Bobs nightmare and the personal experiences of some alcoholics are detailed as well as the series of. These are aspects of the alcoholics life and personality that are usually in effect before the alcoholic comes into aa and will continue unless the alcoholic actively works the steps each day. Taking this book down from our shelf we turn to the page which contains the. Copyright alcoholics anonymous world services, inc. A vision for you 155 this refers to bills first visit with dr. I have tried to identify all that i could find to identify for myself and other readers of the big book, alcoholics anonymous, here. To show other alcoholics precisely how we have recovered is the main purpose of this book.
The following is a copy of a report on the history of the big book that was prepared by the aaws staff, and circulated among the conference, area and district literature committee members, to give them some background as they approached their work in the then proposed 4th edition. 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 shall be with you in the fellowship of the spirit, and you will surely meet some of us as you trudge the road of happy destiny. Buy alcoholics anonymous big book 4rev ed by alcoholics anonymous world services, inc. Good news for those with a little red book or other guideindex to the big book. Alcoholics anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. 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. Go to enough twelve step meetings and youll encounter them. For the fourteen years i was in and out of recovery i barely cracked the literature. All sections of this country and many of its occupations are represented. Home read the big book and twelve steps and twelve traditions. For those unfamiliar with the big book, its the instruction set for the aa program.
Since the first edition appeared, in 1939, it has helped millions of men and women recover from alcoholism. 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. Do young people benefit from aa as much, and in the same ways. At any rate, discounting someone else s truth can be a slippery slope as facts can be declared, but truth, especially spiritual in nature, is open to. 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. B1 alcoholics anonymous fourth edition 2001 of the big book, basic text of a. Acceptance i know some people get really tired of the big book quotes. The big book is the original source of for step instructions in alcoholics anonymous. T he alcoholics anonymous big book is not just the most influential self help book ever published. As the only legitimate source of the big book online, aa. With the publication of the big book in april, 1939, followed by jack alexanders article in the saturday evening post in march, 1941, which gave alcoholics anonymous a most enthusiastic endorsement, a. Monthly big book readings aa the original way group. 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.
Also just curious do all meeting end by saying the lords prayer. Concerns persist, however, that aa may not work as well for younger adults. Here is a pdf version of the first 164 pages found in all aa books. Wilson, one of the founders of alcoholics anonymous aa. Do not let any prejudice you may have against spiritual terms deter you from honestly asking yourself what they mean to you. 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. What does big book mean, i know its the blue aa book. If you have a drinking problem, we hope that you may pause in reading. On page 52 of the big book you can find a list of bedevilments. A guide to collecting alcoholics anonymous big book. This applies, too, to other spiritual expressions which you. My talent for leadership, i imagined, would place me at the head of vast enterprises which i would manage with the utmost assurance.
To read a pdf version of the fourth edition of alcoholics anonymous. A personal story on page 407 called acceptance was the answer is also wellknown among aa membership. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. 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.
With over 400 pages, the big book is filled with personal anecdotes of alcoholics and the 12 steps that pave the path to recovery. This petition is about saving the lives of both men and women alcoholics. Tell him you have been worried, though perhaps needlessly. The big book of alcoholics anonymous kindle edition by wilson, bill, smith, dr. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the big book of alcoholics anonymous.
The big book of alcoholics anonymous the world famous eye. Ii spiritual experience the terms spiritual experience and spiritual awakening are used many times in this book which, upon careful reading, shows that the personality change suf. 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. It is my hope that you will find this site useful to you and our friends of bill w. The official name of the aa big book is alcoholics anonymous. You think he ought to know the subject better, as everyone should have a clear understanding of the risk he takes if he drinks. Below are copies in various formats of the big book. Audio big book ideal for those who find difficulty reading, an audio version of the big book in mp3 format. Alcoholics anonymous big books for sale, first second. Big book is actually a nickname for the book that caught on so universally that the official name is almost never used. Alcoholics anonymous big book 1st edition th printing. This is the fourth edition of the big book, the basic text for alcoholics anonymous. Alcoholics anonymous big books for sale, find first, second, third, fourth and international editions.
