Bill closes with a blessing sent to each one of us, who have read this book. Barber conducting an aa big book meeting of course with anonymity of those in attendance. Wilson, one of the founders of alcoholics anonymous aa. 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. These meetings can be accessed go to thought and click on read more for how to accessfor free via computer, tablets and mobile devices, and. Many books with wisdom can be read endlessly, and you find something new each time. Steps by the big book free sbbb workbook for the 12. Big book step study links newington, nh big book step study. Our workbook companion to alcoholics anonymous 12 steps of recovery from alcoholism and addiction is called steps by the big book. Search the alcoholics anonymous big book for phrases, key words, etc.
The anonymous press study edition of alcoholics anonymous. Most of us feel we need look no further for utopia. This is the book for the serious student of the big book of alcoholics anonymous. The second edition, published in 1955, reached a total of more than 1,150,500 copies. And so can you, though you be but one man with this book in your hand. At a big book meeting, they readdiscuss and hopefully study the big book. When a group travels to share their experience, strength and hope. Tons of new material by one of the best aa speakers of all time. This created a thirst for an even greater knowledge of the vital information contained in the big book.
The big book study guide helps us to examine the contents of virtually every sentence in the original text of the big book. For the serious student of the aa big book, what follows are some recommendations from the author of this study guide in the approach to take when utilizing this supplemental material. In this video i talk very briefly about the big book. Read the book alcoholics anonymous from the frontispiece through the end of chapter 11 a vision for you pg 164. There is a solution from the joe and charlie big book study. The goal of these video uploads is to encourage athome participation. Experience the big book is a guided, detailed study of the aa big book and 12 steps, by dr.
Zip file 534 k self extracting word document 584 k download ms word document 1. Step meeting an experienced aa member goes through all the twelve steps, along the big book, in 4 meetings the whole meeting in as many weeks. The little big red book limited to 4,730 individually numbered copies the same number printed of the first editionfirst printing big book affectionately known as big red. Our activities in behalf of women who drink are on the increase. The reference pages are taken from the 4th edition of the big book of alcoholics anonymous. Nicknamed the big book by the early aa members for its thick paper and wide margins, the books history began in 1934 when bill wilson, an alcoholic stockbroker who had.
We believe and hope it contains all you will need to begin. Clean and sober links for recovery information aa 12 step. The big book is structured and laid out in a very particular manner. All meetings are located in building 3752, except the womens aa meeting each day a new beginning on saturday which is located in building 3810, rheinlandpfalz army library. The free version features the full text of the big book, prayers, personal stories, podcasts, meeting finder, and more. Each day in our big book study group a leader will take you through a section of the alcoholics anonymous big book. This is the great news this book carries to those who suffer from alcoholism. There are many page references to help each person working the steps to easily refer back to aas major text. Acceptance is the answer aa speakers 12step youtube. But what we have said applies quite as much to women.
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. A guide to collecting alcoholics anonymous big book. Today, alcoholics anonymous has millions of members. I have provided a link in a couple of places on this page for your convenience, so you can get to the search page. The first edition appeared in april 1939, and in the following sixteen years, more than 300,000 copies went into circulation. Hank p, whose big book story is the unbeliever, started aa in new jersey. A hallmark of 12step recovery programs is the offer of anonymity to participants, but the principle goes much deeper than just not revealing last names. There are many who are offended when what they believe is found to be in conflict with what the aa big book actually says. His is the fourth edition of the book alcoholics anonymous. Bills story w ar feverran high in the new england town to which we new, young of. The text got this name because the first edition of the book had rather thick pages, making the book even thicker than its content would suggest. Aa big book with questions for discussion hi everyone. Aa big book with questions for discussion emotional.
He is the author of acceptance is the answer in the big book. T he alcoholics anonymous big book is not just the most influential self help book ever published. Henry ford once made a wise remark to the effect that experience is the thing of supreme value in life. The only requirements are to show up, to study the big book and to practice the steps. I cannot say enough good things about this book, or stress its importance enough if you are interested in working your 12 step program of recovery the way our founders did. The purpose of this study guide is to enable the student to better understand the information the authors of the book, alcoholics anonymous, intended to impart to each of us based on their experience and knowledge of alcoholism and. 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. Aa recovered alcoholics anonymous aa11 19,703 views. My hope is to bring you the best and biggest list of aa speaker tapes and aa big book study tapes you could ever find on the web. If you are new and unfamiliar with the big book bb many of us change the words alcohol to food, alcoholic to compulsive overeater.
