Great News About the Translation into Spanish
The Good Book and the Big Book: A.A.’s Roots in the Bible
A few years ago, a great gentleman from Mexico came to Maui and was also a person closely linked to the same Christian Endeavor Society in which A.A.’s Dr. Bob was active. This man was a member of Christian Endeavor and came to tell us about it. He was on Maui at his own expense engaged in work at our Haggai Institute in Kihei, Maui, Hawaii. And what a great opportunity it was to gain still further information about Christian Endeavor from a living participant.
The man is Frank P., and not long ago he proposed to me that he and his group work up a translation into Spanish of our landmark and very much in demand
Book, The Good Book and the Big Book: A.A.’s Roots in the Bible (www.dickb.com/goodbook.shtml). This came as wonderful news considering the huge influx of Hispanic people into the United States and the growth of A.A. in Central and South America.
Frank was offering to fill a need that surely needed to be met.
Frank has been true to his word. And here is a progress letter we just received:
I hope you health has improved and the Lord is using you to bring the message of recovery to many people.
This is to let you know that we are about to finish the first draft of "The Good Book and the Big Book" into Spanish.
With the collaboration of my translation students we are 90 % done
Of course it is the first draft and it will need revision and edition.
If you have any words for the group please send me a message and I will pass it to them.
May God bless you and keep you.
In His Love
My reply to Frank:
Bless you and your cohorts and this wonderful service you are rendering for our Heavenly Father and to His glory. As you know, we are very much engaged in disseminating to Christian recovery leaders, workers, newcomers, and concerned members of the public the important role played in the recovery movement by God, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Bible. And can still play today!
I am sure tens of thousands will learn a great deal about A.A.’s roots in the Bible when this project is completed. And please tell your entire group that our prayers are with them, my health is fine, and we eagerly await further news and completion.
In His Service,
Dick B., firstname.lastname@example.org