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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 TRADITION TWO essay   ... turn again to the deposed founder and ...   12&12 Tradition Two, p.135  
Let's turn again to the deposed founder and his friends.


2.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... turn and walk back to the fraternity ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.173  
Many mornings I have gone to classes, and even though fully prepared, would turn and walk back to the fraternity house because of my jitters, not daring to enter the classroom for fear of making a scene should I be called on for recitation.


3.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... turn away from meditation and prayer, we ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.97  
And when we turn away from meditation and prayer, we likewise deprive our minds, our emotions, and our intuitions of vitally needed support.


4.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... turn comes to speak at a meeting, ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
If our turn comes to speak at a meeting, we again try to carry A.A.'s message.


5.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... turn everybody -- friends, wives, husbands, even the ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.115  
We had failed to see that though adult in years we were still behaving childishly, trying to turn everybody -- friends, wives, husbands, even the world itself -- into protective parents.


6.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... turn for the better.   BB To Employers, p.147  
So, for one reason or another, they cover these men, hoping matters will take a turn for the better.


7.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... turn, generates more character defects.   12&12 Step Four, p.49  
Then fear, in turn, generates more character defects.


8.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... turn happy and be free to concentrate ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.71  
The world will then turn happy and be free to concentrate on culture and character.


9.
View STEP THREE essay   ... turn his or her life over to ...   12&12 Step Three, p.35  
Isn't it true that in all matters touching upon alcohol, each of them has decided to turn his or her life over to the care, protection, and guidance of Alcoholics Anonymous?


10.
View STEP THREE essay   ... turn his own will and his own ...   12&12 Step Three, p.35  
No matter how much one wishes to try, exactly how can he turn his own will and his own life over to the care of whatever God he thinks there is?


11.
View STEP THREE essay   ... turn his will and his life over ...   12&12 Step Three, p.39  
So how, exactly, can the willing person continue to turn his will and his life over to the Higher Power?


12.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... turn in all things to the Father ...   BB Bill's Story, p.14  
I must turn in all things to the Father of Light who presides over us all.


13.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... turn in its flight like a boomerang ...   BB Bill's Story, p.2  
Out of this alloy of drink and speculation, I commenced to forge the weapon that one day would turn in its flight like a boomerang and all but cut me to ribbons.


14.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... turn into the real thing and are ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.33  
Potential female alcoholics often turn into the real thing and are gone beyond recall in a few years.


15.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... turn may be footsore and may straggle.   BB The Family Afterward, p.122  
Each in his turn may be footsore and may straggle.


16.
View STEP THREE essay   ... turn me into a nonentity.   12&12 Step Three, p.36  
Nothing is going to turn me into a nonentity.


17.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... turn might work with others.   BB Bill's Story, p.14  
They in turn might work with others.


18.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... turn more and more to the entire ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
But in the longer run we clearly realize that these are only the pains of growing up, and nothing but good can come from them if we turn more and more to the entire Twelve Steps for the answers.


19.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... turn our thoughts to someone we can ...   BB Into Action, p.84  
Then we resolutely turn our thoughts to someone we can help.


20.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... turn our will and our life over ...   BB How It Works, p.60  
Being convinced, we were at Step Three, which is that we decided to turn our will and our life over to God as we understood Him.


21.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... turn our will and our lives over ...   BB How It Works, p.59  
3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.


22.
View STEP THREE essay   ... turn our will and our lives over ...   12&12 Step Three, p.34  
"Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him."


23.
View STEP THREE essay   ... turn our will and our lives over ...   12&12 Step Three, p.34  
In fact, the effectiveness of the whole A.A. program will rest upon how well and earnestly we have tried to come to "a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him."


24.
View STEP THREE essay   ... turn our will and our lives over ...   12&12 Step Three, p.38  
So it is by circumstance rather than by any virtue that we have been driven to A.A., have admitted defeat, have acquired the rudiments of faith, and now want to make a decision to turn our will and our lives over to a Higher Power.


25.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... turn out, however, that you'll choose someone ...   12&12 Step Five, p.61  
It may turn out, however, that you'll choose someone else for the more difficult and deeper revelations.


26.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... turn out to be bogeymen, nothing else.   12&12 Step Four, p.49  
But the testimony of A.A.'s who have really tried a moral inventory is that pride and fear of this sort turn out to be bogeymen, nothing else.


27.
View STEP ONE essay   ... turn out to be firm bedrock upon ...   12&12 Step One, p.21  
Our admissions of personal powerlessness finally turn out to be firm bedrock upon which happy and purposeful lives may be built.


28.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... turn out to be one's sponsor, but ...   12&12 Step Five, p.61  
This person may turn out to be one's sponsor, but not necessarily so.


29.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... turn outward toward our fellow alcoholics who ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.106  
Here we turn outward toward our fellow alcoholics who are still in distress.


30.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... turn, sought the same escape with all ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.28  
We, in our turn, sought the same escape with all the desperation of drowning men.


31.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... turn the past to good account.   BB The Family Afterward, p.124  
That is true only if one is willing to turn the past to good account.


32.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... turn the talk to some phase of ...   BB Working With Others, p.91  
After a while, turn the talk to some phase of drinking.


33.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... turn the trick.   BB To Employers, p.144  
You are betting, of course, that your changed attitude plus the contents of this book will turn the trick.


34.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... turn them into demonstrations of faith.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.114  
Our basic troubles are the same as everyone else's, but when an honest effort is made "to practice these principles in all our affairs," well-grounded A.A.'s seem to have the ability, by God's grace, to take these troubles in stride and turn them into demonstrations of faith.


35.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... turn this man away, he'll soon die.   12&12 Tradition Three, p.142  
If we turn this man away, he'll soon die.


36.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... turn to Him, all will be well ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.105  
We know that when we turn to Him, all will be well with us, here and hereafter.


37.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... turn to the page which contains the ...   BB Into Action, p.75  
Taking this book down from our shelf we turn to the page which contains the twelve steps.


38.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... turn up the root causes.   12&12 Step Four, pp.52-53  
Questions like these, more of which will come to mind easily in each individual case, will help turn up the root causes.


39.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... turn up with a bottle of scotch ...   BB Working With Others, p.101  
His only chance for sobriety would be some place like the Greenland Ice Cap, and even there an Eskimo might turn up with a bottle of scotch and ruin everything!


40.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... turn would mean a night of futile ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.176  
This would lessen my chances of smuggling some home that evening, which in turn would mean a night of futile tossing around in bed followed by a morning of unbearable jitters.


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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