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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   ... Twelve.  BB Into Action, p.88  
The next chapter is entirely devoted to Step Twelve.


2.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Twelve.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
"Freely ye have received; freely give..." is the core of this part of Step Twelve.


3.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   Twelve -- And finally, we of Alcoholics Anonymous ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve (Long), p.192  
Twelve -- And finally, we of Alcoholics Anonymous believe that the principle of anonymity has an immense spiritual significance.


4.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   Twelve -- Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.562  
Twelve -- Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.


5.
View CONTENTS   ... Twelve -- "Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of ...  12&12 Contents (Tradition Twelve), p.13  
Tradition Twelve -- "Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities."


6.
View PREFACE   ... Twelve Concepts for World Service and revises ...  BB Preface, p.xii  
This fourth edition includes the Twelve Concepts for World Service and revises the three sections of personal stories as follows.


7.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... Twelve Concepts for World Service provide a ...  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.574  
Written by co-founder Bill W. in 1962, the Twelve Concepts for World Service provide a group of related principles to help ensure that various elements of A.A.'s service structure remain responsive and responsible to those they serve.


8.
View CONTENTS   ... Twelve -- "Having had a spiritual awakening as ...  12&12 Contents (Step Twelve), p.8  
Step Twelve -- "Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs."


9.
View PREFACE   ... twelve new stories; eight were removed (in ...  BB Preface, p.xii  
Part III now includes twelve new stories; eight were removed (in addition to the two that were transferred to Part I).


10.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... twelve ounce bottles of alcohol in a ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.176  
I used to put eight or twelve ounce bottles of alcohol in a fur lined glove and toss it onto the back airing porch when winter days got dark enough.


11.
View CONTENTS   ... "twelve-stepping" and demonstrations of faith.  12&12 Contents (Step Twelve), p.9  
Switch to "twelve-stepping" and demonstrations of faith.


12.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... "twelve-stepping," if we are willing to receive ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.113  
Well, we surely have a chance if we switch from "two-stepping" to "twelve-stepping," if we are willing to receive that grace of God which can sustain and strengthen us in any catastrophe.


13.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... twelve steps.  BB Into Action, p.75  
Taking this book down from our shelf we turn to the page which contains the twelve steps.


14.
View CONTENTS   ... Twelve Steps.  12&12 Contents (Step Twelve), p.9  
Readiness to receive free gift lies in practice of Twelve Steps.


15.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... Twelve Steps.  12&12 Step Seven, p.70  
Indeed, the attainment of greater humility is the foundation principle of each of A.A.'s Twelve Steps.


16.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Twelve Steps.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.112  
We know this because we see monotony, pain, and even calamity turned to good use by those who keep on trying to practice A.A.'s Twelve Steps.


17.
View STEP THREE essay   ... Twelve Steps, and Step Three opens the ...  12&12 Step Three, p.40  
To make this increasingly possible is the purpose of A.A.'s Twelve Steps, and Step Three opens the door.


18.
View FOREWORD   ... Twelve Steps, and the application of these ...  12&12 Foreword, p.17  
In it alcoholism was described from the alcoholic's point of view, the spiritual ideas of the Society were codified for the first time in the Twelve Steps, and the application of these Steps to the alcoholic's dilemma was made clear.


19.
View FOREWORD   ... "Twelve Steps" and the "Twelve Traditions" of ...  12&12 Foreword, p.15  
This book deals with the "Twelve Steps" and the "Twelve Traditions" of Alcoholics Anonymous.


20.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... Twelve Steps and Traditions has been tried.  12&12 Tradition Four, p.146  
Over the years, every conceivable deviation from our Twelve Steps and Traditions has been tried.


21.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Twelve Steps and tries to teach her ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.118  
Seeing her unhappiness, he recommends A.A.'s Twelve Steps and tries to teach her how to live.


22.
View INTRODUCTION   ... Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions in 1953.  12&12 Introduction, p.14  
Alcoholics Anonymous first published Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions in 1953.


23.
View INTRODUCTION   ... Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, written by ...  12&12 Introduction, p.14  
In fact, the 2002 General Service Conference discussed this issue and it was unanimously recommended that: "The text in the book Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, written by Bill W., remain as is, recognizing the Fellowship's feelings that Bill's writing be retained as originally published."


24.
View FOREWORD   ... Twelve Steps are a group of principles, ...  12&12 Foreword, p.15  
A.A.'s Twelve Steps are a group of principles, spiritual in their nature, which, if practiced as a way of life, can expel the obsession to drink and enable the sufferer to become happily and usefully whole.


25.
View STEP TWO essay   ... Twelve Steps are but suggestions.  12&12 Step Two, p.26  
All of its Twelve Steps are but suggestions.


26.
View CONTENTS   ... Twelve Steps are only suggestions.  12&12 Contents (Step Two), p.5  
A.A. does not demand belief; Twelve Steps are only suggestions.


27.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... Twelve Steps are principles for personal recovery.  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.574  
A.A.'s Twelve Steps are principles for personal recovery.


28.
View FOREWORD   ... Twelve Steps as first written in the ...  12&12 Foreword, p.17  
This present volume proposes to broaden and deepen the understanding of the Twelve Steps as first written in the earlier work.


29.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... Twelve Steps ask us to go contrary ...  12&12 Step Five, p.55  
All of A.A.'s Twelve Steps ask us to go contrary to our natural desires . . . they all deflate our egos.


30.
View FOREWORD   ... Twelve Steps can mean more than sobriety ...  12&12 Foreword, p.16  
They think that the Twelve Steps can mean more than sobriety for problem drinkers.


31.
View CONTENTS   Twelve Steps deflate ego.  12&12 Contents (Step Five), p.6  
Twelve Steps deflate ego.


32.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Twelve Steps for the answers.  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.


