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Glenn F. Chesnut, God and Spirituality: Philosophical Essays, November 2010, ISBN 978-1-4502-6769-4, ebook ISBN 978-1-4502-2854-1, viii + 545 pp., $32.95 U.S.    click here for more



This book takes us on a journey through three thousand years of history, showing us men and women searching for God and finding the answers to their quest in an amazingly diverse variety of life experiences.

The author introduces us to pagan Greeks and Romans, ancient Hebrew authors, Christians (Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Protestant) from all periods of history, the physicists Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking, the mathematician Kurt Gödel, existentialist philosophers, process theologians, New Thought teachers, and the great spiritual masters of the modern twelve step program.



William E. Swegan with Glenn F. Chesnut, Ph.D., The Psychology of Alcoholism, 2011, ISBN 978-1-4502-8598-8, ebook ISBN 978-1-4502-8599-5, x + 324 pp., $19.95 U.S.    click here for more

Originally published in 2003 as On the Military Firing Line in the Alcoholism Treatment Program, by Sgt. Bill S. with Glenn F. Chesnut

The great spokesman for that wing of early A.A. which stressed the psychological rather than the spiritual side of the program, Sgt. Bill Swegan (along with world famous psychiatrist Dr. Louis Jolyon West at UCLA) was the developer in 1953 of what became the Lackland-Long Beach Method for alcoholism treatment.



Ernest Kurtz, The Collected Ernie Kurtz, June 2008, ISBN 978-0-595-52099-2, xiv + 232 pp., $19.95 U.S.    click here for more

     Reprint of the classic 1999 edition published by the Bishop of Books



"Here under one cover is Kurtz at his best: historian, gadfly, teacher, interpreter, and master storyteller .... This is must reading for any student of Alcoholics Anonymous and the evolution of spirituality in America."
William L. White, author of Slaying the Dragon: The
History of Addiction Treatment and Recovery in America



Ernest Kurtz, Shame & Guilt, second edition, revised and updated, July 2007, ISBN 978-0-595-45492-1, xiv + 60 pp., $10.95 U.S., order from amazon.com.

click here for more about this book


Particularly in its new and revised version this little book, though short, is one of the best and most insightful works ever written on the sense of shame -- feeling bad about our lives and what we perceive as our failures -- that inner pain which haunts so many alcoholics and addicts and so many other human beings.

And from his deep wisdom and accumulated experience, Kurtz also tells us how the twelve step program can be used to heal that sense of worthlessness and fear of abandonment, and restore us to lives that are happy, joyous, and free.



Glenn F. Chesnut, Changed by Grace:  V. C. Kitchen, the Oxford Group, and A.A., September 2006, ISBN 0-595-40680-7, xv + 184 pp., $17.95 U.S.    click here for more




"Each century produces a small handful of great spiritual books. I believe strongly that Changed by Grace is going to prove one of the greatest of our present century. The best way to describe it is to say that it does for us today what William James' Varieties of Religious Experience did for the world of a hundred years ago."
       -- John Barleycorn in the Waynedale News



Glenn F. Chesnut, The Higher Power of the Twelve-StepProgram: For Believers & Non-believers, September 2001, ISBN 0-595-19918-6, xii + 260 pp., $19.95 U.S.    click here for more about the book    click here for more about the author




"I can honestly state that this book is one of the most practical books I have ever read. It allows one to approach spirituality from ANY perspective and, at the same time, inspires confidence in the method .... This book can save a life without a doubt!"

               George J. Dagis (Saugerties NY)

"As an old hard-bitten, somewhat cynical surgeon I started reading it with a very critical attitude which quickly evaporated and I found much to admire and practically nothing to criticize .... I wish the book had been available for the many questions that my alcoholic sailors had that I could not answer. You make the Twelve Steps good medicine for a host of problems."

               Captain Joseph Zuska, M.D., who founded the world famous
               Navy alcoholism treatment program at Long Beach in 1965


"This book was designed to gently lead people who are antagonistic toward traditional religious language into a deeper understanding of what those spiritual concepts are actually about, and how they help the everyday working of a good twelve-step program."

