Friday, April 12, 2013

A.A.'s Foundations in the Bible - Thoroughly Documented

Was and is A.A. founded on the Bible? Answer - Yes, definitely. And the fact is thoroughly documented.

The basic ideas of Alcoholics Anonymous came from the study, effort, and teachings in the Bible that were going on from 1935 - a time when there were no Steps, no Traditions, no Big Books, and no meetings as we know them today. See Dr. Bob's own words in his last major address:

The Co-Founders of Alcoholics Anonymous: Biographical Sketches Their Last Major Talks (NY: Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc., 1972, 1975), 13-14.

DR. BOB and the Good Oldtimers (NY: Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc., 1980), 71, 96-97.

Dick B., The Good Book and the Big Book: A.A.'s Roots in the Bible, Bridge Builders Edition (Kihei, HI: Paradise Research Publications, Inc., 1997)

Dick B., The James Club and The Original A.A. Program's Absolute Essentials, 4th ed. (Kihei, HI: Paradise Research Publications, Inc., 2005)

The biblical training and Christian upbringing of Cofounders Bill W. and Dr. Bob are thoroughly documented and reported.

Dick B., The Conversion of Bill W.: More on the Creator's Role in Early A.A. (Kihei, HI: Paradise Research Publications, Inc., 2006)   www.dickb.conversion.shtml

Dick B. and Ken B.,  Dr. Bob of Alcoholics Anonymous: His Excellent Training in the Good Book As a Youngster in Vermont (Kihei, HI: Paradise Research Publications, Inc., 2008) 

The personal stories of the A.A. pioneers in the Big Book First Edition show conclusively how the Bible was being used and applied by these early Akron AAs.

Dick B. and Ken B., Pioneer Stories in Alcoholics Anonymous: God's Role in Recovery Confirmed (Kihei, HI: Paradise Research Publications, Inc., 2012)

For further information, contact Dick B. 808 874 4876,

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