From the May 2019 magazine.

Discussion Topic

Happy Birthday Big Book!

The writer of “Card-Carrying Thumper”  tells how he could not stop drinking no matter how much he tried to control it. But when he finally got to AA he started going to a Big Book meeting  and found out just why he couldn’t stop. “The terms ‘phenomenon of craving’ and ‘obsession of the mind’ explained everything,” he writes. “That’s where my love affair with the Big Book began.”

How did the Big Book help you when you were new?  What are your favorite chapters or passages and why? Does your sponsor have sections they remind you about? How do you use the book when sponsoring others? Do you have any favorite stories to tell about the Big Book?

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