The New Dick B. and Ken B. Book
A.A. Literature Frequently Mentioning God, His Son Jesus Christ & the Bible
The Long-Overlooked Big Book Personal Stories
Copyright 2012 Anonymous. All rights reserved
Paradise Research Publications, Inc.
Kihei, Maui, Hawaii
A.A. Literature Frequently Mentioning God, His Son Jesus Christ & the Bible: The Long-Overlooked Big Book Personal Stories by Dick B. and Ken B. (2012) brings to light for Christians in and outside of A.A., suffering newcomers, and the alcoholism and addiction recovery community the too-long-overlooked personal stories (testimonies) in A.A. literature that show that God, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Bible are frequently mentioned in A.A. General Service Conference-approved literature. It shows how and when these key stories were removed from editions of the Big Book for decades. This new book shows why many in the recovery community have viewed these recovery victories as non-Conference-approved literature and inevitably characterized these personal stories as not being a genuine part of the recovery program of Alcoholics Anonymous. It makes known that A.A. itself—decades later—recently republished these stories, making them now “Conference-approved.” It removes the shackles which have been used to prohibit mention of God, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Bible in official literature and regular meetings. The book welcomes back to the recovery scene the now-documented and authoritative testimonies of recovered alcoholics as to how—by applying the original Akron A.A. program—they have recovered from their “seemingly-hopeless,” “medically-incurable” condition of mind and body, and been cured of alcoholism. It enters the entire recovery arena with two other important spiritual tools: (1) A.A.’s Conference-approved Experience, Strength & Hope (2003); and (2) Alcoholics Anonymous: The Original 1939 Edition, with a new Introduction by Dick B. (2011).