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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 FOREWORD TO THIRD EDITION   ... hope.   BB Foreword to Third Edition, p.xxii  
Each day, somewhere in the world, recovery begins when one alcoholic talks with another alcoholic, sharing experience, strength, and hope.


2.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... hope.   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxi  
He frankly admitted and believed that for him there was no hope.


3.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... hope.   BB Bill's Story, p.5  
Nevertheless, I still thought I could control the situation, and there were periods of sobriety which renewed my wife's hope.


4.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... hope.   BB Bill's Story, p.7  
Understanding myself now, I fared forth in high hope.


5.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... hope and new courage to many a ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.132  
He may bring new hope and new courage to many a priest, minister, or rabbi, who gives his all to minister to our troubled world.


6.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... hope for himself.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.101  
Next came the expression of an aspiration and a hope for himself.


7.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... hope, however, was destroyed by the doctor's ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.27  
This hope, however, was destroyed by the doctor's telling him that while his religious convictions were very good, in his case they did not spell the necessary vital spiritual experience.


8.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... hope is that many alcoholic men and ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.29  
Our hope is that many alcoholic men and women, desperately in need, will see these pages, and we believe that it is only by fully disclosing ourselves and our problems that they will be persuaded to say, "Yes, I am one of them too; I must have this thing."


9.
View STEP THREE essay   ... hope is that nothing will ever cut ...   12&12 Step Three, p.36  
We are delighted with this dependence; our main hope is that nothing will ever cut off the supply of current.


10.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... hope is that when this chip of ...   BB A Vision For You, p.153  
Our hope is that when this chip of a book is launched on the world tide of alcoholism, defeated drinkers will seize upon it, to follow its suggestions.


11.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... hope is the maintenance and growth of ...   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.


12.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... hope it contains all you will need ...   BB A Vision For You, p.163  
We believe and hope it contains all you will need to begin.


13.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... hope it strikes home to thousands like ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.43  
We hope it strikes home to thousands like him.


14.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... hope, light, and joy to every human ...   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.


15.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... hope, more useful than the life I ...   BB More About Alcoholism, pp.42-43  
I have since been brought into a way of living infinitely more satisfying and, I hope, more useful than the life I lived before.


16.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... hope no one else will be prejudiced ...   BB We Agnostics, p.48  
Sometimes this was a tedious process; we hope no one else will be prejudiced for as long as some of us were.


17.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... hope no one will consider these self-revealing ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.29  
We hope no one will consider these self-revealing accounts in bad taste.


18.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... hope of his recovery.   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix  
This is repeated over and over, and unless this person can experience an entire psychic change there is very little hope of his recovery.


19.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... hope of relief, voluntarily incarcerated myself at ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.174  
By this time I was beginning to pay very dearly physically and, in hope of relief, voluntarily incarcerated myself at least a dozen times in one of the local sanitariums.


20.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... hope of the same result respecting any ...   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.


21.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... hope only that he will try to ...   BB Working With Others, p.94  
Make it plain he is under no obligation to you, that you hope only that he will try to help other alcoholics when he escapes his own difficulties.


22.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... hope our suggestions will help you plug ...   BB To Employers, p.148  
We hope our suggestions will help you plug up this sometimes serious leak.


23.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... hope rise as we discuss his alcoholic ...   BB We Agnostics, p.45  
Many times we talk to a new man and watch his hope rise as we discuss his alcoholic problems and explain our fellowship.


24.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... hope that Alcoholics Anonymous will help the ...   BB Working With Others, p.103  
Some day we hope that Alcoholics Anonymous will help the public to a better realization of the gravity of the alcoholic problem, but we shall be of little use if our attitude is one of bitterness or hostility.


25.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... hope that all those who have as ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xxi  
Yet it is our great hope that all those who have as yet found no answer may begin to find one in the pages of this book and will presently join us on the high road to a new freedom.


26.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... hope "that every alcoholic who journeys will ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xv  
Our earliest printing voiced the hope "that every alcoholic who journeys will find the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous at his destination.


27.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... hope that every alcoholic who journeys will ...   BB A Vision For You, p.162  
Some day we hope that every alcoholic who journeys will find a Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous at his destination.


28.
View INTRODUCTION   ... hope that the collective spiritual experience of ...   12&12 Introduction, p.14  
We hope that the collective spiritual experience of the A.A. pioneers captured in these pages continues to help alcoholics and friends of A.A. understand the principles of our program.


29.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... hope -- that where there are shadows, I ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.99  
"Lord, make me a channel of thy peace -- that where there is hatred, I may bring love -- that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness -- that where there is discord, I may bring harmony -- that where there is error, I may bring truth -- that where there is doubt, I may bring faith -- that where there is despair, I may bring hope -- that where there are shadows, I may bring light -- that where there is sadness, I may bring joy.


30.
View PREFACE   ... hope that you may pause in reading ...   BB Preface, p.xii  
If you have a drinking problem, we hope that you may pause in reading one of the forty-two personal stories and think: "Yes, that happened to me"; or, more important, "Yes, I've felt like that"; or, most important, "Yes, I believe this program can work for me too."


31.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... hope the doctor will tell the patient ...   BB To Employers, p.144  
We hope the doctor will tell the patient the truth about his condition, whatever that happens to be.


32.
View FOREWORD TO FIRST EDITION   ... hope these pages will prove so convincing ...   BB Foreword to First Edition, p.xiii  
For them, we hope these pages will prove so convincing that no further authentication will be necessary.


33.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... hope they'll go to the grave with ...   12&12 Step Five, p.56  
We hope they'll go to the grave with us.


34.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... hope this book has answered some of ...   BB To Wives, p.108  
We hope this book has answered some of them.


35.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... hope this volume will inform and comfort ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.18  
We hope this volume will inform and comfort those who are, or who may be affected.


36.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... hope to get a secondhand benefit.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.96  
To be sure, we feel it is something that might help us to meet an occasional emergency, but at first many of us are apt to regard it as a somewhat mysterious skill of clergymen, from which we may hope to get a secondhand benefit.


37.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... hope we have made clear the distinction ...   BB We Agnostics, p.44  
We hope we have made clear the distinction between the alcoholic and the non-alcoholic.


38.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... hope we were not true alcoholics.   BB We Agnostics, p.44  
At first some of us tried to avoid the issue, hoping against hope we were not true alcoholics.


39.
View FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... hope with each other, in order to ...   BB Foreword to Fourth Edition, p.xxiv  
In any meeting, anywhere, A.A.'s share experience, strength, and hope with each other, in order to stay sober and help other alcoholics.


40.
View PREAMBLE   ... hope with each other that they may ...   Grapevine Preamble  
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.


41.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... hope would be through what we then ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxi  
His alcoholic problem was so complex, and his depression so great, that we felt his only hope would be through what we then called "moral psychology," and we doubted if even that would have any effect.


42.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... hope you are convinced now that God ...   BB How It Works, p.71  
We hope you are convinced now that God can remove whatever self-will has blocked you off from Him.


43.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... hope your employees may be put in ...   BB To Employers, p.144  
As our work spreads and our numbers increase, we hope your employees may be put in personal contact with some of 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.

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