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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 HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... strength.  BB How It Works, p.68  
Paradoxically, it is the way of strength.


2.
View STEP ONE essay   ... strength.  12&12 Step One, p.21  
We perceive that only through utter defeat are we able to take our first steps toward liberation and strength.


3.
View STEP THREE essay   ... strength.  12&12 Step Three, pp.38-39  
And far from being a weakness, this dependence was their chief source of strength.


4.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... strength.  12&12 Tradition One, p.131  
Each needed to consider the others, and in abiding faith they knew they must find their real strength.


5.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... strength and direction, I became irritated and ...  BB Bill's Story, p.10  
When they talked of a God personal to me, who was love, superhuman strength and direction, I became irritated and my mind snapped shut against such a theory.


6.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... strength and direction to do the right ...  BB Into Action, p.79  
Reminding ourselves that we have decided to go to any lengths to find a spiritual experience, we ask that we be given strength and direction to do the right thing, no matter what the personal consequences may be.


7.
View FOREWORD TO THIRD EDITION   ... strength, and hope.  BB Foreword to Third Edition, p.xxii  
Each day, somewhere in the world, recovery begins when one alcoholic talks with another alcoholic, sharing experience, strength, and hope.


8.
View FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... strength, and hope with each other, in ...  BB Foreword to Fourth Edition, p.xxiv  
In any meeting, anywhere, A.A.'s share experience, strength, and hope with each other, in order to stay sober and help other alcoholics.


9.
View PREAMBLE   ... strength and hope with each other that ...  Grapevine Preamble  
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.


10.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... strength and intelligence, for just that long ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.72  
For just so long as we were convinced that we could live exclusively by our own individual strength and intelligence, for just that long was a working faith in a Higher Power impossible.


11.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... strength and peace that could not be ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.116  
These were the new attitudes that finally brought many of us an inner strength and peace that could not be deeply shaken by the shortcomings of others or by any calamity not of our own making.


12.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... strength and resources alone.  12&12 Step Twelve, pp.106-107  
When a man or a woman has a spiritual awakening, the most important meaning of it is that he has now become able to do, feel, and believe that which he could not do before on his unaided strength and resources alone.


13.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... strength, and the atmosphere of His grace.  12&12 Step Eleven, pp.97-98  
We all need the light of God's reality, the nourishment of His strength, and the atmosphere of His grace.


14.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... strength, as I go out from here, ...  BB Into Action, p.76  
Grant me strength, as I go out from here, to do your bidding.


15.
View CONTENTS   Strength from weakness.  12&12 Contents (Step Seven), p.7  
Strength from weakness.


16.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... strength, inspiration, and direction from Him who ...  BB Into Action, p.85  
Much has already been said about receiving strength, inspiration, and direction from Him who has all knowledge and power.


17.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... strength not ordinarily their own.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.104  
All those who have persisted have found strength not ordinarily their own.


18.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... strength of purpose and action.  12&12 Tradition One, p.130  
They see liberty verging on license, yet they recognize at once that A.A. has an irresistible strength of purpose and action.


19.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... strength our means of survival.  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.177  
Since recovery from alcoholism is life itself to us, it is imperative that we preserve in full strength our means of survival.


20.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... strength out of weakness.  12&12 Step Seven, p.75  
We heard story after story of how humility had brought strength out of weakness.


21.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... strength to do the right thing.  BB How It Works, p.70  
To sum up about sex: We earnestly pray for the right ideal, for guidance in each questionable situation, for sanity, and for the strength to do the right thing.


22.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... strength to meet my problems as He ...  BB Bill's Story, p.13  
I was to sit quietly when in doubt, asking only for direction and strength to meet my problems as He would have me.


23.
View STEP ONE essay   ... strength until we first admit complete defeat ...  12&12 Step One, p.22  
The principle that we shall find no enduring strength until we first admit complete defeat is the main taproot from which our whole Society has sprung and flowered.


24.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... strength which, in one way or another, ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.107  
In a very real sense he has been transformed, because he has laid hold of a source of strength which, in one way or another, he had hitherto denied himself.


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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