               A.A. oldtimer Sgt. Bill S. who (with psychiatrist Dr. Louis Jolyon West) developed
               the enormously successful Lackland Model of alcoholism treatment in 1951


"It should be required reading for anyone who wants to become a chemical dependency counselor. It makes the process of the spiritual awakening within the context of the twelve step program understandable to both professionals and lay person."

               Lori Croy, psychiatric nurse, Elkhart, Indiana




Mel B., Three Recovery Classics:  As a Man Thinketh (by James Allen), The Greatest Thing in the World (by Henry Drummond), An Instrument of Peace (the St. Francis Prayer), September 2004, ISBN 0-595-32631-5, vi + 92 pp., $11.95 U.S.    click here for more



Two of the major books recommended to newcomers in early AA, in both Akron and elsewhere:  James Allen (New Thought, similar to Emmet Fox's Sermon on the Mount, but shorter and simpler) and Henry Drummond (commentary on 1 Corinthians 13).



Glenn F. Chesnut, The Factory Owner & the Convict, Vol. 1 of Lives and Teachings of the A.A. Old Timers, April 2005, ISBN 0-595-34872-6, xii + 325 pp., $23.95 U.S.    click here for more




"From one sentence to the next my head was nodding and silently screaming YES, YESSS, YESSSSS, that's exactly what I've observed about alcoholics and alcoholism."
       -- John S. of the "John Barleycorn" recovery column in the Waynedale News

Ken Merrill (one of the great oldtimers who took the psychological approach) and Nick Kowalski (one who took the spiritual approach), plus the stories of one of the two most famous early A.A. prison groups, and one of the earliest black A.A. groups in the U.S.



Glenn F. Chesnut, The St. Louis Gambler & the Railroad Man, Vol. 2 of Lives and Teachings of the A.A. Old Timers, June 2005, ISBN 0-595-34878-5, xvi + 308 pp., $22.95 U.S.    click here for more




"This book describes the way alcoholics actually think better than anything I have ever read."
       -- William E. Correll (Life Treatment Center)

A.A. groups still make pilgrimages once a year to honor the memory of the great A.A. teacher Brownie. Plus Ellen Lantz (an early woman in A.A.) who talks about about the power of love, the gentle voice of Ed Pike who quiets and calms our souls, and the pithy sayings of the colorful, unforgettable Goshen Bill.



Richard M. Dubiel, The Road to Fellowship: The Role of the Emmanuel Movement and the Jacoby Club in the Development of Alcoholics Anonymous, January 2004, ISBN 0-595-30740-X, xvi + 192 pp., $17.95 U.S.    click here for more



The only two groups in the early twentieth century who rivaled A.A. in successfully getting alcoholics sober, with a study of their relationship to early A.A. via Rowland Hazard III, Richard Peabody, and early Boston A.A. and the Twenty-Four Hour book.



Nancy Olson, With a Lot of Help from Our Friends: The Politics of Alcoholism, March 2003, ISBN 0-595-27037-9, xxxiv + 534 pp., $30.95 U.S.    click here for more




How a small band of A.A. members, including Senator Harold Hughes and Mrs. Marty Mann, got the Hughes Act passed through the U.S. Senate -- the most important legislation on alcoholism in the twentieth century, far more important than the Prohibition Movement, and the basis of the modern alcoholism treatment center.



Annette R. Smith, Ph.D., The Social World of Alcoholics Anonymous: How It Works, December 2007, ISBN 978-0-595-47692-3, xx + 150 pp., $15.95 U.S.    click here for more




"With astute application of sociological concepts, Annette Smith .... reveals that a combination of frequent meetings, the Twelve Steps, an encompassing concept of God and the pressure of groups and mentors that are integral to the A.A. program, have the unintended consequence of creating a 'larger whole than the sum of its parts.' A.A. members find themselves in a social world offering individuals of diverse personality types an ongoing sense of belonging."

