“For over seventy years the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous has offered alcoholics a solution to their chronic, progressive, and fatal illness. This solution cannot be found in fighting or quitting or any other human effort.”
“Many people abstain from alcohol for months, even years, by going to meetings, reciting the steps, and exchanging complaints about their lives with other abstinent people. For these people ‘not drinking’ is their only goal. But abstinence is only the beginning of recovery.”
“It is the Program of Action, particularly Steps 4 through 9, that brings about a spiritual awakening and recovery."
“This small book offers newcomers, sponsors, and even long-time members of the AA Fellowship a new tool to identify and understand the basic principles of the Big Book. Once that understanding turns to actiontaking the 12 Stepsa spiritual awakening and true recovery can be achieved by anyone.”