Alcoholics Anonymous

✏Book Title : Storytelling in Alcoholics Anonymous
✏Author : George H. Jensen
✏Publisher : SIU Press
✏Release Date : 2000
✏Pages : 163
✏ISBN : 0809323303
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Storytelling in Alcoholics Anonymous Book Summary : "Jensen covers Bakhtin's theory of the relationship between the author and the hero of a text, using Lillian Roth's autobiographies as counterexamples of AA talks. He discusses "rigorous honesty" within AA programs and provides a detailed analysis of the rhetorical act of stating "I am an alcoholic" in the context of an AA meeting. He devotes an entire chapter to explaining how AA meetings provide an example of what Bakhtin meant by carnival, a process through which humor, irony, and parody supply a mechanism for questioning commonly held beliefs. He shows how newcomers to AA move away from their egocentric personae as practicing alcoholics to adopt a new identity within AA. Turning back to Bakhtin, he describes the moments of discourse during which individuals confess past wrongs to God and to another person. Drawing further on Bakhtin, he examines the autobiographical moments of AA talks, stressing that these moments never become fully autobiographical.

✏Book Title : Alcoholics Anonymous as a Mutual help Movement
✏Author : Klaus Mäkelä
✏Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
✏Release Date : 1996
✏Pages : 310
✏ISBN : 0299150046
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Alcoholics Anonymous as a Mutual help Movement Book Summary : Part of an international study of Alcoholics Anonymous, carried out in collaboration with the World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe

✏Book Title : The Akron Genesis of Alcoholics Anonymous
✏Author : Dick B
✏Publisher : First Edition Design Pub.
✏Release Date : 2011-12-01
✏Pages : 193
✏ISBN : 9781937520397
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Akron Genesis of Alcoholics Anonymous Book Summary : The story of A.A.'s birth at Dr. Bob's Home in Akron on June 10, 1935. It tells what early AAs did in their meetings, homes, and hospital visits; what they read; and how their ideas developed from the Bible, the Oxford Group, and Christian literature. It depicts the roles of A.A. founders and their wives, and of Henrietta Seiberling, and T. Henry & Clarace Williams. Foreword by John F. Seiberling Finally--a history that ties together the events in New York and Akron during A.A.'s formative years from 1931-1939. It tells of the Bud Firestone Miracle and the 1933 Oxford Group events in Akron. Then of the early meetings in New York and Akron. It details the specific contributions to A.A. that T. Henry and Clarace Williams, Henrietta Seiberling, Bill Wilson, and Dr. Bob and Anne Smith made at A.A.'s Akron birthplace. It covers the when, where and how of A.A.'s birth. There are details as to surrenders, hospitalization, meetings, literature, Bible study and prayer and meditation, and what the Akron people did in their homes. And there are precise traces from the Bible, the Four Absolutes, Christian writers, and the Oxford Group into the Twelve Steps and the Big Book. This book is about what Akron gave to A.A. and what A.A. can attribute to its Akron birthplace.

✏Book Title : Research on Alcoholics Anonymous and Spirituality in Addiction Recovery
✏Author : Marc Galanter
✏Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
✏Release Date : 2008-12-05
✏Pages : 449
✏ISBN : 0387777253
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Research on Alcoholics Anonymous and Spirituality in Addiction Recovery Book Summary : It was once taken for granted that peer-assisted groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous had no “real” value in recovery from addiction. More recently, evidence-based medicine is recognizing a spiritual component in healing—especially when it comes to addiction. The newest edition of Recent Developments in Alcoholism reflects this change by focusing on the 12-step model of recovery as well as mindfulness meditation and other spiritually oriented activity. More than thirty contributors bring together historical background, research findings, and clinical wisdom to analyze the compatibility of professional treatment and nonprofessional support, day-to-day concepts of relapse prevention, the value of community building in recovery, and much more. Among the topics covered: (1) How and why 12-step groups work. (2) The impact of the spiritual on mainstream treatment. (3) The impact of AA on other nonprofessional recovery programs. (4) AA outcomes for special populations. (5) Facilitating involvement in 12-step programs. (6) Methods for measuring religiousness and spirituality in alcohol research. Whether one is referring clients to 12-step programs or seeking to better understand the process, this is a unique resource for clinicians and social workers. Developmental psychologists, too, will find Volume 18—Research on Alcoholics Anonymous and Spirituality in Addiction Recovery a worthy successor to the series.

