You can search the alcoholics anonymous big book for phrases, key words, etc. We have found much of heaven and we have been rocketed into a fourth dimension of existence of which we had not. The big book the main 164 pages, prayers, personal stories, and more. All references to the topics will be found in the first 164 pages of the book, alcoholics anonymous. Tell him you have been worried, though perhaps needlessly. Quotations from the big book of alcoholics aonoymous. The promises on this page are from the big book of alcoholics anonymous and are reprinted with permission of alcoholics anonymous world services, inc. We provide this study guide based on personal experience to help those following aas 12 steps as outlined in the original big book, alcoholics anonymous aa. We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness. Bookmarks on page 1 are 2 x 6 made with quality chromolux paper with note.
The big book of alcoholics anonymous the world famous eye. Our online big book is used by thousands of people all over the world, and incurs substantial bandwidth expense. And i did it using the big book and you people here online, and going to every meeting possible even though they were in. We were in a position where life was becoming impossible, and if we had passed into the region from which there is no return through human aid, we had but two alternatives. Here is a pdf version of the first 164 pages found in all aa books. Alcoholics anonymous 1st edition 1st printing 1939 dj aa. The 25 millionth copy of the big book was published in 2005, so currently over a 1 million copies of the book, alcoholics anonymous, are sold each year. His is the fourth edition of the book alcoholics anonymous.
Download pamphlets and handouts to use in big book group sessions our workbook companion to alcoholics anonymous 12 steps of recovery from alcoholism and addiction is called steps by the big book. Since the first edition appeared, in 1939, it has helped millions of men and women recover from alcoholism. How it works from pages 5860 of the big book of alcoholics anonymous rarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed our path. Oct 23, 2014 go to enough twelve step meetings and youll encounter them.
Mental, spiritual and physical disease readings from as bill sees it can inspire sharing on discussion topics. Steps by the big book step 11 steps by the big book. Go to enough twelve step meetings and youll encounter them. The fourth edition includes twentyfour new stories that provide contemporary sharing for newcomers seeking recovery from alcoholism in a. Hurt in big book alcoholics anonymous, 12 steps and 12. There is a solution from page 25 in the big book if you are as seriously alcoholic as we were, we believe there is no middleoftheroad solution. This is the fourth edition of the big book, the basic text for alcoholics anonymous. This is the official website of the general service office g. Show him you have confidence in his power to stop or moderate. Aa big book covers leather big book covers vinyl big. Questions and answers from the alcoholics anonymous big book. The second edition, published in 1955, reached a total of more than 1,150,500 copies.
Pp 2526 there is a solution spiritual awakening the eaa group. Copyright alcoholics anonymous world services, inc. Literature alcoholism recovery 3rd edition 2nd edition rehabilitation of alcoholics dr. As of december 2009, 30,664,881 copies of the big book have been sold or otherwise distributed source aa gso ny.
Alcoholics anonymousthe big book has served as a lifeline to millions worldwide. So, to all the present and past members of this group goes thanks for their interest and participation. Belief in the power of god, plus enough willingness, honesty and humility. We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. 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. Grapevine, and grapevine are registered trademarks or service marks of a. Notable quotes from the book alcoholics anonymous, known as the big book in aa. That was a time when a handful of alcoholics discovered a solution to their seemingly hopeless state of mind and body.
This tragic situation has already arrived in practically every case long before it is suspected. You think he ought to know the subject better, as everyone should have a clear understanding of the risk he takes if he drinks. I just am unsure i understood what everything means exactly, and if i am living up to that choice. Those who do not recover are people who cannot or will not completely give themselves to this simple program, usually men and women who are constitutionally incapable of being honest with themselves. Because this book has become the basic text for our society and has helped such large numbers of alcoholic men and women to recovery, there exists a sentiment. Nov, 2003 there is a solution from page 25 in the big book if you are as seriously alcoholic as we were, we believe there is no middle of theroad solution. Also, for online contributions, click the contribute menu item. To show other alcoholics precisely how we have recovered is the main purpose of this book. This created a thirst for an even greater knowledge of the vital information contained in the big book. The first edition appeared in april 1939, and in the following sixteen years, more than 300,000 copies went into circulation. Thus it ranks high on the list of bestselling books ever.
Feel free to email any quotes you may have or would like to see added. A personal story on page 407 called acceptance was the answer is also wellknown among aa membership. The most recent ones are nearest to the top of the page. Videos or graphic images may not be downloaded, copied or duplicated without the express written permission of alcoholics anonymous world services, inc. The free version features the full text of the big book, prayers, personal stories, podcasts, meeting finder, and more. Heres a very large group of people who have solved.
