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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. www.dickb.com

A.A.’s Christian Predecessors

A.A.’s Christian Predecessors Excerpted from: A Guidebook to “Bill W., Dr. Bob, and the Cure of Alcoholism: The Rest of the Story” A Video Class by Dick B. and Ken B. © 2015 Anonymous. All rights reserved The Vermont of … Continue reading

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Recovery News Release for 2015

Recovery News Release for 2015  28 Years of Hands-on Experience Helping Alcoholics and Addicts; and 25 Years of Research, Travel, Interviews, Networking, Conferences, and Publications  How to Apply “Old-School” Recovery Today  By Dick B. and Ken B. © 2015 Anonymous. … Continue reading

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Bill W.’s mention of “Christ” and “the Master” in a letter he wrote in 1940, quoted on page 114 of “As Bill Sees It”

Bill W.’s mention of “Christ” and “the Master” in a letter he wrote in 1940, quoted on page 114 of As Bill Sees It By Dick B. © 2015 Anonymous. All rights reserved In a letter Bill W. wrote in … Continue reading

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The Resurgent Applications in Recovery Today of Book of James, Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount, 1 Corinthians 13

The Importance Yesteryear and Now of the Book of James, Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount, and 1 Corinthians 13 in Early Akron A.A.’s Basic Ideas and Founding Principles and Practices What’s Emerging from “Old-School” A.A. in Today’s Basic A.A. Bible … Continue reading

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“The Word-of-Mouth Program”/”Six Steps” of Bill W.

“The Word-of-Mouth Program”/“Six Steps” of Bill W. (Compiled, and with a Commentary, by Dick B. and Ken B.) By Dick B. and Ken B. © 2014 Anonymous. All rights reserved On a number of occasions, Bill W. discussed how his … Continue reading

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Surrenders/New Birth Requirement in Early Akron A.A

Surrenders / New Birth Requirement in Early Akron A.A. (Ed Andy, Larry Bauer, Clarence Snyder, and J.D. Holmes) Dick B. © 2014 Anonymous. All rights reserved Even more significant was the fact that Dr. Bob himself insisted that new members … Continue reading

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Orders from A.A.?

A.A. Authorities, Directors, Managers, Conference or Board Leaders Give You an Order or Tell You What You Can’t Do, Say, Discuss, or Read Some Words of Comfort for Those Who Receive Such Messages By Dick B. © 2014 Anonymous. All … Continue reading

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