The whytehouse is, i hope, a way to find that special phrase or saying etc. Someone finally quit asking me if i wanted to quit drinking one day at a time and asked me if i was willing to go to any lengths to recover from a hopeless state of mind and body. The big book explains that we must make a list that includes all our resentments we have and have ever had, an account of sexual conduct and our fears. The 12 steps of aa are the principles of the program that we practice, as listed in the big book, pages 59 and 60. More about alcoholism, we agnostics kansas city, september 14, 2014. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves reading. Following the subsequent extensive growth of twelve step programs for other addictive and dysfunctional behaviors, many additional books were written and recordings and videos were produced. These last three steps keep us current and help us to. Many in recovery regard the 6th and 7th steps as evidence of the programs divine inspiration, for when the book alcoholics anonymous was written only two short paragraphs were. Confessions of a big book sponsor big book sponsorship.
For them, we hope these pages will prove so convincing that no further authentication will be necessary. Home read the big book and twelve steps and twelve traditions. New 1 23 sponsorship guide for the 1 23 questionnaire. It is my hope that you will find this site useful to you and our friends of bill w. Questions and answers from the alcoholics anonymous big book. The big book bunch unofficial written materials on the big book. Big book of aa step 2 understand and complete one step at.
It contains the 12 steps that are at the core of the alcoholics anonymous program, as well as stories about alcoholics who have been through the recovery process. Sep 18, 2017 his defense must come from a higher power. The doctors opinion, we agnostics kansas city, september 1, 2014. Bunch in big book alcoholics anonymous, 12 steps and 12. The big book holds within it the central thesis and ideas of alcohol anonymous and the 12 step approach. There are, however, additional promises in the big book. Known as the big book, it is in its fourth edition and is widely circulated through out the world. The 12 steps is the solution for alcoholic addiction referred to in chapter 2, of the book, alcoholics anonymous, titled there is a solution.
We, of alcoholics anonymous, are more than one hundred men and. Our notes, commentary, and genderinclusive changes are formatted in italics. This page contains notes and handouts for the 12 step big book workshop on aas 12 steps, as presented by dallas b. Power in big book alcoholics anonymous, 12 steps and 12. By making a list of the people we harmed and becoming willing to make amends, we take action toward healing the past with others and learning how to live in the world. Step 2 came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
Emotional in big book alcoholics anonymous, 12 steps and 12. Our goals are to live the spiritual process through which sobriety is obtained and enhanced, and to publish at no charge our experience for other recovering alcoholics. The tremendous fact for every one of us is that we have. These last three steps keep us current and help us to continue to solidify the foundation of our recovery. I am now sponsoring someone else and i going through step one the. No attention is given to the positive qualities of the person taking a selfinventory, yet it is most. Breaking down step eight of aa alcoholics anonymous jason. The big book is clearwe do this to fit ourselves to be of maximum service to god and our fellow man. And he then qualified me and put me into step work. Are you ready to trust god and step out in faith by sharing your 5th step with him.
The tremendous fact for every one of us is that we have discovered a common solution. We are the big book bunch group of alcoholics anonymous. Eating disorders anonymous is one of nearly four hundred distinct twelve. Jan 05, 2020 step eight of aa alcoholics anonymous is the beginning of the process of making amends, forgiving others and possibly being forgiven by them, in addition to forgiving ourselves. I get excited every time i take a newcomer through the big book and after 8 years, i still get a kick out of it. Text is extremely simple, with mainly one or twosyllable words.
This steps by the big book workbook is for those who are willing to grow along spiritual lines 60. For further study, it is suggested that you get a copy of the big book of alcoholics anonymous. We, of alcoholics anonymous, are more than one hundred men and women who have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body. The big book serves as the basis of alcoholics anonymous aa. That was the purpose of this site to help one go down the path. In order for this to happen we must go directly into steps 10, 11 and 12 while doing step 9. Step over to the nearest barroom and try some controlled drinking. The big book contains the 12 steps, the step 3,7 prayers, the forgiveness prayer, how to pray and meditate in step 11, an entire chapter on working with others, and a template for working out a half decent 4th. Jun 17, 2016 the big book is clearwe do this to fit ourselves to be of maximum service to god and our fellow man. Our goal is to study the steps as a friendly, focused group, and work them as the authors of the big book described.
