See The James Club and the Original A.A. Program's Absolute Essentials (www.dickb.com/JamesClub.com).
Early AAs wanted to call their Society "The James Club." And you can find these statements in both DR. BOB and the Good Oldtimers and "Pass It On."
Dr. Bob many times pointed out that the A.A. Christian Fellowship pioneers in Akron considered the Book of James, Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, and 1 Corinthians 13 were absolutely essential to the early program. They were the heart of the "old school A.A." original program founded in Akron in 1935.
We have made a strong case that early, old school, First Century Christianity principles and practices in Akron A.A. stemmed from the Bible, that the Book of James, Jesus' Sermon, and 1 Corinthians 13. We have also made a strong case that old school, early A.A. Akron Christian Fellowship ideas can be applied in today's A.A. and 12 Step Fellowship by grounding the application on "Conference-approved" materials emphasizing the importance of reliance on God, making decisions for Jesus Christ, and Bible study by the A.A. pioneers.
In fact, our new film series on Christian Recovery Radio. com will lay out a guide for those Christian recovery leaders, workers, newcomers, Christian counselors, Christian interventionists, Christian treatment programs, and 12 Step people who want God's help.
Again, check out The James Club, the Dick B. title by that name, and the forthcoming eBook presentations of this resource.
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