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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 BILL'S STORY chapter   ... point.   BB Bill's Story, p.12  
I saw that growth could start from that point.


2.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... point.   BB We Agnostics, p.48  
Simply because it is impossible to explain what we see, feel, direct, and use, without a reasonable assumption as a starting point.


3.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... point.   BB How It Works, p.59  
We stood at the turning point.


4.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... point.   BB To Employers, p.149  
Their cost of production is figured to a fine decimal point.


5.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... point.   BB A Vision For You, p.153  
You will want to know more of how to proceed from that point.


6.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... point:   12&12 Step Twelve, p.107  
So let's consider briefly what we have been trying to do up to this point:


7.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... point.   12&12 Tradition Six, p.157  
Of course, they would use the resources of radio, press, and films to make their point.


8.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... point.   12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.182  
Then they got the point.


9.
View STEP SIX essay   ... point, a point at which we say, ...   12&12 Step Six, p.66  
Even then the best of us will discover to our dismay that there is always a sticking point, a point at which we say, "No, I can't give this up yet."


10.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... point, about a hundred of our Society ...   12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.182  
At one point, about a hundred of our Society were breaking anonymity at the public level.


11.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... point, and have brought out the very ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.78  
We've repeatedly strained the patience of our best friends to a snapping point, and have brought out the very worst in those who didn't think much of us to begin with.


12.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... point, and I was thoroughly miserable.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.178  
I was self conscious and ill at ease most of the time, my health was at the breaking point, and I was thoroughly miserable.


13.
View STEP SIX essay   ... point at which we abandon limited objectives, ...   12&12 Step Six, p.69  
This is the exact point at which we abandon limited objectives, and move toward God's will for us.


14.
View STEP SIX essay   ... point at which we depart from the ...   12&12 Step Six, p.65  
When they drive us blindly, or we willfully demand that they supply us with more satisfactions or pleasures than are possible or due us, that is the point at which we depart from the degree of perfection that God wishes for us here on earth.


15.
View STEP SIX essay   ... point at which we say, "No, I ...   12&12 Step Six, p.66  
Even then the best of us will discover to our dismay that there is always a sticking point, a point at which we say, "No, I can't give this up yet."


16.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... point-blank declaration that God had done for ...   BB Bill's Story, p.11  
But my friend sat before me, and he made the point-blank declaration that God had done for him what he could not do for himself.


17.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... point-blank why he could not recover.   BB There Is A Solution, p.26  
So he returned to this doctor, whom he admired, and asked him point-blank why he could not recover.


18.
View STEP TWO essay   ... point for all of us.   12&12 Step Two, p.33  
Therefore, Step Two is the rallying point for all of us.


19.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... point has helped many of us.   BB To Employers, p.142  
A firm attitude at this point has helped many of us.


20.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... point he firmly but lovingly commences to ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.119  
At this point he firmly but lovingly commences to behave like a partner instead of like a bad boy.


21.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... point imagination toward the right objectives.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.100  
Perhaps the real trouble was our almost total inability to point imagination toward the right objectives.


22.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... point in our lives came when we ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.75  
A great turning point in our lives came when we sought for humility as something we really wanted, rather than as something we must have.


23.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... point in the drinking of every alcoholic, ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.24  
At a certain point in the drinking of every alcoholic, he passes into a state where the most powerful desire to stop drinking is of absolutely no avail.


24.
View STEP NINE essay   ... point insistently.   12&12 Step Nine, p.85  
This will tempt us to argue, or to press our point insistently.


25.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... point is reached, little can be done ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.22  
We are not sure why, once a certain point is reached, little can be done for him.


26.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... point is, that we are willing to ...   BB How It Works, p.60  
The point is, that we are willing to grow along spiritual lines.


27.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... point, it might be well to explain ...   BB To Employers, p.142  
At this point, it might be well to explain alcoholism, the illness.


28.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... point of 1932, and I had somehow ...   BB Bill's Story, p.5  
Stocks were at the low point of 1932, and I had somehow formed a group to buy.


29.
View APPENDIX V, The Religious View on AA   ... point of advantage in the approach that ...   BB Appendix V, The Religious View on A.A., p.572  
"I think that psychologically speaking there is a point of advantage in the approach that is being made in this movement that cannot be duplicated.


