‘The Family Afterward’ – AA

The Family Afterward

November 13, 2023

By Andy F

Categories: AA literature

Reading the Big Book as an Agnostic Just because I identify as an agnostic doesn’t mean I didn’t read the Big Book. After years of relapse, I eventually received the precious Gift Of Desperation. (Acronym for GOD) It was a powerful motivator to get serious about the AA literature. Over time, I became familiar with it. In the […]

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The language of the heart

The language of the heart

March 30, 2023

By Andy F

Categories: AA literature

AA conference approved publication I attended meetings for quite a few years when someone introduced me to “The Language of the Heart,” an AA conference-approved publication. In the early 90s, it wasn’t well known in the London fellowship. Someone suggested I ignore the rest of the book and focus on reading Part Three. There, I […]

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Chapter 5 “How it works”

February 12, 2023

By Andy F

Categories: AA literature

“Rarely have we seen a person fail….” AA members around the world read a section of Chapter 5 from the Big Book. It starts with “Rarely have we seen a person fail” (p. 58) and ends with the “three pertinent ideas” on p. 60 This introductory passage from Chapter 5, “How it works,” offers members a comprehensive definition of […]

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