Monday, May 14, 2012

What's the first thing to do with a newcomer: Letters

Dear John: Thank you for sending me the material. I reviewed it from stem to stern.

I never have any quarrel with those who lay out some of the simple participation ideas

Of A.A.

 On the other hand, our focus is definitely on getting people to do what Dr. Bob

Did: He qualified the newcomer. More often than not, he  hospitalized the newcomer

At once. He had the earlier ones visit the newcomer one by one. He himself visited the

Newcomer every day, talked with him at length, read the Bible with him, and then

On the last day there were two requirements-all of which have been documented.

First, he asked if the new man believed in God. DR. BOB and the Good Oldtimers, 1 44

Second, he then asked the newcomer to get out of bed and on  his knees; to pray

With Dr. Bob; and the accept Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. You can verify

This by reading my title and Mitch K.’s very

specific description of the salvation process.

In other words, once the drunk had convinced Bob that he was “ready” (knew he was a drunk, convinced Bob he

conceded he was a drunk, and was ready to quit for good), the next step was

to move him to God DR. BOB and the Good Oldtimers, 131.

I am having my son Ken send you some material which I hope you will find

Helpful and able to act upon.

Thanks again  for writing.

Dick B.

Author, 43 titles & over 800 articles on A.A. History and the Christian Recovery Movement

(808) 874-4876

PO Box 837, Kihei, HI 96753-0837

Ps 118:17 (NJB):
I shall not die, I shall live to recount the great deeds of Yahweh.

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From: John Denune []
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2012 6:59 AM
Subject: Dr. Bob website

Dear Dick B.,

Thanks for your excellent website. Any suggestions on my article would be appreciated.


John D.

1083 W. Main St.

Newark, OH 43055

(740) 814-6031

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