Alcoholics anonymous big book study, by joe and charlie youtube 10h 48m one of my favorites is by michael mark, a back to basics 4 part series. This is the fellowship thats also mentioned on page 84, of the big book. Step 4 big book alcoholics anonymous chapter 5, pp 63. Alcoholics anonymous which we in aa affectionately call the big book. It may be helpful to point out what is at times a source of confusion for aa members. Joe and charlie aa speakers there is a solution from. Steps by the big book free sbbb workbook for the 12 steps.
Eventually the group chose to keep the question and answer book study format, but to use a modern hybrid 12step book instead of the big book. Discussion on the book would often be prefaced by well, im not sure if this part of the book applies to sex addiction so instead we use some hybrid recovery tool. Aa big book workshop, taking the 12 steps as done in the 1940s duration. We provide this study guide based on personal experience to help those following aa s 12 steps as outlined in the original big book, alcoholics anonymous aa. What is it that you have in your hand, that leads these first aa members to believe you can grow the fellowship. To wives w ith few exceptions, our book thus far has spoken of men. His most famous talk 12step recovery speaker addiction recovery youtube it is also where i first found and listened to joe and charlies bb study. Whether youre new to aa, or youre a seasoned veteran, this is the easiest and most useful app to aid in your recovery. Copyright alcoholics anonymous world services, inc. This is tradition 12, anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles above personalities. Aa recovered alcoholics anonymous aa11 86,420 views 29. You will find the big book itself on this page by chapters as well as a link to the latest edition of aabb.
Chuck c a new pair of glasses aa speaker tapes bill w varieties of religious experience william james ref aa big book aa speaker mark h. Nov 09, 2015 in this video i talk very briefly about the big book. As we all know, aa grew and developed across the world. In a friendly, focused group of sponsors, sponsees, and others in recovery, we study and practice the 12 steps as they were originally described in the text, alcoholics anonymous. Rarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed our path. Some of the most popular books for alcoholics, their friends and families, adult children of alcoholics, teens living with alcoholic parents, partners who have been diagnosed or who consider themselves codependent, as well as christians in recovery.
If you wish to be contacted please fill out the form below and click submit. Recorded a few months ago, this is a classic already. The big book the main 164 pages, prayers, personal stories, and more. We think that such a view is selfcentered and in direct con. Parkhurst at honors dealers, 17 william st, newark, new jersey. Two study guides for the big book of alcoholics anonymous the first study guide has a summary of each book and then hundreds of follow up questions to answer and add sobriety notes. Alcoholics anonymous big book audioread aloud youtube. The whytehouse is, i hope, a way to find that special phrase or saying etc. The big book loop is a study group which has as its mission to provide an additional area of recovery and support to coes.
The book is ideal for sessions with your sponsor or sponsees. A spiritual view beyond the limits of traditional religion by ken w. Cofounder bill wilson began writing it in april 1938 at the business office of new york member hank p. The program of alcoholics anonymous is not an intellectual challenge. The story of how many thousands of men and women have recovered from alcoholism is often referred to in alcoholics anonymous meetings aa as the big book. 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. The reason is, the bb is the basic textbook for recovery in aa. There is every evidence that women regain their health as readily as men if they try our suggestions.
Alcoholics anonymous new books abookman, a book man. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on youtube. The purpose of this study guide is to enable the student to better understand the information the authors of the book, alcoholics anonymous, intended to impart to each of us based on their experience and knowledge of alcoholism and their program of recovery. Should you choose to follow this study guide, you will be presented ideas which this author has found to be consistent with the basic text of aa. I am not talking on behalf of aa or any other fellowship. The primary purpose of this site is to carry the message contained within the big book of alcoholics anonymous. It is a spiritual journey and the big book is our travel guide.
More is revealed further on in the big book, but most of the information about the problem is found here in these two 2 chapters. When we read the doctors opinion and chapter 1 bills story we are looking at the problem. Its one of the 20th centurys most significant books and early copies are treasured by numerous collectors. So, to all the present and past members of this group goes thanks for their interest and participation. Pankhurst started drinking again after the big book was published and died in 1954. This desire gave birth to the primary purpose group of alcoholics anonymous of dallas, texas, in january, 1988. A study guide for the 12 steps of alcoholics anonymous. The big book of alcoholics anonymous is the basic text of alcoholics anonymous. It is my hope that you will find this site useful to you and our friends of bill w. This study material sticks closely to aas big book, alcoholics anonymous. All 12 steps of joes big book study free audio download at the website. Experience the big book aa meetings available onlinedue to the covid19 pandemic, the experience the big book meetings will be accessible online as zoom video conferences, starting sunday, march 22, 2020 at 6pm central time.592 506 64 45 1502 1274 586 1526 806 600 542 872 1431 955 570 494 288 789 638 1090 899 529 1545 281 165 404 568 198 1404 383 683 593 1379 1217 130 1127 1326 1184 330