We were pleased today to receive a phone call from the Recovery Pastor of Adventure Church in Roseville, California - near to California's state capital in Sacramento.
He invited my son Ken B. and me to come from Maui to Roseville for a roundup to bring members of the community in more touch with the church and with its recovery focus.
I was asked to give a major talk on my book and topic--The Good Book and The Big Book: A.A.'s Roots in the Bible www.dickb.com/goodbook.shtml. And also do some other presentations related to our work on the role of God, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Bible in the origins, roots, forerunners of the 12 Step movement, Christian upbringing of Bill W. and Dr. Bob, and how the first three AAs got sober by deciding to quit permanently, give their lives to God, and help others.
This golden period took place before the first Alcoholics Anonymous group Akron Number One was founded on July 4, 1935. And at that time, there were no Steps, no Traditions, no Big Books, no war stories, and no meetings as we know them today. Those old-timers believed that the answer to their problems was in the Bible. They stressed study of the Book of James, Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, and 1 Corinthians 13.
We look forward to the presentations, the opportunity to disseminate this all but lost information, and to meet with others in the Sacramento-Roseville Area at this critical holiday time and do so in an organized area roundup.
In His Service,
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