Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Announcement for 2010!

Announcement for 2010!

A New, Four-Session Class on DVD

“Introductory Foundations for Christian Recovery”

by Dick B. and Ken B.

Available Soon on a “Pilot” Basis for Your Christian Recovery Programs!

Are you a Christian leader or worker in the recovery arena? Help is on the way! Dick B. and Ken B. are glad to report that their new class, “Introductory Foundations for Christian Recovery,” will be available to you on a “pilot program” basis very soon.

This new class includes the fruits of: (1) Dick B.'s and Ken B.'s 20 years of research into early A.A. astonishing successes; (2) Dick B.'s 23 years of continuous sobriety and sponsoring of more than 100 men in their sobriety; and (3) Dick B.'s 39 published titles, more than 300 articles on early A.A. history, and work with alcoholics and addicts to help them rely on the power and love of God and His Son Jesus Christ.

Here is our “mission statement” for this new class: To glorify God by: (1) sharing accurate information with Christian leaders and workers in the recovery arena about the roles played by God, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Bible in early A.A.'s astonishing successes; and (2) showing those leaders and workers how they can substantially enhance their effectiveness by including in their Christian-oriented recovery efforts the lessons learned by the early A.A. Christian pioneers.

The four sessions of the “Introductory Foundations for Christian Recovery” class cover the following material:

Session 1: The Founding, Activities, and Summary of the Original Akron A.A. “Christian Fellowship” Program
Part 1: How the First Three A.A. Members Got Sober and Were Cured
Part 2: The 14 Practices the Early Akron Aas Used to Achieve Astonishing
Part 3: The Original, Seven-Point, Akron A.A. Program Summarized by Frank
Amos for John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
Session 2: Christian Organizations and People That Shaped the Recovery Ideas of the Original Akron A.A. “Christian fellowship” program before It Began
Part 1: Seven Pre-A.A. Organizations and People That Fed to A.A. the Necessity
for Salvation and the Word of GOD
Part 2: The Extensive, Christian, Biblical Training Bill W. Received in East
Dorset and and Manchester, Vermont
Part 3: Dr. Bob's “Excellent Training” in the Bible as a Youngster in St.
Johnsbury, VT.
Session 3: The Manner in Which the A.A. Society Came about, Beginning about 1931
Part 1: The Relevant Events in Bill W.'s Life, Including His Early Friendship with
Ebby Thacher.
Part 2: The Relevant Events in Dr. Bob S.'s Life, Beginning in the Early 1930's in
Part 3: Bill W. and Dr. Bob Meet at the Home of Henrietta Seiberling on May 12,
Session 4: The A.A. Program Changes Between June 1935 and April 1939
Part 1: The Akron Program Successes between June 1935 and November 1937
Part 2: The Change of Course Bill W. Began to Take
Part 3: Work on the Big Book Between the Spring of 1938 and April of 1939
Part 4: Battles over Big Book Content and Language
Part 5: The Closing Phases of the Altered Akron Program

The “Introductory Foundations for Christian Recovery” class was originally designed with a Christian or “Christian Track” treatment center environment in mind. As a result, each session is about 40-45 minutes long, and the sessions are “non-serial”; i.e., the class sessions do not “build on each other.” A student or client may come into the class on any of the four weeks of a 28-day program without having “missed anything” from the previous session(s).

The class package contains:

• Four (4) audio CD's or four DVD's.
• A Class Guide for each student and for the class instructor
• A Class Orientation text and audio CD for the class instructor
• A set of questions and answers for the class instructor

We also strongly recommend that the individual or group putting on the class purchase at least one copy of:

• The Dick B. Christian Recovery Guide, 3rd ed. (2010), by Dick B. and Ken B.; and
• The Dick B. 29-volume “Christian Recovery Reference Set” (

We believe this new class is one you will want. Please contact us for ongoing information even before the release date: Dick B.'s email address is:; Ken B.'s cell phone: (808)-276-4945.

This concise, easily used package will be of immeasurable help and inspiration to:

A.A. and 12 Step speakers, sponsors, groups, and conferences.
Christian recovery pastors, recovery fellowships, and Christ-centered programs
Christian counselors, therapists, clergy, and churches
Treatment Centers, rehabs, and therapeutic centers
Professional counselors, therapists, and clinicians
Detoxes, half-way houses, sober houses, sober clubs, Alano clubs, and sober living
groups, hospitals, and mental health centers.
Teen Challenge, Celebrate Recovery, Alcoholics for Christ
Women’s programs and shelters
Correction outreach programs
Homeless outreach programs
Bridge groups, community centers, and human services referrals
Programs of the Rescue Missions, Salvation Army, YMCA, Youth with a Mission,
Overcomers Outreach, Inc., Footprints/Alcoholics Victorious, ISAAC,
and Overcomers
Historians, writers, researchers, scholars, colleges and universities, scientists
Individuals who want to know the origins, effectiveness, and applicability of early A.A.
Study groups—Big Book, Twelve Step, Bible, Recovery, Christian, non-denominational

Consider these currently-popular words: “You think you know, but you have no idea.” Arrange to license this class for your Christian-oriented recovery program—and get “the rest of the story.”

Dick B.'s main web site:;
Dick B.'s email address:

Ken B.'s email address:
Ken B.'s cell phone: (808) 276-4945

Gloria Deo

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