Four Inexpensive Tools for Applying Old School AA in the “New A.A.”

Four Inexpensive A.A. History and Christian Recovery Resources
You Will Want to Own and Bring to our Mainland Conferences in February

By Dick B.
© 2013 Anonymous. All rights reserved

January 27, 2013, at 4:03 pm

Four Pieces of Literature You Need for Our San Jose and/or Miami Presentations

For those who want to be fully prepared for our talks, workshops, and individual meetings–both in California and during the Christian Recovery Organization Summit of South Florida (CROSS Florida) conference February 8-9, 2013, in Miami ( , you will want to purchase and bring with you the following important pieces of literature that will be discussed during the meetings:

• The Co-Founders of Alcoholics Anonymous: Biographical Sketches: Their Last Major Talks (Item # P-53). This is an A.A. General Service Conference-approved pamphlet that may be obtained from an A.A. Intergroup or Central Office, or from New York. It is also available from A.A. for online reading (, although we encourage you to bring the physical pamphlet with you.

• Alcoholics Anonymous: The Original 1939 Edition, with an Introduction by Dick B.. [Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 2011). This book is available from;

• Dick B. and Ken B., Stick with the Winners! How to Conduct More Effective 12-Step Recovery Meetings Using Conference-Approved Literature: A Dick B. Guide for Christian Leaders and Workers in the Recovery Arena (Kihei, HI: Paradise Research Publications, Inc., 2012). This book is available from in paperback and for Kindle:;

• Dick B. and Ken B., Pioneer Stories in Alcoholics Anonymous: God’s Role in Recovery Confirmed! (Kihei, HI: Paradise Research Publications,, Inc., 2012). This book is available from in paperback and for Kindle:

The Major Objective Is Training the Trainers about Melding Old and New Recovery

The purpose of our talks is to train the trainers. Train them in the virtually-lost and ignored details of the early A.A. “Christian fellowship” program, where it can be found, and how it is documented in the personal stories in the first edition of the Big Book (1939). Train them in the abundance of A.A. General Service Conference-approved literature available today and which shows how compatible “The Solution” in the Big Book is with the seven-point summary of the “old-school” program on page 131 of DR. BOB and the Good Oldtimers. Train them in how successfully to apply the simple, effective, winning Christian techniques of the “old-school” A.A. program in today’s “new version of the program,” published by Bill Wilson in 1939.

Get These Four Workshop Tools to Follow Us and to Lead the Way Yourselves

You will want these four tools to follow our workshops, talks, and meetings. And you will want to master them to enable you to carry an accurate “spiritual” message about how God can really help those suffering alcoholics and addicts who feel hopeless and need to know the hope available through His Son Jesus Christ and the Bible.

Gloria Deo


About mauihistorian

Uses pen name Dick B.: Writer, Historian, Retired attorney, Bible student, CDAAC, and active and recovered A.A. member with over 25 years of continuous sobriety. Published 42 titles and over 650 articles on the history of Alcoholics Anonymous and the Christian Recovery Movement.
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