Tagged: Big Book

A Rewrite of Chapter 4 of the Big Book

Fifty Chosen Articles: Number Forty-Four. Originally posted in September 2020.  A Secular Sobriety: Including a secular version of the first 164 pages of the Big Book. Here is a modern version of the fourth...

How It Works

Fifty Chosen Articles: Number Thirty-Two. Today’s article consists of two modern versions of “How It Works”. The first was originally posted in August 2015 and the second was posted in September 2016. AA needs...

The Courts, AA and Religion

Fifty Chosen Articles: Number Six. Originally posted in May 2012. Is traditional AA religious? What have the Courts had to say about the religiosity of Alcoholics Anonymous? By Linda R. Inside AA, one hears...

Can AA Please Evolve?

By Dave W One of the things I admire the most about the simplicity of the way AA meetings are structured and conducted is the level playing field that is created for the typical...

The AA Canon

We have to live today by what truth we can get today, and be ready tomorrow to call it falsehood. William James* By Dean W When I was a much younger man I served...

Why is the Big Book Sacred?

Sacred: Connected with God (or the gods) or dedicated to a religious purpose or deserving veneration. Cui Bono (to whom is it a benefit?) By Paul W. Prelude The Big Book, which is  the...

The One and Only Kool-Aid

Accept NO Substitutes By Bobby F. Beach According to extreme Big Book Thumpers (and which ones exactly AREN’T extreme?), the ONLY path to permanent sobriety for the “real alcoholicTM” is through the diligent practice...

WRITING  the  BIG BOOK: The Creation of AA

Bill Wilson, the man who contributed more “factual” information than anyone else to the traditional story of AA, was by far the worst offender when it came to accuracy regarding that early history… Wilson’s...

Awe at Sunrise

Higher Powers

By life-j Let me start by saying that the only higher powers I believe in are judges and cops. They’re tangible. And further, let me add that anyone who wants to believe in a...

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Critique of Chapter 8 – To Wives

By Clara M. Intro Even Big Book Thumpers have a rough time with “To Wives.” In the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, chapter 8 may be the least-thumped, and most skipped, so my first...

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