Monday, November 22, 2010

Dick B.'s AA History/Christian Recovery Research Books

Chunks of Alcoholics Anonymous History and Christian Recovery Movement Research by A.A.'s leading "unofficial" historian - A placement and listing of Dick B.'s writings in specific categories you may wish to study and pursue:

1. Origins of the Christian Recovery Movement - books by Dick B.

"Introductory Foundations for Christian Recovery" Class, with 4 DVD's and an
Instructor Guide and a Student Guide. by Dick B. and Ken B.

"The Dick B. Christian Recovery Guide," 3rd ed., 2010, by Dick B. and Ken B.

"Introduction to the Sources and Founding of Alcoholics Anonymous"

"The First Nationwide Alcoholics Anonymous History Conference"

"Making Known the Biblical History and Roots of Alcoholics Anonymous:

2. The Founding of Alcoholics Anonymous

"Dr. Bob of Alcoholics Anonymous" by Dick B. and Ken B.

"The Conversion of Bill W."

"A New Way In: Reaching the Heart of a Child of God in Recovery with His Own,
Powerful, Historical Roots"

"A New Way Out: New Path - Familiar Road Signs - Our Creator's Guidance"

"The Books Early AAs Read for Spiritual Growth," 7th ed.

3. The Original A.A. Christian Fellowship Program in Akron, Ohio

"The Akron Genesis of Alcoholics Anonymous"

"Turning Point: A History of Early A.A.'s Spiritual Roots and Successes"

"Dr. Bob and His Library"

"Anne Smith's Journal 1933-1939: A.A.'s Principles of Success"

"When Early AAs Were Cured and Why"

4. The Success Elements of the Early Alcoholics Anonymous Program

"The Good Book and The Big Book: A.A.'s Roots in the Bible"

"The James Club and the Original A.A. Program's Absolute Essentials"

"Good Morning!: Quiet Time, the Morning Watch, Meditation, and Early A.A."

"The Oxford Group & Alcoholics Anonymous: A Design for Living that Works"

"Cured!: Proven Help for Alcoholics and Addicts Today"

5. Learning the How and the Why Today

"The Golden Text of A.A."

"Utilizing Early A.A.'s Spiritual Roots for Recovery Today"

"By the Power of God: A Guide to Early A.A. Groups and Forming Similar Groups

"The Good Book-Big Book-Guidebook"

"Why A.A. Succeeded: The Good Book in Alcoholics Anonymous Yesterday and
Today"(A Bible Study Primer)

6. The Twelve Steps and a Turnabout

"New Light on Alcoholism: God, Sam Shoemaker, and A.A."

"Courage to Change: The Christian Roots of the 12-Step Movement" (with Bill
Pittman)- Hazelden

"Real Twelve Step Fellowship History"

"Twelve Steps for You"

"Our Legacy to the Faith Community" by Three A.A. Oldtimer Sponsees of Clarence
Snyder and Their Wives. Compiled and edited by Dick B. Came to
Believe Publications, Winter Park, Florida

7. People and Programs

"Henrietta B. Seiberling: Ohio's Lady with a Cause"

"That Amazing Grace: The Role of Clarence and Grace S. in Alcoholics Anonymous"

"Hope!: The Story of Geraldine D., Alina Lodge & Recovery" Tincture of Time

"Hope!: The Story of Geraldine Owen Delaney, Alina Lodge & Recovery," 2d ed.,
Tincture of Time Press, 2002 (published after Mrs. Delaney's death)

"Women Pioneers In 12 Step Recovery," Hazelden, 1999. Dick B. wrote the chapter
"Henrietta Seiberling," pages 25-41

"God and Alcoholism: Our Growing Opportunity in the 21st Century"

"The Healing Power of Spirituality: How Faith Helps Humans Thrive," (3 volumes,
J. Harold Ellens, Ph.D., Editor. Dick B. wrote the chapter on Alcoholics

"The Book That Started It All: The Original Working Manuscript
of 'Alcoholics Anonymous' With essays and notes by leading AA historians"
Hazelden Foundation, 2010. Dick B. and Ken B. were engaged by Ken R., owner
of the manuscript, to write an explanatory essay, whose contents and notes
are a part of or were used in publication of the the volume.

"The Original AA of Akron Alcoholics Anonymous Program: A Christian Recovery Plan
The Shows How You Can Apply It Today" by Dick B. and Ken B., to be released
January, 2011.

Finding and acquiring the foregoing titles:

Go to Dick B.'s main website and
Or go to and check Paradise Research Publications, Inc.
Most of the titles are listed with Books In Print with ISBN's.; 808 874 4876; PO Box 837, Kihei, HI 96753-0837

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