AA speaker Dr. Mike presents a Big Book study podcast and thoughts on recovery





Below you will find the recordings made by Dr. Mike based on a "Experience the Big Book" study.  Find the one(s) you want and click "Listen here" to hear them on your computer.

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Wednesdays – Year 5- Ep: 14 – A Vision for You – Early AA – A Fellowship of the Spirit – Pages 158-163

These pages tell us about AA in the early years. It was truly a fellowship of the spirit. I always find these pages a powerful reminder of our primary purpose.
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Wednesdays – Year 5 – Ep: 12- A Vision For You – Pages 163-164 – How the Story Ends – God’s will and hope for me! Great Message for the New Year!

The last few paragraphs of instruction and direction. I still get emotional every time I read these pages. For me it is the revelation of God’s will and hope for me!
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Wednesday – Year 5 – Ep:11- Step 10 and Step 11 – The St. Francis Prayer and how it relates to living in the World of the Spirit

In this episode I take a final look at these important steps. I spend some time on the St. Francis prayer. What it says to me and how I use it in my daily prayer and meditation. Then try to summarize these 2 steps that are crucial for my achieving emotional sobriety.
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Wednesday – Year 5 – Ep 3: Forward to the Second Edition – Traditions and the AA Preamble from 1940

In this episode we complete our look at the forward to the second edition which has the history of AA in the first 16 years. In particular why we have the traditions and how they came into being.  Then we look at the original AA preamble from 1940 that was used at early meetings. It…
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Wednesday – Year 5 – Ep: 2 – Forward 2nd Edition – The spark that was to flare – The hand of God – AA History

The forward to the second edition should be must reading for AA members to appreciate how this solution came to each of us. No one reading these pages can doubt how God brought all these things together to bring, I believe, His spiritual principles in the form of the 12 steps to the world.
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Wednesday – Year 5 – Ep: 1 – Starting Big Book for 10th time on Wed Night – To Show Precisely how We Recovered

This marks the beginning of the 10th time through the book on wed night. I look at the cover and forward to first edition as well as the table of contents and how the book is laid out. Welcome any comments mhurwitz50@gmail.com
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Sundays – Year3 – Ep: 7 – Dr. Bobs Nightmare – Part 2 – Pages 178-81

This podcast completes our founder DR, Robert Smith’s story. These final pages should be familiar to all alcoholics.  Especially the final paragraphs.  comments mhurwitz50@gmail.com
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Sundays – Year 3 – Ep: 6 – Dr. Bob’s Nightmare – Part 1 – Pages 171-178

Dr. Bob Smith one of our founders tells his story. We all owe so much to this man. He truly carried the message. He made a difference!
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Sundays – Year 3 – Ep: 5 – A Vision for You – Pages 163-4 – The final instructions – How does it end? With hope!

What is the great fact? What do we ask for every morning? Abandon, admit, clear away, give freely, and join them and you will be with them in the fellowship of the spirit! I get emotional whenever I get to this page because it marks completion of another time through the big book studying the…
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