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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 A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... present.  BB A Vision For You, p.161  
From surrounding towns, families drive long distances to be present.


2.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... present.  12&12 Step Four, p.46  
This the sponsor promptly proves by talking freely and easily, and without exhibitionism, about his own defects, past and present.


3.
View INTRODUCTION   ... present a more contemporary image for the ...  12&12 Introduction, p.14  
In recent years some members and friends of A.A. have asked if it would be wise to update the language, idioms, and historical references in the book to present a more contemporary image for the Fellowship.


4.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... present a powerful reason why one should ...  BB We Agnostics, p.51  
When many hundreds of people are able to say that the consciousness of the Presence of God is today the most important fact of their lives, they present a powerful reason why one should have faith.


5.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... present anxieties and troubles, we cry, are ...  12&12 Step Four, p.45  
Our present anxieties and troubles, we cry, are caused by the behavior of other people -- people who really need a moral inventory.


6.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... present at the annual meeting(*) of the ...  BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.569  
Following are excerpts from the comments of doctors present at the annual meeting(*) of the Medical Society of the State of New York where a paper on A.A. was read:


7.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... present century, American newspapers were afraid to ...  BB We Agnostics, p.51  
Even in the present century, American newspapers were afraid to print an account of the Wright brothers' first successful flight at Kitty Hawk.


8.
View CONTENTS   ... present challenges can be met.  12&12 Contents (Step Ten), p.8  
When past is settled with, present challenges can be met.


9.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... present choice.  BB There Is A Solution, p.28  
This should be an entirely personal affair which each one decides for himself in the light of past associations, or his present choice.


10.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... present circumstances!  BB Working With Others, p.100  
Follow the dictates of a Higher Power and you will presently live in a new and wonderful world, no matter what your present circumstances!


11.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... present-day staff members has no counterpart among ...  12&12 Tradition Eight (Note), p.169  
(*) The work of present-day staff members has no counterpart among the job categories of commercial organizations. These A.A.'s bring a wide range of business and professional experience to their service at The General Service Office.


12.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... present faith is reasonable, why we think ...  BB We Agnostics, p.53  
Hence we are at pains to tell why we think our present faith is reasonable, why we think it more sane and logical to believe than not to believe, why we say our former thinking was soft and mushy when we threw up our hands in doubt and said, "We don't know."


13.
View FOREWORD   ... present form, substance, and unity.  12&12 Foreword, p.18  
The Tradition section of this volume portrays in some detail the experience which finally produced the Twelve Traditions and so gave A.A. its present form, substance, and unity.


14.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... present his conceptions to other alcoholics, impressing ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxv  
As part of his rehabilitation he commenced to present his conceptions to other alcoholics, impressing upon them that they must do likewise with still others.


15.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... present, our membership is pyramiding at the ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xx  
At present, our membership is pyramiding at the rate of about twenty per cent a year.


16.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... present some accounting evidence to a government ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.40  
One day I went to Washington to present some accounting evidence to a government bureau.


17.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... present state of affairs, am I willing ...  12&12 Step Four, p.52  
If I am unable to change the present state of affairs, am I willing to take the measures necessary to shape my life to conditions as they are?


18.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... present that which has been so freely ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.19  
How then shall we present that which has been so freely given us?


19.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... present the book.  BB To Wives, p.113  
In some cases it may be better to let someone outside the family present the book.


20.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... present their discovery to some newcomer.  BB A Vision For You, p.159  
Seeing much of each other, scarce an evening passed that someone's home did not shelter a little gathering of men and women, happy in their release, and constantly thinking how they might present their discovery to some newcomer.


21.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... present themselves as messiahs representing A.A. before ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.187  
We simply couldn't afford to take the chance of letting self-appointed members present themselves as messiahs representing A.A. before the whole public.


22.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... present time, are able to stop or ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.39  
That may be true of certain nonalcoholic people who, though drinking foolishly and heavily at the present time, are able to stop or moderate, because their brains and bodies have not been damaged as ours were.


23.
View FOREWORD TO FIRST EDITION   ... present to handle the overwhelming number of ...  BB Foreword to First Edition, p.xiii  
It is important that we remain anonymous because we are too few, at present to handle the overwhelming number of personal appeals which may result from this publication.


24.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... present, to handle the overwhelming number of ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.184  
Its foreword made this revealing statement: "It is important that we remain anonymous because we are too few, at present, to handle the overwhelming number of personal appeals which may result from this publication.


25.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... present views ought to prove exceptionally useful ...  BB To Employers, p.136  
His present views ought to prove exceptionally useful to business men everywhere.


26.
View FOREWORD   ... present volume proposes to broaden and deepen ...  12&12 Foreword, p.17  
This present volume proposes to broaden and deepen the understanding of the Twelve Steps as first written in the earlier work.


27.
View STEP TEN essay   ... present, we thought we were helping others ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.94  
Or, the person concerned not being present, we thought we were helping others to understand him, when in actuality our true motive was to feel superior by pulling him down.


28.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... present were cautioned against the use of ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.186  
Provided anonymity was maintained on these platforms, and reporters present were cautioned against the use of names or pictures, the result was fine.


29.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... present, what sex situations have caused me ...  12&12 Step Four, p.52  
Questioning directed to this end might run like this: Looking at both past and present, what sex situations have caused me anxiety, bitterness, frustration, or depression?


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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