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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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1.
  ... bring.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.102
Perhaps we think of our day's work and the chances it may afford us to be useful and helpful, or of some special problem that it may bring.


2.
  ... bring.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.110
We sit in A.A. meetings and listen, not only to receive something ourselves, but to give the reassurance and support which our presence can bring.


3.
  ... bring.  12&12 Tradition Three, p.142
We are much more afraid of what people might say than the trouble this strange alcoholic might bring.


4.
  ... bring a wide range of business and ...  12&12 Tradition Eight (Note), p.169
(*) The work of present-day staff members has no counterpart among the job categories of commercial organizations. These A.A.'s bring a wide range of business and professional experience to their service at The General Service Office.


5.
  ... bring about recovery from alcoholism has manifested ...  BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.567
The terms "spiritual experience" and "spiritual awakening" are used many times in this book which, upon careful reading, shows that the personality change sufficient to bring about recovery from alcoholism has manifested itself among us in many different forms.


6.
  ... bring about still more harm in so ...  BB How It Works, p.69
We must be willing to make amends where we have done harm, provided that we do not bring about still more harm in so doing.


7.
  ... bring anyone else into this?"  12&12 Step Five, p.59
Why do we need to bring anyone else into this?"


8.
  ... bring continuous or recurring trouble.  12&12 Step Four, p.52
To take inventory in this respect we ought to consider carefully all personal relationships which bring continuous or recurring trouble.


9.
  ... bring faith -- that where there is despair, ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.99
"Lord, make me a channel of thy peace -- that where there is hatred, I may bring love -- that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness -- that where there is discord, I may bring harmony -- that where there is error, I may bring truth -- that where there is doubt, I may bring faith -- that where there is despair, I may bring hope -- that where there are shadows, I may bring light -- that where there is sadness, I may bring joy.


10.
  ... bring former mistakes, no matter how grievous, ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.124
We think each family which has been relieved owes something to those who have not, and when the occasion requires, each member of it should be only too willing to bring former mistakes, no matter how grievous, out of their hiding places.


11.
  ... bring harmony -- that where there is error, ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.99
"Lord, make me a channel of thy peace -- that where there is hatred, I may bring love -- that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness -- that where there is discord, I may bring harmony -- that where there is error, I may bring truth -- that where there is doubt, I may bring faith -- that where there is despair, I may bring hope -- that where there are shadows, I may bring light -- that where there is sadness, I may bring joy.


12.
  ... bring him into contact with some of ...  BB To Employers, p.138
Why not bring him into contact with some of our alcoholic crowd?


13.
  ... bring hope -- that where there are shadows, ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.99
"Lord, make me a channel of thy peace -- that where there is hatred, I may bring love -- that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness -- that where there is discord, I may bring harmony -- that where there is error, I may bring truth -- that where there is doubt, I may bring faith -- that where there is despair, I may bring hope -- that where there are shadows, I may bring light -- that where there is sadness, I may bring joy.


14.
  ... bring into our consciousness with sufficient force ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.24
We are unable, at certain times, to bring into our consciousness with sufficient force the memory of the suffering and humiliation of even a week or a month ago.


15.
  ... bring it in my pockets, but they ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.176
Sometimes I would bring it in my pockets, but they were inspected, and that became too risky.


16.
  ... bring it into agreement with God's intention ...  12&12 Step Three, p.40
We had tried to bombard our problems with it instead of attempting to bring it into agreement with God's intention for us.


17.
  ... bring joy.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.99
"Lord, make me a channel of thy peace -- that where there is hatred, I may bring love -- that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness -- that where there is discord, I may bring harmony -- that where there is error, I may bring truth -- that where there is doubt, I may bring faith -- that where there is despair, I may bring hope -- that where there are shadows, I may bring light -- that where there is sadness, I may bring joy.


18.
  ... bring light -- that where there is sadness, ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.99
"Lord, make me a channel of thy peace -- that where there is hatred, I may bring love -- that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness -- that where there is discord, I may bring harmony -- that where there is error, I may bring truth -- that where there is doubt, I may bring faith -- that where there is despair, I may bring hope -- that where there are shadows, I may bring light -- that where there is sadness, I may bring joy.


19.
  ... bring love, forgiveness, harmony, truth, faith, hope, ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.101
Then he asked for the grace to bring love, forgiveness, harmony, truth, faith, hope, light, and joy to every human being he could.


