This workbook is filled with explanations of words and phrases in the Big Book, referenced so that the Big Book can be notated and then, when read, the reader will gain a deeper understanding of the twelve steps.
The purpose of this Study Guide is to enable the student to better understand the information the authors of the book, Alcoholics Anonymous, intended to impart to each of us based on their experience and knowledge of alcoholism and their Program of Recovery. It can be used by an individual or by a group. This Guide is intended to examine the content of virtually every sentence in the basic text of the Big Book. The study and application is meant to provide the necessary spiritual experience, an entire psychic change, in which sobriety and permanent recovery can be achieved. This is as the result of working the 12 steps. The author of this workbook is Dan Sherman, not Alcoholics Anonymous.