Endigar 316

The Big Book

“read this book…” first three words on page 112

“To show other alcoholics precisely how we have recovered is the main purpose of this book.  For them, we hope these pages will prove so convincing that no further authentication will be necessary.  We think this account of our experiences will help everyone to better understand the alcoholic.  Many do not comprehend that the alcoholic is a very sick person.  And besides, we are sure that our way of living has its advantages for all.”  ~ FORWARD TO THE FIRST EDITION (page xiii)

“It is the purpose of this book to answer such questions specifically.  We shall tell you what we have done. (our experience)”  See this in context on page 20 to find out what the questions are.  Basically, why does alcohol make us so sick, and how have we recovered from a hopeless condition of mind and body.  The quote is from THERE IS A SOLUTION in the Big Book.

“…Well, that’s  exactly what this book is about.  Its main object is to enable you to find a Power greater than yourself which will solve your problem.  That means we have written a book which we believe to be spiritual as well as moral. ”  from WE AGNOSTICS (page 45)

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