We have all the books needed and the most popular books, workbooks, and program materials asked for. What I love about it is how it’s all true, real-life stories. Learning how others have gone through what you’re going through teaches you that there is light at the end of the tunnel, that you’re not going through it alone, and you have a whole community here beside you.

He has a down to earth tone, which makes the story super relatable and yet at the same time very inspiring. Because it is only after this juncture that you are truly in a position to be ready for God to remove your defects of character (step 6) and then ask God for your shortcomings to be removed (step 7). And the other great thing about this book is that it’s also available as an audiobook, which means that you can listen to it on your commute or just about anywhere.

Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age: a Brief History of AA

To vote on books not in the list or books you couldn’t find in the list, you can click on the tab add books to this list and then choose from your books, or simply search. To vote on existing books sober house from the list, beside each book there is a link vote for this book clicking it will add that book to your votes. The CDCO can accept cash (exact change helpful) or checks for literature purchases.

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Online meetings are digital meetings held on platforms such as Zoom. Offline meetings, also called “face to face,” “brick and mortar,” or “in-person” meetings, are held in a shared physical real-world location. Some meetings are hybrid meetings, where people can meet in a specified physical location, but people can also join the meeting virtually. I like to take my copy to meetings with me so that when people are reading excerpts, I can read along with them. I often make pencil notes as I go along, and turn the corners of certain pages over so I can visit them again and again.

Limited Edition – The Book That Started It All: The Original Working Manuscript of Alcoholics Anonymous

It explains why a recovering alcoholic may need help to start over, and it talks about finding ways to let go of the past and focus instead on finding happiness in the here and now. And the journey can often be as long and as bumpy for them as it is for you. It’s a fairly quick read at just 108 pages long, but its true value goes beyond words.

It teaches that by following 12 steps, no matter how big the steps may seem at first, you can change your life and be the person you’ve always wanted to be – without alcohol. This second book does exactly as it says, it’s about using step 10 to work through steps 6 and 7 on a daily basis as the need arises. Step 10 is about continuing to take personal inventory, so that you can acknowledge when you are wrong. It features the stories of 56 AA members, showcasing how they overcame their personal trials.

AA Big Book [Hardcover]

As promised, here’s your guide to choosing a book on sobriety. Spirituality, although not necessarily Christianity per se, is a vital element of recovery https://goodmenproject.com/everyday-life-2/top-5-tips-to-consider-when-choosing-a-sober-house-for-living/ for anyone wishing to follow the Alcoholics Anonymous program. And you don’t have to be a practicing Christian in order to gain and learn from it.

We also publish and license translations in international languages for recovering alcoholics around the world. Many of our translated materials are in our literature catalog. First published in 1939, Alcoholics Anonymous sets forth cornerstone concepts of recovery from alcoholism and tells the stories of men and women who have overcome the disease.