Contents of Dr. Bob and His Library, 3rd ed.
Foreword to First Edition
Foreword to the Third Edition
1. The Story of Dr. Bob’s Reading
2. Sources of Information about His Books
3. The Books Dr. Bob Owned, Read, and Recommended
Books about the Bible
The Life of Jesus Christ
Daily Bible Devotionals
The Sermon on the Mount
The Oxford Group
Dr. Samuel M. Shoemaker
Two of A.A.’s Other “Founders”
Professor William James
Dr. Carl Jung
Authors of Special Interest to Dr. Bob
Religion and the Mind
The Weatherhead Puzzle
The Calvary Evangel List of Oxford Group Literature
4. What’s New?
New Materials in the Revised Edition
The Search Goes On
5. Dr. Bob’s Biblical Sources Emerge
Direct Biblical Quotations
Recognizable Biblical Ideas
A.A. Slogans Adopted from Biblical Ideas
The Point of the Quest for Sources
6. Some Final Thoughts
About Dr. Bob’s Library
About the Good Book, A.A., and His Library
About the Source of A.A. Ideas
About Dr. Bob’s Own Path
About Reliance upon God
Appendix 1: Dr. Bob’s Biblical and Christian Background
Appendix 2: Inventory of Books on Hand at Calvary House, 9/12/33
"We must express exerlasting gratitude to you, Dick, for the accurate and significant contribution that Dr. Bob's Library makes. The essence and memory of Dr. Bob is truly preserved by your splendid endeavor."
and Betty S.
(Dr. Bob's son and his wife)
Bob Smith is co-author of Children of the Healer
"I have read Dr. Bob's Library—Dick's first book on A.A.'s Good Book Connection. It is great and ... accurately tells the story of the contributions from the Bible that my father, Dr. Bob, made. It is long overdue."
Sue Smith Windows
(Dr. Bob's daughter)
Sue Smith Windows is co-author of Children of the Healer
"We can be grateful to Dick B. for his diligent work, which makes available to us not a mere listing of books, but a sense of how they were read and a summary of what they contain. Dick's careful and thorough research, the details of which he generously shares with us, brings his own spirituality to bear on the task of understanding the spirituality of Akronites among the first generation of Alcoholics Anonymous."
From the Forward of the First Edition
Author, Not-God: A History of Alcoholics Anonymous
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