greater than ourselves is the essence of ...   BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.568  
Most of us think this awareness of a Power greater than ourselves is the essence of spiritual experience.


29.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... greater than ourselves, we commenced to get ...   BB We Agnostics, p.46  
We found that as soon as we were able to lay aside prejudice and express even a willingness to believe in a Power greater than ourselves, we commenced to get results, even though it was impossible for any of us to fully define or comprehend that Power, which is God.


30.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... greater than themselves.   BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, pp.567-568  
With few exceptions our members find that they have tapped an unsuspected inner resource which they presently identify with their own conception of a Power greater than themselves.


31.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... greater than themselves, if they are to ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxviii  
In nearly all cases, their ideals must be grounded in a power greater than themselves, if they are to re-create their lives.


32.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... greater than themselves, to take a certain ...   BB We Agnostics, p.50  
They flatly declare that since they have come to believe in a Power greater than themselves, to take a certain attitude toward that Power, and to do certain simple things, there has been a revolutionary change in their way of living and thinking.


33.
View STEP TWO essay   ... greater than you, who have not even ...   12&12 Step Two, p.27  
In this respect they are certainly a power greater than you, who have not even come close to a solution.


34.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... greater than yourself.   BB A Vision For You, p.163  
You forget that you have just now tapped a source of power much greater than yourself.


35.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... greater than yourself which will solve your ...   BB We Agnostics, p.45  
Its main object is to enable you to find a Power greater than yourself which will solve your problem.


36.
View FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... greater variety of suffering alcoholics.   BB Foreword to Fourth Edition, p.xxiii  
As the message of recovery has reached larger numbers of people, it has also touched the lives of a vastly greater variety of suffering alcoholics.


37.
View STEP TEN essay   ... greater victories over people and circumstances.   12&12 Step Ten, p.92  
When temporary good fortune came our way, we indulged ourselves in fantasies of still greater victories over people and circumstances.


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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