On Tuesdays, and in its archives, Take12Radio.com is regularly featuring talks and interviews by AA author and historian Dick B. This Tuesday, Dick discusses “the rest of the story.” This means the “rest of the story” about Alcoholics Anonymous origins, the organizations that effectively helped drunks, the Christian upbringing of Bill W. and Dr. Bob in Vermont, how the first three AAs got sober and stayed cured without any Big Books, Steps, Traditions, War Stories, or meetings like those of today. Next came the Akron A.A. Old School Christian Fellowship program which is summarized on page 131 of DR. BOB and the Good Oldtimers. It was founded in June of 1935. Not until April of 1939 did Bill W. publish his “new version” of the program–the Twelve Steps–in the First Edition of Alcoholics Anonymous. He also included in this basic text the personal stories of the pioneers which were intended to be testimonials as to the effectiveness of his “new version.” In fact, however, the personal stories were mostly written before Bills chapters and other matter in the First Edition. And they were testimony as to the effectiveness of the Akron A.A. Christian Fellowship.
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