Saturday, October 05, 2013
A First Century Christian Fellowship Utterance by Oxford Group Author Victor C. Kitchen
Thanks to Carl "Tuchy" Palmieri, for his newly published reprint of Victor C. Kitchen's Oxford Group book, "Believing in False Gods: I Was a Pagan." Published by Healing Habits it is now ready for AAs, A.A. history lovers and students, and those who want to know about A First Century Christian Fellowship, founded by Dr. Frank N.D. Buchman about 1923--a movement that provided the ground work for many an A.A. idea later codified by Bill W. in his 1939 new version of the A.A. program (the Big Book and 12 Steps)
I particularly like Kitchen's statement of what well can be a statement of early A.A.'s Christian Fellowship precepts, the precepts of "A First Century Christian Fellowship" (known later as the Oxford Group), and a solid link from early Akron A.A. to the principles and practices of the Apostles in the Book of Acts, who were, of course, the real First Century Christians.
Page1 271 of the Victor Kitchen reprint closes the book with this line:
"My thanks to the Oxford Group who, led me to Christ, and to Christ Who is leading me to God."