Chapter 2 of the big book of alcoholics anonymous, 2nd edition. Since the first edition appeared, in 1939, it has helped millions of men and women recover from alcoholism. This is the most modern audio version of the alcoholics anonymous big book. Twelve step guide to using the alcoholics anonymous big book, 2004, herb k twelve steps to spiritual awakening enlightenment for everyone, 2010, herb k. The process for creating our book, alcoholics anonymous. Outlining the steps and traditions that make aa famous, as well as numerous stories about recovering addicts who have been through the process, the big book has helped guide millions into a life of sobriety. Home read the big book and twelve steps and twelve traditions alcoholics anonymous alcoholics anonymous this is the fourth edition of the big book, the basic text for alcoholics anonymous. The second edition of the seminal work of alcoholics anonymous, the big book, was released in 1955 and continues to be extremely influential in the lives of so many addicts. In fact, herbert spencer did not write the quotation in appendix ii at all. To show other alcoholics precisely how we have recovered is the main purpose of this book.
Works publishing company, april 1939, hardcover 400pp. 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. Alcoholics anonymous publishes several books, reports, pamphlets, and other media, including a periodical known as the aa grapevine. To read a pdf version of the fourth edition of alcoholics anonymous click here. Seven trustees are members of alcoholics anonymous, the other eight are wellknown business and. The terms spiritual experience and spiritual awaken ing are used many times in this book which, upon careful reading, shows that the personality change suf. This is an all addictions big book step study workshop. Alcoholics anonymous first edition, first printing 1939 big book. The fourth edition includes twentyfour new stories that provide contemporary sharing for newcomers seeking recovery from alcoholism in a.
Our workbook companion to alcoholics anonymous 12 steps of recovery from alcoholism and addiction is called steps by the big book. The purpose of the big book as it says in the forward of the book, we, of alcoholics anonymous, are more than one hundred men and women who have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body. We read small sections of the book alcoholics anonymous big book and have a lead share on the reading. This is the fourth edition of the big book, the basic text for alcoholics anonymous. One historical narrative passed down to us claims that the earliest translation of the big book was accomplished by the wife of a spanishspeaking mem ber, ricardo p. Whether youre new to aa, or youre a seasoned veteran, this is the easiest and most useful app to aid in your recovery. At the end of the meetings 1 person will read appendix 2, spiritual experience found on page 567 of the big book. Appendix ii spiritual awakening god consciounsness educational variety spiritual experience aa big book big book of aa alcoholics anonymous doctors opinion how it works aa preamble alcoholism recovery 4th edition 3rd edition 2nd edition alcohol allergy rehabilitation of alcoholics dr. Big book is in very good condition with light wear to spine gold gilding strong on front and spine. 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. This reading guide will help you understand some key points for there is a solution, chapter 2 of the big book of alcoholics anonymous. 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.
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. The big book serves as the foundation for the alcoholics anonymous 12step program. Read and highlight the balance of bills story pages 916 in the big book. The big book audio version 6 hours the book alcoholics anonymous in audio format, this begins with the dr. Writing the book alcoholics anonymous, what we today call the big book, was a moment of genius and creativity. We then open the meeting to group discussion on the weekly topic. The free version features the full text of the big book, prayers, personal stories, podcasts, meeting finder, and more.
Its main objective is to help the alcoholic find a power greater than himself that will solve his problem, the problem being an inability to stay sober on his or her own. No person likes to think he is bodily and mentally different from his fellows. Most of us have been unwilling to admit we were real alcoholics. No writing or markings to except first blank page where previous owners name was written in pencil and erased. Foundation in big book alcoholics anonymous, 12 steps and. We, of alcoholics anonymous, are more than one hundred men and women who have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body. Alcoholics anonymous is the life changing program formed by two desperate alcoholics in 1935. Alcoholics anonymous asl this is the american sign language asl fourth edition of the big book, the basic text for alcoholics anonymous. Interior very good pages of book are clean and marking free, with only writing being previous owners name to first blank page and inside back cover board. The 12 traditions of alcoholics anonymous are, we a. I can just imagine the excitement in the room when bill read the steps to the group for the first time, and what an interesting debate it must have been as they hashed over the precise wording. For many alcoholics encountering the book alcoholics anonymous for. We are not affiliated with any twelve step fellowship. Copyright alcoholics anonymous world services, inc.
Consequently, it follows that some would regard the big book with a measure of reverence. Big book of alcoholics anonymous appendix ii page 567. Therefore, it is not surprising that our drinking careers have been characterized by countless vain attempts to prove we could drink like other people. The big book the main 164 pages, prayers, personal stories, and more. Alcoholics anonymous first edition first printings 1939. 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. Become willing to believe spiritual alcoholics anonymous. The free version features the full text of the big book, prayers, personal stories, podcasts, meeting. Alcoholics anonymous big book audio read aloud youtube. A new how it works john s we agnostics kansas city. Key highlights in the writing of the big book with approximate dates. The big book of alcoholics anonymous verywell mind. Appendix in big book alcoholics anonymous, 12 steps and 12. The big book infers that a vital spiritual experience is necessary for.
The real power behind alcoholics anonymous the power of almighty god 2011. Alcoholics anonymous first edition second printings for. Find all uses of this word in the big book alcoholics anonymous and the twelve steps and twelve traditions of a. Appendix i aa big book appendix i aa big book the a. This is a study guide to the book alcoholics anonymous. The sole purpose of this workshop is to study and experience the steps as they are laid out in the big book of alcoholics anonymous. The story of how many thousands of men and women have recovered from alcoholism is the guiding book for all 12 step programs. Amethyst recovery is your choice for addiction treatment in florida.
Alcoholics anonymous first edition, second printing 1941 big book. Alcoholics anonymous big book 2nd edition audiobook by. Steps by the big book step 2 steps by the big book. Read the big book and twelve steps and twelve traditions. Big book alcoholics anonymous appendix ii spiritual experience pages 567 568. Here is a little piece that ends up in the big book of alcoholics anonymous, as probably one of the more famous quotes that exists in alcoholics anonymous today. The story of how many thousands of men and women have recovered from alcoholism, is a collection of texts used by members of the alcoholics anonymous fellowship the book has undergone four revisions since william wilson, also known as bill w. Alcoholics anonymous the big book and twelve steps and twelve traditions, the latter explaining aas fundamental principles in depth. Appendix ii 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. The spiritual experience appendix of the big book makes aa only somewhat more accessible to atheists. Big book prayers prayers from the big book of alcoholics anonymous i earnestly advise every alcoholic to read this book through, and though perhaps he came to scoff, he may remain to pray.932 810 504 1076 224 1330 1404 935 1122 1222 227 1332 227 1179 409 529 5 1449 511 1400 291 686 126 620 671 553 950 332 309 650 889 758 384 11 478 531 546