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Why Early A.A. Succeeded

Why Early A.A. Succeeded

Author: Dick B

Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.

ISBN: 9781937520052

Category: Religion

Page: 204

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Early Alcoholics Anonymous claimed a 75% success rate among "seemingly-hopeless," "medically-incurable" alcoholics who thoroughly followed the original Akron A.A. "Christian fellowship" program Bill W. and Dr. Bob developed beginning in the summer of 1935. That very simple program was founded on basic ideas from the Bible. This book takes you through the Bible on the principal points AAs studied.

The Akron Genesis of Alcoholics Anonymous

The Akron Genesis of Alcoholics Anonymous

Author: Dick B.

Publisher: Good Book Publishing Company

ISBN: 1885803176

Category: Akron (Ohio)

Page: 402

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Dick B. is a writer, historian, Bible student, retired attorney, and active recovered member of A.A. He has sponsored more than 100 men in their recovery. Dick has devoted 18 years of his life to researching the spiritual roots of A.A. and has now published 33 titles on the subject with more to come. His special attention to the early Akron program which had a documented 75% success rate among seemingly hopeless, medically incurable real alcoholics who went to any lengths to establish their relationship and fellowship with the Creator has made this a landmark study resource of students of Old School A.A.--students who want to utilize the program and achieve the successes of the 1930's.

Introduction to the Sources and Founding of Alcoholics Anonymous

Introduction to the Sources and Founding of Alcoholics Anonymous

Author: Dick B.

Publisher: Good Book Publishing Company

ISBN: 1885803869

Category: Self-Help

Page: 92

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Intended for use by recovery newcomers, educational and religious alcoholism programs, recovery groups and treatment centers, and substance abuse agencies. Here, for the first time, is a simple, accurate, concise statement of the origins, trends, changes, and detours leading up to, involved in, and evolving from A.A.'s Big Book and Twelve Step spiritual program of recovery. A must for introducing the A.A./12 Step subject usefully

Pioneer Stories in Alcoholics Anonymous

Pioneer Stories in Alcoholics Anonymous

Author: Dick B.

Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.

ISBN: 9781622872428

Category: Religion

Page: 166

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Pioneer Stories in Alcoholics Anonymous: God's Role in Recovery Confirmed! by Dick B. and Ken B. presents many quotations from the 29 personal stories included in the first edition of Alcoholics Anonymous. Those stories by many of A.A.'s pioneers testify to roles played by God, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Bible in early A.A.'s astonishing successes with "medically-incurable" alcoholics.

Dr. Bob Of Alcoholics Anonymous

Dr. Bob Of Alcoholics Anonymous

Author: Dick B.

Publisher: Good Book Publishing Company

ISBN: 1885803850

Category: Religion

Page: 360

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A.A. Co-founder Dr. Bob stated he had had "excellent training" in the Bible as a youngster in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. This title is a guide to that training and to the multi-volume resource compendium that describes the major influences on his training. They include the Town of St. Johnsbury, the Congregational Churches, his own church--the North Congregational Church, Sunday School, Christian Endeavor Society, the enormous impact of the Fairbanks family on the community and church and educational system, Dr. Bob's own deep family involvement in the church and town activities, the St. Johnsbury Academy, the town library (Athenaeum) and Fairbanks Museum, the YMCA, and the Great Awakening of 1875 that brought revivals, Gospel meetings, conversions, prayer, and Bible study to the fore.

When Early Aas Were Cured And Why

When Early Aas Were Cured And Why

Author: Dick B.

Publisher: Good Book Publishing Company

ISBN: 188580394X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 200

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Dick B.'s latest exploration of, and report on the solid evidence that early AAs were cured of alcoholism and said so for the first decade after their founding. This title tells HOW. It explains the many reports of religious healings through the ages, the many in or observers of A.A. who proved that they were cured, the myths about God, alcoholism, and "no cure," and the key origins, roots, and elements of the early Akron Christian Fellowship where the cures occurred. A book for believers who know God's power and want to know how it was applied in the healing of alcoholism by A.A. pioneers

Good Morning!

Good Morning!

Author: Dick B.

Publisher: Good Book Publishing Company

ISBN: 1885803222

Category: Spiritual exercises

Page: 184

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Dick B. is a writer, historian, Bible student, retired attorney, and recovered AA who has devoted 18 years of his life to digging out and publicizing the real biblical roots of the early A.A. fellowship. In early AA, Quiet Time was a must. God's guidance was a must. And the A.A. pioneers followed the rules of the Bible in pursuing fellowship with their Creator. Dick has published 33 titles on the history subject.

Twelve Steps for You

Twelve Steps for You

Author: Dick B.

