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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 STEP TWO essay   ... nature.   12&12 Step Two, p.29  
Intellect could conquer nature.


2.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... nature, a base necessity of procreation.   BB How It Works, p.68  
One set of voices cry that sex is a lust of our lower nature, a base necessity of procreation.


3.
View STEP SIX essay   ... nature and God alike abhor suicide.   12&12 Step Six, p.64  
For nature and God alike abhor suicide.


4.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... nature and lack of self-consciousness will do ...   BB To Wives, p.115  
Your new courage, good nature and lack of self-consciousness will do wonders for you socially.


5.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... nature and toil shall be divided among ...   12&12 Tradition Ten, p.176  
We live in the imminent possibility of a fresh holocaust to determine how men shall be governed, and how the products of nature and toil shall be divided among them.


6.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... Nature but I resisted the thought of ...   BB Bill's Story, p.12  
I could go for such conceptions as Creative Intelligence, Universal Mind or Spirit of Nature but I resisted the thought of a Czar of the Heavens, however loving His sway might be.


7.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... nature but little.   BB There Is A Solution, p.21  
His disposition while drinking resembles his normal nature but little.


8.
View APPENDIX V, The Religious View on AA   ... nature comes closest to the supernatural, namely ...   BB Appendix V, The Religious View on A.A., p.572  
Edward Dowling, S.J.,(*) of the Queen's Work staff, says, "Alcoholics Anonymous is natural; it is natural at the point where nature comes closest to the supernatural, namely in humiliations and in consequent humility.


9.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... nature, controversial.   BB There Is A Solution, p.19  
We are aware that these matters are, from their very nature, controversial.


10.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... nature of alcoholism.   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvi  
From this doctor, the broker had learned the grave nature of alcoholism.


11.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... nature of his illness.   BB To Wives, p.115  
While you need not discuss your husband at length, you can quietly let your friends know the nature of his illness.


12.
View STEP ONE essay   ... nature of his malady, that person could ...   12&12 Step One, p.23  
It was then discovered that when one alcoholic had planted in the mind of another the true nature of his malady, that person could never be the same again.


13.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... nature of huge emotional displacements and rearrangements.   BB There Is A Solution, p.27  
They appear to be in the nature of huge emotional displacements and rearrangements.


14.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... nature of our defects.   BB Into Action, p.72  
This requires action on our part, which, when completed, will mean that we have admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being, the exact nature of our defects.


15.
View STEP ONE essay   ... nature of our situation.   12&12 Step One, p.24  
Under the lash of alcoholism, we are driven to A.A., and there we discover the fatal nature of our situation.


16.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... nature of our wrongs.   BB How It Works, p.59  
5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.


17.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... nature of our wrongs."   12&12 Step Five, p.55  
"Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs."


18.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... nature of sudden and spectacular upheavals.   BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.567  
Yet it is true that our first printing gave many readers the impression that these personality changes, or religious experiences, must be in the nature of sudden and spectacular upheavals.


19.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... nature of the alcoholic illness, we might ...   BB To Wives, p.107  
Had we fully understood the nature of the alcoholic illness, we might have behaved differently.


20.
View STEP NINE essay   ... nature of the situation we shall never ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.83  
There will be other cases where action ought to be deferred, and still others in which by the very nature of the situation we shall never be able to make direct personal contact at all.


21.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... nature to disclose her secrets.   12&12 Step Seven, p.70  
With great intelligence, men of science have been forcing nature to disclose her secrets.


22.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... nature, which did not appeal to me ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.178  
I learned that it was something of a spiritual nature, which did not appeal to me very much, but I thought it could do no harm.


23.
View FOREWORD   ... nature, which, if practiced as a way ...   12&12 Foreword, p.15  
A.A.'s Twelve Steps are a group of principles, spiritual in their nature, which, if practiced as a way of life, can expel the obsession to drink and enable the sufferer to become happily and usefully whole.


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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