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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 PREFACE   ... growth.  BB Preface, p.xi  
But the chief change was in the section of personal stories, which was expanded to reflect the Fellowship's growth.


2.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... growth.  BB Working With Others, p.100  
Show them that he has entered upon a period of growth.


3.
View CONTENTS   ... growth.  12&12 Contents (Step Six), p.6  
Step Six necessary to spiritual growth.


4.
View FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... growth, and a striking phenomenon of the ...  BB Foreword to Fourth Edition, p.xxiii  
Literature has played a major role in A.A.'s growth, and a striking phenomenon of the past quarter-century has been the explosion of translations of our basic literature into many languages and dialects.


5.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... growth and comfort to ourselves and those ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.113  
Can we transform these calamities into assets, sources of growth and comfort to ourselves and those about us?


6.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... growth, but if we wished to grow ...  BB We Agnostics, p.47  
That was growth, but if we wished to grow we had to begin somewhere.


7.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... growth could start from that point.  BB Bill's Story, p.12  
I saw that growth could start from that point.


8.
View CONTENTS   ... growth first.  12&12 Contents (Step Twelve), p.9  
Placing spiritual growth first.


9.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... growth first -- then and only then do ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.114  
But when we are willing to place spiritual growth first -- then and only then do we have a real chance.


10.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... growth has only begun.  BB To Wives, p.117  
Seed has started to sprout in a new soil, but growth has only begun.


11.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... growth inherent in this group they may ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, pp.xxv-xxvi  
These facts appear to be of extreme medical importance; because of the extraordinary possibilities of rapid growth inherent in this group they may mark a new epoch in the annals of alcoholism.


12.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... growth is lopsided, that for an average ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.129  
He will perceive that his spiritual growth is lopsided, that for an average man like himself, a spiritual life which does not include his family obligations may not be so perfect after all.


13.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... growth made it plain that we couldn't ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.185  
Our growth made it plain that we couldn't be a secret society, but it was equally plain that we couldn't be a vaudeville circuit, either.


14.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... growth of a spiritual experience, this business ...  BB How It Works, p.66  
But with the alcoholic, whose hope is the maintenance and growth of a spiritual experience, this business of resentment is infinitely grave.


15.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... growth of sympathetic understanding.  BB To Wives, p.115  
Barriers which have sprung up between you and your friends will disappear with the growth of sympathetic understanding.


16.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... growth of the fellowship among us.  BB A Vision For You, p.153  
Perhaps the best way of treating you to a glimpse of your future will be to describe the growth of the fellowship among us.


17.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... growth, to effect our first conscious relation ...  BB We Agnostics, p.47  
At the start, this was all we needed to commence spiritual growth, to effect our first conscious relation with God as we understood Him.


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