While at a twelve step men’s retreat in the mountains recently, I was hiking and came across an area where tree’s had been uprooted. I found a section of a root that was shaped like a cross, which I found unusual. The thought occurred to me that the Christian Cross, (the Christian Bible and Christ’s teachings), is the root of the recovery fellowships in that the origin of the AA Big Book and principles of the fellowship are identified by the AA Founders in multiple AA literature sources as, Sermon on the Mount, Book of James, 1 Corinthians 13 and Psalms 91 & 23. I decided to make a physical representation of these concepts using that cross shaped section of the root, and created a shadow box toward that end. I had a professional photographer shoot a photo and this image is the result . For me the image says a lot in a simple way, and puts things in their proper perspective. I hope others will enjoy the image.
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- Alcoholics and God – Liberty Magazine
- AA’s Roots in The Oxford Group
- Grapevine – Bill W. and Carl Jung
- Saturday Evening Post March 1st 1941 – Alcoholics Anonymous
- Saturday Evening Post April 1, 1950 The Drunkard’s Best Friend
- Co-founders of AA
- Bill W. and Dr. Bob Quotes
- The 16 Occurrences of Biblical Descriptions of God in Pages 1-164 of the Big Book 4th ed.
- The 41 Occurrences of Non Biblical Descriptions of God in Pages 1 – 164 of the Big Book 4th ed.
- The 81 Occurrences of Capitalized Pronouns Referring to God in Pages 1-164 of the Big Book 4th ed.
- The 135 Occurrences of the Word God on Pgs 1-164 in Alcoholics Anonymous 4th ed.
- Their Pathway to a Cure(proposed front cover of a dust jacket proposed for the first edition of Alcoholics Anonymous)
- D J Defoe “I Saw Religion Remake a Drunkard” – Your Faith Magazine Sept 1939
- Bill W – Grace of God talk
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