20.
  ... bring love -- that where there is wrong, ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.99
"Lord, make me a channel of thy peace -- that where there is hatred, I may bring love -- that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness -- that where there is discord, I may bring harmony -- that where there is error, I may bring truth -- that where there is doubt, I may bring faith -- that where there is despair, I may bring hope -- that where there are shadows, I may bring light -- that where there is sadness, I may bring joy.


21.
  ... bring much relief and benefit.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.98
Taken separately, these practices can bring much relief and benefit.


22.
  ... bring myself to feel that I had ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxi
I talked with him for some time, but was not able to bring myself to feel that I had known him before.


23.
  ... bring new hope and new courage to ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.132
He may bring new hope and new courage to many a priest, minister, or rabbi, who gives his all to minister to our troubled world.


24.
  ... bring new purpose and devotion to the ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.112
And can we bring new purpose and devotion to the religion of our choice?


25.
  ... bring new vision, action, and grace to ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.98
As we have seen, self-searching is the means by which we bring new vision, action, and grace to bear upon the dark and negative side of our natures.


26.
  ... bring on!  BB We Agnostics, p.54
What a state of mental goose-flesh that used to bring on!


27.
  ... bring recovery to, the newcomer in no ...  12&12 Tradition Five, pp.150-151
The unique ability of each A.A. to identify himself with, and bring recovery to, the newcomer in no way depends upon his learning, eloquence, or on any special individual skills.


28.
  ... bring recovery to the newcomer is a ...  12&12 Contents (Tradition Five), p.10
The ability of each A.A. to identify himself with and bring recovery to the newcomer is a gift from God... passing on this gift to others is our one aim.


29.
  ... bring sobriety within reach of all who ...  12&12 Contents (Tradition Nine), p.12
Aim of our services is to bring sobriety within reach of all who want it.


30.
  ... bring sobriety within reach of all who ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.175
Just as the aim of each A.A. member is personal sobriety, the aim of our services is to bring sobriety within reach of all who want it.


31.
  ... bring still more suffering to his family ...  BB A Vision For You, p.155
Why, he argued, should he lose the remainder of his business, only to bring still more suffering to his family by foolishly admitting his plight to people from whom he made his livelihood?


32.
  ... bring the man's family into a spiritual ...  BB A Vision For You, p.159
They experienced a few distressing failures, but in those cases they made an effort to bring the man's family into a spiritual way of living, thus relieving much worry and suffering.


33.
  ... bring the much-desired result.  12&12 Step Three, p.40
Nothing short of continuous action upon these as a way of life can bring the much-desired result.


34.
  ... bring the same spirit of love and ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.111
Can we bring the same spirit of love and tolerance into our sometimes deranged family lives that we bring to our A.A. group?


35.
  ... bring the spirit of forgiveness -- that where ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.99
"Lord, make me a channel of thy peace -- that where there is hatred, I may bring love -- that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness -- that where there is discord, I may bring harmony -- that where there is error, I may bring truth -- that where there is doubt, I may bring faith -- that where there is despair, I may bring hope -- that where there are shadows, I may bring light -- that where there is sadness, I may bring joy.


36.
  ... bring their problems.  BB A Vision For You, p.160
Aside from fellowship and sociability, the prime object was to provide a time and place where new people might bring their problems.


37.
  ... bring them back instantly!  BB The Family Afterward, p.123
Sometimes they demand that dad bring them back instantly!


38.
  ... bring to it.  BB Working With Others, p.102
Think of what you can bring to it.


39.
  ... bring to our A.A. group?  12&12 Step Twelve, pp.111-112
Can we bring the same spirit of love and tolerance into our sometimes deranged family lives that we bring to our A.A. group?


40.
  ... bring to the task our combined experience ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.19
We shall bring to the task our combined experience and knowledge.


41.
  ... bring truth -- that where there is doubt, ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.99
"Lord, make me a channel of thy peace -- that where there is hatred, I may bring love -- that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness -- that where there is discord, I may bring harmony -- that where there is error, I may bring truth -- that where there is doubt, I may bring faith -- that where there is despair, I may bring hope -- that where there are shadows, I may bring light -- that where there is sadness, I may bring joy.


42.
  ... bring up the subject himself.  BB To Wives, p.111
Try to have him bring up the subject himself.


43.
  ... bring us punishment anyway.  12&12 Step Six, p.66
Not much spiritual effort is involved in avoiding excesses which will bring us punishment anyway.


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