To read a pdf version of the fourth edition of alcoholics anonymous. The first edition of the big book has a story in which aas cofounder bill. The big book of kombucha far exceeded my expectations. Step zero is not drinking but no relationship with god as a result of the steps that provides the defense from the first drink. Start by marking big book of aa step 2 understand and complete one step at a time in recovery with alcoholics anonymous 2of 12 books as want to read. For children who know the alphabet and are eager to begin reading. We are going to change it up a little and post a big book study workshop that took place in 2011, each speaker is presenting for about an hour on one step. If you are at step zero please get into the big book and work the steps out of the book. 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. With my sponsor i discussed how i related to the text in the big book which of. Big book page 5, line 1 step 5failure to make confession.
The first book written to cover the 12 step program was titled alcoholics anonymous, affectionately known as the big book by program members. Some of the promises are directly associated with completion of a step. If you can answer yes, then you are ready to take the rest of the steps. The following is a list ofapproximately 150 promises that i compiled from the first edition of the big book. Am i ready to go to any lengths to recover from alcoholism. We continue to take inventory as in step four and continue to make amends if we harm anyone as in steps eight and nine. This step is described on roman numeral pages 25 32 xxv xxxii, on pages 1 44. Michael graubart, sober dad, explains the first three steps.
Dec 12, 2007 last march i finally landed in a nest of big book thumpers and it saved my life. One way of testing whether or not we have taken step one, is to ask yourself the question posed in the big book. I had never brewed kombucha and i was a little nervous about it. Big book of aa step 2 understand and complete one step at a time in recovery with alcoholics anonymous book.
Many of us have heard of the ninth step promises from page 8384 of the big book of alcoholics anonymous. 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. Alcoholics anonymous is often referred to as a 12 step program, and aa is the basis for many other 12 step. There is a solution, we agnostics kansas city, september 7, 2014. No attention is given to the positive qualities of the person taking a selfinventory, yet it is most important to remember our good qualities while dealing with the negative ones. The big book bunch 12 step workbook we are the big book bunch group of alcoholics anonymous. Some surefire causes of relapse taken from the big book. Dec 29, 2017 we are going to change it up a little and post a big book study workshop that took place in 2011, each speaker is presenting for about an hour on one step. The sbbb study guide is for those in recovery from the disease of addiction who wish to work the 12 steps by the big book, alcoholics anonymous. When fi rst challenged to admit defeat, most of us revolted. Big book step index step 1 we admitted we were powerless over alcohol that our lives had become unmanageable.
Excerpted from taking step twelve by the big book bunch. Our origins are the students of the big book group, which has met in woodland hills, california since december of 1985. Big book page 16, line 12 step 3failure to maintain the decision. The big book of alcoholics anonymous the world famous eye. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it. Over the years many lists of virtues that correspond to each of the twelve steps and their underlying spiritual nature have been printed in local area aa newsletters and on pocket cards. Steps by the big book step 1 steps by the big book.
Critique of chapter 5 of the big book step 4 aa agnostica. Powerless and unmanageable, we agnostics kansas city, january 3, 2015. Read closely on page 17, big book, last paragraph, where it is written. George b was a practicing dentist for 47 years and is now a graduate student in a masters degree program for addiction counseling. Information on taking the twelve steps in four onehour sessions. Step 3 we are going to change it up a little and post a big book study workshop that took place in 2011, each speaker is presenting for about an hour on one step. The new sponsorship guide is your syllabus throughout your 12 step course that goes in conjunction with the current 1 23 questionnaire. To show other alcoholics precisely how we have recovered is the main purpose of this book. Helping others newcomers is the foundation stone of your recovery. Links to more information about integrity and the 5th step. I have provided a link in a couple of places on this page for your convenience, so you can get to the search page.1541 1501 66 117 68 357 1154 201 576 1136 1000 4 730 1342 832 1034 207 821 1386 160 84 578 72 1200 1197 625 589 1408 1232 5 161 1099 14 1135 85 160 526 739 778 1107 357 966 430 863 1429 1031