To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Sandy b giving his drop the rock talk at a gathering organized by chuck c glasses. My main concern is the need for more than just the big book. I hoped it would be as brilliant as shais taubs god of our understanding i dont think it is. It helps one get a deep understanding of what humility is and how we really can change. Daily reflections, a compilation of spiritual reflections contributed by members. Is the book general service conference approved literature. Conference approved simply means that it was published by the aa general services. This is the talk that propelled sandy into circuit speaking. Examples of grapevine publications are the book the language of the heart, which consists of bill ws grapevine writings, and also the a. Morning readings from the big book on awakening let us think about the twentyfour hours ahead.
Alcoholics anonymous t he big book has served as a lifeline to millions worldwide. Whether youre looking for aa jewelry and unique gifts for those working through na, ca, cma, or other recovery programs, you will find recovery gifts and aa books to help you celebrate life. Medina county alcoholics anonymous saturday meetings. Conference approval is only considered for books published by aa world service in ny aaws. Removing character defects steps six and seven, please sign up. Publication date 20609 usage attributionno derivative works 3. This is the best book i have come along to help work step six and seven of the twelve step programme. Look for the statement on books, pamphlets and audiovisual materials. I prepared some history behind the book, looked at first edition forward, table of contents, and first page. Recoveryshop is the onestop shop for meeting materials, recovery books, and 12step gifts. Ted technically, no, but that doesnt mean that aa disapproves of it.
Morning step work check morning readings from the big book. Reading sober was created with the goal of providing addiction professionals, clinicians, treatment centers, social workers and addiction counselors with a quick and easy resource for publications, curriculum and the materials necessary for an impactful, supportive care experience. Drawing on his years of lecturing on the big book of alcoholics anonymous and twelve steps and. Removing character defects, steps 6 and 7 resentment. A section in the back of the catalog lists special needs material, another section lists all available foreignlanguage literature and the. If you are the spiritual type this book is an oasis to drink from.
Aa books, aa literature, and aa pamphlets are just a few of the many items available for aa groups. It is very easy to read, and all 120 pages are very thought provoking and helpful. Purchase the drop the rock bundle and get two of the bestselling, most read recovery resources at a discount. Apr 11, 2020 individuals who can still answer no to the coronavirus questions can return items using the librarys alley book drop located on the west side of the building. Im always looking for new and relevant material associated with aa and the big book and this little book really drives home some pretty big suggestions that we.
Is it ok to use nonconference approved literature in meetings. 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. Before we begin, we ask god to direct our thinking, especially asking that it be divorced from selfpity, dishonest or selfseeking motives. Book one of the drop the rock series investigates steps 6 and 7 relating to the removal of character defects or the rock that weigh one down on the path to freedom from active alcoholism. Learn about osteochondral defects in the ankle and knee drop the. When talking about whether a book is aa approved the question is often this. The directions in the big book are intended to be sufficient. Drop the rock omaha central office alcoholics anonymous.
It serves as a way of saying that aaws has put together a book and the general service conference has approved it. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. Im on page 41 and half of it is highlighted and marked up. Drop the rock is a great metaphor and i read the book and picked up some lessons. Were entirely ready to have god remove all our defects of character. This metaphor is based on the book of the same name which is published by hazelden publishing.
However, the book twelve steps and twelve traditions made the big book more confusing for me. The hazelden betty ford foundation is a force of healing and hope for individuals, families and communities affected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Drop the rock removing character defects alcoholics anonymous. Removing character defects steps six and seven kindle edition by p. Excellent book for people in recovery from addiction. When you are ready to work the sixth step of alcoholics anonymous, a helpful metaphor that help you remember the goal of this step is to drop the rock. Removing character defects steps six and seven new patients guide to osteochondral defects.
The big book, alcoholics anonymous some groups discuss one chapter from the big book each week. Including joe mcquancys idea and experience of drop the rock. Aa drop the rock 12 step sobriety workshops audio for. The set aside prayer asks our creator to take away all. Feb 11, 2005 it made me realize i had never actually done the steps 6 and 7 as set out in the into action chapter of the alcoholics anonymous big book despite having been sober 12 years. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Mary drop the rock story which begins the introduction of this book in an old intergroup newsletter. Conference approved literature aa the original way group. Steps six and seven are only briefly discussed in the book alcoholics anonymouscommonly called the big bookwhich serves as a basic text for many in addiction recovery. The set aside prayer is said before we read the big book, at the beginning of step work and at the beginning of some meetings. Although sandys dropping the rock image is only three minutes of a fiftyminute talk, it has become legendary. Looked at the four different covers and some general remarks regarding purpose behind.
The words are not important, so please dont get hung up on words. Removing character defects steps six and seven by bill p. Alcoholism12 step support drop the rock hey gang, im posting this in the 12 step support because this section gets a lot of traffic. Preamble alcoholics anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. A current listing of all standard special provisions, by index, may be found in. Denver area central committee of alcoholics anonymous.
They had seemed so simple in the aa big book that i had searched around to repress my character defects some other way for several years. As the nations leading nonprofit provider of comprehensive inpatient and outpatient treatment for adults and youth, the foundation has 17 locations nationwide and collaborates with an expansive network throughout health care. American airlines has airline tickets, cheap flights, vacation packages and american airlines aadvantage bonus mile offers at aa. With more than 100,000 copies sold, drop the rock is the definitive guide to removing character defects that can prevent gratifying, longstanding recovery. Meet your dog or cats perfect match before you book. This is the most widely used resource for millions of individuals in recovery. Written about the 6th and 7th steps from the 12 steps of alcoholics anonymous, it is a wonderful source for instruction on living out these steps. Conference approved simply means that it was published by the aa general services office. Literature catalog this catalog lists all conference approved literature and other a. Standard special provisions are maintained electronically in ecms.
The central office is closed on the observance days of new years, memorial day, july 4th, labor day, thanksgiving and christmas. The folks in my recovery community are passing around a book called drop the rock removing characterdefects. Other groups read from the big book weekly and discuss each chapter as they go along. This is a great, funny, real aa talk but his later stuff, early 21st century, is spirituality focused and miles ahead. Aa conference approved literature aa beyond belief. There is a great deal of valuable literature available. Although sandys dropping the rock image is only three minutes of a fiftyminute talk, it has. Our shortcomings can be seen as a rock of considerable weight that is hanging around our neck. Sitters who offer dropin visits have also completed a general background check. Smf29 conferenceapproved literature alcoholics anonymous. General service conference approved literature reflects the group conscience of the fellowship of a. My 12 step store online is home to the very best in recovery books and unique recovery gifts, including aa coins and medallions, recovery books and more. Download aa drop the rock 12 step sobriety workshops audio apk 1.
So, i cant imagine what a non aa book would do for my understanding. Episodes experience the big book aa big book study. Based on the twelve step program, particularly the principles behind steps six and seven, drop the rock combines personal stories. Thanks, sandy, for letting us include your drop the rock parable in this edition.843 1496 318 807 1227 365 1383 236 1143 1440 830 1307 946 1085 210 945 1052 1078 639 1358 31 1558 484 1593 1129 709 393 1112 109 1271 674 1511 1483 238 1236 1422 1340 251 1295 574 294