The book takes challenging verses and passages head on, and presents various views and analysis of which one is most likely correct from a conservative christian standpoint. This is the great news this book carries to those who suffer from alcoholism. The big book page 45 there is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance that principle is contempt prior to investigation. This desire gave birth to the primary purpose group of alcoholics anonymous of dallas, texas, in january, 1988.
So far, i am finding it difficult to read such long chapters within the time constraints of the meeting time, and leave enough time for discussion. Step 3 made a decision to turn our lives over to the care of god as we. Doctor silkworth was the first in his field to look at alcoholism and drug addiction in a disease model that he called an allergy of the body, and an. Sep 04, 2016 this week, we read there is a solution and appendix ii, spiritual experience. The big book of alcoholics anonymous and 12step programs across the world have helped millions of people recover from addictions, in large part because of doctor silkworth. Just read and highlight the 1st time you read through the chapter. After such an ap proach many take up their beds and walk again. For oa members who want to thoroughly explore the big book from beginning to end we would be happy to have you join us. Learn big book chapter 4 with free interactive flashcards. Big book study pp 1718 there is a solution our common peril the book alcoholics anonymous, aka the big book, is the basic text for the aa program of sobriety. You can search the alcoholics anonymous big book for phrases, key words, etc.
It is my hope that you will find this site useful to you and our friends of bill w. Towns hospital for drug and alcohol addictions in new york city in the 1930s, during which time bill wilson, a future cofounder of the mutualhelp movement alcoholics anonymous a. The big book friends is an informal discussion group where men and women interested in the big book of alcoholics anonymous daily discuss the pages of the big book. We, of alcoholics anonymous, know thousands of men and women who were once just as hopeless as bill. So, to all the present and past members of this group goes thanks for their interest and participation. Successful recovery by those first members is meaningful. To overcome and survive the disease and live happy, joyous and free, we must study and learn what the solution is and what we have to do to obtain it. Bearing in mind that step 12 is fundamentally the special insight of bill wilson when alone, on the verge of relapse as he wandered up and down the lobby of the. Goal 1 identify the problem doctors opinion chapter i bill. The big book of alcoholics anonymous and twelve step programs across the world have helped millions of people recover from addictions. The point is that aa, the twelve steps, and the big book itself, are there to help you to find a power greater than yourself, which will help you solve your problem.
The introduction delves into what the solution is for alcoholics and drug addicts by examining the chapter out of the big book of a. I didnt connect with the big book of alcoholics anonymous until over a year. There have been numerous reprints and revisions, in addition to translations into dozens of languages. My 10 favorite lines from the big book of alcoholics. Goal 1 identify the problem doctors opinion chapter i. It is dedicated to those who want recovery from alcoholism, but have difficulty with the word god. Joe and charlie aa speakers there is a solution from the joe and charlie big book study duration. The book is published by alcoholics anonymous world services. There was another part of bills story that impacted me. Jul 18, 2012 hello everyone donna s grateful alcoholic from nj i love this chapter, as it tells me a hopeless alcoholic, that there is a solution.
Learn big book chapter 3 with free interactive flashcards. There is a solution every word in the first three chapters is here to allow me to see myself in the authors words, enabling me to say, yes, i am one of them too. Those who do not recover are people who cannot or will not completely give themselves to this simple program, usually men and women who are constitutionally incapable of be ing honest with themselves. The individual sections of this study guide material reflect ideas, emotions and attitudes you might hear from the mouth of that old timer over in the corner. The purpose of this study guide is to enable the student to better understand the information the authors of the book, alcoholics anonymous, intended to impart to each of us based on their experience and. First time i read it, i said, well, golly, i havent lost everything. Reading guide for there is a solution amethyst recovery center. Big book of alcoholics anonymous, the chapter there is a. The anonymous press study edition of alcoholics anonymous. The 164 and more book, ebook, and web site are all concordances which display passages from the big book alcoholics anonymous, the twelve steps and twelve traditions, and the a. The big book carries the great message of the common solution. There is a solution from the joe and charlie big book study. But how can joining together with a gorup of people who are as sick as i am be of any help to.
