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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 HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... order!  BB How It Works, p.60  
Many of us exclaimed, "What an order!


2.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... order.  BB Into Action, p.77  
At the moment we are trying to put our lives in order.


3.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... order.  BB A Vision For You, p.164  
The answers will come, if your own house is in order.


4.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... order.  12&12 Step Eight, p.77  
This is a very large order.


5.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... order and on our terms.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.104  
We discover that we do receive guidance for our lives to just about the extent that we stop making demands upon God to give it to us on order and on our terms.


6.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... order for his arrest.  BB Into Action, p.79  
She went to court and got an order for his arrest.


7.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... order of things, were the essential requirements.  BB Bill's Story, pp.13-14  
Belief in the power of God, plus enough willingness, honesty and humility to establish and maintain the new order of things, were the essential requirements.


8.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... order to be praised.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.124  
We no longer seek fame and honor in order to be praised.


9.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... order to be useful and profoundly happy.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.124  
Still more wonderful is the feeling that we do not have to be specially distinguished among our fellows in order to be useful and profoundly happy.


10.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... order to gain self-importance.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.124  
We no longer strive to dominate or rule those about us in order to gain self-importance.


11.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... order to get more liquor for the ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.177  
My phobia for sleeplessness demanded that I get drunk every night, but in order to get more liquor for the next night, I had to stay sober during the day, at least up to four o'clock.


12.
View STEP TEN essay   ... order to keep our balance.  12&12 Step Ten, p.92  
Although these attitudes are common enough, we A.A.'s find we need something much better in order to keep our balance.


13.
View STEP SIX essay   ... order to make a beginning on this ...  12&12 Step Six, p.65  
So Step Six -- "Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character" -- is A.A.'s way of stating the best possible attitude one can take in order to make a beginning on this lifetime job.


14.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... order to recover they must acquire an ...  BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.567  
Though it was not our intention to create such an impression, many alcoholics have nevertheless concluded that in order to recover they must acquire an immediate and overwhelming "God-consciousness" followed at once by a vast change in feeling and outlook.


15.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... order to save himself he must carry ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvi  
He suddenly realized that in order to save himself he must carry his message to another alcoholic.


16.
View STEP ONE essay   ... order to stay alive himself.  12&12 Step One, p.24  
No, the average alcoholic, self-centered in the extreme, doesn't care for this prospect -- unless he has to do these things in order to stay alive himself.


17.
View FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... order to stay sober and help other ...  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.


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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