The individual sections of this study guide material reflect ideas, emotions and attitudes you might hear from the. Specific, precise, clear cut directions a guide to the big book and recovery. Since the first edition appeared, in 1939, it has helped millions of men and women recover from alcoholism. Each group has but one primary purposeto carry the message to the addict who still suffers. This is the fourth edition of the big book, the basic text for alcoholics anonymous. Before that it is impossible to understand what aa is all about. Bill closes with a blessing sent to each one of us, who have read this book. A perspective on we agnostics chapter 4 of the big book. The big book loop is a study group which has as its mission to provide an additional area of recovery and support to coes who appreciate the aabb,lovingly known as the big book. Noon, men in recovery men, warehouse 839 church, 3691 main st, west. We also must give thanks to a great lady, londa, who took time from. The reference pages are taken from the 4th edition of the big book of alcoholics anonymous. Listen to alcoholics anonymous big book original edition audiobook by alcoholics anonymous. Online shopping from a great selection at books store.
Alcoholics anonymous was the first 12step program, and through it many with. Bozeman primary purposeonline onlyc, monday, online. The primary purpose of this site is to carry the message contained within the big book of alcoholics anonymous. Mar 30, 2020 the big book is one of the bestselling books of all time and has received numerous accolades, including being designated as one of the most influential books written in english by time magazine, and one of the books that shaped america by the library of congress. 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. Your job is simply to make it easy for everyone to participate in the book study. We will be using the big book study guide prepared by members of dallas primary purpose group of a. So, to all the present and past members of this group goes thanks for their interest and participation. Aa big book with questions for discussion emotional. That will make the group comfortable, enjoyable and helpful for everyoneincluding yourself. Primary purpose we are a group of alcoholics and drug addicts in memphis, tn that have taken the 12 steps of alcoholics anonymous. The primary purpose group is a fellowship of men and women who meet weekly to study our basic text, the big book of alcoholics anonymous.
A perspective on we agnostics chapter 4 of the big book how could there possibly be a god when there are so many starving people and wars where everybody says god is on their side. An na group ought never endorse, finance, or lend the na name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property, or prestige divert us from our primary purpose. Primary purpose big book study drug rehab services. 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. Big book fixer lets go where the directions and answers are the big book. About products brand new big books restored big books study guides contact primary purpose group study guide sku. Purpose as an aa group, our primary purpose is to carry the message of the big book to others, and to help other alcoholics achieve sobriety. Listen to the entire alcoholics anonymous big book as well as audiobooks.
Hey everyone before you buy this particular book you must know the page numbers are not the same as the og book i had to rebuy the big book with the appropriate page numbers to correctly follow along my sponsor made me, but saw her point. Book study groups are formed to open up opportunities for books to be read and discussed by teachers with writing project teacher consultants as leaders. Stream and download audiobooks to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. Copyright alcoholics anonymous world services, inc. Primary in big book alcoholics anonymous, 12 steps and 12. Other interpretations may have equal or better value and usefulness to individual readers. The sbbb study guide is for those in recovery from the disease of addiction who wish to work the 12 steps by the big book, alcoholics anonymous. The primary purpose group big book study a study of the basic text of alcoholics anonymous r.
This is the fourth edition of the book alcoholics anonymous. Steps by the big book free sbbb workbook for the 12. The first study found a roughly linear relationship between length of. This is the audio version of the fourth edition of the big book, the basic text for alcoholics anonymous. Joe and charlie the primary purpose group elmira, ny. And it seems that any honest appraisal of the varied and diverse mentions of prayer to god would indicate that god and whatever god were terms used to suit the whims of bill. Home read the big book and twelve steps and twelve traditions alcoholics anonymous alcoholics anonymous this is the fourth edition of the big book, the basic text for alcoholics anonymous. Steps by the big book free sbbb workbook for the 12 steps. Noon, marysville primary purpose big book study group, first united methodist. If you are interested in what you have to do in order to have those results produced by aa, be aware that is this is the purpose of the aa big book. The following is a copy of a report on the history of the big book that was prepared by the aaws staff, and circulated among the conference, area and district literature committee members, to give them some background as they approached their work in the then proposed 4th edition. It relieved me somewhat to learn that in alcoholics the will is. World directory of primary purpose groups big book study.
The big book of alcoholics anonymous the world famous eye. We have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body by taking the twelve steps as outlined in the book alcoholics anonymous. For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authoritya loving god as he may express himself in our gc. Most people find that the more they read the big book, the more they get out of it. Learn from experts hear from masters and professionals who work in the.
