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

Thought No. 78 – Welcome to the Site

This site went live on June 14, 2017.  I wrote this on july 2 2017 and I thought it would be helpful to republish this as a  thought so new people would see what EBB was all about.  I started the Experience the Big Book meeting in September 2008. See my story podcast June 2018 and introduction to the site for more information on why I started this type of meeting.  These are directed, detailed studies of the Big Book’s first 164 pages.  I have done around 1500 of these meetings.  Members had asked me to record so they would be available to listen or to share with others.  I started to record in February 2017 and we have two very talented members who put together this site.  There will be three podcasts each week, and I have written “Thoughts on Recovery” covering the steps in detail and other topics as well.  You will notice that each meeting covers a different part of the text.  For instance, tonight at the Sunday meeting, we will be finishing the “Chapter to the Agnostics”.  Yesterday, at the Saturday meeting, we covered “To Wives”.  I do not have a prepared script so, each meeting, even when on the same material, will have different insights.  Our basic text is a spiritual book and more is always being revealed.  The podcasts are usually around 30 minutes.  I would appreciate any comments, either on the site or on the Facebook page.  If you find this site helpful, please share with your AA friends.  I welcome contact or any questions, thoughts, ideas, or suggestions.  I hope you find this site helpful in your spiritual journey.

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  1. Daniel on March 17, 2019 at 6:36 am

    Thank you Mike. I have began this journey recently. I ran into your podcasts and this site. It is helping me so much. So grateful.

  2. Grady Golden on December 8, 2020 at 12:06 pm

    “ThankYou” seems pretty shallow for what EtBB has done to me. Somewhere I heard that for every alcoholic that recovers, ten or more lives are effected in a positive way! You (we) will never know the true impact of this Ministry. Thank you for the time and effort you have given to me.
    Your friend,
    Grady Golden

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