"If there is a shadow of a doubt someplace, that will cause a weakness."
Wallace Black Elk Lakota
In spite of the great increase in the size and the span of this Fellowship, at its core it remains simple and personal. Each day, somewhere in the world, recovery begins when one alcoholic talks with another, sharing experience, strength, and hope.
Foreword to Third Edition
Big Book pg. xxii
I earnestly advise every alcoholic to read this book through, and though perhaps he came to scoff, he may remain to pray.
William D. Silkworth
Big Book pg. xxxii
Thus was I convinced that God is concerned with us humans when we want Him enough. At long last I saw, I felt, I believed. Scales of pride and prejudice fell from my eyes. A new world came into view.
Big Book pg. 12
Grandfather feed our strength.