Be sure you are fully informed about the upbringing, biblical training, Congregational church participation, and original steps the 12 Step cofounders took to get well – both before there were any 12 Steps or Big Books, and in the original Akron A.A. program.
12 Step cofounder information begins with:
The Conversion of Bill W. http://www.dickb.con/conversion
Dr. Bob’s Excellent Training in the Good Book as a Youngster in Vermont http://www.dickb.com/drbobofaa.shtml.
Then what each co-founder had to say about the 12 Steps in his last major address published in The Co-Founders of Alcoholics Anonymous: Biographical Sketches Their Last Major Talks
And if you want 12 Step Cofounder Bill W.’s own story, see Hazelden’s autobiography of Bill W., My First 40 Years