All sections of this country and many of its occupations are represented, as well as many political, economic, social, and reli. None of us makes a sole vocation of this work, nor do we think its effectiveness would be increased if we did. Chapter 2 there is a solution w e, of alcoholics anonymous, know thousands of men and women who were once just as hopeless as bill. We feel that elimination of our drinking is but a beginning. Step 2 came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. This workshop is also for recovered members who want to work with others. Big book step study workshop all addictions step study. Answer the work assignment questions below as you read the chapter for the 2 nd time.
I have provided a link in a couple of places on this page for your convenience, so you can get to the search page. Alcoholism12 step support a perspective on we agnostics chapter 4 of the big book colornavyim not going for this god stuff. During any such meeting to study the aa big book, you would expect to encounter a wide variety of viewpoints on the portions under consideration. Big book of alcoholics anonymous, the chapter there is a solution. How could there possibly be a god when there are so many starving people and wars where everybody says god is on their side. Choose from 500 different sets of big book chapter 3 flashcards on quizlet. Choose from 500 different sets of big book chapter 4 flashcards on quizlet.
If, when you honestly want to, you find you cannot quit entirely, or if when drinking, you have little control over the amount you take, your. The story of how many thousands of men and women have recovered from alcoholism, is a collection of texts used by members of the alcoholics anonymous fellowship the book has undergone four revisions since william wilson, also known as bill w. Then there is a very useful section with word definitions from websters universal unabridged dictionary of the english language from 1937, which is very useful for the understanding of some pf the words and terms from the original manuscript and the printed aa big book, which may have changed meaning and usage in the intervening years. It is written to be pessimistic in a way as it is trying to get alcoholics to see the hopeless nature of their situation in order that they have the willingness to accept the solution i. Overview preface preface chapter 1 bills story chapter 2 there is a solution chapter 3 more about alcoholism chapter 4 we agnostics chapter 5 how it works chapter 6 into action chapter 7 working with others chapter 8 to wives chapter 9 the family afterward chapter 10 to employers chapter 11 a vision for you.
Joe and charlie aa speakers there is a solution from the joe and. The big book page 568 opinion is ultimately determined by the feelings, and not by the intellect. The purpose of this study guide is to enable the student to better understand the information the authors of the book, alcoholics anonymous, intended to impart to each of us based on their experience and knowledge of alcoholism and their program of recovery. But we must also learn to correct our own spiritual outlook through the. May 04, 2018 joe and charlie aa speakers there is a solution from the joe and charlie big book study duration. The big book was originally published in 1939 by aa founders bill w. These comments were commonplace when the big book was written in 1939 and are still heard today.
Aa, alcoholics anonymous, has but one solution for the deadly disease of alcoholism. Chapter 3 gives four different examples stories of alcoholism and the thinking that precedes the first drink. Especially, as that word gets used by individuals who embrace traditional religious concepts of what it means to them. It is here in the big book that tells me i am not alone and there are others like me. Substitute for d find the stress using the following equation here, is the load applied, is the original crosssectional area of the bar. There is a solution aa big book chapter 2 aa big book big book of aa alcoholics anonymous doctors opinion how it works aa preamble alcoholism recovery 4th edition 3rd edition 2nd edition alcohol allergy rehabilitation of alcoholics dr.
