+ Last updated:
 December 28, 2009

 

 


Alcoholics Anonymous History
Passing On an Empty Message
Have you left out an accurate statement of our history?

by Dick B.

Do you really want to study, explain, or pass on your program and yet leave out most of its history, roots, sources, and early successes?

Did You Know……………

  • Neither A.A.’s Big Book, nor any A.A. literature we’ve found contains any of the details about Anne Smith’s Journal, 1933-1939, which Dr. Bob’s wife shared with AAs and their families every single morning at the Smith Home in Akron.
     

  • Neither A.A.’s Big Book, nor any A.A. literature, contains an accurate statement or description of the spiritual books Dr. Bob read and circulated, Anne Smith read and recommended, or early AAs read.
     

  • We have found no A.A. literature or any other literature read in early A.A. that accurately tells what Quiet Time consisted of, the devotionals that were used, and the vital necessity for surrender to Christ as part of the process.
     

  • Neither the Big Book text nor the personal stories describe the details about the early A.A. Akron’s Christian Fellowship, Bible studies, prayer meetings, or surrenders to Christ.
     

  • Neither the Big Book text nor any other A.A. literature tells the details of what Bill Wilson borrowed from the Oxford Group, incorporated in the Big Book, and used in the language of the Twelve Steps.
     

  • Neither the Big Book text nor any other A.A. literature contains the slightest reference to the details Rev. Sam Shoemaker discussed with Bill W. about the Bible, the OG life-changing program, or the Steps which Bill asked Sam to write.
     

  • Neither the Big Book text nor any personal story contains the details of the early Akron program as reported to Rockefeller by A.A. trustee-to-be Frank Amos.
     

  • Neither the Big Book text nor any personal story contains the real Akron program as commissioned for writing by Dr. Bob, contained in the four AA of Akron pamphlets, and still on sale in Akron and Cleveland Intergroups offices.
     

  • Neither the Big Book text, the personal stories, nor any other literature we’ve seen contains any details about, references to, explanation of, or attribution of the Book of James, the Sermon on the Mount, and 1 Corinthians 13, considered absolutely essential by Dr. Bob and the old-timers.
     

  • Neither the Big Book text, the personal stories, nor any other literature we’ve seen tells you details about the Four Absolutes, their source in the book The Principles of Jesus by Dr, Robert E. Speer, and the Bible verses on which he based them.

Dick B., PO Box 837, Kihei, HI 96753-0837; 808 874 4876; dickb@dickb.com

Note: Buy the books that fill in the gaps and provide accurate facts: http://aa-history.com/bookstore.


Contact:

Dick B.'s son Ken
P.O. Box 837
Kihei, Hawaii
96753-0837
Tel.: (808) 276-4945
Fax: (808) 874-4876
DickB@DickB.com


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