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By Dick B.
CHRISTIAN TRACK TREATMENT & RECOVERY PROGRAMS
Suggestions for an Important, Essential Element: A.A.’s Christian History and Bible Roots
Ø Did you know that early A.A. in Akron was a Christian Fellowship?
Ø Did you know that its basic ideas came from study of the Bible?
Ø Did you know that its meetings were called “old fashioned prayer meetings?”
Ø Did you know its principles and practices derived from the United Christian Endeavor Society?
Ø Did you know that the Book of James, the Sermon on the Mount, and 1 Corinthians 13 were considered “absolutely essential” to the program?
Ø Did you know that the pioneers achieved a 75% to 93% success rate—which they properly called “cures”—as the result of their program?
Ø Do you agree that a knowledge of these facts strengthens and buttresses any Christian Track or Christian Recovery or Christian 12-Step or Christ-centered Recovery Program?
Here’s a Way to Jump-Start and Supplement
Your Own Program
Ø Add to the knowledge, experience, and expertise of your counselors, facilitators, sponsors, and directors.
Ø Add a segment to your program that informs students, newcomers, patients, and clients about A.A.’s Christian origins, history, pioneer program, and successes.
Ø Take advantage of our 16 years of research on the history of early A.A.’s Christian Fellowship, Program, and Practices.
Ø Arm yourself, your staff, and clients with:
Ø (1) A REFERENCE SET they can consult for facts and further study.
Ø (2) ONE OR MORE OF OUR BASIC TITLES on A.A.’s history, program, and cures.
Ø (3) USE A PORTION OF YOUR PROGRAM to tell others what simply cannot be learned elsewhere in the either twelve-step literature or the secular recovery arena.
Ø Please review our A.A. History Bookstore Flyer for Purchases.
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November 18, 1995