More meetings in the meeting list have hyperlinks now. Through our own experience of working with others, many hopeless, suffering addicts lack the necessary power and time to keep coming back to meetings and somehow get sober or. This does not imply either approval of or endorsement by this organization which, i understand, feels alcoholics. Our notes, commentary, and genderinclusive changes are formatted in italics. The fourth step inventory was modified and became a much more laborious and detailed procedure. The newer versions differ mostly in the stories that are collected at the end of the book about people who have recovered using the 12 step approach. Steps by the big book free sbbb workbook for the 12 steps. Known as the big book, it is in its fourth edition and is widely circulated through out the world. To show other alcoholics addicts precisely how we have recovered is the main purpose of this book.
Why would bill capitalize the word fellowship here and not anywhere else in the big book. It has the most up to date meetings and announcements. If so, please join us as we read and discuss the aa big book chapters 8 11. Massachusetts aa big book step study meetings concord nhbbss. For further study, it is suggested that you get a copy of the big book of alcoholics anonymous. Thus blinded by prideful selfconfi dence, we were apt to play the big shot. The big book step study bbss format, based upon an aa meeting format originated in hyannis, mass. Step study guide non aa or na just for today meditations.
The big book and a study guide of the 12 steps of aa wilson, bill, silkworth, william, bob, dr. This is a list of questions for working the 12 step program for recovery from addictive behavior. I will say this, if i had to choose between a big book study and a step study i would opt for the big book study first, and add a step study on a separate day when participation attendance would support it. Page 17, paragraph 1 page 17, paragraph 2 the fellowship of alcoholics anonymous is a great thing.
Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics. These are the original and official 4th step guides and work sheetsused in the dallas b. There is power in people who are supporting each other and the aa fellowship is a very strong support group. We also must give thanks to a great lady, londa, who took time from. Step 12 principles and promises of the aa big book study. Steps by the big book free sbbb workbook for the 12. Are you saying that the only meeting your group offers is a 12x12 meeting. There are many page references to help each person working the steps to easily refer back to aas major text. The big book study our chief responsibility to the. The only requirements are to show up, to study the big book and to practice the steps. Eventually the group chose to keep the question and answer book study format, but to use a modern hybrid 12step book instead of the big book. A simple guide that works with the big book to make step work fast, concise and powerful.
This site has been built and maintained to support anyone in recovery. In many bbss meetings, only members who have worked the 12 steps according to this structure are permitted to share. This site is optimized for mobile devices as well as desktoplaptop computers. The 12steps and 12 traditions1 the world famous eye opener.
The steps helped each of the cofounders of aa in their own recovery from alcoholism and have continued to help countless. The big book and a study guide of the 12 steps of aa. Read the big book and twelve steps and twelve traditions. The aa program, set forth in the twelve steps, offers the alcoholic a. What other book might you compare the big book an d a s tudy guide of the 12 steps. I have truly enjoyed the learning experience i am getting as i find and post these things. Just ignore the references for use in larger groups of 812 people. A more recent version of the big book can also be found online at the a.
We hope this manual is useful throughout recovery, whether one is working the steps for. The study hopes to fill a visible gap persisting in the aa research, which has. Alcoholics anonymous aa was founded in 1935 by bill wilson known as bill w. An unofficial guide to the twelve steps, edited by dr. We strive to provide information, tools and resources for working a 12 step program or any program using 12 step principles for recovery in as simple and effective way as possible. Take all 12 steps in just 4 hours big book sponsorship. The official a plan of recovery is not the meetings. There is no one set way that the founders and pioneers worked the steps.
Great book bad reader what could have made this a 4 or 5star listening experience for you. The big book study our chief responsibility to the newcomer is an adequate presentation of the program. Quotations from alcoholics anonymous and the twelve steps and twelve traditions are with permission of a. The rich history of the early days of the formation of the alcoholics. First published in 1999 by aa big book study group. He wrote the twelve steps one night while lying in bed, which he felt was the best place to think. The big book and a study guide of the 12 steps of aa kindle edition by wilson, bill, silkworth, william. Both of you have been a part of challenging me to learn more about the big book, the steps, the principles, and how it all relates to recovery. Downloadable group workbook companion to the 12 steps of alcoholics anonymous aa, for adults who desire information on alcoholism and. Narcotics anonymous na describes itself as a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. This is a study guide to the book alcoholics anonymous. In the process, the period for taking the steps was expanded and modified from 4 weeks to somewhere in between 12 and 16 weeks. Why dont you go home and get the big book and open it at page.
