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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 FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... reach.  BB Foreword to Fourth Edition, pp.xxiii-xxiv  
The stories added to this edition represent a membership whose characteristics -- of age, gender, race, and culture -- have widened and have deepened to encompass virtually everyone the first 100 members could have hoped to reach.


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View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... reach.  BB We Agnostics, p.47  
Afterward, we found ourselves accepting many things which then seemed entirely out of reach.


3.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... reach.  12&12 Step Four, p.43  
Without a searching and fearless moral inventory, most of us have found that the faith which really works in daily living is still out of reach.


4.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... reach all important decisions by discussion, vote, ...  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.575  
XII. The Conference shall observe the spirit of A.A. tradition, taking care that it never becomes the seat of perilous wealth or power; that sufficient operating funds and reserve be its prudent financial principle; that it place none of its members in a position of unqualified authority over others; that it reach all important decisions by discussion, vote, and, whenever possible, by substantial unanimity; that its actions never be personally punitive nor an incitement to public controversy; that it never perform acts of government, and that, like the Society it serves, it will always remain democratic in thought and action.


5.
View FOREWORD   ... reach into forty foreign lands.(*)  12&12 Foreword, p.18  
As A.A. now enters maturity, it has begun to reach into forty foreign lands.(*)


6.
View PREFACE   ... reach more alcoholics.  BB Preface, p.xii  
All changes made over the years in the Big Book (A.A. members' fond nickname for this volume) have had the same purpose: to represent the current membership of Alcoholics Anonymous more accurately, and thereby to reach more alcoholics.


7.
View CONTENTS   ... reach of all who want it.  12&12 Contents (Tradition Nine), p.12  
Aim of our services is to bring sobriety within reach of all who want it.


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View TRADITION NINE essay   ... reach of all who want it.  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.175  
Just as the aim of each A.A. member is personal sobriety, the aim of our services is to bring sobriety within reach of all who want it.


9.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... reach of his help.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.133  
He feels a spiritual and ethical compulsion, because hundreds may be suffering within reach of his help.


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View TRADITION SIX essay   ... reach of our highest expectations.  12&12 Tradition Six, p.156  
Providence, through A.A., had brought us within reach of our highest expectations.


11.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... reach quickly as many despairing alcoholics as ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.186  
The A.A. groups would have to reach quickly as many despairing alcoholics as they could.


12.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... reach solid ground.  BB To Wives, p.107  
As animals on a treadmill, we have patiently and wearily climbed, falling back in exhaustion after each futile effort to reach solid ground.


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View STEP EIGHT essay   ... reach, we shall be bound to construct ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.81  
Then, as year by year we walk back through our lives as far as memory will reach, we shall be bound to construct a long list of people who have, to some extent or other, been affected.


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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