               Jacqueline P. Wiseman, Ph.D., author of Stations of
               the Lost: The Treatment of Skid Row Alcoholics




Jane S., Q & A:  Alcoholism and Sobriety, March 2007, ISBN 0-595-42334-5, xvi + 135 pp., $14.95 U.S.    click here for more

A GUIDEBOOK TO RECOVERY FOR BEGINNERS:  An old-timer answers basic questions about alcoholism and sobriety.

I think I have a drinking problem? What do I do?
How does A.A. work? What are the meetings like?
What is a sponsor? What are the Twelve Steps?
Are there answers other than A.A.?
What about alcoholics who are also manic-depressive (bipolar)?



Early books by Glenn F. Chesnut (from the 1980's)
on Christian history and theology

Glenn F. Chesnut, The First Christian Histories:  Eusebius, Socrates, Sozomen, Theodoret, and Evagrius, 2nd edit., revised and enlarged (Macon, Georgia: Mercer University Press, 1986), ISBN 978-0-86554-203-7, xiv + 296 pp., $25 U.S.    click here for more

"With this revised edition ... the best book in English on the historians of early
Christianity has become the best book on the subject in any language."
       -- Dennis E. Groh, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary



Glenn F. Chesnut, Images of Christ: An Introduction to Christology (San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1984), ISBN 0-86683-875-9, xiv + 172 pp., $8.95 U.S.   click here for more

The changing interpretations of the person and work of Christ down through the past two thousand years:  the meaning and purpose of his sacrifice on the cross, the significance of the title "Messiah," and differing understandings of the relationship between the human and the divine in Christ.




INDEX

A.A. historical materials and articles
on history and spirituality on this website
(CHRONOLOGICAL by date of posting)


Click here for an alphabetical list of these articles and essays.


CLICK HERE  8/6/10 Jack Alexander:  postings from the AAHistoryLovers

CLICK HERE  11/16/09 List of all the cities with AA groups as of Dec. 31, 1941

CLICK HERE  11/11/08 AA Bulletin No. 1 (November 14, 1940)

CLICK HERE  11/11/08 AA Bulletin No. 2 (January 15, 1941)

CLICK HERE  11/11/08 AA Bulletin No. 3 (June 20, 1941)

CLICK HERE  11/6/09 Don G. (Temple, Texas), Off the Walls: Wisdom from the Road of Happy Destiny

CLICK HERE  10/2/09 Glenn C., "Conference-approved literature"

CLICK HERE  7/10/09 "History of the Chicago Group"

CLICK HERE  7/10/09 "AA's First Meeting on the West Coast: November 21, 1939 in San Francisco"

CLICK HERE  6/14/09 Fiona D., "The Fourth Earl of Lucan: Sister Ignatia was born on his estate in County Mayo in Ireland"

CLICK HERE  6/12/09 Fiona D., "Sister Ignatia: her parents' marriage certificate"

CLICK HERE  5/19/09 Glenn F. Chesnut, "The Ground of Being: God and the Big Bang"

CLICK HERE  5/18/09 Glenn F. Chesnut, "Mount Sinai and the Burning Bush: The Cloud of Unknowing, the Altar to the Unknown God, and the Dark Night of the Soul"

CLICK HERE  5/15/09 Glenn F. Chesnut, "Learning to See the Sacred Dimension of Reality:  Rudolf Otto and the Idea of the Holy, Part 1"

CLICK HERE  5/14/09 Glenn F. Chesnut, "The Seven Faces of the Experience of the Divine Reality:  Rudolf Otto and the Idea of the Holy, Part 2"

CLICK HERE  4/15/09 The Merton Prayer

CLICK HERE  3/28/09 Fiona D., "Seven-year-old Ignatia sails from Ireland to America in 1896"

CLICK HERE  4/12/09 Fiona D., "Sister Ignatia: baptismal record (birth certificate) and the passenger manifest for the SS Indiana"

CLICK HERE  12/6/08 "A Brief History of Alcoholics Anonymous in Richmond, Indiana (Including Surrounding Communities)," compiled and written by Bob S. and edited by Barb A.

