Many of us have heard of the ninth step promises from page 8384 of the big book of alcoholics anonymous. At half past the hour the meeting is open for discussion on the reading. The first edition of the big book has a story in which aas cofounder bill wilson said to a newcomer, your life is certainly jumbled up. To read a pdf version of the fourth edition of alcoholics anonymous click here. Exploring spirituality in the 11th step of aa alcoholics anonymous can be a wonderful. Six essential characteristics 10 step one questions 11 step two questions i am grateful for supplement list page 14 step three questions 15 introduction to step four 16 format for a step four inventory 19. This step is about coming closer to your spiritual power step 11a and your.
Alcoholics anonymous also known as the big book in recovery circles sets forth cornerstone concepts of recovery from alcoholism and tells the stories of men and women who have overcome the disease. Would you consider inviting god to help you unjumble it. The book which is actually entitled simply alcoholic anonymous, was written by bill w. The 12 steps is the solution for alcoholic addiction referred to in chapter 2, of the book, alcoholics anonymous, titled there is a solution. The big book of alcoholics anonymous can be purchased at aa. The sbbb study guide is for those in recovery from the disease of addiction who wish to work the 12 steps by the big book, alcoholics anonymous.
During this period of being booked, the individual actually performs the first 11 steps of the program. The big book holds within it the central thesis and ideas of alcohol anonymous and the 12 step approach. Since the first edition appeared, in 1939, it has helped millions of men and women recover from alcoholism. Home read the big book and twelve steps and twelve traditions alcoholics anonymous alcoholics anonymous this is the fourth edition of the big book, the basic text for alcoholics anonymous. Big book of aa step 2 understand and complete one step at a time in recovery with alcoholics anonymous book. Whether youre new to aa, or youre a seasoned veteran, this is the easiest and most useful app to aid in your recovery. A recurring discussion in the format of a book study. If we skip this vital step, we may not overcome drinking. The fourth edition includes twentyfour new stories that provide contemporary sharing for newcomers seeking recovery from alcoholism in a.
Great step book for normies who want to become happy or happier also free if downloaded entitled. We are the big book bunch group of alcoholics anonymous. Whereas step ten kept you mindful of yourself, step eleven changes the focus to god, or your chosen higher power. Meeting opens with selected reading from aa approved literature, followed by topic discussion of the steps. To show other alcoholics addicts precisely how we have recovered is the main purpose of this book. First written in 1939, the 4th edition was published in 2001. Known as the big book, it is in its fourth edition and is widely circulated through out the world. You may find the complete text on the official web site of alcoholics anonymous on this page you can discover what this book tells about. Cedar forks baptist church 5117 s miami blvd durham, nc. Over the years many lists of virtues that correspond to each of the twelve steps and their underlying spiritual nature have been printed in local area aa newsletters and on pocket cards. The index bookmark features 25 of the key topics from the big book of alcoholics anonymous with corresponding page numbers.
One difference is that the big book prayer includes. You will need the big book of alcoholics anonymous. To their surprise, a bunch of alcoholics discovered and demonstrate a. The 12 steps are referred to in the big book, on page 58, where it is written, rarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed out path. Our goals are to live the spiritual process through which sobriety is obtained and enhanced, and to publish at no charge our experience for other recovering alcoholics.
Should we desire to give the aa program a try, this paragraph. You will need the big book of alcoholics anonymous large print or hard cover recommended and the big. The 12 steps of aa are the principles of the program that we practice, as listed in the big book, pages 59 and 60. Aas 12 steps, including powerful 4th step worksheets ima pastal pen name. Step 3 made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of god as we. The big book bunch 12 step workbook we are the big book bunch group of alcoholics anonymous. Our format is that each meeting has two leads who read the big book line by line, sharing their experience, strength and hope throughout. Emotional sobriety and food step 11 inventory 12212014 emotional sobriety and food step 11 inventory 12212014 how to listen to god below are various versions of the pamphlets how to begin practicing quiet time a. Contains many first person accounts in narrative form of battles with the cunning and baffling drink. Emotional in big book alcoholics anonymous, 12 steps and 12. Apr 02, 2012 step zero qualifier lets save us all a lot of time. Our big book step instructions booklet is published below for public use and printing adobe acrobat pdf. Recovery shop is the home to the aa big book index bookmark. Big book of aa step 2 understand and complete one step at.
Here is the step 11 worksheet created for our group. Links to more information about integrity and the 5th step. These 12 steps are outlined in chapter 5, how it works, of the big book. Meetings with temporary closure in the title have suspended inperson meetings due to coronavirus concerns. The story of how many thousands of men and women have recovered from alcoholism is the guiding book for all 12 step programs. The primary instructions for the 12 steps are highlighted, in. The following is an excerpt from the chapter steps 10, 11 and 12 the maintenance steps steps 10, 11 and 12 are the maintenance steps, the steps we take or practice on a daily basis if we are truly practicing these principles in all our affairs. This is an open big book study meeting on wednesdays at 8 pm est on zoom. Our origins are the students of the big book group, which has met in woodland hills, california since december of 1985. The following is a list ofapproximately 150 promises that i compiled from the first edition of the big book.
You may find the complete text on the official web site of alcoholics anonymou. Big book, page 35, line 1 the big book items can be restructured within the twelve steps without much reshaping or cramming. We, of alcoholics anonymous, are more than one hundred men and women who have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body. The 164 and more book, ebook, and web site are all concordances which display passages from the big book alcoholics anonymous, the twelve steps and twelve traditions, and the a.