Publisher: Good Book Publishing Company

ISBN: 1885803982

Category: Alcoholics

Page: 104

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The much-awaited work of A.A. Historian Dick B. on the origins of each of the Twelve Steps. First and foremost a history of each step. How each of A.A.'s co-founders contributed to each of the Steps. It looks at the original Akron A.A. program which had no "Steps" and took its basic ideas from the Bible and its principles and practices primarily from the United Christian Endeavor Movement of Dr. Bob's youth. Then--source by source--it looks at each Step as it was impacted upon by a particular contributor. The Bible, Oxford Group, Rev. Sam Shoemaker, Dr. Bob's wife Anne Smith, the so-called "Six Steps, then the other sources. This book is an historical study of the roots of each Step; and it can be used for individual and group study of the Steps in a very meaningful way.It is also a guide. A guide to understanding, and a guide to taking each Step. It also shows you how to take the Steps exactly as directed in A.A.'s Big Book. It suggests how you might look at each Step in terms of the contributions to that Step's lanugage and meaning by each of its sources. Finally, it provides Christians and other students with a means of considering, learning, and "taking" each of the Steps in light of that Step's biblical and historical roots--with the Big Book, Bible, and history at hand.When you are through, you will have a perspective of the real spiritual utility of the Twelve Steps in a believer's world, despite the secularization and universalism that are diluting all Twelve Step programs and the language used in connection with the Steps. For example, "God as we understood Him" historically and biblically means Almighty God, the Creator, as He is understood by the newcomer at the time of taking Steps 3 and 11. So too "powerless" in Step 1 is presented in its historical context ("I was licked") rather than in some puzzling linquistic context, seldom understood or unraveled.You'll know and guide the taking of the Twelve Steps as they were intended to be understood and as you never did before.

Dr. Bob and His Library

Dr. Bob and His Library

Author: Dick B.

Publisher: Good Book Publishing Company

ISBN: 1885803257

Category: Religion

Page: 168

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One of the earliest and most valuable discoveries by author Dick B. in his search for the facts about the early A.A. program, which had such great successes, was the many, varied, and important Christian and other books read, studied, and circulated by A.A. Cofounder Dr. Bob among early AAs and their families. These are of great importance and utility today if you are to be healed of alcoholism. They cover the Bible, Jesus Christ, prayer, healing, alcoholism, daily devotions, Quiet Time, the Oxford Group, Rev. Samuel M. Shoemaker, conversion, and other relevant religious topics. Dick discovered the books in the homes of Dr. Bob's children, read and analyzed and categorized them, and placed them in this title. Other books were mentioned elsewhere as having been read and circulated by Dr. Bob, and are included.

A New Way In

A New Way In

Author: Dick B.

Publisher: Good Book Publishing Company

ISBN: 1885803885

Category: Religion

Page: 102

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The author Dick B. is an active, recovered A.A. member who has sponsored more than 100 men in their recovery. He is a writer, historian, Bible student, and Retired attorney. He has published 30 titles, 160 articles, and 60 audio talks on the subject of A.A. history and has traveled throughout the U.S. doing his research and gathering historical evidence. He is widely sought as a speaker at history conferences, recovery seminars, and Christian recovery group meetings.

The Good Book-big Book Guidebook

The Good Book-big Book Guidebook

Author: Dick B.

Publisher: Good Book Publishing Company

ISBN: 1885803915

Category: Alcoholics

Page: 204

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Dick B. is a writer, historian, Bible student, Retired attorney, and Recovered AA who is an active member of the A.A. fellowship. He has sponsored more than 100 men in their recovery. He has devoted 18 years to researching, assembling, analyzing, publicizing, and disseminating the long-ignored religious roots of early A.A. and the astonishing cures from alcoholism that the Akron A.A. Pioneers achieved in the 1930's. Dick's books cover every phase of A.A.'s religious roots: The Bible, Quiet Time, the contents of Anne Smith's Journal, the teachings of Rev. Sam Shoemaker, the life-changing program of the Oxford Group, the Christian literature early AAs read, the principles and practices of United Christian Endeavor Society of co-founder Dr. Bob's youth, together with the impact of Carl Jung, William James, William D. Silkworth, Richard Peabody, and New Thought writers such as Emmet Fox. He has published 33 titles, over 170 articles, and more than 60 audio talks on the A.A. history subject. He is a member of American Historical Assn, Alcohol and Drugs History Society, Christian Assn for Psychological Studies, Assn for Medical Educational Research in Substance Abuse, Coalition of Prison Evangelists, and Phi Beta Kappa. He holds A.B. and J.D. degrees from Stanford University.

Anne Smith's Journal, 1933-1939

Anne Smith's Journal, 1933-1939

Author: Dick B.

Publisher: Good Book Publishing Company

ISBN: 1885803249

Category: Religion

Page: 190

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Dick B.'s second great discovery concerned the contents of the spiritual journal that Anne Ripley Smith had kept, shared, and used to teach Bill W., other AAs, and their families the underlying principles of A.A. The notebook lay unnoticed by historians and AAs alike even though it held the key to what early A.A. was really like--as related by the lady who was there as teacher, founder, and recorder. Dick B. is a writer, historian, Bible student, retired attorney, and active recovered member of A.A. He regards the Anne Smith discovery as perhaps the greatest of his historical finds and subjects in helping AAs to recover today.