There are two wonderful ways to plant yourself firmly in the factual picture of how the Bible influenced the predecessors of A.A., the Christian upbringing of A.A. cofounders in Vermont, and the way in which they were cured before there were any Steps, Traditions, Big Books, war stories, or endless discussion meetings. Also how those biblical principles are embedded in A.A. history, General Service Conference-approved literature, and the practices of Christians in 12 Step fellowships today.
First, the most important and popular Alcoholics Anonymous History book on the Bible and the Big Book has stood the test of time for over 20 years. Distributed early on by Christian Book Distributors. Available in print-on-demand and electronic book format. Listed on amazon.com and Barnes and Noble–to name a few. Thousands of copies sold or distributed. Widely read as authoritative literature on A.A.’s roots for which AAs hungrily seek today.
It is Dick B., The Good Book and the Big Book: A.A.’s Roots in the Bible. 2d ed. http://www.dickb.com/goodbook.shtml. Thousands sold or distributed free in the past twenty years.
Second, building on his quest for precise details on A.A.’s spiritual roots that emanated from the Bible and could help Christians and those hungry for God’s help in 12 Step fellowships, Dick B. has made available at bargain price his 29 volume A.A. History Reference set covering all bases relevant to A.A. History and Recovery. The entire set sells for only $249. with free shipping in the USA. See order form on http://www.dickb.com.