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Most in today's A.A. know that A.A. was born in Akron, Ohio, on June 10, 1935--the day A.A. co-founder Dr. Bob had his last ...
From the Author:
Most in today's A.A. know that A.A. was born in Akron, Ohio, on June 10, 1935--the day A.A. co-founder Dr. Bob had his last drink. If they read A.A.'s own DR. BOB and the Good Oldtimers, they see how important the Bible was in early A.A. and learn a bit about the early A.A. meetings. What they did not know, until this title was put together, were the rich events that led up to and contributed to A.A.'s formation in Akron, beginning in 1931. Also, they did not know what factors contributed to A.A. ideas. They did not know what the early meetings did. And, in short, they did not have an entertaining, factual, documented story of the birth of A.A. and its ideas. This book has been the popular source of information for thousands. It received a thumbs up from Library Journal when the first edition was published.
Posted May 6, 2012
This book completely dispells any belief that A.A wasn't based soundly upon the teachings of Jesus, his Apostles and the Holy Bible. Akron Genesis of A.A. tracks its humble origin from Bill And Dr. Bob's acceptance of Jesus as their Savior, through the Bible studies in New York and Akron and into the printing of the Big Book.Dick B. uses letters, books and interviews from those on the ground floor of A.A., and those that greatly influenced the founders.
The manner of writing is in the style of a textbook, with the author being concerned only with reinforcing the main point of the book, namely that A.A. is a Christian based group. This is not a book of lively stories and anecdotes.Akron Genesis is thoroughly footnoted.
Posted April 29, 2008
It was not until Dick B. went to Akron, visited the archives and founding places, interviewed those who had participated in the beginnings of A.A. way back in 1931, then in 1933, and then in 1935, did the real founding of A.A. in Akron come alive. This is an easy read, an entertaining account, and a historical effort that rightly earned the applause of Dr. Bob's family, the Seiberlings, and many others. It's great.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.