CLICK HERE  12/6/08 Bruce C. (Muncie, Indiana), "A Brief History of A.A. in Delaware County in Indiana," how A.A. began in Muncie and the surrounding parts of east central Indiana, including Union City, Dunkirk, Hartford City, Winchester, New Castle, Yorktown, Montpelier, Anderson, Marion, Richmond, and Cambridge City. New revised version, March 27, 2008.

CLICK HERE  11/22/08 "Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Recovery Outcome Rates: Contemporary Myth and Misinterpretation," by Arthur S. (Arlington, Texas), Tom E. (Wappingers Falls, New York), and Glenn C. (South Bend, Indiana): OCTOBER 11, 2008 UPDATE with 2007 Survey Results, Adobe PDF file

CLICK HERE  11/22/08 same article on recovery outcome rates as an MS Word DOC file

CLICK HERE  11/8/08 Ernest Kurtz, "Varieties of AA Experience," speaking at the Michiana Conference in South Bend, Indiana, on November 8, 2008, available from Blueprint Tapes in Clinton, Indiana

CLICK HERE  11/8/08 Mel B. speaking at the Michiana Conference in South Bend, Indiana, on September 15, 2007, cd available from Blueprint Tapes in Clinton, Indiana

CLICK HERE  9/27/08 The Philosophy of Courage by Philip Leon, with a new foreword by Glenn F. Chesnut

CLICK HERE  9/25/08 Fifty Books Tracing AA's History, from Charlie Bishop, Jr., the Bishop of Books

CLICK HERE  9/15/08 Fiona D., "Sister Ignatia's Birthplace in Ireland: The Neary family's rental holdings in Griffith's Land Valuation of 1855"

CLICK HERE  8/17/08 Anne Smith's Journal

CLICK HERE  7/13/08 Fiona D., "Sister Ignatia's Birthplace in Ireland: Photographs and Description"

CLICK HERE  6/16/08 "Brownie's and the Dignitaries Sympathy Groups"

CLICK HERE  6/1/08 Ernest Kurtz, The Collected Ernie Kurtz

CLICK HERE  6/2/08 John Barleycorn, "Whack-A-Mole"

CLICK HERE  2/17/08 Glenn F. Chesnut, God and Spirituality: Philosophical Essays

CLICK HERE  2/16/08 Glenn F. Chesnut, The First Christian Histories: Eusebius, Socrates, Sozomen, Theodoret, and Evagrius has now been put back in print by Mercer University Press

CLICK HERE  2/10/08 Glenn F. Chesnut: Dates in His Life

CLICK HERE  2/3/08 John Barleycorn, "A Nun's Story: Sister Ruth Finds God in the A.A. Meetings"

CLICK HERE  1/1/08 Arthur S. (Arlington, Texas), Tom E. (Wappingers Falls, New York), and Glenn C. (South Bend, Indiana), "Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Recovery Outcome Rates: Contemporary Myth and Misinterpretation," Adobe PDF file

CLICK HERE  1/1/08 Arthur S. (Arlington, Texas), Tom E. (Wappingers Falls, New York), and Glenn C. (South Bend, Indiana), "Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Recovery Outcome Rates: Contemporary Myth and Misinterpretation," MS Word DOC file

CLICK HERE  1/1/08 Loran Archer, "The 95% First Year Dropout Myth"

CLICK HERE  1/1/08 Annette R. Smith, The Social World of Alcoholics Anonymous: How It Works

CLICK HERE  1/1/08 Linda Farris Kurtz, Introduction to Annette R. Smith, The Social World of Alcoholics Anonymous: How It Works

CLICK HERE  9/10/07 Tommy H. (Baton Rouge, Louisiana), "First 226 Members Akron, OH AA Group"

CLICK HERE  8/29/07 John Barleycorn, "I'm not a Nice Guy"

CLICK HERE  8/12/07 Richard M. Dubiel, "Paul Tillich: Key Philosophical Theologian of the Mid-Twentieth Century"

CLICK HERE  8/7/07 John Barleycorn, "The Right Side of the Page"

CLICK HERE  7/9/07 John Barleycorn, "Alcoholics Anonymous and Buddhism"

CLICK HERE  3/27/07 Jane S., Q & A: Alcoholism and Sobriety

CLICK HERE  2/13/07 Ernest Kurtz, Shame & Guilt, second edition, revised and updated, 2007.

