Fourth step inventory these fourth step worksheets use the wording from alcoholics anonymous the big book pages 6371. I dont understand what the emoticon eating popcorn. The following is a list ofapproximately 150 promises that i compiled from the first edition of the big book. Most of the information comes from aaws published or. Taken from alcoholics anonymous big book pages 60 63. 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. When i am disturbed, it is because i find some person, place, thing or situation some fact of my life unacceptable to me, and i can find no serenity until i accept that person, place, thing, or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at. Aa the original way 12 step guide aa the original way group. When i am disturbed, it is because i find some person, place, thing or situation some fact of my life unacceptable to me, and i can find no serenity until i accept that person, place, thing, or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment. As we read in the preface to the fourth edition of the big book. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that i may better do thy will. Chapter 5 how it works of the big book contains the 3rd step prayer which describes the 12 step program of alcoholics anonymous. The answers will come, if your own house is in order. 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.
Established on such a footing we became less and less. All references to the topics will be found in the first 164 pages of the book, alcoholics anonymous. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. God, i offer myself to thee to build with me and to do with me as thou wilt. When we sincerely took such a position, all sorts of remarkable things followed. Show him your copy of this book and tell him what you have found out about alcoholism. Show him that as alcoholics, the writers of the book understand.
When the word optional is used in the worksheets, it means that the big book suggests doing this. Big book acceptance is the answer to all of my problems today. 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. I guess thinking that i could be such a great example,, was my expectation, again, of trying to be perfect,, that is playing god too,, cuz only god is perfect. The third step prayer alcoholics anonymous aa meetings. The page 552 prayer to end resentments sober catholic. On page 52 of the big book you can find a list of bedevilments. The best reasons to work steps four through twelve are the promises found on page 63, 75, 845, and some more on page 88 in the big book.
The answer to the first question will be found beginning on this page and continuing through page 62. Taken from alcoholics anonymous big book pages 6063. And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. Pages 563 through 568 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. Alcoholics anonymous, chapter 5 how it works pages 5864 the first and second edition book alcoholics anonymous is in public domain. Established on such a footing we became less and less interested in ourselves, our little plans and designs. 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.
There are, however, additional promises in the big book. The promises alcoholics anonymous of colorado springs. My sponsor suggested i type it up and put it somewhere in the house where i see it all the time. When the word optional is used in the worksheets, it means that the big book suggests doing this but does not suggest writing anything down. Big book of alcoholics anonymous pages 60 to 63 3rd step daily aa reading duration. Videos or graphic images may not be downloaded, copied or duplicated without the express written permission of alcoholics anonymous world services, inc. New stories have been added to the personal histories. Acceptance i know some people get really tired of the big book quotes. 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. This was the version of the big book distributed to friends and colleagues of aas founders before the first edition was printed. I just am unsure i understood what everything means exactly, and if i am living up to that choice. Driven by a hundred forms of fear, selfdelusion, selfseeking, and selfpity, we step on the toes of our fellows and they retaliate. What is the first requirement in answering the first question.
The big books way to be rid of resentment pages 63 67. His is the fourth edition of the book alcoholics anonymous. Since the first edition appeared, in 1939, it has helped millions of men and women recover from alcoholism. We are fortunate in our northern black hills community to have meetings of alcoholics anonymous available to us every day of the week, at a wide variety of times, across our local towns. We hope that you may use this website as a resource to find aa meetings near you. Stepbystep guide for sponsors a companion to aas big book. Core character defects 4 study from the bottom of page 63 to the end of page 65 and then follow its instructions.
Oct 23, 2010 alcoholics anonymous, chapter 5 how it works pages 5864 the first and second edition book alcoholics anonymous is in public domain in the united states. Aa northern black hills alcoholics anonymous south dakota. Alcoholics anonymous, chapter 5 how it works pages 5864. You can search the alcoholics anonymous big book for phrases, key words, etc. Some of the promises are directly associated with completion of a step.
Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those i would help of thy power, thy love, and thy way of life. Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those i would help of. When i am disturbed, it is because i find some person, place, thing, or situationsome fact of my life unacceptable to me, and i can find no serenity until i accept that person, place, thing, or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment. Contents page 1 stepbystep guide for sponsors contents purpose and use of this guide 5 before getting started on the steps 11 questions and answers on. This is the fourth edition of the big book, the basic text for alcoholics anonymous. When i am disturbed, it is because i find some person, place, thing or situation some fact of my life unacceptable. Step 4 big book alcoholics anonymous chapter 5, pp 63. The first edition appeared in april 1939, and in the following sixteen years, more than 300,000 copies went into circulation. My sponsor had me write out the passages from the big book from page 60being convinced. Ask him in your morning meditation what you can do each day for the man who is still sick. Tell him some of the interesting stories you have read. Though our decision was a vital and crucial step, it could have little permanent effect unless at once followed by a strenuous effort to face, and to be rid of, the things in ourselves which had been blocking us.
Copyright alcoholics anonymous world services, inc. The second edition, published in 1955, reached a total of more than 1,150,500 copies. The page 552 prayer to end resentments posted by paulcoholic on 24 august 2014, 6. Big book overview alcoholics anonymous or the big book as it is commonly called was first published in 1939 and was subtitled the story of how many thousands of men and women have recovered from alcoholism. This guide has been prepared not as a replacement for or interference to our basic texts the big book and 12 and 12 but as a companion for the ideas and directions presented there. 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. God will constantly disclose more to you and to us.
The big book s way to be rid of resentment pages 63 67 instructions. This is the official website of the general service office g. We were having trouble with personal relationships. Also, someone told me once the answers to all my problems are answered in the first three words on page 112 in the big book. Whatever our protestations, are not most of us concerned with ourselves, our. How it works taken from alcoholics anonymous big book pages 6063 being convinced, we were at step three, which is that we decided to turn our will an how it works big book pgs. When i opened it to page 112 and read those three words, i said to myself, well, better stop using it for a coaster. We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. A vision for you, big book page 164 our book is meant to be suggestive only.
The answer to the second question begins on page 63 and ends at the bottom of page 164. On page 552 of the big book of alcoholics anonymous their basic text, there is a very helpful suggestion on how to rid yourself of resentments towards a person. Being convinced, we were at step three, which is that we decided to turn our will and our life over to god as we. Mar 10, 2006 he answered my prayer, and they gave me a big book and a 12 steps and 12 traditions book that started me on the road of recovery with a higher power. Being all powerful, he provided what we needed, if we kept close to him and performed his work well. A vision for you, big book page 164 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. If you think he will be shy of a spiritual remedy, ask him to look at the chapter on. Welcome to the home page of district aa in south dakota. Aug 24, 2014 the page 552 prayer to end resentments posted by paulcoholic on 24 august 2014, 6. I found this, a reproduction of the 1938 original manuscript of alcoholics anonymous preface. Questions and answers from the alcoholics anonymous big book. From page 417 of the big book of alcoholics anonymous and acceptance is the answer to all my problems today.
Mar 18, 2012 from page 417 of the big book of alcoholics anonymous and acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. Because this book has become the basic text for our society and has helped such large numbers. Miracles in progress 12 step recovery forums alcoholics anonymous alcoholics anonymous big book pg. The third step prayer big book alcoholics anonymous. It is the first text written about the experiences of the founders of the a. We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness. Tell him you have been worried, though perhaps needlessly. Many of us have heard of the ninth step promises from page 8384 of the big book of alcoholics anonymous. Peace in big book alcoholics anonymous, 12 steps and 12.1308 863 444 452 896 1480 514 44 1061 935 908 3 1561 119 1119 193 988 342 1277 162 729 1566 1358 112 220 1470 1216 1262 1576 553 1023 1466 1456 1358 1000 46 1250 439 53