Friday, December 23, 2011
Real Twelve Step History - For Holiday Reading and Study
Start the holiday season and start the New Year with a greater understanding of what Alcoholics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous History, the original Akron A.A. program, and the Twelve Step development mean.
Learn about the "Old School" A.A. you may not know.
Learn the development of the original Twelve Step format from the Akron program and the teachings of Rev. Sam Shoemaker.
Learn why the "Book That Started It All" published by Hazelden will disclose so much about what Bill Wilson's proposed A.A. was to contain and how that changed by the Great Compromise. Supplemented by A.A.'s own General Service Conference-approved literature: Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age, pages 166-167.
Learn the whole panorama that proceeds from the origins, history, founding, original program, Wilson's so called "word of mouth" ideas, the Printers Manuscript, and the First Edition, with its personal stories and "spiritual experience" meant to A.A. pioneers in 1939.
See also: Dick B., Real Twelve Step History http://www/dickb.com/realhistory.shtml