A bunch of people contributed to it so collectively, the author can be cited as alcoholics anonymous. Theres a meeting i want to go and it says bb for big book. This is a reproduction of the 1938 original manuscript of alcoholics anonymous. Downloadable group workbook companion to the 12 steps of alcoholics anonymous aa, for adults who desire information on alcoholism and addiction recovery. We have invested a lot of resources to make recovery world easier and more convenient for you. If you have any suggestions on how we can improve, please email us at. Steps by the big book table of contents for steps by the. Whether youre new to aa, or youre a seasoned veteran, this is the easiest and most useful app to aid in your recovery.
This is the baffling feature of alcoholism as we know itthis utter inability to leave it alone, no matter how great the necessity or the wish. Alcoholics anonymous first edition, thirteenth printing 1950 big booknavy blue. 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. These are posted as an aid to the blind, those who have difficulty reading or who are remote from meetings either in prison or in hard to reach places. You can search the alcoholics anonymous big book for phrases, key words, etc. Living sober kindle edition by anonymous, world services inc, aa. Its one of the 20th centurys most significant books and early copies are treasured by numerous collectors. The wording is a little dated, but it is the instruction set for the most widespread selfhelp program in the world.
My sponsor suggested i type it up and put it somewhere in the house where i see it all the time. Aa coins aa big book covers alanon book covers na book covers na coins recovery gifts. The big book of alcoholics anonymous kindle edition by. Call 419 5635905 or email abookman for more information, order a big book, or to sell your books. Aa deluxe double book cover with serenity prayer and coin. This is a link to the complete 4 th edition of the aa bigbook online. The original manuscript of the big book alcoholics anonymous. Prevent damage to your big book with this vinyl book cover ft.
Aa ignores science research that sexism is linked to high risk drinking in men and women. The 12 promises of aa begin on page 83 of the fourth edition of the big book. All other sources the little red book, the 12 and 12, group sponsored literature were written as accompaniments or guides to be used to assist and deepen the path laid out by the original members of alcoholics anonymous in the big book. The fourth edition includes twentyfour new stories that provide contemporary sharing for newcomers seeking recovery from alcoholism in a. 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 be ing honest with. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. The story of how many thousands of men and women have recovered from alcoholism is the guiding book for all 12 step programs. Search in big book alcoholics anonymous, 12 steps and 12. The most expensive copy of the big book to sell on. Women are only mentioned as the wife of the alcoholic.
Simply look up a familiar word to find the passage you seek. The following links download chapters of the big book from, the official website of alcoholics anonymous. Though none of these principles had the force of rules or laws. Some of us have tried to hold on to our old ideas and the result was nil until we let go absolutely. I found this, a reproduction of the 1938 original manuscript of alcoholics anonymous preface. The free version features the full text of the big book, prayers, personal stories, podcasts, meeting finder, and more. Pages 1 164 unofficial large print ebook alcoholics anonymous screen 1 of 703. This is the great news this book carries to those who suffer from alcoholism. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. I have provided a link in a couple of places on this page for your convenience, so you can get to the search page.
They know the literature inside and out, quote it frequently and give the page number they are quoting from to underscore their authority. The whytehouse is, i hope, a way to find that special phrase or saying etc. Previous owners name and address on first page in pencil. The book was written primarily by aa cofounder bill w. New stories have been added to the personal histories. This was the version of the big book distributed to friends and colleagues of aas founders before the first edition was printed. How do i cite alcoholics anonymous big book apastyle in. Your word is shown within the context of the sentence s in which it is used. The big book the main 164 pages, prayers, personal stories, and more.368 168 954 89 450 616 1025 333 454 309 693 742 640 464 957 410 768 410 895 611 882 1257 409 1285 36 1201 1091 916 1158 344 415 1371 989 1164