"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.