✏Book Title : The Oxford Group Alcoholics Anonymous
✏Author : Dick B.
✏Publisher : Good Book Publishing Company
✏Release Date : 1998-01-01
✏Pages : 411
✏ISBN : 1885803192
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Oxford Group Alcoholics Anonymous Book Summary : A.A.'s life-changing program derived almost exclusively from the precepts of A First Century Christian Fellowship (also known as the Oxford Group) of which A.A. was an integral part in its early years. This book is the only study devoted exclusively & specifically to the Oxford Group origins, ideas, principles, practices, & specific impact on A.A., its Big Book, & its Twelve Steps.

📒Alcoholics Anonymous ✍ Alcoholics Anonymous

✏Book Title : Alcoholics Anonymous
✏Author : Alcoholics Anonymous
✏Publisher : Alcoholics Anonymous World Serv Incorporated
✏Release Date : 1976-06
✏Pages : 191
✏ISBN : 0916856593
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📒Alcoholics Anonymous ✍ Charles Bufe

✏Book Title : Alcoholics Anonymous
✏Author : Charles Bufe
✏Publisher : See Sharp Press
✏Release Date : 1997-12-01
✏Pages : 208
✏ISBN : 9781884365751
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Alcoholics Anonymous Book Summary : This well researched, painstakingly documented book provides detailed information on the right-wing evangelical organization (Oxford Group Movement) that gave birth to AA; the relation of AA and its program to the Oxford Group Movement; AA's similarities to and differences from religious cults; AA's remarkable ineffectiveness; and the alternatives to AA. The greatly expanded second edition includes a new chapter on AA's relationship to the treatment industry, and AA's remarkable influence in the media.

✏Book Title : Alcoholics Anonymous
✏Author : Bill W.
✏Publisher : Courier Corporation
✏Release Date : 2011
✏Pages : 398
✏ISBN : 9780486480596
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Alcoholics Anonymous Book Summary : Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in 1935 by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith, who developed the organization's 12-step program. In 1939, they published this volume, which sets forth the cornerstone concepts of recovery and relates stories of those who have overcome alcoholism. A lifeline to millions worldwide, it is the most widely used resource for recovering alcoholics.

✏Book Title : Christianity and Alcoholics Anonymous
✏Author : David L. Simmons
✏Publisher : WestBow Press
✏Release Date : 2012-09
✏Pages : 180
✏ISBN : 9781449765576
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Christianity and Alcoholics Anonymous Book Summary : Defense of the Gospel None could deny that A.A. has taught hundreds of thousands of alcoholics to live in continuous sobriety. But a bigger question is, “By what means—and with what consequences—does A.A. accomplish this minor miracle?” Could we, for example, lay A.A. literature side by side with Scripture and conclude the two are in steady harmony? Or could it actually be possible that they contradict one another? And if that were the case, would we be wise to point to our continued sobriety as proof we have also been reconciled with God? By contrasting what Scripture has to say on the subject of addiction, this book will uncover A.A.’s teachings at great depth. Simultaneously it will help you to precisely diagnose the deception of Alcoholics Anonymous. Followers of Christ, A.A. members, and their families can ill afford to miss dozens of eye-opening revelations as David Simmons delivers his compassionate message of hope. See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy… Colossians 2:8 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 1 John 4:10

✏Book Title : Pioneer Stories in Alcoholics Anonymous
✏Author : Dick B.
✏Publisher : First Edition Design Pub.
✏Release Date : 2012-12-20
✏Pages : 166
✏ISBN : 9781622872428
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Pioneer Stories in Alcoholics Anonymous Book Summary : Pioneer Stories in Alcoholics Anonymous: God's Role in Recovery Confirmed! by Dick B. and Ken B. presents many quotations from the 29 personal stories included in the first edition of Alcoholics Anonymous. Those stories by many of A.A.'s pioneers testify to roles played by God, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Bible in early A.A.'s astonishing successes with "medically-incurable" alcoholics.