We wish to make the 12 steps of alcoholics anonymous part of our lives by collaborating with a power greater than ourselves an inner knowing, our own best and highest nature. Jun 07, 2015 emotional sobriety and food step 12 principles and promises of the aa big book study. These 12 steps are outlined in chapter 5, how it works, of the big book. Book one discusses the basics of the na program and the twelve steps and traditions. A study guide for the 12 steps of alcoholics anonymous ebook. This desire gave birth to the primary purpose group of alcoholics anonymous of dallas, texas, in january, 1988.
We would love to see a study of why so many people dropped out of aa. Discussion on the book would often be prefaced by well, im not sure if this part of the book applies to sex addiction so instead we use some hybrid recovery tool. The big book bunch 12 step workbook we are the big book bunch group of alcoholics anonymous. Our origins are the students of the big book group, which has met in woodland hills, california since december of 1985. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the big book and a study guide of the 12 steps of aa. Aa the original way 12 step guide aa the original way group. It relieved me somewhat to learn that in alcoholics the will is.
When temporary good fortune came our way, we indulged ourselves in fantasies of still greater victories over people and circumstances. This is a 15week rotation of the readings that most big big step study groups use. So, to all the present and past members of this group goes thanks for their interest and participation. Its therapeutic to be among others who have recovered from the same problem.
The book they wrote, alcoholics anonymous the big book, is the basic text for aa on how to stay sober, and it is from the title of this. This site is not endorsed by or affiliated with any 12 step program. I dont care if you attend a gazillion meetings there is no recovery going to get to you as a result of sitting in a chair in a million a meetings. Reading list associated with aa pax christi catholic community.
This, the newcomer thinks, is just about the last straw. Step meeting an experienced aamember goes through all the twelve steps, along the big book, in 4 meetings the whole meeting in as many weeks. The big book and a study guide of the 12 steps of aa bill wilson, william silkworth, dr. Narcotics anonymous uses a traditional 12step model that has been. The big book of alcoholics anonymous the world famous eye. The reason is simple, i do my work out of the big book. Click the link above to download the printable 12 step guide. In many bbss meetings, only members who have worked the 12 steps. The sunday evening macon ga meeting is an online meeting. The steps are suggested and experienced sponsors are wise enough not to give. The big book step study bbss format, based upon an aa meeting format. The big book study guide helps us to examine the contents of virtually every sentence in the original text of the big book.
If you find any inconsistencies or you know of a meeting change, you can email us here. Aas name derived from its first book, informally called the big book, originally titled. Are you interested in participating in an indepth study of the principles and promises of step 12. Oxford group principles and practices some twentyeight ideas that impacted on the a. 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. They indicate the social and cultural aspects of the spread of the 12steps movements. Helping others newcomers is the foundation stone of your recovery. During any such meeting to study the aa big book, you would expect to encounter a wide variety of viewpoints on the portions under consideration. The individual sections of this study guide material reflect ideas, emotions and attitudes you might hear from the mouth of that old timer over in the corner. In a friendly, focused group of sponsors, sponsees, and others in recovery, we study and practice the 12 steps as they were originally described in the text, alcoholics anonymous.
Big book step study hyannis format the primary purpose group. For a printable, clickable pdf meeting list, organized by daystate, click the big blue button on the meetings page. Please let us know if you have any suggestions for improvement or comments about this site. Take all 12 steps in just 4 hours download this aa big book step guide and work book it takes only 4 hours to learn the 12 steps and a lifetime to practice them. Some aa meetings are designated for a specific purpose, such as 12step study groups or beginners meetings designed to. This is only an introduction to the spiritual riches of the big book s directions to the 12 steps. The big book holds within it the central thesis and ideas of alcohol anonymous and the 12 step approach. The following is a suggested format for a big book step study meeting with emphasis on the fourth step. To read a pdf version of the fourth edition of alcoholics anonymous. Aa big book with questions for discussion emotional. Study what do the big book authors say about the steps.
It is meant to provide all the resources one needs to study the 12 steps as outlined in the 4th edition of alcoholics anonymous. We are looking at adopting a new format for some of our meetings, it is called the hyannis format and is based on a format developed in hyannis, massachusetts by some recovered alcoholics. The book is ideal for sessions with your sponsor or sponsees. List of big book step study bbss groups in the united states. To this end we ask ourselves two primary questions. Especially, as that word gets used by individuals who embrace traditional religious concepts of what it means to them. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. The big book and a study guide of the 12 steps of aa kindle. The committee was surprised at the proliferation of the big book study movement groups. Home read the big book and twelve steps and twelve traditions. This study material sticks closely to aas big book, alcoholics anonymous.108 1266 278 727 159 838 783 803 255 159 1118 174 1436 1084 862 673 786 1057 409 441 891 565 385 1050 616 419 391 613 846 1404 1399 121 676 701 87 87