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  • Taschenbuch: 575 Seiten
  • Verlag: Alcoholics Anonymous World Ser; Auflage: Revised. (15. Februar 2002)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 1893007170
  • ISBN-13: 978-1893007178
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 17,5 x 11,4 x 2,8 cm
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Alcoholics Anonymous - Big Book It's more than a book. It's a way of life. Alcoholics Anonymous-The Big Book-has served as a lifeline to millions worldwide. 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. With publication of the second edition in 1955, the third edition in 1976, and now the fourth editi... Full description

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3 von 3 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
5.0 von 5 Sternen Read with an open mind 13. April 2000
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This book is a means for those who are willing to get help in this way to come out of place they are unhappy with. There are those who say that to drink or not to drink is a "choice" and that to call oneself an alcoholic is an escape of some sort. The people who make those assumptions are lucky enough not to be affllicted with the disease. For anyone who has the disease of alcoholism, they understand that it is absolutely not a choice and that it is a preexisting physical and psychological condition. This method of recovery is not for everyone. Nothing is appropriate for everyone, but it has worked for many millions of people. I am a very happy satisfied person as a direct result of this program. Criticisms and controversies will surround anything with a powerful message. The verbage of the book is not the point. The point is the message. If you are an alcoholic, there is help in the book. People who are not alcoholics, have no experience to lend their critiscms any validity.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Could use a little editing 14. März 2000
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The book is a very solid outline of basic actions and underlying spiritaul principles that can be used in the recovery from alcoholism. As it says in the book, this is ONE method, not THE method. For those who this does not work, perhaps they need to go elsewhere. For those who find success somewhere else, congratulations.
While there has been a general desire not to mess with the wording of the 1st half of the book, it may do this book well to undergo editing. The language used is sometimes out of date (i.e. - "the gay nightspots" has a very different meaning today than in 1939). The sentence structure is complex and the paragraphs are long. This affects the flow and causes the reader to lumber through numerous passaages.
If AA does not want to edit the first half of the book (which they refer to as the "main text"), perhaps they could publish a companion "modern day" Big Book - same concepts but with contempary writing.
Still, the book's content is brilliant: doctors, psychologists, spritiual leaders, law enforcement, etc. have all witnessed the results and thus supported the book's central themes. That tells the reader that there must be some validity here.
In the second half of the book are personal stories of recovery from alcoholism. Some of these are very powerful: "Fear of Fear", "Doctor, Alcoholic, Addict", "Freedom From Bondage". Other stories are out of date (the 3rd edition was published in 1976). I understand that a 4th edition is being prepared that will include more stories from gays, blacks, women, and people from outside the USA. That should help the readability of this book a lot.
Most AAs read read this book in the company of other recovering people, which probably helps clarify the confusing language. Still, freshening up the writing would make the content more accessible to a larger circle of people.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen The Main Text of AA 1. Dezember 1999
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This book, originally titled "Alcoholics" by Anonymous, is the life saving text of Alcoholics Anonymous. So as not to confuse it with the name of the organization, AAs refer to it as "The Big Book" (one edition of this has 575 pages.) It was first published in 1939 and primarially written by an out-of-work salesman who had a "Spiritual Awakening." And it shows in the dated, flowery writing style and the rural American Christian theology spread throughout.
But the message! If you are an alcoholic, as I am, you won't be able to put it down. The idea that we are not alone and there is an escape from alcoholism is amazing, life-saving, and even miraculous to those of us who have "been there." The Big Book is also useful to those trying to understand the alcoholic or addict in thier midst.
"Alcoholics Anonymous" outlines twelve suggested steps to recovery. The steps are designed to allow those in recovery to live lives free from the anger, resentments, depression, self-centeredness, and self-loathing that haunted us while living in our addictions. Critics of the book (and the organization) generally point to the spiritual aspects of the book and refer to it as a cult. Proponents of the book shake thier heads at these comments and beleive them to be extremist remarks from individiuals who are unwilling give up thier addictions.
