For a full understanding and plain statement of the differences between the old school Akron A.A. Christian Fellowship program founded in 1935 and the "new" program Bill fashioned with Rev. Sam Shoemaker and codified into his Big Book and Twelve Steps, you need the evidence. And the evidence is best found in the latest book by Dick B. and Ken B. - "Stick with the Winners." It is available in print-on-demand and in electronic book form on Amazon.com and elsewhere
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Richard Gordon Burns9:20 PMEdit
There is another new book just published by Dick B. and Ken B. that further illustrates the difference between old school A.A. (the early A.A. Akron Christian Fellowship founded in 1935) and the new A.A. program that Bill W. said he pulled together from Dr. William Silkworth, Professor William James, and Rev. Samuel Shoemaker, Jr. Bill's new program was spelled out in his first edition of the Big Book and codified the life changing program of the Oxford Group. The Old school program grew out of the biblical roots of A.A. and the Christian upbringing of Dr. Bob and Bill W. It is summarized in 7 points on DR. BOB and the Good Oldtimers, page 131; and its practical application is spelled out in the personal stories in the 1st edition of "Alcoholics Anonymous." The new book that makes this dichotomy clear is the book by Dick B. and Ken B. "Pioneer Stories in Alcoholics Anonymous: God's Role in Recovery Confirmed." Available from Amazon.com in Kindle or print-on-demand.