experience of RogerG working & passing on the 12 steps
guided by official AA literature.
Services, New York
Please note that some other BigBookStepStudy
groups ignore a Big Book direction that the 1980 Hyannis Group
believes is vital to discovery of the "exact nature of our
wrongs (stp5)". AA's Big Book (all editions) step
4 includes, "Referring to our list again, where
had we been selfish, dishonest, self seeking and frightened?"
update (Jan 2002).
Additionally, the 1953 book Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions," written largely by AA Cofounder Bill Wilson added the "Assets" to Step 4. This encourages emotional balance when combined with the 1939 book Alcoholics Anonoymous "search for flaws that caused our failure."