Personally, I'd rather the particular religious beliefs of the author were not strongly stressed. And I'd rather he had found a ghost writer. But the book still stands as the most amazing and useful tool for addiction recovery ever presented to humanity.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen This book has helped to saved my life. 16. Oktober 1999
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Anyone who wants to learn about the disease of alcoholism will benefit by this book.
After reading some of the other reviews that have been written I find myself a little confused. At no point in the book Alcoholics Anonymous did anyone say it was a religion. I searched and searched for one sentence that implied it, but I couldn't find any. . If one person tells me that I'm stupid I may not believe it, but if a million people tell me I'm stupid then I better start believing. Millions of alcoholics have recovered from the disease of alcoholism by utilizing the A.A. Program. Most of them tried everything else imaginable before going to A.A. It is important to note that the format this book has not been revised since its conception in the 1930's, so some people may not appreciate the old-fashioned language. One writer also said "so called big book comes off as way to mysterious and risky." Alcoholism is mysterious and risky since thousands die every year from complications such as alcohol poison, hepatitis, liver and heart disease to name only a few. I am absolutely certain that the men and women who have watched their family members recover from alcoholism would not look at A.A. (As one reviewer put it) "a cruel tragedy that will one day be looked back upon as being as cruel as African American slavery." Instead, I am sure they are happy to once again have a sister, brother, mother, father, child or employee that is a productive member of society.
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2.0 von 5 Sternen It was very used and not in a good shape
It was very used and not in a good shape. I found the description of the condition of the book not honest
Vor 16 Monaten von Johannes Paul Schwarz veröffentlicht
1.0 von 5 Sternen NOT the AA book -- this is a guide published by a 3rd party
If you are looking for the AA "Big Book" -- the directions to getting sober published by Alcoholics Anonymous -- THIS IS NOT IT. Lesen Sie weiter...
Am 26. April 2000 veröffentlicht
5.0 von 5 Sternen 3 Levels
I'm a "binge" drinker. I believe that there are 3 levels at which one can approach an alcohol problem. Lesen Sie weiter...
Veröffentlicht am 4. März 2000 von Bill Butler
5.0 von 5 Sternen A voice in the fray
This book worked for me. First, I would like to personally extend my condolences to anyone who has been forced to attend AA meetings by the court system. Lesen Sie weiter...
Am 27. Januar 2000 veröffentlicht
5.0 von 5 Sternen One for the Road
I wonder what Bill W. would think if he knew his book made the top 100 spiritual books of the century? Hopefully pleased and grateful. Lesen Sie weiter...
Veröffentlicht am 30. November 1999 von Julie Burke
5.0 von 5 Sternen The book that saves lives
This book works for people who want to stop drinking. the book talks about god but god as you know him it isn't about religon. this book saved my life
Am 9. November 1999 veröffentlicht
1.0 von 5 Sternen God bless the Volunteer state of Tennessee.
JIMMY ARNOLD, Petitioner v. TENNESSEE BOARD OF PAROLES, et al., Respondents. ANTHONY EVANS, Petitioner v. TENNESSEE BOARD OF PAROLES, et al., Respondents NO. Lesen Sie weiter...
Am 6. November 1999 veröffentlicht
1.0 von 5 Sternen Spiritual, not religious--the denial of the soul rapers.
In the United States Court of Appeals For the Seventh Circuit
No. 95-1843
JAMES W. KERR, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. CATHERINE J. Lesen Sie weiter...
Am 6. November 1999 veröffentlicht
5.0 von 5 Sternen help
What people do not realize is that this book is for people with serious addictions. It is not to be diciphered as a religous book, that people are brain washed into believing. Lesen Sie weiter...
Am 30. Oktober 1999 veröffentlicht
1.0 von 5 Sternen Bill Clinton's CDC dogs.
Several of them would have protested if they could have found the right arguments. Even Boxer was vaguely troubled. Lesen Sie weiter...
Am 28. Oktober 1999 veröffentlicht
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