Download aa big book ultimate companion and enjoy it on your iphone, ipad, and. The primary purpose group big book study a study of the basic. Being a good facilitator book study guidelines 1 facilitate means to make easy. The big book study guide was developed by the primary purpose group of dallas the group that inspired oapp. Aa big book with questions for discussion hi everyone. The big book study our chief responsibility to the newcomer is an adequate presentation of the program home. Study the big book, where it is explained how the first hundred pioneers did. 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. They find things that they didnt see a year ago that are significant to them at this point in their recovery. If you have a drinking problem, we hope that you may pause in reading. The purpose is to bring people together to collaborate using the latest research as a springboard for teachers to benefit and improve the teaching of writing. For oa members who want to thoroughly explore the big book from beginning to end we would be happy to have you join us. If you are new and unfamiliar with the big book bb many of us change the words alcohol to food, alcoholic to compulsive overeater.
What the big book teaches us about fear workshop by helen v. Fort lauderdale primary purpose big book study group on. Purpose in big book alcoholics anonymous, 12 steps and 12. The purpose of this study guide is to enable the student to better understand the information the authors of the book, alcoholics anonymous, intended to impart to each of us based on their experience and knowledge of alcoholism and their program of recovery. We, of alcoholics anonymous, are more than one hundred men and women who have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body. The purpose of this study guide is to enable the student to better understand the information the authors of the book, alcoholics anonymous, intended to impart to each of us based on their experience and knowledge of alcoholism and. Listen to alcoholics anonymous big book original edition.
The primary purpose big book study group holds alcoholics anonymous meetings. To show other alcoholics precisely how we have recovered is the main purpose of this book. The big book study our chief responsibility to the. The primary purpose group big book study a study of the. What about those sanctimonious church goers who judge me for my sins and then commit their own. The primary purpose group big book study a study of the basic text of alcoholics anonymous. The joe and charlie and joe joe and charlie big book studies gave me and countless others something that i was unable to find in our local meetings.
This study format is currently being used worldwide, as the basic text for big book sponsorship. Roger and dennis read through the big book and share their experience in using it as the means by which they have recovered. The primary purpose group was founded on january 26, 1988 with one specific purpose in mind and that was to bring the focus of our meetings back to the program of alcoholics anonymous. Check your aa smartfuel account balance and transactions on the go. Narcotics anonymous na describes itself as a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and. The purpose of this study guide is to point out what the author has found in that basic text. When you hear joe hawk do one of he bb studies hit xa, do a search for joe h, and download joehsantamonica2004cd1 joehsantamonica2004cd7.
Do not contact us if you need information about meetings. Alcoholics anonymous big book original edition audible. The bb awakening guide i mentioned has you addsubtract stuff from the bb and you make your changes in your aa big book. The only requirements are to show up, to study the big book and to practice the steps. Noon, primary purpose group, first congregational united church of christ, 309 n. Big book awakening bb study guide i just got it a couple weeks ago and have started modifying my new bb i bought the study version of the bb its the first 164 on the left page with lines on the right for notes. Get clean we understand that the goal is living sober. The 164 and more book, ebook, and web site are all concordances which display passages from the big book alcoholics anonymous, the twelve steps and twelve traditions, and the a. Our hope is that all those who have as yet found no answer may begin to find one in the pages of our book and will presently join us on the high road to a new freedom. Na states in the fifth tradition that each group has but one primary purpose to.
Sorting and rendering passages in the proprietary format of the 164 and more concordance does not in any way imply affiliation with or endorsement by either alcoholics. Fort lauderdale primary purpose big book study group. For them, we hope these pages will prove so convincing that no further authentication will be necessary. Apr 02, 2009 listen to alcoholics anonymous big book original edition audiobook by alcoholics anonymous. Schreck advises that readers study the big book rather than read it casually. The purpose of the study guide is to enable the student to better understand the information the authors of the book, alcoholics anonymous, intended to impart to each of us based on their experience and knowledge of alcoholism and their program of recovery. This desire gave birth to the primary purpose group of alcoholics anonymous of dallas, texas, in january, 1988.1209 543 1278 595 748 952 475 1040 877 272 500 1171 1591 112 156 127 339 394 1574 312 18 1276 1326 811 21 387 518 384 1105 527 510 830 1229 445 693