Category Archives: Big Book Study Aids

Big Book Study Aids — Not Study Guides!

We do not ever presume to tell anyone anywhere what to think — we share the original A.A. for everyone everywhere to think about! –NoNameYet A.A. Fellowship Chat– Our “Three Basic Text Study Aids” began in about 1985 while using 3×5 index cards in an attempt to make a concordance showing the page and line […]

Basic Text occurrences of certain words

“Alcoholics Anonymous“, our Basic Text, was written to be conversational… “You may already have asked yourself why it is that all of us became so very ill from drinking.  Doubtless you are curious to discover how and why, in the face of expert opinion to the contrary, we have recovered from a hopeless condition of […]

Basic Text comparisons to original manuscript

In June of 1938, and after having embraced a solution for chronic alcoholism, some alcoholics who had previously believed themselves hopeless now knew the reality of permanent recovery. We do know they had yet to begin using the word “permanent”, but their new-found knowledge of “hopeless” having been nothing greater than a misconstrued feeling is […]