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The First of Two New Books by Dick B. and Ken B., A.A. Literature Frequently Mentioning God, His Son Jesus Christ & the Bible: The Long Over-Looked Big Book Personal Stories
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A.A. Literature Frequently Mentioning God, His Son Jesus Christ & the Bible:
The Long Over-looked Big Book Personal Stories
By Dick B. and Ken B.
Today’s interview is one of two specials. Both were prepared for presentation, discussion, and instruction at the forthcoming Vermont A.A. History Workshops September 3 to 9, 2012
The book was written because of the large number of Christians in Alcoholics Anonymous who just don’t know how much of their own Conference-approved Personal Stories of the Early A.A. Christian Fellowship are being overlooked today, and therefore lacking in authority and application.
This new book is a “must” for those who know and want to apply the power and love of God in A.A. and 12-Step Fellowships today. It shows why the threatening language about early A.A.’s supposed “flying blind” and “trial and error” and “uneducated groping” with “many mistakes” have caused the real effectiveness of the Akron A.A. Christian Fellowship to become lost.
A new A.A. publication Experience, Strength and Hope: Stories from the First Three Editions of Alcoholics Anonymous has put an end to the assertion that the early stories of not “conference-approved” and that they are not relevant today. It has “loosed the chains” around the necks of those in A.A. meetings who want to talk about God, about Jesus Christ, about the Bible, about the Early A.A. Christian Fellowship program in Akron, about the Personal Stories in any edition (stories that show how the Akron program was being practiced, and stories that frequently mention how much the pioneers spoke about and relied upon God, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Bible
We review story after story containing precise descriptions by pioneers of how they successfully followed the seven point original program summarized on page 131 of DR. BOB and the Good Oldtimers. They demonstrate the explicit references to God, Jesus Christ, and the Bible in their own Big Book Personal Stories.
Then, we show how the damaging handwritten insertion in the printer’s manuscript has caused so many newcomers to think they need not believe in God, or that they can choose “a” god of their own conception, or that some absurd name for a higher power such as light bulb, chair, or Santa Claus will suffice. But none of these ideas is representative of A.A. before 1939.
We show how the original A.A. idea–that a vital religious experience brings about the solution described in the Big Book and emanating from Bill Wilson’s own story–has been removed and watered down from a spiritual experience to a spiritual awakening to an “awareness” to a personality change.
The reader will truly be awakened to the reason the personal stories—long removed from the Big Book, edition by edition and piece by piece—throw a reliable life saver to seemingly hopeless newcomers today wondering if they can seek and receive help from Almighty God.
Find out why you can freely discuss God, Jesus Christ, the Bible, the early A.A. Christian Fellowship, the Personal Stories from any of the four editions of Alcoholics Anonymous. Find out you have been loosed from the chains which have caused others to condemn you as violating Traditions or quoting from Non Conference—approved literature (which doesn’t exist), or pointing to something not relevant in 12 Step Fellowships today. Tell others the personal stories of those who wrote in the First Edition of the Big Book exactly how they practiced the early A.A. program summarized by A.A. itself in DR. BOB and the Good Oldtimers, page 131.
Now you can read the principles and practices of the early A.A. program in DR. BOB and the Good Oldtimers. And now you can read the personal stories of those pioneers who shared their own experience, in their own language, and from their own point of view how they relied on God, Jesus Christ, and the Bible for their astonishing recoveries. You can read those stories in A.A. General Service Conference-approved literature.