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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   ... receive.  BB Bill's Story, p.13  
Then only might I expect to receive.


2.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... receive a disproportionate amount of time and ...  BB To Employers, p.149  
It is not to be expected that an alcoholic employee will receive a disproportionate amount of time and attention.


3.
View APPENDIX VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A.   ... receive a prompt reply from this world ...  BB Appendix VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A., p.573  
If you cannot find A.A. in your locality, visit our Web site: www.aa.org; or a letter addressed to Alcoholics Anonymous, Box 459, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163, USA, will receive a prompt reply from this world center, referring you to the nearest A.A. group.


4.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... receive as we carry A.A.'s message to ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
To watch the eyes of men and women open with wonder as they move from darkness into light, to see their lives quickly fill with new purpose and meaning, to see whole families reassembled, to see the alcoholic outcast received back into his community in full citizenship, and above all to watch these people awaken to the presence of a loving God in their lives -- these things are the substance of what we receive as we carry A.A.'s message to the next alcoholic.


5.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... receive careful consideration.  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.574  
V. Throughout our structure, a traditional "Right of Appeal" ought to prevail, so that minority opinion will be heard and personal grievances receive careful consideration.


6.
View CONTENTS   ... receive forgiveness and give it; learn humility; ...  12&12 Contents (Step Five), p.6  
Lose sense of isolation, receive forgiveness and give it; learn humility; gain honesty and realism about ourselves.


7.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... receive forgiveness and give it, too.  12&12 Step Five, p.58  
Our moral inventory had persuaded us that all-round forgiveness was desirable, but it was only when we resolutely tackled Step Five that we inwardly knew we'd be able to receive forgiveness and give it, too.


8.
View CONTENTS   ... receive free gift lies in practice of ...  12&12 Contents (Step Twelve), p.9  
Readiness to receive free gift lies in practice of Twelve Steps.


9.
View CONTENTS   ... receive from Step Five?  12&12 Contents (Step Five), p.6  
What do we receive from Step Five?


10.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... receive from Step Five?  12&12 Step Five, p.57  
What are we likely to receive from Step Five?


11.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... receive God's help.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.98  
It is a step in the development of that kind of humility that makes it possible for us to receive God's help.


12.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... receive great joys in return.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.120  
We daily see such members render prodigies of service, and receive great joys in return.


13.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... receive guidance for our lives to just ...  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.


14.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... receive it.  BB Into Action, p.74  
Those of us belonging to a religious denomination which requires confession must, and of course, will want to go to the properly appointed authority whose duty it is to receive it.


15.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... receive it.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.107  
What he has received is a free gift, and yet usually, at least in some small part, he has made himself ready to receive it.


16.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... receive it; better to understand than to ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.101  
He thought it better to give comfort than to receive it; better to understand than to be understood; better to forgive than to be forgiven.


17.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... receive only what we'd have to pay ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.168  
If we hired an alcoholic, he'd receive only what we'd have to pay a nonalcoholic for the same job.


18.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... receive patients.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.176  
During the subsequent fifteen years I had sense enough never to go to the hospital if I had been drinking, and very seldom did I receive patients.


19.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... receive requests for A.A. speakers to appear ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.186  
Soon, groups began to receive requests for A.A. speakers to appear before civic organizations, church groups, and medical societies.


20.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... receive something ourselves, but to give the ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
We sit in A.A. meetings and listen, not only to receive something ourselves, but to give the reassurance and support which our presence can bring.


21.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... receive that grace of God which can ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.113  
Well, we surely have a chance if we switch from "two-stepping" to "twelve-stepping," if we are willing to receive that grace of God which can sustain and strengthen us in any catastrophe.


22.
View STEP TEN essay   ... receive the stimulation we need to go ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.93  
Out of them we receive the stimulation we need to go forward.


23.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... receive this gift lies in the practice ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.107  
A.A.'s manner of making ready to receive this gift lies in the practice of the Twelve Steps in our program.


24.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... receive while we are still so inexperienced ...  12&12 Step Five, p.60  
While the comment or advice of others may be by no means infallible, it is likely to be far more specific than any direct guidance we may receive while we are still so inexperienced in establishing contact with a Power greater than ourselves.


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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