AA READING LIST

Definition of Reading List:
A list of sources which provide additional information on a subject being studied
Synonyms of Reading List:
A list of references, information, source, suggestion list, etc.

These notes are from literature about recovery in AA and/or other 12 step programs.
Readers are encouraged to click the external links for more detail.
We hope you find them helpful.
Love in fellowship.
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The old Akron reading list, was published by the Akron group in 1942, with Dr. Bob’s approval it is assumed. It gives a list at the end of recommended readings for newcomers to A.A.

Alcoholics Anonymous (the Big Book)
The Holy Bible.
The Greatest Thing in the World, Henry Drummond.
The Unchanging Friend, a series (Bruce Publishing Co., Milwaukee).
As a Man Thinketh, James Allen.
The Sermon on the Mount, Emmet Fox (Harper Bros.).
The Self You Have to Live With, Winfred Rhoades.
Psychology of Christian Personality, Ernest M. Ligon (Macmillan Co.).
Abundant Living, E. Stanley Jones.
The Man Nobody Knows, Bruce Barton.

The the pamphlet says, the literature ‘has helped many members of Alcoholics Anonymous.’ | More… – and Hindsfoot.org (scroll down)

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The Marvel of AA Tell him exactly what happened to you. Stress the spiritual feature freely. –Big Book p.93

The marvel of A.A. is that I tell only what happened to me. I don’t waste time offering advice to potential newcomers, for if advice worked, nobody would get to A.A.

All I have to do is show what has brought me sobriety and what has changed my life.
If I fail to stress the spiritual feature of A.A.’s program, I am being dishonest.

I am sober only through the grace of my Higher Power, and that makes it possible for me to share with others. –Daily Reflections | More…

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These books are amongst literature available from Alcoholics Anonymous. —AA.org

Alcoholics Anonymous (the Big Book)
The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions
Living Sober
Came to Believe
Alcoholics Anonymous Come of Age
Dr. Bob and The Oldtimers
Pass it On
Daily Reflections
Language of the Heart
The Home Group: Heartbeat of AA

Literature published by A.A. World Services, Inc. is a resource for the recovering alcoholic and for anyone who wants to find out about Alcoholics Anonymous, its history and how it works. A wide variety of pamphlets and booklets that deal with the Three Legacies of Alcoholics Anonymous: Recovery, Unity and Service.

A.A.W.S. (Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc.) publishes literature in three languages, English, Spanish and French, which reflect the three primary languages spoken in the General Service Conference structure of the United States and Canada.

A.A.W.S. also publish and license translations of the Big Book and other literature in languages and countries around the world, much of which is available in the literature catalogue published by A.A. World Services, Inc.

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