Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A Major Historical Link: The Oxford Group & A.A.

The Most Complete, Accurate, and Definitive Book


Alcoholics Anonymous & The Oxford Group


By Dick B.



The Oxford Group and Alcoholics Anonymous


Scholarly, comprehensive, unique! A.A. was an integral part of the Oxford Group in the early 1930's, and this book contains the only study of the Oxford Group's contributions to early A.A.'s Big Book, Twelve Steps, and Fellowship. You will find here the Oxford Group's Biblical roots, the origin of its ideas, details on its beliefs and practices, its influence on early A.As and their high success rate, and where its concepts can be found in today's A.A.


Foreword by Rev. T. Willard Hunter; author, columnist, Oxford Group activist; former Assistant to the President of the School of Theology at Claremont, California.




"A masterly book. Dick B. has fully converted me to his use of quotations to show the parallels between the Oxford Group and the statements of Bill W., Dr. Bob and A.A. literature generally. Dick evidences a power of summarizing the aims of a book in a few lines with much clarity."

Garth D. Lean

Author of On the Tail of a Comet

(The life of Oxford Group founder, Dr. Frank N. D. Buchman)


"Dick B. has the capacity and commitment to go to the very wellsprings ofA.A. and, through brilliant and painstaking research, to bring the real inspiration of its roots to today's living."

James D. and Eleanor Newton

Authors of Uncommon Friends and The Guidance of God

Oxford Group activists for 70 years

Friends of Frank Buchman and Sam Shoemaker


"What Dick is doing with his research and development of books is of utmost importance. The Oxford Group & Alcoholics Anonymous: A Design for Living That Works is a first rate example. Without a spiritual commitment to God and His guidance, most people in A.A. will not make it. It's regrettable more do not see this."

Jim H.

A.A. Oldtimer (63 years), Moral Re-Armament

Board Member, and friend of A.A. co-founder, Bill Wilson


"Dick: I have your books, New Light on Alcoholism, The Akron Genesis, Dr. Bob's Library, Anne Smith's Journal, and The Oxford Group. You write exceedingly well and simply so that folks like me can understand and enjoy."

Geraldine D.

CEO Emeritus and Founder, Little Hill Foundation

Friend of Bill and Lois Wilson, and A.A. Oldtimer (50 years)


"Dick B. is performing a service to our whole field by describing the historical and spiritual tools of recovery from alcoholism."

Paul Wood, Ph.D.

President, National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence


Paradise Research Publications, Inc.; Second Edition; 432 pp.; 6 x 9; perfect bound; 1998; $23.95; ISBN 1-885803-19-2. (Previous title: Design for Living.The Oxford Group's Contribution to Early A.A.)


For further information, contact Dick B.,; 808 874 4876


Gloria Deo



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