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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 WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... simple.   BB We Agnostics, p.57  
Yet its elements are simple.


2.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... simple.   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.168  
It was a service proposition, pure and simple.


3.
View FOREWORD TO THIRD EDITION   ... simple and personal.   BB Foreword to Third Edition, p.xxii  
In spite of the great increase in the size and the span of this Fellowship, at its core it remains simple and personal.


4.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... simple, and this concept was the keystone ...   BB How It Works, p.62  
Most good ideas are simple, and this concept was the keystone of the new and triumphant arch through which we passed to freedom.


5.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... simple and understandable terms as soon as ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.28  
If what we have learned and felt and seen means anything at all, it means that all of us, whatever our race, creed, or color are the children of a living Creator with whom we may form a relationship upon simple and understandable terms as soon as we are willing and honest enough to try.


6.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... simple attitude.   BB There Is A Solution, pp.26-27  
He can go anywhere on this earth where other free men may go without disaster, provided he remains willing to maintain a certain simple attitude.


7.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   Simple, but not easy; a price had ...   BB Bill's Story, p.14  
Simple, but not easy; a price had to be paid.


8.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... simple cornerstone a wonderfully effective spiritual structure ...   BB We Agnostics, p.47  
It has been repeatedly proven among us that upon this simple cornerstone a wonderfully effective spiritual structure can be built.(*)


9.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... simple devices, we have placed ourselves in ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.100  
When, by such simple devices, we have placed ourselves in a mood in which we can focus undisturbed on constructive imagination, we might proceed like this:


10.
View STEP FOUR essay   Simple examples like the following take on ...   12&12 Step Four, p.43  
Simple examples like the following take on a world of meaning when we think about them.


11.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... simple kit of spiritual tools laid at ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.25  
When, therefore, we were approached by those in whom the problem had been solved, there was nothing left for us but to pick up the simple kit of spiritual tools laid at our feet.


12.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... simple matter.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.40  
I had no trouble refusing drinks, and began to wonder if I had not been making too hard work of a simple matter.


13.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... simple prayer:   12&12 Step Twelve, p.125  
With each passing day of our lives, may every one of us sense more deeply the inner meaning of A.A.'s simple prayer:


14.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... simple principles, though the head of the ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.130  
They can hardly fail to approve these simple principles, though the head of the house still fails somewhat in practicing them.


15.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... simple program, usually men and women who ...   BB How It Works, p.58  
Those who do not recover are people who cannot or will not completely give themselves to this simple program, usually men and women who are constitutionally incapable of being honest with themselves.


16.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... simple reliance upon the Spirit of the ...   BB We Agnostics, p.52  
When we saw others solve their problems by a simple reliance upon the Spirit of the Universe, we had to stop doubting the power of God.


17.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... simple religious idea and a practical program ...   BB Bill's Story, p.9  
They had told of a simple religious idea and a practical program of action.


18.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... simple request is plain to anyone.   12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
The difference between a demand and a simple request is plain to anyone.


19.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... simple request: "Thy will, not mine, be ...   12&12 Step Eleven, pp.102-103  
As the day goes on, we can pause where situations must be met and decisions made, and renew the simple request: "Thy will, not mine, be done."


20.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... simple requirements.   BB We Agnostics, p.50  
This happened soon after they whole-heartedly met a few simple requirements.


21.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... simple rules.   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix  
On the other hand -- and strange as this may seem to those who do not understand -- once a psychic change has occurred, the very same person who seemed doomed, who had so many problems he despaired of ever solving them, suddenly finds himself easily able to control his desire for alcohol, the only effort necessary being that required to follow a few simple rules.


22.
View STEP TWO essay   ... simple rules of fair play and decency ...   12&12 Step Two, p.29  
We became convinced that such simple rules of fair play and decency would be enough.


23.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... simple services that enable the group to ...   12&12 Tradition Two, p.134  
Such are the simple services that enable the group to function.


24.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... simple services would require small sums of ...   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.161  
These simple services would require small sums of money which we could and would pay ourselves.


25.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... simple steps.   BB We Agnostics, p.46  
As soon as we admitted the possible existence of a Creative Intelligence, a Spirit of the Universe underlying the totality of things, we began to be possessed of a new sense of power and direction, provided we took other simple steps.


26.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... simple talk in our kitchen multiplies itself ...   BB Bill's Story, p.16  
Each day my friend's simple talk in our kitchen multiplies itself in a widening circle of peace on earth and good will to men.


27.
View STEP SIX essay   ... simple, that has enabled most of us ...   12&12 Step Six, p.66  
After all, hasn't it been self-interest, pure and simple, that has enabled most of us to escape?


28.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... simple things, there has been a revolutionary ...   BB We Agnostics, p.50  
They flatly declare that since they have come to believe in a Power greater than themselves, to take a certain attitude toward that Power, and to do certain simple things, there has been a revolutionary change in their way of living and thinking.


29.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... simple way we have just outlined.   BB Into Action, p.88  
So we let God discipline us in the simple way we have just outlined.


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