The story of how many thousands of men and women have recovered from alcoholism generally known as the big book because of the thickness of the paper used in the first edition is a 1939 basic text, describing how to recover from alcoholism, primarily written by william g. All sections of this country and many of its occupations are represented. This is the second edition of the book alcoholics anonymous, which made its first appearance in april 1939. First published in 1939, alcoholics anonymous sets forth cornerstone concepts of recovery from alcoholism and tells the stories of men and women who have overcome the disease. They know the literature inside and out, quote it frequently and give the page number they are quoting from to underscore their authority. 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. The big book, alcoholics anonymous some groups discuss one chapter from the big book each week. Because this book has become the basic text for our society and has helped such large numbers of alcoholic men and women to recovery, there exists strong. Six months earlier, the broker had been relieved of his drink obsession by a sudden spiritual xv. For them, we hope these pages prove so convincing that no further authentication will be necessary. Quotations from the big book quotations came directly from the 3rd edition of the big book of alcoholics anonymous.
Quotes from alcoholics anonymous minnesota recovery page. You think he ought to know the subject better, as everyone should have a clear understanding of the risk he takes if he drinks too much. The first secretary of alcoholics anonymous every word in the big book came under her fingers we the people the gabriel heatter broadcast of april 25, 1939 the first national exposure for alcoholics anonymous 1939 cleveland plain dealer articles the first extensive publicity of. There is a no apparent writing in the book and there are no missing pages, the cover has general soiling, the spine ends are rolled, the gilt lettering on the front cover is dull and about 95% present, the gilt lettering on the spine is rubbed and about 20% visible, the text pages are agetoned with foxedstained stained text block page edges and reinforced front hinge. Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. This is the great news this book carries to those who suffer from alcoholism. We expect that this contribution to the recovering community worldwide will continue to grow, as our online big book is a great study tool. The forward to printings of the aa big book, preceding the third edition, provide the reader with a sense of the changes that have occurred, since the beginning of aa.
Whether youre new to aa, or youre a seasoned veteran, this is the easiest and most useful app to aid in your recovery. Alcoholics anonymous 1st edition 1st printing 1939 dj aa big. More than 300,000 copies of the first edition are now in circulation. Below are copies in various formats of the big book. Browse the directory of online meetings alcoholics anonymous. The promises from pages 8384 of the big book of alcoholics anonymous if we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are halfway through. Wilson, one of the founders of alcoholics anonymous aa. Alcoholism12 step support page 52 big book question originally posted by liveinpeace i know that god is the key to my recovery. It is the basic text of the fellowship of alcoholics anonymous, and has helped large numbers of alcoholic men and women, young and old, recover as of december 2009, 30,664,881 copies of the big book have been sold or otherwise distributed source aa gso ny. Almost none of us liked the selfsearching, the leveling of our pride. President richard nixon received the millionth copy of the book, while the 25millionth copy of the big book was presented to jill brown, of san quentin state prison, at the international convention of alcoholics anonymous in toronto, ontario, canada, to commemorate the fact that, in 1941 the first prison meeting of alcoholics anonymous took. For the fourteen years i was in and out of recovery i barely cracked the literature.
This desire gave birth to the primary purpose group of alcoholics anonymous of dallas, texas, in january, 1988. Silkworth the baltimore origins aa anonymity statement anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions. The 12 promises of aa begin on page 83 of the fourth edition of the big book. My favorite part of the big book has always been the part.
For them, we hope these pages will prove so convincing that no further authentication will be necessary. Aa speaker turn our will and our lives over to the care of god new 20 duration. One was to go on to the bitter end, blotting out the consciousness of our. Box 459, grand central station new york, ny 10163 website.
But for the grace of god, there would have been thousands more convincing demonstrations. Peace in big book alcoholics anonymous, 12 steps and 12. At a certain point in the drinking of every alcoholic, he passes into a state where the most powerful desire to stop drinking is of absolutely no avail. This is a link to the complete 4 th edition of the aa bigbook online. Alcoholics anonymous also known as the big book in recovery circles sets forth cornerstone concepts of recovery from alcoholism and tells the stories of men and women who have overcome the disease.
Almost none of us liked the selfsearching, the leveling of our pride, the confession of shortcomings which the process requires for its successful. Alcoholics anonymousthe big bookhas served as a lifeline to millions worldwide. Time distance meeting location address region district types. We, of alcoholics anonymous, are more than one hundred men and women who have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body. Other groups read from the big book weekly and discuss each chapter as they go along.917 1054 401 360 149 481 559 137 701 1127 317 545 461 1154 1567 1434 729 1369 59 24 283 458 1110 742 978 70 1220 913 26 561 828 1101 1333 1382 539 1202 94 1092 588 1123 1420 1282 18