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As Bill Sees It: The A.A. Way of Life...Selected Writings of A.A.'s Co-Founder

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From Foreword:
This volume includes several hundred excerpts from our literature, touching nearly every aspect of A.A.'s way of life. It is felt that this material may become an aid to individual meditation and a stimulant to group discussion, and may well lead to a still wider reading of all our literature.
~ Bill W., April 1967
Hardcover, 332 pages
Published December 1st 1967 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services (first published June 1967)
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Jan 03, 2008 Jim rated it it was amazing
This is more of a daily reader for me. Bill, one of the founders of AA, was a very smart man & thought long & deeply about various aspects of the program & recovery. Each page deals with a separate subject; quickly & consisely, but with an in depth knowledge that makes me think long & hard about his points. If you're a member of AA, NA or most other 12 Step programs, it's worth reading, but I'd suggest as a page a day.
Jason Bickford
Nov 28, 2012 Jason Bickford rated it it was ok
Bill Wilson never got sober or even worked a program. He switched his drug of choice from booze to unfamiliar women in early recovery. He was a self centered 13th stepper. He also enjoyed a nice sobriety break while tripping on LSD so much his wife and Dr. Bob had to perform an intervention. That is why I take little stock in Bill's thoughts on the program he plagiarized outright from the Oxford Group. AA's grounding in Christianity and its dogmatic requirement to commune with a God also known i ...more
Chris Gager
Jul 09, 2012 Chris Gager rated it liked it
I just picked this one up at my AA meeting. I try to be open about Bill's writing knowing that there's a lot of good stuff in there(mixed in with the dubious and outright crap). I especially dislike his pushing of soft-core religion. It's unnecessary and disrespectful but I suppose it was not so easy to understand that back in the day. True believers tend to have bad boundaries. We'll see...
Marisa Bennett
Apr 13, 2012 Marisa Bennett rated it it was amazing
"As Bill Sees It" is a great book to put in another person's hand to keep by their reading table at all times!r If you are sponsoring, or encouraging another alcoholic/addict, there are small sections you can email, or even text, as a daily thought. I love this little book.
Mar 17, 2017 Karen rated it liked it
Very good if you're in aa.
J. Benjamin
Mar 11, 2016 J. Benjamin rated it really liked it
I'm not an alcoholic, (meaning, I never drink, not that I'm in denial about alcoholism) but I find great insights in this little book. I appreciate any writing that helps build up the spirit and destroy the ego.
Ted Guglielmo
Aug 05, 2012 Ted Guglielmo rated it it was amazing
Fantastic collection of short spiritual essays and thoughts that I read almost daily. keeps me right sized and grounded.
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As Bill Sees It: The A. A. Way of Life ...Selected Writings of the A. A.'s Co-Founder by Alcoholics Anonymous World Service (1967)
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We use this book at our meetings every week. Great little wisp-its of wisdom for daily living.
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A great book to pray for guidance and see where it opens. It's usually what I need to read or meditate on.
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