CLICK HERE  12/2/06 Rudolf Otto, author of The Idea of the Holy, photo, importance for understanding Bill W.'s primary conversion experience

CLICK HERE  12/2/06 Rowland Hazard photo

CLICK HERE  12/2/06 Cora Finch, "Stellar Fire: Carl Jung, a New England Family, and the Risks of Anecdote," link to her account on the Stellarfire website of Rowland Hazard's life and struggles with alcoholism, and the evidence proving that he was Carl Jung's patient in 1926, not 1931

CLICK HERE  12/2/06 Richard M. Dubiel, "Sober Sleuths: Lawrence Block and James Lee Burke"

CLICK HERE  11/26/06 Glenn F. Chesnut, "Twelve-Step Meditation in the A.A. Big Book and the 12 & 12"

CLICK HERE  9/15/06 Glenn F. Chesnut, "Practicing the Presence of God:  the path to soul-balance and inner calm." The spiritual teaching of Richmond Walker's Twenty-Four Hour book.

CLICK HERE  5/27/05 "Early Six-step Versions of the Steps"

CLICK HERE  9/11/06 Glenn F. Chesnut, "The Higher Power of the Twelve-Step Program:  Discovering a Higher Power."

CLICK HERE  9/11/06 Glenn F. Chesnut, "Being at Home:  Agapê Love and the Goal of Twelve-Step Spirituality."

CLICK HERE  9/10/06 Glenn F. Chesnut, "The Names of God:  how to find a God of our understanding."

CLICK HERE  9/9/06 Glenn F. Chesnut, Changed by Grace:  V. C. Kitchen, the Oxford Group, and A.A.

CLICK HERE  7/29/06 Glenn C., "Writing Local A.A. History: Stories as the Vessels of Wisdom and Grace," talk given at the Eastern Pennsylvania History & Archives Gathering on June 24, 2006.

CLICK HERE  4/30/06 Bob Pearson, "Our Greatest Danger: Rigidity"

CLICK HERE  1/21/06 Glenn F. Chesnut, "The God-Shaped Hole in the Human Soul"

CLICK HERE  11/16/05 Ed Webster, "Instructor's Outline" for the old-time A.A. beginners classes in Minneapolis.

CLICK HERE  11/10/05 Glenn C., Funeral Service for A.A. funerals and memorial services

CLICK HERE  11/10/05 Sophia (Lady Wisdom) and the feminine aspect of God

CLICK HERE  7-8-05 Glenn C., The St. Louis Gambler & the Railroad Man, Vol. 2 of Lives and Teachings of the A.A. Old Timers

CLICK HERE  6-13-05 Floyd P. (Frankton, Indiana) and the A.A. group in Anderson, Indiana, "Adventure of Recovery:  The Beginnings of A.A. in Anderson June 1943 - February 9, 1947"

CLICK HERE  5-20-05 Glenn C., The Factory Owner & the Convict, Vol. 1 of Lives and Teachings of the A.A. Old Timers

CLICK HERE  5-11-05 Neil S. (Fishers IN), "History of Indianapolis A.A."

CLICK HERE  4-26-05 Bob E. (Evansville, Indiana), "Early Evansville A.A., the first A.A. group in Indiana, founded April 23, 1940 by Akron old-timer J. D. Holmes"

CLICK HERE  3/25/05 "In Memoriam: Nancy Moyer Olson" (9/18/1929-3/25/2005)
She was the founder of the AAHistoryLovers, author of With a Lot of Help from Our Friends:  The Politics of Alcoholism, and the U.S. Senate aide who coordinated the passing of the Hughes Act, the most successful alcoholism legislation of the twentieth century.

