Annotated AA Handbook: A Companion to the Big Book


Here is an invaluable tool for all new and present AA members because it makes the famous and complex bible easy to understand.

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Here is an invaluable tool for all new and present AA members because it makes the famous and complex bible easy to understand.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781569801642
  • Publisher: Barricade Books, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 6.11 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.07 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2007

    Great Book!!

    I loved this book. I have been a member of AA for almost 9 months and I am glad that I found this book. It is very helpful in understanding the AA Big Book. It is supposed to go along with the 3rd edition of the Big Book. I have the 4th edition and it is pretty much the same. It has profiles of key people that played an important role in AA's development. I have learned a lot more about AA and alcoholism from this book. It has been very helpful and I would 'and have'recommend it to anyone that is in AA or may want to join AA or is just interested in learning more about the disease of alcoholism.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2003

    Best Explanation of the AA Program!

    The Annotated AA Handbook explains the directions for working the 12 steps using the first edition Big Book text and stories. There is a massive amount of commentary explaining almost every sentence of the Big Book. The annotations illustrate how the principles of AA apply to our lives and how we can live the program. I am amazed at the amount of study and understanding that writing this book must have required. The cross refs really enable us to more fully understand the AA program. There are tables included that show what the Big Book has to say about topics such as: Reasons to Believe; Medical Opinions of Alcoholism, Attitudes that Hinder our Progress; Directions for making a Beginning. Chapter 5 includes GREAT tables for doing our fourth steps. The index is amazing in itself -- the best I have ever seen, and way better than a concordance. Every chapter has an introduction and section showing an outline of concepts presented that I found especially helpful. I recommend this book to everyone who is interested in the 12 steps, AA history, the writers of the first edition stories, and especially those who want to recover from alcoholism. Buy this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2001

    A Must for Serious 12 Steppers

    If you've got a question about anything in Alcoholics Anonymous' Big Book, this is the place you'll probably find the answer. History, understanding and a way to find, for instance, how many times the word 'recovered' is used... more than you think

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2001

    A definite ┬┐MUST┬┐ for anyone in recovery!

    An invaluable tool for anyone involved in 12-step recovery - this book provides it all: cross-references, indexing, footnotes, historical information ¿ it¿s like having a lifetime of A.A. knowledge right at the tip of your fingertips! At those moments when every second counts, I¿m now able to quickly and confidently access the exact phrase or concept I need ¿ without calling my sponsees back! With over ten years in A.A., I can honestly say, ¿Rarely have I seen¿ a recovery tool as important as this book ¿ or one as easy to use! The Annotated A.A. Handbook is a MUST for anyone serious about their recovery. All my sponsees have one!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2000

    New Printing -- thoroughly edited and corrected!

    The 2nd printing of the Annotated AA Handbook has recently been released. We have thoroughly edited and corrected this book which contains the entire text of the first edition Big Book with hundreds of explanatory notations and thousands of cross-references. Copy the new ISBN: 1569801649 into the search box to find the new 2nd printing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2000

    Very helpful book!

    My home group uses this book as a study guide for working the steps. It has all the stories from the first edition. It is put together like a study bible with notations on passages from the text. It also has cross-references that tie ideas together throughout the book. This is a very helpful book.

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