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Alcoholics Anonymous History

For students, researchers, group leaders, and study groups:
The topic: The real early A.A. program and our Bible roots:
Your need: A complete reference set of Dick B.’s 16 titles:
This special offer

Many, if not most of you, waited–as I did–to learn the nuts and bolts of A.A.’s "recovery" program, as distinguished from its meetings, social gatherings, roundups, and speak-athons.

You yearned for speakers who could speak, teachers who could teach, and guides which could explain what the Big Book was all about, exactly how to "take" the Twelve Steps, what the purpose of the Twelve Steps was, and how many times and when you were to "take them."

If you had my experience, you waddled around for several years before you got help. Then somehow, you learned about Joe and Charlie’s Big Book Seminars (and several of those which followed suit). You learned about Poe’s Concordance (and some which followed suit). You learned about the significant biographies such as Pass It On, DR. BOB and the Good Oldtimers, and the stories in the First Edition of the Big Book. And that was how you really learned, became knowledgeable, and stopped spouting irrelevant ideas at meetings and to sponsees.

The problem: You still knew none of the details about how our program started, where it got its ideas, and how different it was in content and purpose and practice when it first began. You read "histories" and "articles" and other books. But you never knew quite what you were looking for, or just what to read, or why it differed so much from the materials being circulated and discussed in meetings, treatment programs, and "recovery" literature. In my case, it took four years for me to learn what I was missing; and it took eleven years to find most of it.

The solution: I believe a complete reference set should be acquired by every student, researcher, group organizer, group leader or facilitator, and every group that wants to assemble or study or use or help inform others about our real biblical roots, about early A.A.’s reliance on our Creator, and about how these things can still produce recovery and deliverance today. In other words, it’s more important today to know our history, to know what the pioneers did, to know what was in the Bible and was used from the Bible, and to see the other Christian roots as it is to learn the first 164 pages of each new Big Book edition. Get the "full monty." Know what really produces results. Know that there is no compromise when it comes to God. And be able to document it. Our history series will provide you with accurate, complete, persuasive facts.

Yes! I want to be fully armed, fully prepared, and fully informed. I’d like all the facts at my finger-tips. I’ve filled out the attached order sheet for All 16 titles for $199.95–a tremendous savings discount. Plus $25.00 shipping and handling. And my bonus FREE: Three of the latest articles by Dick in his new ongoing series of A.A. history articles being posted on the web.

Send today: Dick B., PO Box 837, Kihei, HI 96753-0837 with check or credit card # and exp.

Dick B.’s Reference Set–16 Titles on Alcoholics Anonymous History

Paradise Research Publications, Inc., Publisher; Good Book Publishing Company, Distributor

P.O. Box 837, Kihei, HI 96753-0837

Phone/Fax: (808)8744876; Email: ;dickb@dickb.com
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All Retail Prices: Effective January 21, 2003

1-885803-25-7 Dr. Bob and His Library, 3rd ed.; 1998; 6 x 9; 156 pp.; $15.95

1-885803-24-9 Anne Smith's Journal, 1933-1939, 3rd ed.; 1998; 6 x 9; 180 pp.; $16.95

1-885803-19-2 The Oxford Group & Alcoholics Anonymous, 2d ed.; 1998; 6 x 9; 432 pp.; $17.95

1-885803-17-6 The Akron Genesis of Alcoholics Anonymous, 2d ed.; 1998; 6 x 9; 400 pp.; $17.95

1-885803-26-5 The Books Early AAs Read for Spiritual Growth,
7th ed.; 1998 6 x 9; 126 pp.; $15.95

1-885803-27-3 New Light on Alcoholism: God, Sam Shoemaker, and A.A.; 2d ed; 1999; 6 x 9; 672 pp.; $24.95

1-885803-16-8 The Good Book and The Big Book: A.A.'s Roots in the Bible; 2d ed.; 1997; 6 x 9; 264 pp.; $17.95

1-885803-06-0 That Amazing Grace (Clarence & Grace S.); 1996;
6 x 9; 160 pp.; $16.95

1-885803-22-2 Good Morning!: Quiet Time, Morning Watch, Meditation, and Early A.A.; 2d ed.; 1998; 6 x 9; 154 pp.; $16.95

1-885803-07-9 Turning Point: A History of Early A.A.'s Spiritual Roots and Successes; 1997; 6 x 9; 776 pp.; $29.95

1-885803-28-1 Utilizing Early A.A.'s Spiritual Roots for Recovery Today; Rev. ed.; 1999; 106 pp.; $14.95

1-885803-29-X The Golden Text of A.A.: God, the Pioneers, and Real Spirituality; 1999; 76 pp.; $14.95

1-885803-30-3 By the Power of God: A Guide to Early A.A. Groups & Forming Similar Groups Today; 2000, 260 pp., $16.95

1-885803-31-1 Why Early A.A. Succeeded: The Good Book in Alcoholics Anonymous Yesterday and Today (a Bible Study Primer), 2001, 340 pp., $17.95

1-885803-34-6 God and Alcoholism: Our Growing Opportunity in the 21st Century; 2002; 190 pp.; $17.95

1-885803-35-4 Cured!: Proven Help for Alcoholics and Addicts; 2003; 182 pp.; $17.95

All titles by author Dick B., trade paper, perfect bound (except as indicated). Shipping and Handling is 10% of list price, $4.50 minimum. Payment in U.S. dollars drawn on a U.S. bank. All major credit cards. Prices and Shipping quotes apply to U.S. only. Others: negotiation with publisher. All shipments are non-returnable.

Special price for all sixteen titles as a reference set is $199.95, plus $25.00 for shipping and handling, a very large discount to encourage readers to have a complete set for study, reference, explanation, and group use.

Dick B.
P.O. Box 837
Kihei, Hawaii
Ph/fax: 808-874-4876

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