This month we put the spotlight on the AA pamphlet, Many Paths to Spirituality. A common misconception about Alcoholics Anonymous is that it is a religious organisation. Since AA groups often rent space in churches, attending an AA meeting in a church hall can often reinforce that impression, and the possibility of hearing a prayer at the end of a meeting can further cement the idea for some. This pamphlet seeks to separate the truth from myth on the matter.
For ‘Discover AA’ this month we have a recording. A recording of Bill himself reading ‘How it Works’. You can listen to it directly from the site, or download it to your device, just use the player on this post.
This month we take a look at an article from The AA Grapevine, God As We Understand Him: The Dilemma of No Faith, written by Bill W. and first published in April 1961.
This month we take a look at the post – ‘A Brief History of AA’. This article provides a brief introduction to some of the major points of early AA history charting our unexpected beginnings and early setbacks.
This post continues our ‘Discover AA’ series. Each month a leaflet, article or short piece of literature is suggested that you might like to consider reading. This month we take a look at the World Service Office pamphlet – ‘The Twelve Traditions Illustrated’.
This post continues our ‘Discover AA’ series. Each month a leaflet, article or short piece of literature is suggested that you might like to consider reading. This month we take a look at the World Service Office pamphlet – ‘FAQs About AA’.
In this month’s ‘Discover AA’ post we take aim at the subject of sponsorship. To learn more about sponsorship, take a look at this post.
This month we take a look at Bill W.’s speech that he gave at Fort Worth, Texas in 1954. In this speech, rather than give a talk on The Twelve Traditions as he’d been booked to do, he gave possibly the most intimate history of precisely how the Big Book came about.
This month we take a look at Bill W.’s article from the AA Grapevine, Emotional Sobriety: The Next Frontier which was first published in 1958.
This month we turn to Dr. Bob and his last message to the members of Alcoholics Anonymous. This short but poignant speech was delivered in 1950 at the first International Conference of Alcoholics Anonymous in 1950, just a few months before he died.