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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 INTO ACTION chapter   ... message.  BB Into Action, p.77  
We may kill a future opportunity to carry a beneficial message.


2.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... message.  BB To Employers, p.136  
My secretary returned to say that is was not Mr. B___ on the phone; it was Mr. B___'s brother, and he wished to give me a message.


3.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... message.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
If our turn comes to speak at a meeting, we again try to carry A.A.'s message.


4.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... message.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
Perhaps this will happen in a succession of cases, and we may be deeply discouraged as to our ability to carry A.A.'s message.


5.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... message."  12&12 Step Twelve, p.113  
Maybe we are doing fine on only two of them, the First Step and that part of the Twelfth where we "carry the message."


6.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... message.  12&12 Tradition One, p.130  
Neither he nor anybody else can survive unless he carries the A.A. message.


7.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... message.  12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.181  
Veteran newsmen, trained doubters that they are, have gone all out to carry A.A.'s message.


8.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... message and unique experience before the world.  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvii  
It was now time, the struggling groups thought, to place their message and unique experience before the world.


9.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... message before scores of people.  12&12 Tradition Three, p.142  
Tirelessly he laid A.A.'s message before scores of people.


10.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... message could be transmitted in the mail ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xviii  
New groups started up and it was found, to the astonishment of everyone, that A.A.'s message could be transmitted in the mail as well as by word of mouth.


11.
View FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... message of recovery has reached larger numbers ...  BB Foreword to Fourth Edition, p.xxiii  
As the message of recovery has reached larger numbers of people, it has also touched the lives of a vastly greater variety of suffering alcoholics.


12.
View FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... message, sweeping changes in society as a ...  BB Foreword to Fourth Edition, p.xxiv  
While our literature has preserved the integrity of the A.A. message, sweeping changes in society as a whole are reflected in new customs and practices within the Fellowship.


13.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... message to alcoholics, and to practice these ...  BB How It Works, p.60  
12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.


14.
View CONTENTS   ... message to alcoholics, and to practice these ...  12&12 Contents (Step Twelve), p.8  
Step Twelve -- "Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs."


15.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... message to alcoholics, and to practice these ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.106  
"Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs."


16.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... message to another alcoholic.  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvi  
He suddenly realized that in order to save himself he must carry his message to another alcoholic.


17.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... message to more than 5,000 alcoholic men ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.171  
To 1950, the year of his death, he carried the A.A. message to more than 5,000 alcoholic men and women, and to all these he gave his medical services without thought of charge.


18.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... message to other alcoholics!  BB Working With Others, p.89  
This is our twelfth suggestion: Carry this message to other alcoholics!


19.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... message to so many alcoholics that they ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
By a great deal of ardent Twelfth Step work we sometimes carry the message to so many alcoholics that they place us in a position of trust.


20.
View FOREWORD   ... message to still others.  12&12 Foreword, p.17  
With the publication of the book "Alcoholics Anonymous" in 1939, the pioneering period ended and a prodigious chain reaction set in as the recovered alcoholics carried their message to still others.


21.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... message to the alcoholic who still suffers.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.562  
Five -- Each group has but one primary purpose -- to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.


22.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... message to the alcoholic who still suffers.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563  
5. Each Alcoholics Anonymous group ought to be a spiritual entity having but one primary purpose -- that of carrying its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.


23.
View CONTENTS   ... message to the alcoholic who still suffers."  12&12 Contents (Tradition Five), p.10  
Tradition Five -- "Each group has but one primary purpose -- to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers."


24.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... message to the alcoholic who still suffers."  12&12 Tradition Five, p.150  
"Each group has but one primary purpose -- to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers."


25.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... message to the alcoholic who still suffers.  12&12 Tradition Five (Long), p.190  
Five -- Each Alcoholics Anonymous group ought to be a spiritual entity having but one primary purpose -- that of carrying its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.


26.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... message to the next alcoholic.  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.


27.
View STEP ONE essay   ... message to the next sufferer?  12&12 Step One, p.24  
Who wants to sacrifice time and energy in trying to carry A.A.'s message to the next sufferer?


28.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... message to the next suffering alcoholic and ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.109  
The wonderful energy it releases and the eager action by which it carries our message to the next suffering alcoholic and which finally translates the Twelve Steps into action upon all our affairs is the payoff, the magnificent reality, of Alcoholics Anonymous.


29.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... message to those who don't know there's ...  12&12 Tradition Five, p.151  
Under these compulsions of self-preservation, duty, and love, it is not strange that our Society has concluded that it has but one high mission -- to carry the A.A. message to those who don't know there's a way out.


30.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... message which can interest and hold these ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxviii  
The message which can interest and hold these alcoholic people must have depth and weight.


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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