33.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Twelve Steps for us.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.113  
We temporarily cease to grow because we feel satisfied that there is no need for all of A.A.'s Twelve Steps for us.


34.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Twelve Steps in his home, often with ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.119  
He persistently tries all of A.A.'s Twelve Steps in his home, often with fine results.


35.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Twelve Steps in our program.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.107  
A.A.'s manner of making ready to receive this gift lies in the practice of the Twelve Steps in our program.


36.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Twelve Steps into action upon all our ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.109  
The wonderful energy it releases and the eager action by which it carries our message to the next suffering alcoholic and which finally translates the Twelve Steps into action upon all our affairs is the payoff, the magnificent reality, of Alcoholics Anonymous.


37.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Twelve Steps now come to a close.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.125  
These little studies of A.A.'s Twelve Steps now come to a close.


38.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Twelve Steps of the program in our ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.106  
Here we begin to practice all Twelve Steps of the program in our daily lives so that we and those about us may find emotional sobriety.


39.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... Twelve Steps of the program of recovery.  BB Working With Others, p.96  
He has read this volume and says he is prepared to go through with the Twelve Steps of the program of recovery.


40.
View STEP THREE essay   ... Twelve Steps require sustained and personal exertion ...  12&12 Step Three, p.40  
All of the Twelve Steps require sustained and personal exertion to conform to their principles and so, we trust, to God's will.


41.
View FOREWORD TO THIRD EDITION   ... Twelve Steps that summarize the program may ...  BB Foreword to Third Edition, p.xxii  
The Twelve Steps that summarize the program may be called los Doce Pasos in one country, les Douze Etapes in another, but they trace exactly the same path to recovery that was blazed by the earliest members of Alcoholics Anonymous.


42.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Twelve Steps, these situations are often set ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.118  
Nevertheless, under the influence of A.A.'s Twelve Steps, these situations are often set right.(*)


43.
View FOREWORD   ... Twelve Steps, they have been able to ...  12&12 Foreword, p.15  
Many people, nonalcoholics, report that as a result of the practice of A.A.'s Twelve Steps, they have been able to meet other difficulties of life.


44.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... Twelve Steps to recovery are suggestions; the ...  12&12 Tradition One, p.129  
Our Twelve Steps to recovery are suggestions; the Twelve Traditions which guarantee A.A.'s unity contain not a single "Don't."


45.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... Twelve Steps to recovery, he almost certainly ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.174  
Unless each A.A. member follows to the best of his ability our suggested Twelve Steps to recovery, he almost certainly signs his own death warrant.


46.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Twelve Steps we could lose those fears, ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.121  
But as time passed we found that with the help of A.A.'s Twelve Steps we could lose those fears, no matter what our material prospects were.


47.
View CONTENTS   ... Twelve Traditions.  12&12 Contents (Tradition Twelve), p.13  
Subordinating personal aims to the common good is the essence of all Twelve Traditions.


48.
View FOREWORD   ... Twelve Traditions and so gave A.A. its ...  12&12 Foreword, p.18  
The Tradition section of this volume portrays in some detail the experience which finally produced the Twelve Traditions and so gave A.A. its present form, substance, and unity.


49.
View FOREWORD   ... Twelve Traditions apply to the life of ...  12&12 Foreword, p.15  
A.A.'s Twelve Traditions apply to the life of the Fellowship itself.


50.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... Twelve Traditions ensure the unity of the ...  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.574  
The Twelve Traditions ensure the unity of the Fellowship.


51.
View INTRODUCTION   ... Twelve Traditions in 1953.  12&12 Introduction, p.14  
Alcoholics Anonymous first published Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions in 1953.


52.
View FOREWORD   ... "Twelve Traditions" of Alcoholics Anonymous.  12&12 Foreword, p.15  
This book deals with the "Twelve Steps" and the "Twelve Traditions" of Alcoholics Anonymous.


53.
View FOREWORD   ... Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous.  12&12 Foreword, p.16  
There is, too, a rising interest in the Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous.


54.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous, which -- God ...  12&12 Tradition One, p.131  
They live today in the Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous, which -- God willing -- shall sustain us in unity for so long as He may need us.


55.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... Twelve Traditions repeatedly ask us to give ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.184  
Because A.A.'s Twelve Traditions repeatedly ask us to give up personal desires for the common good, we realize that the sacrificial spirit -- well symbolized by anonymity -- is the foundation of them all.


56.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... Twelve Traditions, the group, too, can deteriorate ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.174  
Unless there is approximate conformity to A.A.'s Twelve Traditions, the group, too, can deteriorate and die.


57.
View FOREWORD   ... Twelve Traditions took form and were first ...  12&12 Foreword, p.18  
It was out of this vast welter of explosive experience that A.A.'s Twelve Traditions took form and were first published in 1946 and later confirmed at A.A.'s First International Convention, held at Cleveland in 1950.


58.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... Twelve Traditions, which are stated in full ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xix  
This was the substance of A.A.'s Twelve Traditions, which are stated in full on page 561 of this book.


59.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... Twelve Traditions which guarantee A.A.'s unity contain ...  12&12 Tradition One, p.129  
Our Twelve Steps to recovery are suggestions; the Twelve Traditions which guarantee A.A.'s unity contain not a single "Don't."


60.
View INTRODUCTION   ... Twelve Traditions, written by Bill W., remain ...  12&12 Introduction, p.14  
In fact, the 2002 General Service Conference discussed this issue and it was unanimously recommended that: "The text in the book Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, written by Bill W., remain as is, recognizing the Fellowship's feelings that Bill's writing be retained as originally published."


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