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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 DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... meeting.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.172  
From childhood through high school I was more or less forced to go to church, Sunday School and evening service, Monday night Christian Endeavor and sometimes to Wednesday evening prayer meeting.


2.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... meeting.   12&12 Tradition Three, p.143  
At length the time came for him to speak in a meeting.


3.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... meeting.   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.163  
One night in 1948, the trustees of the Foundation were having their quarterly meeting.


4.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... meeting a man through his family.   BB Working With Others, p.91  
When possible, avoid meeting a man through his family.


5.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... meeting and blow his top over an ...   12&12 Tradition Ten, p.177  
A corporation director who had just voted a company expenditure of a hundred thousand dollars would appear at an A.A. business meeting and blow his top over an outlay of twenty-five dollars' worth of needed postage stamps.


6.
View FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... meeting, anywhere, A.A.'s share experience, strength, and ...   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.


7.
View FOREWORD   ... meeting between a well-known surgeon and a ...   12&12 Foreword, p.16  
Alcoholics Anonymous began in 1935 at Akron, Ohio, as the outcome of a meeting between a well-known surgeon and a New York broker.


8.
View FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... meeting in approximately 150 countries around the ...   BB Foreword to Fourth Edition, p.xxiii  
Since the third edition was published in 1976, worldwide membership of A.A. has just about doubled, to an estimated two million or more, with nearly 100,800 groups meeting in approximately 150 countries around the world.


9.
View FOREWORD TO THIRD EDITION   ... meeting in over 90 countries.   BB Foreword to Third Edition, p.xxii  
By March 1976, when this edition went to the printer, the total worldwide membership of Alcoholics Anonymous was conservatively estimated at more than 1,000,000, with almost 28,000 groups meeting in over 90 countries.


10.
View STEP TWO essay   ... meeting is an assurance that God will ...   12&12 Step Two, p.33  
True humility and an open mind can lead us to faith, and every A.A. meeting is an assurance that God will restore us to sanity if we rightly relate ourselves to Him.


11.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... meeting night.   12&12 Tradition Two, p.137  
"It was meeting night.


12.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... meeting of a national society of which ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.179  
This dry spell lasted for about three weeks; then I went to Atlantic City to attend several days' meeting of a national society of which I was a member.


13.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... meeting of that year.   BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.570  
The American Psychiatric Association requested, in 1949, that a paper be prepared by one of the older members of Alcoholics Anonymous to be read at the Association's annual meeting of that year.


14.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... meeting(*) of the Medical Society of the ...   BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.569  
Following are excerpts from the comments of doctors present at the annual meeting(*) of the Medical Society of the State of New York where a paper on A.A. was read:


15.
View STEP NINE essay   ... meeting, or perhaps after we have finished ...   12&12 Step Nine, pp.83-84  
After coming from our first meeting, or perhaps after we have finished reading the book "Alcoholics Anonymous," we usually want to sit down with some member of the family and readily admit the damage we have done by our drinking.


16.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... meeting or to a single newcomer, it ...   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.166  
When an A.A. talks for money, whether at a meeting or to a single newcomer, it can have a very bad effect on him, too.


17.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... meeting-place hat for group purposes.   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.160  
It was soon apparent that while alcoholics would spend lavishly on Twelfth Step cases, they had a terrific aversion to dropping money into a meeting-place hat for group purposes.


18.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... meeting place, saying, "This is life for ...   12&12 Tradition Nine, p.173  
Groups have tried to expel members, but the banished have come back to sit in the meeting place, saying, "This is life for us; you can't keep us out."


19.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   Meeting places cost something.   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.161  
Meeting places cost something.


20.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... meeting, sweeping every member to a single ...   12&12 Tradition Three, p.143  
A great wave of outraged resentment engulfed the meeting, sweeping every member to a single resolve: "Out he goes!"


21.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... meeting that night was at New York's ...   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.163  
"The meeting that night was at New York's old 24th Street Clubhouse.


22.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... meeting that sometimes the good is the ...   12&12 Tradition Two, p.138  
'Bill, haven't you often said right here in this meeting that sometimes the good is the enemy of the best?


23.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... meeting to be attended by anyone or ...   BB A Vision For You, p.159  
In addition to these casual get-togethers, it became customary to set apart one night a week for a meeting to be attended by anyone or everyone interested in a spiritual way of life.


24.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... meeting, we again try to carry A.A.'s ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
If our turn comes to speak at a meeting, we again try to carry A.A.'s message.


25.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... meeting with an alcoholic friend who had ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, pp.xv-xvi  
Six months earlier, the broker had been relieved of his drink obsession by a sudden spiritual experience, following a meeting with an alcoholic friend who had been in contact with the Oxford Groups of that day.


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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