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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 BILL'S STORY chapter   ... indeed.  BB Bill's Story, p.15  
Then faith would be dead indeed.


2.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... indeed.  BB We Agnostics, p.50  
Here are thousands of men and women, worldly indeed.


3.
View STEP TWO essay   ... indeed.  12&12 Step Two, p.26  
"That," agrees the sponsor, "is a very good question indeed.


4.
View STEP THREE essay   ... indeed.  12&12 Step Three, p.37  
Therefore, we who are alcoholics can consider ourselves fortunate indeed.


5.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... indeed any man, who tries to run ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.103  
The A.A., or indeed any man, who tries to run his life rigidly by this kind of prayer, by this self-serving demand of God for replies, is a particularly disconcerting individual.


6.
View STEP TWO essay   ... indeed are the practicing alcoholics who have ...  12&12 Step Two, p.32  
Few indeed are the practicing alcoholics who have any idea how irrational they are, or seeing their irrationality, can bear to face it.


7.
View STEP THREE essay   ... indeed, but it is bound to be ...  12&12 Step Three, p.39  
More sobriety brought about by the admission of alcoholism and by attendance at a few meetings is very good indeed, but it is bound to be a far cry from permanent sobriety and a contented, useful life.


8.
View STEP NINE essay   ... indeed changing for the better, it is ...  12&12 Step Nine, p.85  
As soon as we begin to feel confident in our new way of life and have begun, by our behavior and example, to convince those about us that we are indeed changing for the better, it is usually safe to talk in complete frankness with those who have been seriously affected, even those who may be only a little or not at all aware of what we have done to them.


9.
View STEP SIX essay   ... indeed come a long way spiritually, and ...  12&12 Step Six, p.63  
He goes on to explain that any person capable of enough willingness and honesty to try repeatedly Step Six on all his faults -- without any reservations whatever -- has indeed come a long way spiritually, and is therefore entitled to be called a man who is sincerely trying to grow in the image and likeness of his own Creator.


10.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... indeed could be said?  12&12 Tradition Three, p.142  
What more indeed could be said?


11.
View STEP SIX essay   Indeed, God made him that way.  12&12 Step Six, p.64  
Indeed, God made him that way.


12.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... indeed has been added.  12&12 Step Seven, p.74  
Something new indeed has been added.


13.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... indeed inspiring to one who has labored ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvii  
The unselfishness of these men as we have come to know them, the entire absence of profit motive, and their community spirit, is indeed inspiring to one who has labored long and wearily in this alcoholic field.


14.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... indeed miraculous.  BB There Is A Solution, p.25  
The central fact of our lives today is the absolute certainty that our Creator has entered into our hearts and lives in a way which is indeed miraculous.


15.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... indeed no A.A. can give another a ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.132  
When told that our Society has no president having authority to govern it, no treasurer who can compel the payment of any dues, no board of directors who can cast an erring member into outer darkness, when indeed no A.A. can give another a directive and enforce obedience, our friends gasp and exclaim, "This simply can't be. There must be an angle somewhere."


16.
View STEP SIX essay   ... indeed ready to have all such defects ...  12&12 Step Six, p.67  
Some people, of course, may conclude that they are indeed ready to have all such defects taken from them.


17.
View STEP SEVEN essay   Indeed, the attainment of greater humility is ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.70  
Indeed, the attainment of greater humility is the foundation principle of each of A.A.'s Twelve Steps.


18.
View STEP ONE essay   ... indeed the beginning of a fatal progression.  12&12 Step One, p.23  
By going back in our own drinking histories, we could show that years before we realized it we were out of control, that our drinking even then was no mere habit, that it was indeed the beginning of a fatal progression.


19.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... indeed the kind of giving that actually ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.109  
This is indeed the kind of giving that actually demands nothing.


20.
View STEP ONE essay   ... indeed were those who, so assailed, had ...  12&12 Step One, p.22  
Few indeed were those who, so assailed, had ever won through in singlehanded combat.


21.
View STEP TEN essay   ... indeed when we haven't done something right.  12&12 Step Ten, p.93  
It's a poor day indeed when we haven't done something right.


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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