Silkworth the great physician aa anonymity statement anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions. This is the audio version of twelve steps and twelve traditions of alcoholics anonymous. Officially begun on december 12th, 2000, silkworth. The big book of alcoholics anonymous kindle edition by. Joe and charlie tapes download mp3 format toledo aa. This was a great way for me to follow through with my program and get what i needed out of the big book of aa. About aa big book tapes the big book is a 1939 basic text, describing how to recover from alcoholism, primarily written by one of the founders of alcoholics anonymous aa, bill w. The recovery zone is proud to present this free of charge to our visitors.
Alcoholics anonymousthe big book has served as a lifeline to millions worldwide. Big book from the members of the aa history lovers edited by glenn chesnut preface 4th edit. Alcoholics anonymous big book by william silkworth. Alcoholics anonymous big book kindle edition by wilson.
Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading alcoholics anonymous big book. These recordings were made at the west broward club in davie, fl during late 20012002. What would have made alcoholics anonymous big book original edition better. The big book of alcoholics anonymous kindle edition by silkworth m. Oct 31, 2002 buy alcoholics anonymous big book 4rev ed by alcoholics anonymous world services, inc. Amongst the most helpful tape series for newcomers, they explore essential concepts of steps 14 with solid book based explanations. Watch asl dvd version includes subtitles and audio in english. Paused youre listening to a sample of the audible audio edition.
This audio version has afforded me the opportunity to listen whilst at work, i will read the hard copy. Chapter 9 the family afterwards alcoholics anonymous is a program of change and it changes both the alcoholic and his family. Videos or graphic images may not be downloaded, copied or duplicated without the express written permission of alcoholics anonymous world services, inc. It was written at a time when aa was just beginning to establish itself as a new outlet of recovery for people afflicted with what was rapidly becoming viewed as a disease. Wilson, one of the founders of alcoholics anonymous aa. If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are half way through. Aa big book download mp3 all tracks as a zip file 158 mb.
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Were sorry, the kindle edition of this title is not currently available for purchase. What other book might you compare the big book and a study guide of the 12 steps of aa to and why. The big book and a study guide of the 12 steps of aa audible. Their secretary ruth hock, later famously reported that aas big book wouldnt have been written without bill, and it wouldnt have been published without hank. The big book of alcoholics anonymous, also referred to as alcoholics anonymous. Great to be able to listen to the big book on audio as a recovering addict and a dyslexic i found it difficult to get into the big book in its written format. Silkworth s opinion relates to the modern neurobiology of addictive illness, identification of therapy for alcoholism as promoted by alcoholics anonymous, and the relationship of this therapy to dr. Alcoholics anonymous big book kindle edition by wilson, bill, smith, dr. We demand that the chapter the doctors opinion of the big.
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The big book and a study guide of the 12 steps of aa audible audio edition. The introduction delves into how it works, to maintain healthy sobriety. Home read the big book and twelve steps and twelve traditions twelve steps and twelve traditions audio version. What were talking about here is not whether the newcomer should broach certain subjects, but under which section such topics should appear on the board, with the emphasis being on ensuring that the simple 12 step programme of a.
The book presents the 12 step program of recovery in a way that reflects and respects the diversity of culture, gender, religion and lack of religion. The wouldbe publishing magnates were william griffith wilson and henry giffen parkhurst. The short form of the 12 traditions are what is most often read at the beginning of a. The story of how many thousands of men and women have recovered from alcoholism generally known as the big book because of the thickness of the paper used in the first edition is a 1939 basic text, describing how to recover from alcoholism, primarily written by william g. Please respect this and treat in confidence who you see and what you hear. In the introduction to the big book, william duncan silkworth, m. Sep 14, 2014 how the big book came about for the purpose of clarity, this image is generic, not taken when this speech was given.