Looking at it from the perspective of a normal drinker, the solution seems simple. This is a series of questions i use in my big book studies. Bearing in mind that step 12 is fundamentally the special insight of bill wilson when alone, on the verge of relapse as he wandered up and down the lobby of the mayflower hotel in akron in june of 1935 instead of the bar he called the local episcopalian minister reverend walter. I can relate to a time in my life when i had everything going well for me and my habit got the best of me and caused me to lose my employment. The big book study seriespart 9 chapter 7 working with others. Big book sponsorship 12 step recovery from any and all. This workshop is for newcomersbeginners who want the original, undiluted 12 step program of the 1940s when recovery rates were 5075 per cent. The chapters follow each book of the bible, and the verses and views are laid out in an outline format. In fact there is an entire chapter addressed to the agnostic, chapter 4, we agnostics. The story of how many thousands of men and women have recovered from alcoholism, is a collection of texts used by members of the alcoholics anonymous fellowship. Chapter 5 how it works r arely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed our path. There is a solution contains numerous important revelations, illustrating one of them with a story pertaining to one of aas early members. Chapter i bills story step 1 powerless big book goals table of contents goal 2 define the solution goal 3 action necessary for recovery chapter 5 how it works chapter 2 chapter 3 chapter 4 step 2 there is a solution more about alcoholism chapter 6 into action we agnostics power chapter 7 working with others step 3 12 how to.
Our chief responsibility to the newcomer is an adequate presentation of the program home. This is the great news this book carries to those who suffer alcoholism. A little ditty on the big book, alcoholics anonymous. This is a study guide to the book alcoholics anonymous. Hiya, what the passage is saying is that few alcoholics will be able to stay dry for anything like a year based on their own willpower. We also must give thanks to a great lady, londa, who took time from. Find the strain using the following relation here, elongation is and gauge length is l.
A perspective on we agnostics chapter 4 of the big book. Mar 14, 2017 yes, there are many examples of alcoholism in chapter 3. A little ditty on the big book, alcoholics anonymous more. They dont constitute any sort of official method for studying the literature theyre just. The second edition 1955 consisted of 1,150,000 copies. The big book of alcoholics anonymous, also referred to as alcoholics anonymous. Working with otherstoday we begin chapter 7 working with others which is of course the suggestion of the 12th step. Hello everyone donna s grateful alcoholic from nj i love this chapter, as it tells mea hopeless alcoholic, that there is a solution. Sorting and rendering passages in the proprietary format of the 164 and more concordance does not in any way imply affiliation with or endorsement by either. Pp 1718 there is a solution our common peril the eaa. Our very lives, as exproblem drinkers, depend upon our constant thought of others, and how we may help meet their needs. Solution in big book alcoholics anonymous, 12 steps and 12.
Overview preface preface chapter 1 bills story chapter 2 there is a solution chapter 3 more about alcoholism chapter 4 we agnostics chapter 5 how it works chapter 6 into action chapter 7 working with others chapter 8 to wives chapter 9 the family afterward chapter 10 to employers chapter 11 a vision. The whytehouse is, i hope, a way to find that special phrase or saying etc. This is especially helpful to those who live in remote area where there is not a big book study or for those who cannot attend face to face meetings or just want to attend the phone bridge meeting. Now, we turn our eyes toward there is a solution, the story in which the big book begins to truly shine in its depiction of alcoholism and its many, many dangers. There is a solution 19 tions we have found most effective. In fact, this chapter is the books main challenge for you to discover, if completely honest with yourself, you are a real alcoholic. There is no list of things in the book which says if you. If you would like to become a member, please send a blank email to. Aa big book ch2 there is a solution 4th edition youtube. Reading guide for there is a solution amethyst recovery. We, of alcoholics anonymous, know thousands of men and.
Just stop drinking, exercise some willpower, think of all you have to live for and what you have to lose. Big book goals table of contents goal 2 define the solution goal 3 action necessary for recovery chapter 5 how it works chapter 2 chapter 3 chapter 4 step 2 there is a solution more about alcoholism chapter 6 into action we agnostics power chapter 7 working with others step 3 12 how to find power. This week, we read there is a solution and appendix ii, spiritual experience. Calculate the original cross sectional area of the bar. The big book study seriespart 9 chapter 7 working with. The big book loop is a study group which has as its mission to provide an additional area of recovery and support to coes who appreciate the aabb,lovingly known as the big book. Please ignore anything in the group sessions or this workbook that you feel contradicts what you find in the big book.870 339 1290 773 424 198 183 874 1348 1338 1540 508 943 322 280 888 64 1518 218 703 798 693 1028 1496 1435 381 1217 244 620 48