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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 TO WIVES chapter   ... light.   BB To Wives, p.116  
Should it happen again, regard it in a different light.


2.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... light.   12&12 Tradition Three, p.141  
In that time nothing could be seen but two struggling, nameless groups of alcoholics trying to hold their faces up to the light.


3.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... light, and joy to every human being ...   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.


4.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... light falls upon this foggy scene.   12&12 Step Four, p.49  
Once we have a complete willingness to take inventory, and exert ourselves to do the job thoroughly, a wonderful light falls upon this foggy scene.


5.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... light had entered the dark world of ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvii  
By late 1937, the number of members having substantial sobriety time behind them was sufficient to convince the membership that a new light had entered the dark world of the alcoholic.


6.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... light of day.   BB Into Action, p.73  
He hopes they will never see the light of day.


7.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... light of experience.   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.167  
But when we had declared that our Fellowship couldn't hire service workers nor could any A.A. member carry our knowledge into other fields, we were taking the counsel of fear, fear which today has been largely dispelled in the light of experience.


8.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... light of God's reality, the nourishment of ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.97  
We all need the light of God's reality, the nourishment of His strength, and the atmosphere of His grace.


9.
View STEP THREE essay   ... light of his own circumstances, he needs ...   12&12 Step Three, p.40  
All by himself, and in the light of his own circumstances, he needs to develop the quality of willingness.


10.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... light of our experience can recover, provided ...   BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.568  
Most emphatically we wish to say that any alcoholic capable of honestly facing his problems in the light of our experience can recover, provided he does not close his mind to all spiritual concepts.


11.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... light of past associations, or his present ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.28  
This should be an entirely personal affair which each one decides for himself in the light of past associations, or his present choice.


12.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... light of reason can shine.   12&12 Step Four, p.46  
The problem is to help them discover a chink in the walls their ego has built, through which the light of reason can shine.


13.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... light of the havoc an alcoholic's drinking ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.23  
Sometimes these excuses have a certain plausibility, but none of them really makes sense in the light of the havoc an alcoholic's drinking bout creates.


14.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... light of their own circumstances, ought to ...   BB Working With Others, p.103  
We feel that each family, in the light of their own circumstances, ought to decide for themselves.


15.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... light of what always happened.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.37  
But even in this type of beginning we are obliged to admit that our justification for a spree was insanely insufficient in the light of what always happened.


16.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... light, or food, the body suffers.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.97  
When we refuse air, light, or food, the body suffers.


17.
View STEP SIX essay   ... light, Step Six is still difficult, but ...   12&12 Step Six, p.68  
Seen in this light, Step Six is still difficult, but not at all impossible.


18.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... light, tell him humorous stories of your ...   BB Working With Others, p.91  
If his mood is light, tell him humorous stories of your escapades.


19.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... light -- that where there is sadness, 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.


20.
View STEP THREE essay   ... light to its interior.   12&12 Step Three, p.36  
Every modern house has electric wiring carrying power and light to its interior.


21.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... light, to see their lives quickly fill ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
To watch the eyes of men and women open with wonder as they move from darkness into light, to see their lives quickly fill with new purpose and meaning, to see whole families reassembled, to see the alcoholic outcast received back into his community in full citizenship, and above all to watch these people awaken to the presence of a loving God in their lives -- these things are the substance of what we receive as we carry A.A.'s message to the next alcoholic.


22.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... Light who presides over us all.   BB Bill's Story, p.14  
I must turn in all things to the Father of Light who presides over us all.


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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