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By Hamilton B.

The culture and knowledge linked to the Twelve Step AA application has been captured during this complete advisor. functional feedback for staying sober; summaries of AA rules, recommendations, and slogans; and a historic assessment support the reader comprehend the spirit of this system.

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I love both these men, and I will always be grateful to them. Alcoholics Anonymous is a "we" program. I get drunk; we stay sober. I also want to thank the following members of the Fellowship who have played such an integral part in my sobriety (in alphabetical order): Anne L. , the late Tom G. , and Marijane V. , and Steve W. , Dave T, and Warren T. , and Patti P. I am very grateful to my editor at Hazelden for his keen interest in this book and for his suggestions that have added immeasurably to its usefulness.

7 If we faithfully work the Twelve Steps, prayer and meditation will become part of our lives. AA's Eleventh Step calls for prayer and meditation as a way of improving our conscious contact with God as we understand Him. A handy distinction between prayer and meditation is this: prayer is speaking to our Higher Power whereas meditation is listening to that Power. The Rev. "8 According to this Episcopal priest, "Real prayer is not telling God what we want. It is putting ourselves at His disposal so that He can tell us what He wants.

Twelfth Step work includes sharing our experience, strength, and hope with others both in meetings and outside meetings. And it includes sponsorship and service work of all kinds, from chairing meetings to making coffee.

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