Joe and Charlie Big Book Study - Complete
Episode 25: Changes to the Big Book an Interview with Jerry F.
Podcast: Play in new window Download Embed. This is a story with a little bit of everything. He was kind enough to oblige and to give us all a preview of what he will be presenting in Austin this November. Since this book was first published, AA has released thousands of alcoholics from asylums and hospitals of every kind. The majority have never returned. The power of God goes deep! In this instance the book has clearly been changed since the first printing, yet Jerry was always told by his sponsor and others that there were never any changes made to the first pages, and the written statements from AA World Services would lead one to believe that no changes have been made.
Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism generally known as The Big Book because of the thickness of the paper used in the first edition is a basic text, describing how to recover from alcoholism , primarily written by William G. It is the originator of the seminal " twelve-step method " widely used to treat many addictions, from alcoholism, heroin addiction and marijuana addiction to overeating , sex addiction and gambling addiction , with a strong spiritual and social emphasis. It is one of the best-selling books of all time, having sold 30 million copies. Bill W. Bob in May , and the men shared their stories with one another. The two began to work on how to best approach alcoholics and began trying to help men recover from alcoholism. The idea for the book developed at least as early as , when Bill W.
A.A. Big Book Changes
T he Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book is not just the most influential self help book ever published. It's one of the 20th century's most significant books and early copies are treasured by numerous collectors. Nicknamed the Big Book by the early AA members for its thick paper and wide margins, the book's history began in when Bill Wilson, an alcoholic stockbroker who had found sobriety, decided to help other drunks in New York. On a visit to Akron, Ohio, he met Dr. Bob Smith, another alcoholic who was still struggling with addiction to drink. Smith too found sobriety and two men began visiting hospitals to find more drinkers in need of assistance.