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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 FOREWORD TO FIRST EDITION   ... word.   BB Foreword to First Edition, pp.xiii-xiv  
We are not an organization in the conventional sense of the word.


2.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... word.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.106  
The joy of living is the theme of A.A.'s Twelfth Step, and action is its key word.


3.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... word.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
This is Twelfth Step work in the very best sense of the word.


4.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... word.   12&12 Tradition Four, p.146  
Autonomy is a ten-dollar word.


5.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... word about sex relations.   BB The Family Afterward, p.134  
A word about sex relations.


6.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... word and as an ideal, has a ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.70  
Humility, as a word and as an ideal, has a very bad time of it in our world.


7.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... word and trying to take in the ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.99  
As beginners in meditation, we might now reread this prayer several times very slowly, savoring every word and trying to take in the deep meaning of each phrase and idea.


8.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... word "blame" from our speech and thought.   12&12 Step Four, p.47  
Where other people were concerned, we had to drop the word "blame" from our speech and thought.


9.
View STEP THREE essay   ... word "dependence" is as distasteful to many ...   12&12 Step Three, p.38  
We realize that the word "dependence" is as distasteful to many psychiatrists and psychologists as it is to alcoholics.


10.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... word "fear" is bracketed alongside the difficulties ...   BB How It Works, p.67  
Notice that the word "fear" is bracketed alongside the difficulties with Mr. Brown, Mrs. Jones, the employer, and the wife.


11.
View STEP SIX essay   ... word for that, too; we call it ...   12&12 Step Six, p.67  
When gluttony is less than ruinous, we have a milder word for that, too; we call it "taking our comfort."


12.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... word "God" brought up a particular idea ...   BB We Agnostics, p.45  
To others, the word "God" brought up a particular idea of Him with which someone had tried to impress them during childhood.


13.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... word God still aroused a certain antipathy.   BB Bill's Story, p.12  
The word God still aroused a certain antipathy.


14.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... word "harm" in a practical way, we ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.80  
To define the word "harm" in a practical way, we might call it the result of instincts in collision, which cause physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual damage to people.


15.
View STEP SIX essay   ... word, in the mind of a rationalizing ...   12&12 Step Six, p.69  
That word, in the mind of a rationalizing alcoholic, could certainly be given a long-term meaning.


16.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... word, is needed or wanted.   BB Working With Others, pp.97-98  
For the type of alcoholic who is able and willing to get well, little charity, in the ordinary sense of the word, is needed or wanted.


17.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... word itself is often intensely disliked.   12&12 Step Seven, p.70  
Not only is the idea misunderstood; the word itself is often intensely disliked.


18.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... word may be, we call this plain ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.37  
Whatever the precise definition of the word may be, we call this plain insanity.


19.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... word of mouth.   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xviii  
New groups started up and it was found, to the astonishment of everyone, that A.A.'s message could be transmitted in the mail as well as by word of mouth.


20.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... word-of-mouth method was too limited.   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.186  
But it became apparent that the word-of-mouth method was too limited.


21.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... word often misunderstood.   12&12 Step Five, p.58  
Another great dividend we may expect from confiding our defects to another human being is humility -- a word often misunderstood.


22.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... word on this subject, but so far ...   BB To Employers, p.144  
By no means do we offer it as the last word on this subject, but so far as we are concerned, it has worked with us.


23.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... word serenity and we will know peace.   BB Into Action, pp.83-84  
We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace.


24.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... word somehow touches about every aspect of ...   BB How It Works, p.67  
This short word somehow touches about every aspect of our lives.


25.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... word 'spiritual' out of my mouth than ...   12&12 Tradition Five, pp.152-153  
I'd no sooner got the word 'spiritual' out of my mouth than he pounced.


26.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... word, the alpha and the omega, the ...   BB We Agnostics, p.49  
Instead of regarding ourselves as intelligent agents, spearheads of God's ever advancing Creation, we agnostics and atheists chose to believe that our human intelligence was the last word, the alpha and the omega, the beginning and end of all.


27.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... word was said.   12&12 Tradition Three, p.142  
Not another word was said.


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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