FREE viewing of the first 10 videos from the forthcoming “Bill W., Dr. Bob, and the Cure of Alcoholism: The Rest of the Story” class by Dick B. and Ken B. is now available on the “A.A. History: The Rest of the Story, with Dick B.” website (www.AAHistoryChristianRecovery.com) on the following web page: “Bill W., Dr. Bob, and the Cure of Alcoholism: The Rest of the Story”
After 25 years of research, investigations, travels, interviews, collecting historical books and materials, and visiting archives and libraries relevant to A.A. history and the Christian Recovery Movement, “unofficial historian of A.A.” Dick B. and his son Ken B. are beginning to role out the videos included in the “Bill W., Dr. Bob, and the Cure of Alcoholism” class. Dick and Ken present the “rest of the story” about Alcoholics Anonymous and its history, highlighting the roles played by God, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Bible in early A.A.’s astonishing success with “seemingly-hopeless,” “medically-incurable” alcoholics who thoroughly followed the early A.A. path. Many of the facts about early A.A. which Dick and Ken share in this class are, to this day, virtually unknown to most Christian leaders and workers in the recovery arena, as well as to most alcoholics and drug addicts who still suffer.
Topics covered in the class include:
- The Congregational Christian upbringings of A.A. cofounders, Bill W., and Dr. Bob, in Vermont;
- The Christian progenitors of A.A.
- Rockefeller agent Frank Amos’s seven-point summary and 16 practices, of the original, highly-successful Akron A.A. “Christian fellowship” program.
- How Christian leaders and workers in today’s recovery arena can substantially enhance their effectiveness in carrying the message to those who still suffer by drawing on the “lessons learned” by the early A.A. Christian pioneers and successful Christian predecessors so they don’t have to “reinvent the wheel” in pursuing Christian Recovery.