CLICK HERE  3-24-05 The First edition of Ed Webster's Book on The Twelve Steps, later called The Little Red Book

CLICK HERE  3-21-05 Glenn C., "The Virtues and the Vices"

CLICK HERE  3-19-05 Founders Day in Minnesota 1946: photographs

CLICK HERE  3-12-05 Bar Room Reveries:  the joke book Ed Webster published in 1958

CLICK HERE  3-3-05 John S. (Fort Wayne), "Dr. Zweig: The Good Physician"

CLICK HERE  3-3-05 Photos of Richmond Walker and His Family

CLICK HERE  2-28-05 Photos of Father Ralph Pfau from the Archdiocesan Archives in Indianapolis

CLICK HERE  2-28-05 Frank N. (Syracuse, Indiana), "In Memory of Big Al Miller (May 22, 1931 - September 21, 2000), sober December 1, 1973"

CLICK HERE  2-25-05 Ilene S. (Warsaw, Indiana), "Historical Highlights of the Monday Night Kosciusko Combined Group"

CLICK HERE  2-25-05 Beth M. (Lafayette, Indiana), "Interview with John Shaifer (June 19, 1923 - November 13, 2000, Gary, Indiana), sober September 15, 1960"

CLICK HERE  2-25-05 Frank N. (Syracuse, Indiana), "Bob M.'s Memories:  Early A.A. in Kosciusko County"

CLICK HERE  2-21-05 Mel B., "Elder Statesman: Bill W. in Akron, June 15, 1958"

CLICK HERE  1-3-06 Glenn C., "The Books the Good Old-Timers Read"

CLICK HERE  1-4-06 Ed Webster (Minneapolis) and The Little Red Book

CLICK HERE  12-26-05 Glenn C., How A.A. Came to Indiana

CLICK HERE  1-5-05 Glenn C., "The Lafayette area: January 1948," in How A.A. Came to Indiana

CLICK HERE  1-2-05 Glenn C., "The Third A.A. Group Started in Indiana: Fort Wayne, December 1941," in How A.A. Came to Indiana

CLICK HERE  12-30-04 Glenn C., "The St. Joseph River Valley Region: South Bend, February 22, 1943," in How A.A. Came to Indiana

CLICK HERE  12-29-04 Glenn C., "Doherty Sheerin and the Founding of A.A. in Indianapolis: October 28, 1940," in How A.A. Came to Indiana

CLICK HERE  12-29-04 Glenn C., "The First A.A. Group in Rensselaer: early 1948," in How A.A. Came to Indiana

CLICK HERE  12-28-04 Glenn C., "J. D. Holmes and the First A.A. Group in Indiana: Evansville April-May 1940," in How A.A. Came to Indiana

CLICK HERE  12-26-04 Glenn C., "Early Black A.A. along the Chicago-Gary-South Bend Axis: The Stories and Memories of Early Black Leaders Told in Their Own Words," in How A.A. Came to Indiana

CLICK HERE  12-20-04 Glenn C., "The A.A. Prison Group Founded in 1944 at the Indiana State Prison at Michigan City," in How A.A. Came to Indiana

CLICK HERE  12-9-04 Mel B., "Love's Ingredients"

CLICK HERE  9-13-04 William E. Swegan, "The Psychology of Alcoholism," Chapter 2 of Victory Over Alcohol

CLICK HERE  9-10-04 Mel B., Three Recovery Classics: As a Man Thinketh (by James Allen), The Greatest Thing in the World (by Henry Drummond), An Instrument of Peace (the St. Francis Prayer)

CLICK HERE  8-22-04 Glenn C., "The Earliest Printings of Richmond Walker's Twenty-Four Hours a Day," with photos from the collection of Jack H. (Scottsdale, Arizona)

CLICK HERE  8-22-04 William E. Swegan, "The Thrill of Victory Over Alcohol," Chapter 1 of Victory Over Alcohol

CLICK HERE  8-22-04 William E. Swegan, Victory Over Alcohol: Old-Time A.A. Beginners Lessons

CLICK HERE  8-16-04 Mel B., "Ebby"

CLICK HERE  7-27-04 Glenn C., "The Upper Room and Early A.A."

