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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 WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... ideas.  BB We Agnostics, p.51  
In the realm of the material, men's minds were fettered by superstition, tradition, and all sorts of fixed ideas.


2.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... ideas:  BB How It Works, p.60  
Our description of the alcoholic, the chapter to the agnostic, and our personal adventures before and after make clear three pertinent ideas:


3.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... ideas.  BB Into Action, p.87  
We might pay for this presumption in all sorts of absurd actions and ideas.


4.
View STEP TWO essay   ... ideas.  12&12 Step Two, pp.29-30  
But again John Barleycorn had other ideas.


5.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... ideas about miracles were drastically revised right ...  BB Bill's Story, p.11  
My ideas about miracles were drastically revised right then.


6.
View STEP THREE essay   ... ideas about the alcohol problem in favor ...  12&12 Step Three, p.35  
Already a willingness has been achieved to cast out one's own will and one's own ideas about the alcohol problem in favor of those suggested by A.A.


7.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... ideas about the family's attitude towards himself ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.122  
The alcoholic, his wife, his children, his "in-laws", each one is likely to have fixed ideas about the family's attitude towards himself or herself.


8.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... ideas about the subtle insanity which precedes ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.40  
I rather appreciated your ideas about the subtle insanity which precedes the first drink, but I was confident it could not happen to me after what I had learned.


9.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... ideas and the result was nil until ...  BB How It Works, p.58  
Some of us have tried to hold on to our old ideas and the result was nil until we let go absolutely.


10.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... ideas are simple, and this concept was ...  BB How It Works, p.62  
Most good ideas are simple, and this concept was the keystone of the new and triumphant arch through which we passed to freedom.


11.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... ideas as to what we think God's ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.104  
We form ideas as to what we think God's will is for other people.


12.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... ideas -- attraction and promotion -- work out.  12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.181  
Let's see how these two contrasting ideas -- attraction and promotion -- work out.


13.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... ideas concerning a possible means of recovery.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxv  
In the course of his third treatment he acquired certain ideas concerning a possible means of recovery.


14.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... ideas contained in this book.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxii  
However, he did become "sold" on the ideas contained in this book.


15.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... ideas did not work.  BB We Agnostics, p.52  
Our ideas did not work.


16.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   Ideas, emotions, and attitudes which were once ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.27  
Ideas, emotions, and attitudes which were once the guiding forces of the lives of these men are suddenly cast to one side, and a completely new set of conceptions and motives begin to dominate them.


17.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... ideas fill a deep human need.  12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.181  
People who symbolize causes and ideas fill a deep human need.


18.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... ideas for new, by the complete readiness ...  BB We Agnostics, p.52  
Is not our age characterized by the ease with which we discard old ideas for new, by the complete readiness with which we throw away the theory or gadget which does not work for something new which does?


19.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... ideas he sold to fellow members with ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.143  
These ideas he sold to fellow members with the same burning enthusiasm with which he distributed automobile polish.


20.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... ideas in Akron or New York who ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvii  
Besides these, there were scattered alcoholics who had picked up the basic ideas in Akron or New York who were trying to form groups in other cities.


21.
View STEP THREE essay   ... ideas, it is really easy to begin ...  12&12 Step Three, p.40  
Once we have come into agreement with these ideas, it is really easy to begin the practice of Step Three.


22.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... ideas of fun.  BB More About Alcoholism, pp.37-38  
Up to this point you would label him as a foolish chap having queer ideas of fun.


23.
View FOREWORD   ... ideas of the Society were codified for ...  12&12 Foreword, p.17  
In it alcoholism was described from the alcoholic's point of view, the spiritual ideas of the Society were codified for the first time in the Twelve Steps, and the application of these Steps to the alcoholic's dilemma was made clear.


24.
View STEP SIX essay   ... ideas of what will get us by.  12&12 Step Six, p.68  
Therefore, it seems plain that few of us can quickly or easily become ready to aim at spiritual and moral perfection; we want to settle for only as much perfection as will get us by in life, according, of course, to our various and sundry ideas of what will get us by.


25.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... ideas on the subject.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.173  
When I reached school, I discovered the faculty had other ideas on the subject.


26.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... ideas, people, and constructive projects.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.120  
In partnership with others -- women and men -- they can devote themselves to any number of ideas, people, and constructive projects.


27.
View FOREWORD   ... ideas upon which success finally depended were ...  12&12 Foreword, p.16  
The basic principles of A.A., as they are known today, were borrowed mainly from the fields of religion and medicine, though some ideas upon which success finally depended were the result of noting the behavior and needs of the Fellowship itself.


28.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... ideas were followed by many to the ...  BB Bill's Story, p.3  
My judgment and ideas were followed by many to the tune of paper millions.


29.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... ideas which he put into practical application ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvii  
Many years ago one of the leading contributors to this book came under our care in this hospital and while here he acquired some ideas which he put into practical application at once.


30.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... ideas which it contains are novel.  BB To Employers, p.144  
To you, some of the ideas which it contains are novel.


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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