Big book of alcoholics anonymous 11th step meditation. We made this book so that anyone who wants to can point easily to all 12 step instructions in the big book. A10 about the basic text of aa chapters 1 11 xli xlii. These great mysteries are, after all, enshrined in complete simplicity. All bb quotes are from the 1st edition of the big book depression is not a sign of weakness. Alcoholics anonymous is often referred to as a 12 step program, and aa is the basis for many other 12 step programs that have been established. Some surefire causes of relapse taken from the big book. You can purchase a bba workbook at any bba meeting. Download pamphlets and handouts to use in big book group sessions our workbook companion to alcoholics anonymous 12 steps of recovery from alcoholism and addiction is called steps by the big book. Gulf beaches barrier islands from clwtr to st pete beach. Questions sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with god, as we understood him, praying only for knowledge of his will for us, and the power to carry that out. Some of the promises are directly associated with completion of a step. These last three steps keep us current and help us to continue to solidify the foundation of our recovery.
There you will find release from care, boredom and worry. All bb quotes are from the 1st edition of the big book. The big book the main 164 pages, prayers, personal stories, and more. The big book of alcoholics anonymous can be purchased at aa central or a bba meeting. They are solely provided as part of the sites owners 12 step work in reaching out to the alcoholic who still suffers. The maintenance steps 10,11, 12 the spiritual solution. Emotional sobriety and food step 11 inventory 12212014 emotional. In order for this to happen we must go directly into steps 10, 11 and 12 while doing step 9. Excerpted from taking step eleven by the big book bunch.
There is a direct linkage among selfexamination, meditation, and prayer. With over 400 pages, the big book is filled with personal anecdotes of alcoholics and the 12 steps that pave the path to recovery. The free version features the full text of the big book, prayers, personal stories, podcasts, meeting finder, and more. Exploring spirituality in the 11th step of aa alcoholics anonymous can be a wonderful and illuminating experience. As noted in the big book, the wording of the step 3 prayer is optional.
We find that no one need have difficulty with the spirituality of the program. Steps eight and nine are concerned with personal rela tions. Steps for newcomers hazelden betty ford foundation. We have included the first full paragraph on page 86 of the big book within step. The big book of alcoholics anonymous the world famous eye. A twelve step workbook al kohallek goes stepping contents title page preface 3. We provide this study guide based on personal experience to help those following aas 12 steps as outlined in the original big book, alcoholics anonymous aa.
All bb quotes are from the 1st edition of the big book depression is. To show other alcoholics precisely how we have recovered is the main purpose of this book. Monthly big book readings aa the original way group. Downloadable group workbook companion to the 12 steps of alcoholics anonymous aa, for adults who desire information on alcoholism and addiction recovery. Excerpted from taking step twelve by the big book bunch. We now have a solid frame of reference built by the previous ten steps of aa. Step ten marked the first in a series of what are called maintenance steps, those that you continue working daily. We have heard many suggestions in meetings and we have read them in the big book. George b was a practicing dentist for 47 years and is now a graduate student in a masters degree program for addiction counseling. The 12 steps of alcoholics anonymous big book twelve steps. Taken separately, these practices can bring much relief and benefi t.
Step over to the nearest barroom and try some controlled drinking. Steps by the big book step 11 steps by the big book. The big book bunch unofficial written materials on the big book. For them, we hope these pages will prove so convincing that no further authentication will be necessary. Read the following sentences, found in consecutive paragraphs of the bigbook pg 8587. The big book is clearwe do this to fit ourselves to be of maximum service to god and our fellow man. Big book of aa step 2 understand and complete one step. Sorting and rendering passages in the proprietary format of the 164 and more concordance does not in any way imply affiliation with or endorsement by either alcoholics. The 12 steps of aa alcoholics anonymous twelve steps of the big book. By teaching it the mucker method to other newcomers. Big book, open, tradition study, wheelchair access.
Breaking down step eleven of aa alcoholics anonymous jason. Breaking down step eleven of aa alcoholics anonymous. This step, like step seven, can be difficult for agnostic and atheist participants, but even the most devout members of alcoholics anonymous fumble a bit. Nov 04, 2019 alcoholics anonymous is often referred to as a 12step program, and aa is the basis for many other 12step programs that have been established. This is the fourth edition of the big book, the basic text for alcoholics anonymous. The big book items reflect the founders concentration upon. The primary purpose of this site is to carry the message contained within the big book of alcoholics anonymous. Chapter 11 of the big book of alcoholics anonymous, 2nd edition. Step zero qualifier lets save us all a lot of time. The 12 steps is the solution for alcoholic addiction referred to in chapter 2, of the book, alcoholics anonymous, titled. Dec 23, 2007 questions to ask yourself while working step 11. On the next page is a modified 3rd step prayer which i recommend.
Read the big book and twelve steps and twelve traditions. Emotional in big book alcoholics anonymous, 12 steps and. There are, however, additional promises in the big book. A twelve step workbook al kohallek goes stepping contents title page preface 3 an eye i witness account 4 useful information 6 introducing step one 9 six essential characteristics 10 step one questions 11 step two questions i am grateful for supplement list page 14 step three questions 15 introduction to step four 16. Helping others newcomers is the foundation stone of your recovery. Experience the big book is a guided, detailed study of the aa big book and 12 steps, by dr.1181 1016 391 566 551 734 219 1016 1491 1322 243 393 1493 676 440 381 431 347 1060 958 682 73 366 282 418 24 113 512 239 331 30 461 262 1126 234 1407 633 1075 1461 121