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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 INTO ACTION chapter   ... taken.  BB Into Action, p.86  
After making our review we ask God's forgiveness and inquire what corrective measures should be taken.


2.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... taken a cure, looks fine, and to ...  BB To Employers, p.138  
He has just returned from a three-months leave of absence, has taken a cure, looks fine, and to clinch the matter, the board of directors told him this was his last chance."


3.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... taken a square look at some of ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.74  
But when we have taken a square look at some of these defects, have discussed them with another, and have become willing to have them removed, our thinking about humility commences to have a wider meaning.


4.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... taken action.  BB Working With Others, p.94  
Tell him you once felt as he does, but you doubt whether you would have made much progress had you not taken action.


5.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... taken alone, wouldn't be enough.  12&12 Step Twelve, pp.107-108  
Looking at Step Five, we decided that an inventory, taken alone, wouldn't be enough.


6.
View STEP TEN essay   ... taken, and we have made peace with ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.89  
When our inventory is carefully taken, and we have made peace with ourselves, the conviction follows that tomorrow's challenges can be met as they come.


7.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... taken as a matter of course, the ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.128  
As soon as his sobriety begins to be taken as a matter of course, the family may look at their strange new dad with apprehension, then with irritation.


8.
View STEP TEN essay   ... taken at any time of the day, ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.89  
There's the spot-check inventory, taken at any time of the day, whenever we find ourselves getting tangled up.


9.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... taken away.  BB We Agnostics, p.56  
His alcoholic problem was taken away.


10.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... taken from the scrap heap to a ...  BB Bill's Story, p.11  
Then he had, in effect, been raised from the dead, suddenly taken from the scrap heap to a level of life better than the best he had ever known!


11.
View STEP SIX essay   ... taken from them.  12&12 Step Six, pp.67-68  
Some people, of course, may conclude that they are indeed ready to have all such defects taken from them.


12.
View STEP TWO essay   ... taken from us by so-called acts of ...  12&12 Step Two, p.31  
Loved ones, upon whom we heartily depended, were taken from us by so-called acts of God.


13.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... taken grudgingly, yet we do take them.  12&12 Step Seven, p.74  
These initial steps along the road are taken grudgingly, yet we do take them.


14.
View STEP TEN essay   ... taken in the midst of such disturbances ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.90  
A spot-check inventory taken in the midst of such disturbances can be of very great help in quieting stormy emotions.


15.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... taken, inevitably set up a disastrous chain ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.164  
Compared to this prospect, the ten thousand dollars under consideration wasn't much, but like the alcoholic's first drink it would, if taken, inevitably set up a disastrous chain reaction.


16.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... taken it.  BB Bill's Story, p.5  
Someone had pushed a drink my way, and I had taken it.


17.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... taken its first step in the formation ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.142  
A.A. had taken its first step in the formation of Tradition Three.


18.
View PREFACE   ... taken out.  BB Preface, p.xii  
Six of the stories in Part II have been carried over, eleven new ones have been added, and eleven taken out.


19.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... taken over by the mortgage holder, my ...  BB Bill's Story, p.5  
The house was taken over by the mortgage holder, my mother-in-law died, my wife and father-in-law became ill.


20.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... taken place.  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xv  
Since the original Foreword to this book was written in 1939, a wholesale miracle has taken place.


21.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... taken remarkable and unexpected turns for the ...  12&12 Step Eleven, pp.104-105  
Almost any experienced A.A. will tell how his affairs have taken remarkable and unexpected turns for the better as he tried to improve his conscious contact with God.


22.
View FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... taken root, slowly at first, then growing ...  BB Foreword to Fourth Edition, p.xxiii  
In country after country where the A.A. seed was planted, it has taken root, slowly at first, then growing by leaps and bounds when literature has become available.


23.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   Taken separately, these practices can bring much ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.98  
Taken separately, these practices can bring much relief and benefit.


24.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... taken sides on any question in an ...  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.176  
Nor has our Fellowship ever publicly taken sides on any question in an embattled world.


25.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... taken steps to see that I was ...  BB To Employers, p.141  
Had they fired me first, and had they then taken steps to see that I was presented with the solution contained in this book, I might have returned to them six months later, a well man.


26.
View STEP TWO essay   ... taken stock of ourselves, made amends to ...  12&12 Step Two, p.32  
In no deep or meaningful sense had we ever taken stock of ourselves, made amends to those we had harmed, or freely given to any other human being without any demand for reward.


27.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... taken the opposite tack and had insisted, ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.115  
When we had taken the opposite tack and had insisted, like infants ourselves, that people protect and take care of us or that the world owed us a living, then the result had been equally unfortunate.


28.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... taken these satisfactions to be the final ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.71  
Instead of regarding the satisfaction of our material desires as the means by which we could live and function as human beings, we had taken these satisfactions to be the final end and aim of life.


29.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... taken this step, withholding nothing, we are ...  BB Into Action, p.75  
Once we have taken this step, withholding nothing, we are delighted.


30.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... taken very hard knocks to learn this ...  BB Working With Others, p.98  
Some of us have taken very hard knocks to learn this truth: Job or no job -- wife or no wife -- we simply do not stop drinking so long as we place dependence upon other people ahead of dependence on God.


31.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... taken you, if I had been able ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.43  
Had you offered yourselves as patients at this hospital, I would not have taken you, if I had been able to avoid it.


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