Sunday, May 29, 2011

Forming "A.A. Literature Study Groups"--a New Plan

International Christian Recovery Coalition exists to inform, to encourage, and to support.

Consequently, in its two years of existence, it has held a major conference of Christian leaders and workers in the recovery community at the Mariners Church Community Center in Irvine, California. It then made available The Dick B. Christian Recovery Guide, 3rd ed.; followed by "Introductory Foundations for Christian Recovery" a class of four DVD's with guides Next came the launching in January 2011 of our project to establish worldwide Christian Recovery Resource Centers and Persons. This was followed by the publication of The Dick B. Handbook for Christian Recovery Resource Centers. Then followed the establishment of a Speakers Bureau. Finally in the Spring, some 14,000 A.A. history books were distributed free, but for shipping cost, to many parts of the United States and other countries.

Why! To make sure that those in recovery who want God's help know what that requires, where to start, whom to see, where to go, whom to trust, and what the next steps should be.

But recovery means hard work and study and continuing a relationship with God which A.A. itself strongly encouraged in the 1930's.

Our latest project is encouraging and guiding the establishment of "A.A. Literature Study Groups." These will allow recovering AAs and others freely to study all kinds of literature related to Alcoholics Anonymous. It will enable them to do what the early AAs did in both Akron and Cleveland--get informed by study.

This will be announced repeatedly and accompanied by details presented on the internet. Stay tuned.

Dick B., Executive Director,

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