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Posted April 29, 2008
Learn about the Real Oxford Group/A.A. Connection
This is a scholarly, meaty, informative, and highly useful tools for AAs and 12 step Fellowships. People within A.A. have no accurate resource that tells them their original relationship with the Oxford Group, with Rev. Sam Shoemaker, and with A First Century Christian Fellowship. They are told Frank Buchman was a Nazi(false). They are told the Oxford Group is an heretical sect (false). And they are led to believe the Oxford Group taught AAs more about what not to do, than what to do (false). The Oxford Group was one of SIXTEEN sources of A.A. ideas. Its ideas permeate the A.A. Big Book. Its major American leader Rev. Sam Shoemaker was asked to write the Twelve Steps, but declined. And the books of both were widely read and circulated. Thus to be misinformed about the Oxford Group is to be misinformed about an important A.A. influence and wellspring. The Bible was A.A.'s main root, but AAs and 12 Steppers should know about the Bible, the Oxford Group, New Thought, and all the other influences from William James to Dr. Silkworth. Here is an unvarnished valuable historical study. Much of the importance of this book is established by the number of times it has been reprinted and the large number of people who are still buying it. One of Dick B.'s best history books.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 29, 2000
The Four Absolutes and much more!
Dick B. has done his home work. If you belong to any 12 step program, this book is a must for your library. In it you will learn how the original 12 Step program, Alcoholics Anonymous got its roots and began to sprout to touch the lives of tens of millions.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.