Quotable Quotes for AA’s History Lovers
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For an up-to-date guide to these quotes and ideas see Dick B. and Ken B., Stick with the Winners! How to Conduct More Effective 12-Step Recovery Meetings Using Conference-Approved Literature: A Dick B. Guide for Christian Leaders and Workers in the Recovery Arena—available on Amazon.com
From Bill W. “The Lord has been so wonderful to me curing me of this terrible disease that I just want to keep talking about it and telling people.” Page 191, Big Book, 4th ed.
From Dr. Bob “Your Heavenly Father will never let you down.” Page 181, Big Book, 4th ed.
From Big Book, 4th ed. “There is a Solution. . . . The central fact of our lives today is the absolute certainty that our Creator has entered into our hearts and lives in a way which is indeed miraculous. He has commenced to accomplish those things for us which we could never do by ourselves.” Page 25
From Big Book, 4th ed. “God will constantly disclose more to you and to us. Ask Him in your morning meditation what you can do each day for the man who is still sick. The answers will come if your own house is in order.” Page 164
From Big Book, 4th ed. “Practical experience shows that nothing will so much insure immunity from drinking as intensive work with other alcoholics. It works when other activities fail.” Page 89.
From Big Book, 4th ed. “Be quick to see where religious people are right. Make use of what they offer.” Page 87.
From “Pass It On” “I am always glad to say privately that some of the Oxford Group presentation and emphasis upon the Christian message saved my life.” Page 171.
From DR. BOB and the Good Oldtimers “The A.A. members of that time did not consider meetings necessary to maintain sobriety. They were simply “desirable.” Morning devotion and ‘quiet time,’ however, were musts.” Page 136
From DR. BOB and the Good Oldtimers “He must have devotions every morning—a ‘quiet time’ of prayer and some reading from the Bible and other religious literature.” Page 131
From Big Book, 4th ed. “May I do Thy will always!” Page 63.
From the King James Version of the Bible “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.