This is the audio version of the fourth edition of the big book, the basic text for alcoholics anonymous. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the big book of alcoholics anonymous. The unstated goal of the little book is to widen the gateway of aa so that all who suffer might pass through, regardless of belief or lack of belief. I called the local number for aa after people encouraged me to check it out. Joe and charlie aa big book study series recovery audio. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the big book and a study guide of the 12 steps of aa. Silkworth to expand on it in the doctors opinion for the book alcoholics anonymous, dr. We the people demand one of the three following things of alcoholics anonymous world services, inc 1. This book offers a way forward for the fellowship of alcoholics anonymous. Hank parkhurst was a business dynamo who was the first alcoholic to recover in new york, following bill wilson. Convincing testimony must surely come from medical men who have had experience with the sufferings of our members and have witnessed our return to health. Copyright alcoholics anonymous world services, inc.
His is the fourth edition of the book alcoholics anonymous. South floridas own big book george takes you through the 12 steps of alcohoics anonymous. We read small sections of the book alcoholics anonymous big book and have a lead share on the reading. See all formats and editions hide other formats and. Chapter two is how it works, from the big book of alcoholics anonymous. Joe and charlie aa speakers there is a solution from the joe and charlie big book study.
Home read the big book and twelve steps and twelve traditions alcoholics anonymous audio version. This is the original study guide to the big book, alcoholics anonymous. The first edition appeared in april 1939, and in the following sixteen years, more than 300,000 copies went into circulation. I searched on 12 steps and 12 traditions and i was perhaps a little too hasty in selecting it. The margins are so small that you could prolly trim off an inch on each side and carry it around in a doll. Hank parkhurst was a salesman, an agnostic, a former standard oil of new jersey executive, who had lost his job because of drinking and wound up at towns hospital, where bill found him in the fall of 1935. The second edition, published in 1955, reached a total of more than 1,150,500 copies.
The big book of alcoholics anonymous the world famous eye. As a result of the application of the twelve steps as contained precisely in the big book of alcoholics anonymous, he experienced a profound spiritual awakening in 1988. Silkworth s explanation of alcoholism as a twofold disease affecting mind and body, how dr. This is the book that has helped thousands of alcoholics get into longterm recovery, by explaining how the disease works, showing them they are not alone, and describing how others have achieved and maintained sobriety using the 12 steps. The big book and a study guide of the 12 steps of aa audio. We then open the meeting to group discussion on the weekly topic. It seems to me a matter of interpretation and when considering the current definitions of the term disease, my view is that addiction, in its severe form, can legitimately be classed as such. More than 300,000 copies of the first edition are now in circulation. The big book of alcoholics anonymous and 12step programs across the world have helped millions of people recover from addictions, in large part because of doctor silkworth. Chapter three breaks down how it works in a practical way. What the big book teaches us about fear workshop by. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. The following is the complete audio and text of the original book alcoholics anonymous written in 1939.
To read a pdf version of the fourth edition of alcoholics anonymous click here. However, in the earlier stages, alcohol or other drug problems are probably better described as a behavioural problem or disorder. There is no fourth edition of the big book on audio yet so you will not be able to follow along in later chapters because the stories are different. Joe and charlie tapes big book study mp3 joe and charlie a brief history. William d download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. This was the version of the big book distributed to friends and colleagues of aa s founders before the first edition was printed. I think im on the bill for tonights show with a talk on the 12 traditions of a.
Alcoholics anonymous, the doctors opinion the first and second edition book alcoholics anonymous is in public domain in the united states. This is the second edition of the book alcoholics anonymous, which made its first appearance in april 1939. The big book and a study guide of the 12 steps of aa audible audiobook unabridged bill wilson author, william silkworth author, dr. What would have made the big book and a study guide of the 12 steps of aa better. Alcoholics anonymous is a fellowship of men and wome. William duncan silkworth henceforth be removed from all printings of the big book. The story of how many thousands of men and women have. Jun 01, 2018 the unity of alcoholics anonymous is the most cherished quality our society has.768 336 1285 782 503 1130 824 237 92 534 555 1219 113 52 1345 776 181 1013 222 206 800 1050 506 1021 513 1014 461 1194 715 1287 1126 273 1510 884 374 855 714 997 1393 832 1422 521 450 419 1045