30.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... point of despair that nothing but oblivion ...   12&12 Step Four, p.45  
As we morbidly pursue this melancholy activity, we may sink to such a point of despair that nothing but oblivion looks possible as a solution.


31.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... point of divorce or bankruptcy are mystified ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.35  
Friends who have reasoned with him after a spree which has brought him to the point of divorce or bankruptcy are mystified when he walks directly into a saloon.


32.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... point of professionalism, money and spirituality do ...   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.166  
We have discovered that at the point of professionalism, money and spirituality do not mix.


33.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... point of self-destruction.   BB We Agnostics, p.56  
Post-war disillusionment, ever more serious alcoholism, impending mental and physical collapse, brought him to the point of self-destruction.


34.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... point of view.   BB We Agnostics, p.52  
We had to ask ourselves why we shouldn't apply to our human problems this same readiness to change our point of view.


35.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... point of view.   12&12 Step Twelve, pp.112-113  
We naturally congratulate ourselves on what later proves to be a far too easy and superficial point of view.


36.
View FOREWORD   ... point of view, the spiritual ideas of ...   12&12 Foreword, p.17  
In it alcoholism was described from the alcoholic's point of view, the spiritual ideas of the Society were codified for the first time in the Twelve Steps, and the application of these Steps to the alcoholic's dilemma was made clear.


37.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... point of view the way he established ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.29  
Each individual, in the personal stories, describes in his own language and from his own point of view the way he established his relationship with God.


38.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... point of view, though we cooperate widely ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xx  
Neither does A.A. take any particular medical point of view, though we cooperate widely with the men of medicine as well as with the men of religion.


39.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... point on, progress will be rapid.   BB The Family Afterward, p.134  
From that point on, progress will be rapid.


40.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... point: One of our friends is a ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.135  
Here is a case in point: One of our friends is a heavy smoker and coffee drinker.


41.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... point out that his defects of character ...   BB Working With Others, p.100  
You should point out that his defects of character are not going to disappear over night.


42.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... point out that we alcoholics have much ...   BB Working With Others, p.95  
But point out that we alcoholics have much in common and that you would like, in any case, to be friendly.


43.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... point out the deep need every human ...   12&12 Step Five, p.56  
Psychiatrists and psychologists point out the deep need every human being has for practical insight and knowledge of his own personality flaws and for a discussion of them with an understanding and trustworthy person.


44.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... point that out and urge more attention ...   BB To Wives, p.119  
It will do little good if you point that out and urge more attention for yourself.


45.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... point: that there is plenty wrong with ...   12&12 Step Four, p.48  
But all who are in the least reasonable will agree upon one point: that there is plenty wrong with us alcoholics about which plenty will have to be done if we are to expect sobriety, progress, and any real ability to cope with life.


46.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... point we got a divorce and took ...   BB To Wives, p.106  
Perhaps at this point we got a divorce and took the children home to father and mother.


47.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... point, we were squarely confronted with the ...   BB We Agnostics, p.53  
Arrived at this point, we were squarely confronted with the question of faith.


48.
View STEP NINE essay   ... point we will want to summon all ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.85  
But if no such opportunity presents itself, at some point we will want to summon all our courage, head straight for the person concerned, and lay our cards on the table.


49.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... point we wish to emphasize and re-emphasize, ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.39  
This is a point we wish to emphasize and re-emphasize, to smash home upon our alcoholic readers as it has been revealed to us out of bitter experience.


50.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... point where he could have a spiritual ...   BB To Wives, pp.118-119  
Your husband will be the first to say it was your devotion and care which brought him to the point where he could have a spiritual experience.


51.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... point where he desperately wants to stop ...   BB To Wives, p.110  
He may have come to the point where he desperately wants to stop but cannot.


52.
View STEP ONE essay   ... point where it would hit them.   12&12 Step One, p.23  
It was obviously necessary to raise the bottom the rest of us had hit to the point where it would hit them.


53.
View APPENDIX V, The Religious View on AA   ... point where nature comes closest to the ...   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.


54.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... point where we could quit on our ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.34  
As we look back, we feel we had gone on drinking many years beyond the point where we could quit on our will power.


55.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... point with pride to the good lives ...   12&12 Step Four, p.45  
No doubt we shall point with pride to the good lives we thought we led before the bottle cut us down.


56.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... point you would label him as a ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.37  
Up to this point you would label him as a foolish chap having queer ideas of fun.


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