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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   ... Nine.  BB Into Action, p.76  
Let's look at Steps Eight and Nine.


2.
View CONTENTS   ... Nine.  12&12 Contents (Step Nine), p.8  
Readiness to take consequences of our past and to take responsibility for well-being of others is spirit of Step Nine.


3.
View STEP NINE essay   ... Nine.  12&12 Step Nine, p.83  
Good judgment, a careful sense of timing, courage, and prudence -- these are the qualities we shall need when we take Step Nine.


4.
View STEP NINE essay   ... Nine.  12&12 Step Nine, p.87  
For the readiness to take the full consequences of our past acts, and to take responsibility for the well-being of others at the same time, is the very spirit of Step Nine.


5.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   Nine -- A.A., as such, ought never be ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.562  
Nine -- A.A., as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.


6.
View CONTENTS   ... Nine -- "A.A., as such, ought never be ...  12&12 Contents (Tradition Nine), p.12  
Tradition Nine -- "A.A., as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve."


7.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... Nine are concerned with personal relations.  12&12 Step Eight, p.77  
Steps Eight and Nine are concerned with personal relations.


8.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... Nine at first sight seems to deal ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.175  
Though Tradition Nine at first sight seems to deal with a purely practical matter, in its actual operation it discloses a society without organization, animated only by the spirit of service -- a true fellowship.


9.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Nine by making direct amends to those ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.108  
We followed this up in Step Nine by making direct amends to those concerned, except when it would injure them or other people.


10.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... nine cases out of ten the unexpected ...  BB Into Action, p.78  
In nine cases out of ten the unexpected happens.


11.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   Nine -- Each A.A. group needs the least ...  12&12 Tradition Nine (Long), p.191  
Nine -- Each A.A. group needs the least possible organization.


12.
View CONTENTS   ... Nine -- "Made direct amends to such people ...  12&12 Contents (Step Nine), p.7  
Step Nine -- "Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others."


13.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... nine o'clock I'd be boiled as an ...  BB A Vision For You, p.158  
I've prayed to God on hangover mornings and sworn that I'd never touch another drop but by nine o'clock I'd be boiled as an owl."


14.
View PREFACE   Nine of the stories in Part II ...  BB Preface, p.xii  
Nine of the stories in Part II ("They Stopped in Time") were carried over from the second edition; eight new stories were added.


15.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... nine out of ten men drink their ...  BB To Employers, p.138  
I pointed out that I had had nothing to drink whatever for three years, and this in the face of difficulties that would have made nine out of ten men drink their heads off.


16.
View STEP TEN essay   ... nine Steps, we prepare ourselves for the ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.88  
As we work the first nine Steps, we prepare ourselves for the adventure of a new life.


17.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... Nine was first written, it said that ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.172  
When Tradition Nine was first written, it said that "Alcoholics Anonymous needs the least possible organization."


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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