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1.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... theory.  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.


2.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... theory.  BB Into Action, p.83  
The spiritual life is not a theory.


3.
View STEP SIX essay   ... theory at all; it will be just ...  12&12 Step Six, p.63  
To him, this proposition will be no theory at all; it will be just about the largest fact in his life.


4.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... theory he would escape the alcohol problem.  BB Working With Others, p.101  
Ask any woman who has sent her husband to distant places on the theory he would escape the alcohol problem.


5.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... theory it may cause financial harm.  BB Into Action, p.78  
Nor are we afraid of disclosing our alcoholism on the theory it may cause financial harm.


6.
View STEP THREE essay   ... theory of relativity or a proposition in ...  12&12 Step Three, p.35  
Maybe this all sounds mysterious and remote, something like Einstein's theory of relativity or a proposition in nuclear physics.


7.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... theory or gadget which does not work ...  BB We Agnostics, p.52  
Is not our age characterized by the ease with which we discard old ideas for new, by the complete readiness with which we throw away the theory or gadget which does not work for something new which does?


8.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... theory seems to be that once everybody's ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.71  
The theory seems to be that once everybody's primary instincts are satisfied, there won't be much left to quarrel about.


9.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... theory that most people lost money in ...  BB Bill's Story, p.2  
I had developed a theory that most people lost money in stocks through ignorance of markets.


10.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... theory that only an alcoholic could help ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvi  
Prior to his journey to Akron, the broker had worked hard with many alcoholics on the theory that only an alcoholic could help an alcoholic, but he had succeeded only in keeping sober himself.


11.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... theory that we have an allergy to ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvi  
The doctor's theory that we have an allergy to alcohol interests us.


12.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... theory wrong.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.97  
But we recoiled from meditation and prayer as obstinately as the scientist who refused to perform a certain experiment lest it prove his pet theory wrong.


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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