When downloading a new eBook, you will exit the medical-site.info Website and be Fourth edition () of the Big Book, basic text of A.A. Since the first edition. To read a PDF version of the Fourth Edition of Alcoholics Anonymous click here. To listen to the Online Store. eBook from site, Barnes & Noble and Apple. THIS IS the fourth edition of the book “Alcoholics Anonymous.” The first edition appeared in April , and in the following sixteen years, more than ,
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Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition - Kindle edition by A.A. World Services Inc, A.A. This edition doesn't do this, so I don't like to use the ebook at meetings. Alcoholics Anonymous - Big Book: Big Book - Kindle edition by Alcoholics Anonymous World Kindle Store; ›; Kindle eBooks; ›; Health, Fitness & Dieting. Read "Alcoholics Anonymous" by Bill Wilson available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first download. Alcoholics Anonymous is a.
Paperback Verified download. Thank god for AA and other such programs.
About this book- it explains everything. First half talks about how AA came to be and last half shares inspirational stories of other addicts and alcoholics who have worked the program and now lead sober lifestyles. Very helpful and motivating. I'm so grateful for this book. My sweet daddy suffered from alcoholism and died unrecovered. Growing up in that, I had a lot of resentment and unresolved pain. This book showed me that my Dad was sick, and it helped me see that even though I do not drink- I was effected by alcoholism.
It makes more sense to me now, and it has helped me on my healing journey. I cannot recommend this enough! I know you get audio chapters on site I believe it is the 1st Edition. I love the 4th edition. I believe it is worth downloading even if you can hear it for free. Don't get the Kindle version if you need to refer to page numbers. Cryptic "locations" see pic will not help if you want to use the "Big Book" for any serious work or study.
There are plenty of free or online versions available that are paginated. As far as the actual content goes, who am I to argue with the cornerstone manuscript for a fellowship that has proven to help millions worldwide. IMHO modern medicine will never be able to come close to this free and ubiquitous prescription for dealing with ALL addictions in MY lifetime at least.
I use my phone, tablets, Mac and Kindle regularly, so this works well for me. The one thing that I would like to see different about this Kindle edition is to have the pages numbered just as they are for the paper book. The table of contents can help to locate specific information, but generally, I feel that this ebook still falls short.
It would be far easier to follow along with other readers and references made about specific passages during meetings and when working with others. I would love to be able to go to a specific page and have the book handy wherever I go.
Other than that, this ebook is still nice to have whenever I want to read it.
Written many years ago and still relevant for todays alcoholic. I felt the book was telling my story and many times I was struck by the economy and perfection of the prose. Indispensable information for the suffering alcoholics looking for recovery. See all 2, reviews.
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The variety of beliefs within AA necessitates the importance in the fellowship placed upon the Liberal values of tolerance and acceptance of difference.
The primary common purpose of helping each other to recover from addiction being the focus of the AA group which binds those differences together. Research has not been fully conclusive in regard to the relationship of spiritual beliefs in AA and outcomes and more research is necessary. These guiding principles, if practiced over time, have been found by AA members to facilitate deep inner changes and awareness sufficient to recover from alcohol addiction and live a more satisfying life.
Step One. Knowing and accepting the problem and being willing to receive help and support for it are fundamental to the rest of the program of recovery. AA understands Alcoholism as an illness of the mind, body and spirit.
It is not a scientific explanation but a perspective based upon experience and has proved to be useful. This disorder causes problems for the alcoholic mentally, emotionally, physically, socially, financially and spiritually. The pain of these consequences is what brings the addict to a point of surrender and willingness to change.
The problem of a lack of power and control in relation to drinking suggested in Step One leads to an unmanageable life. This is manifested in various unintended consequences such as health problems, accidents, ruined relationships, criminal convictions, financial difficulties, employment problems, psychological, emotional and physical harm to self and others.
In addition to the above type of unmanageability, when understood in the context of the remaining Steps the second part of Step One can be interpreted as indicating an unmanageable life due to self-will or self- centredness. The principles and actions contained within the 12 Steps are intended to diminish the ego and provide the power, guidance and awareness necessary to free the addict from their active addiction and enable a manageable life.
My experience of the AA program of recovery is that I am responsible for practicing the principles and actions contained in the Steps and engaging with AA and recovery practices in general. Recovery activity enables the alcoholic not to take the first drink.
Step One is fully and wholeheartedly admitting this lack of control and need for help. Step One outlines the problem of addiction, lack of control or power and Step Two suggests the solution, a power greater than oneself. Step Two. In other words the lack of whole thinking or truth that precedes taking the first drink or drug, regardless of past experiences that would prevent a sane person from doing so.
On a deeper level AA understands addiction to be a spiritual illness with self-centredness at its core. This self-centredness expresses itself in various forms of character defects, which manifest in insane thinking or in other words a lack of whole thinking. The result being harmful consequences to oneself and others. In AA it is suggested in relation to Step Two, that members only need willingness and an open minded attitude.
A closed minded, literal attitude can often be a barrier in relation to this Step and I have found that a little imagination really helps. A great quote from the Big Book p.
The alcoholic at certain times seems to lack the will power, as the will is addicted, not to drink and therefore needs help or power beyond themselves.