Alcoholics Anonymous-The Big Book-has served as a lifeline to millions worldwide. First published in 1939, Alcoholics Anonymous sets forth cornerstone concepts of recovery from alcoholism and tells the stories of men and women who have overcome the disease. With publication of the second edition in 1955, the third edition in 1976,...more
This is about the number one cause of heart disease ; which is the leading cause of death in the U.S.
The question is like wanting an answer to your car problem ; but dialed the wrong number. If one can't see clearly what the answer to the question is or can comprehend what the answer is; matters NOT to US . This is because OUR primary purpose is to , 1: stay sober; and 2: help others recover from alcoholism. If the question isn't about that; then it ain't about anything .( The first paragraph's words are cited from the Big Book, and printed on all books and literature from A.A. )(less)
For those unfamiliar with the Big Book, it's the instruction set for the AA program. The wording is a little dated, but it is the instruction set for the most widespread self-help program in the world. AA is the basis of all othe ...more
When I told my husband that I planned to review this book, he laughed.
"Isn't that like saying I'm going to review The Holy Bible?"
"Why, yes, yes it is."
In fact, this book is much like The Holy Bible.
Like my daughter's 6th grade math teacher has his students create A Math Bible with math notes in a composition book,
this is a Bible that was written by Alcoholics.
Funny, the alcoholics familiar with AA, affectionately call this book "The Blue Bible" o ...more
A good read for alcoholics or friends and family members of alcoholics.
Wonder if you have a drinking problem? This book will help you.
Know you have a drinking problem? Read this book.
As a Christian, I think that this is the first book that I've ever read that really takes sin seriously. It is the first book that really "gets" Romans 7:15 - "I do not understand wha ...more
What I found most interesting is the program's idea of a Higher Power. Even atheists and agnostics must give their lives over to a HP, or else the program, no matter its other merits, won't work. Or so The B ...more
Many of the stories in the back are hard to identify with at first read, tales of long term prison visit, unspeakable violence and neglec ...more
Many of my resentments towards this book were lifted on this reading. It's a great book with flaws. But I encourage anyone with a potential problem to read it but I would skip the chapter 'to wives', 'to the employer', and 'to friends and family'. I would encourage people to read the stories. ...more