CLICK HERE  7-27-04 Mel B., "Requiem for a Resentment"

CLICK HERE  7-20-04 Sgt. Bill S., "The Challenge of Normalcy"

CLICK HERE  7-19-04 Akron early A.A. pamphlet, Guide to the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous

CLICK HERE  7-19-04 Akron early A.A. pamphlet, Manual for Alcoholics Anonymous

CLICK HERE  7-19-04 Akron early A.A. pamphlet, Second Reader for Alcoholics Anonymous

CLICK HERE  7-19-04 Akron early A.A. pamphlet, Spiritual Milestones in Alcoholics Anonymous

CLICK HERE  7-19-04 Akron reading list for A.A. beginners

CLICK HERE  7-19-04 Detroit Pamphlet, Alcoholics Anonymous: An Interpretation of the Twelve Steps

CLICK HERE  7-19-04 Detroit Pamphlet, introduction to these early A.A. beginners' lessons

CLICK HERE  7-14-04 Linda Farris Kurtz, review of Nancy Olson, With a Lot of Help from Our Friends, on Amazon.com (April 10, 2004)

CLICK HERE  7-14-04 Frazer A. Lang, review of Nancy Olson, With a Lot of Help from Our Friends, in The Addiction Professional (January 2004)

CLICK HERE  7-14-04 Mel B., "Emmet Fox: Making Your Life Worthwhile"

CLICK HERE  7-12-04 Dubiel, Richard M., "The Emmanuel Movement and the Jacoby Club"

CLICK HERE  7-12-04 Mel B., "AA and Jesus: How Ancient Spiritual Teachings Are Linked to the Inspirational Program of Alcoholics Anonymous"

CLICK HERE  6-09-04 Glenn C., "Classical Protestant Liberalism and Early A.A."

CLICK HERE  5-31-04 Sgt. Bill S., On the Military Firing Line in the Alcoholism Treatment Program: The Air Force Sergeant Who Beat Alcoholism and Taught Others to Do the Same

CLICK HERE  5-28-04 Glenn C., "Psychological vs. Spiritual Interpretations of A.A."

CLICK HERE  5-27-04 Sgt. Bill S., "The Lackland Model for Alcoholism Treatment"

CLICK HERE  5-27-04 Sgt. Bill S., "Dr. Louis Jolyon West and the Lackland Model"

CLICK HERE  4-20-04 Glenn C., "Ralph Pfau (Father John Doe) and the Golden Books"

CLICK HERE  4-17-04 Glenn C., "Richmond Walker in A.A. History: Chronology of His Life"

CLICK HERE  4-17-04 "The Tools of Recovery," northern Indiana reading for the beginning of A.A. meetings

CLICK HERE  4-16-04 Richmond Walker, Memoirs

CLICK HERE  4-15-04 Glenn C., "Richmond Walker and the Twenty-Four Hour Book"

CLICK HERE  4-11-04 Nancy Olson, With a Lot of Help from Our Friends: The Politics of Alcoholism

CLICK HERE  4-09-04 Alan P. (Simi Valley, California), review of Glenn F. Chesnut, The Higher Power of the Twelve-Step Program: For Believers and Non-Believers, on Amazon.com

CLICK HERE  4-09-04 Sgt. Bill S. (Sonoma, California), review of Glenn F. Chesnut, The Higher Power of the Twelve-Step Program: For Believers and Non-Believers, in On the Military Firing Line in the Alcoholism Treatment Program

CLICK HERE  4-09-04 Richard M. Dubiel, The Road to Fellowship: The Role of the Emmanuel Movement and the Jacoby Club in the Development of Alcoholics Anonymous

CLICK HERE  4-09-04 Glenn C., The Higher Power of the Twelve-Step Program: For Believers and Non-Believers

CLICK HERE  4-09-04 Capt. Joseph Zuska, M.D., review of Glenn F. Chesnut, The Higher Power of the Twelve-Step Program: For Believers and Non-Believers