Turning Point: A History of Early A.A.'s Spiritual Roots and Successes

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Good Book Publishing Company, 1997 - Religion - 749 pages
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Dick B. is today regarded as the leading A.A. historian. He is a writer, Bible student, retired attorney, and active recovered member of the A.A. fellowship. He has brought to the history table: (1) His strong belief in the Creator, Christianity, and the Bible as the main source book for truth. (2) His long and fervent work with newcomers in helping them to overcome their alcoholism with the power of God. (3) His talents in writing and research that emerged from his work at the University of California where he received a Phi Beta Kappa key, his editorship of the Stanford Law Review, and his vigorous practice in writing and presenting legal briefs before many many courts. This mid-point treatise had been followed by and added up to 33 A.A. history titles so far. This book is foundational.
 

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Contents

A Spiritual Program for Drunks
35
What Was the Oxford Group?
53
Oxford Group Mentors
68
Buchman and Shoemaker Split
78
The Akron Genesis of A A
116
The Midwest Experiment Succeeds
129
The Good Book Source
155
The Sections of the Bible Dr Bob Found Essential
189
Sam ShoemakerCoFounder of A A
423
Oxford Group Traces in A A s Twelve Steps
449
Other Spiritual Sources
479
Dr Bob and the Literature
537
Quiet Time and the Devotionals
587
History to the Rescue
649
Use It or Lose It
671
The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous
683

Biblical Impact on Big Book Language
229
The Good Book and the Twelve Steps
239
The Oxford Groups Contribution
287

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About the author (1997)

Dick is a Christian, Bible student, retired attorney, and an active, recovered member of the A.A. Fellowship. He has sponsored more than eighty men in their recovery.

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