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Dr. Bob of Alcoholics Anonymous By Dick B.
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This title tells you about A.A. cofounder Dr. Bob’s “excellent training” in the “Good Book” as “a youngster.” It presents an in-depth exploration of the... More > training Dr. Bob received during his boyhood years in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. You will see, from its documented details, that young Bob’s major Christian training—the training translated into the early A.A. spiritual recovery program in Akron—came from his parents, Walter P. and Susan H. Smith; North Congregational Church, St. Johnsbury; the Christian Endeavor Society of that church; and the rigorous requirements and studies at the famous St. Johnsbury Academy. The authors traveled to St. Johnsbury; visited principal buildings existing during Bob’s youth; interviewed the North Church pastor, the St. Johnsbury Academy archivist and the librarian, people at his boyhood home, and others.< Less
Making Known the Biblical History and Roots of Alcoholics Anonymous By Dick B
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For eleven years, author Dick. B. has been receiving, analyzing, utilizing, and writing about the real evidence that documents the biblical history and roots of Alcoholics Anonymous. His research... More > materials have come from a wide variety of sources including the following: (1) Books, correspondence, and papers supplied to him by actual participants in early A.A., such as Dr. Bob’s children, the children of Henrietta Seiberling, the daughter of T. Henry Williams, the children and wife of Rev. Sam Shoemaker, and many of the Oxford Group team that assisted Dr. Frank Buchman. (2) A.A. authors, historians, and archivists, as well as others who have written about A.A. and its roots.< Less
The First Nationwide Alcoholics Anonymous History Conference By Dick B
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For the first time in decades, a leading scholar on early A.A. history addressed a nationwide A.A. And Writer, Bible student, Retired attorney, and Historian Dick B. told it like it was. His seven... More > lectures covered the theme and purpose of the conference; A.A., its founders, and belief in Almighty God; the spiritual beginnings of A.A.; the real program of early A.A.; the Bible roots of A.A. - particularly the sermon on the mount, Book of James, and 1 Corinthians 13; the special spiritual contributions of Rev. Sam Shoemaker - whom Bill W. called an A.A. "co-founder;" and remarks as to what the Creator did and can do for the A.A. fellowship today. An extensive, relevant, bibliography is included in the printed comments in this book.< Less
Introduction to the Sources and Founding of Alcoholics Anonymous By Dick B
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Dick B. has long awaited the opportunity to provide a written introduction to the history of Alcoholics Anonymous that could be used by individual Twelve Step people, sponsors, facilitators,... More > therapists, writers, historians, treatment centers, and interested agencies to include a correct 12 Step history in their own programs. And this is the title for just that!< Less
Alcoholics Anonymous and the Rockefeller Connection: How John D. Rockefeller Jr. and His Associates Saved AA By Jay D. Moore
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This book straddles the divide between personal story and period history. In his finely researched account, Jay D. Moore follows the life of a driven, genius stock analyst brought to the brink of... More > insanity by alcohol. A second thread traces the story of a physician humbled and bewildered by the same struggle. Finally, the story traverses the path through life of an unimaginably wealthy man, telling how he decides to use his treasure to benefit others. It has been said that there are no new ideas, only history we have not yet learned. No new ideas were brought to the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous, for everything the co-founders and early members did had been done before. What they managed to change, however, was to stick to their knitting. The facts presented here help separate the truth from legend, as the story of Alcoholics Anonymous and the Rockefeller connection is presented with more depth and analysis than has been brought to the subject before.< Less
Alcoholics Anonymous and the Rockefeller Connection: How John D. Rockefeller Jr. and his Associates Saved AA By Jay D. Moore
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This book straddles the divide between personal story and period history. In his finely researched account, Jay D. Moore follows the life of a driven, genius stock analyst brought to the brink of... More > insanity by alcohol. A second thread traces the story of a physician humbled and bewildered by the same struggle. Finally, the story traverses the path through life of an unimaginably wealthy man, telling how he decides to use his treasure to benefit others. It has been said that there are no new ideas, only history we have not yet learned. No new ideas were brought to the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous, for everything the co-founders and early members did had been done before. What they managed to change, however, was to stick to their knitting. The facts presented here help separate the truth from legend, as the story of Alcoholics Anonymous and the Rockefeller connection is presented with more depth and analysis than has been brought to the subject before.< Less
Real Twelve Step Fellowship History By Dick B
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The first detailed guide to “train the trainers” in the full and concise presentation of an early A.A. history segment as a part of any recovery program. Details all aspects of the... More > original Akron Christian Fellowship Program as reported by Frank Amos to AAs and to Rockefeller. Illustrates the distinct difference between that original program and the later program fashioned by Bill Wilson from the teachings of Rev. Sam Shoemaker and for A.A.’s basic text (the Big Book). Shows how much the program changed during the 1940’s in the period of Bill ’s deep depression when others stepped up to the plate with their own versions of how to “work” the program.< Less
Good Morning! By Dick B
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Where did Quiet Time come from? Where did the Morning Watch fit into the picture? What did meditation in God's Word and communion with Him involve? How does this differ from today's one-page... More > "meditations" and "reflections?" What can knowledge of this early history do for alcoholics and other addicts, treatment and recovery programs, clergy and churches? Dick B. has spent eight years digging out the facts and presents them here so others may benefit.< Less
The Good Book and the Big Book By Dick B
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An astounding seventy-five to ninety-three percent of the early members of Alcoholics Anonymous recovered from their seemingly hopeless diseases of alcoholism. They did it by relying on God and by... More > basing their relationship with Him on the principles of the Bible. This comprehensive history discusses the biblical sources from which A.A.'s founders said they obtained their recovery ideas—focusing particularly on the Sermon on the Mount, 1 Corinthians 13, and the Book of James. For many A.A.s, the Bible was a standard of truth upon which they could depend for the power and guidance that they needed in their lives. Author Dick B.—an active, recovered member of A.A., a bible student, and a sponsor of over seventy men in their recovery—here shows how a knowledge of A.A.'s Good Book roots can be used effectively to produce a high recovery rate in today's Twelve Step programs.< Less
Twelve Steps for You By Dick B
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The Twelve Step tools most requested by clergy, sponsors, counselors, therapists, facilitators, and those wanting accurate, helpful guidance from the Bible, A.A.'s founders, and the Big Book. If you... More > want to know exactly how to "take" and "practice" the Steps with the historical sources, the basic Bible ideas, the founders' remarks, and the Big Book instructions at your side, this concise, specific guide is one you need to own.< Less