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Foundations for Christian Recovery”
By Dick B. and Ken B.
As you may know, more than 20 years ago—just
prior to the
Convention in Seattle in 1990—a young Christian
man involved in A.A. approached
Dick B. and asked him:
Did you know that A.A. came from the Bible?
With three-plus years of sobriety with no
relapse, attendance at perhaps 1,000 meetings or more, and a number of sponsees
“under his belt,” my dad replied:
I've never heard anything like that.
The young man replied:
Why don't you read DR. Bob and the Good Oldtimers?
The reading of that A.A. General Service Conference-approved book—still in print and available from A.A. in New York, but largely unknown to most AAs—launched Dick B. on a 20-plus-year quest to discover what role, if any, God, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Bible played in the astonishing 75% success rate early A.A. claimed for the period of the summer of 1935 until the publishing of the first edition of Alcoholics Anonymous (the “Big Book”) in April 1939 among "seemingly-hopeless," "medically-incurable," "last-gasp-case," "real" alcoholics who thoroughly followed the original Akron A.A. "Christian fellowship" program developed by A.A. cofounders Bill W. and Dr. Bob.
The Power and Love of God
Present in Early Akron A.A. Are Still Available Today
The four-session “Introductory Foundations for Christian Recovery” class not
only summarizes many of Dick B.'s 46 published titles, many recorded seminars
and audio talks, and more than 1,250 published articles, but also brings to
light many newly-discovered facts about the roles played by God, His Son Jesus
Christ, and the Bible in the miraculous cure of “medically-incurable” alcoholics
during A.A.’s earliest years (and during the early years of A.A.’s Christian
as the Young Men's Christian Association, the Salvation Army, the rescue
missions, the Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor, Christian
evangelists and revivalists, and others). The “Introductory Foundations for
Christian Recovery” (“IFCR”) class was filmed and edited by Dr. Robert Tucker
and his wife Stephanie in March 2010 at their New Life Spirit Recovery facility
in Huntington Beach, California. They have also begun running the IFCR class at
their Christian treatment facility.
The "Introductory Foundations for Christian Recovery" ["IFCR"] class is available in two online/”digital download” versions: (1) The IFCR Class for Groups and Organizations; and (2) The IFCR class for Individuals.
The IFCR class for Groups and Organizations is made available on a “site license” basis. This means that the video sessions may be presented in (public) class forums, as long as that (public) class is directly, personally supervised by an authorized representative of the group or organization which has licensed the class; and as long as the (public) class is presented on premises owned, leased, or rented by the group or organization which has licensed the class. (Special terms are available for larger and/or multi-site groups and organizations.)
The IFCR class for Individuals is for personal/private use (and NOT for public presentation).
Both the IFCR class for Groups and Organizations and the IFCR class for Individuals include four video sessions with the following content:
Class 1/Session 1: The Founding, Activities, and Summary of the Original Akron A.A. “Christian Fellowship” Program
Part 1: How the First Three A.A. Members Got Sober and Were Cured
Part 2: The 14 Practices the Early Akron AAs Used to Achieve Astonishing Successes
Part 3: The Original, Seven-Point, Akron A.A. Program Summarized by Frank Amos for John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
Class 2/Session 2: Christian Organizations and People That Shaped the Recovery Ideas of the Original Akron A.A. “Christian fellowship” program before It Began
Part 1: Seven Pre-A.A. Organizations and People That Fed to A.A. the Necessity for Salvation and the Word of GOD
Part 2: The Extensive, Christian, Biblical Training Bill W. Received in East Dorset and and Manchester, Vermont
Part 3: Dr. Bob's “Excellent Training” in the Bible as a Youngster in St. Johnsbury, VT.
Class 3/Session 3: The Manner in Which the A.A. Society Came about, Beginning about 1931
Part 1: The Relevant Events in Bill W.'s Life, Including His Early Friendship with Ebby Thacher.
Part 2: The Relevant Events in Dr. Bob S.'s Life, Beginning in the Early 1930's in Akron
Part 3: Bill W. and Dr. Bob Meet at the Home of Henrietta Seiberling on May 12, 1935.
Class 4/Session 4: The A.A. Program Changes Between June 1935 and April 1939
Part 1: The Akron Program Successes between June 1935 and November 1937
Part 2: The Change of Course Bill W. Began to Take
Part 3: Work on the Big Book between the Spring of 1938 and April of 1939
Part 4: Battles over Big Book Content and Language
Part 5: The Closing Phases of the Altered Akron Program
The IFCR class for Groups and Organizations also includes in “digital download” form (i.e., as a Microsoft Word document attached to an email message) the following copyrighted materials:
1. The IFCR Class Instructor’s Guide;
2. The IFCR Class Guide for Students; and
3. The Dick B. Christian Recovery Guide, 3rd ed. by Dick B. and Ken B.
The “site license” for the IFCR class for Groups and Organizations includes limited reproduction rights allowing for one (1) copy of the IFCR Class Instructor’s Guide, and one (1) copy of The Dick B. Christian Recovery Guide, 3rd ed., by Dick B. and Ken B., to be produced for each Instructor authorized by the licensing Group or Organization to present an IFCR Class on their behalf on their owned/leased/rented premises. It also includes limited reproduction rights allowing for one (1) copy of the IFCR Class Guide for Students to be produced for each student attending an IFCR class presented by the licensing Group or Organization on its owned/leased/rented premises.
To obtain a “site license” for the IFCR class for Groups and Organizations, the fee for the “site license” is $99.95. Please click on the “Donate” button below to obtain the “site license” now. (You may use a credit card, a debit card, or PayPal with the form below. A PayPal account is NOT required.)
The license for the IFCR class for Individuals includes a “digital download” version of the IFCR Class Guide for Students for the personal/private use of the student alone. No other reproduction of the IFCR class videos or other class materials is permitted—other than for the personal/private used of the licensor--under the terms of the license for Individuals. The Dick B. Christian Recovery Guide, 3rd ed., is available for Individuals on a “digital download” basis for $14.95, and is highly recommended!
To obtain a license for the IFCR class for Individuals, the fee is $49.95. Please click on the “Donate” button below to obtain the license for the class now. (You may use a credit card, a debit card, or PayPal with the form below. A PayPal account is NOT required.)
If you would like to learn more about The Dick B. Christian Recovery Guide, 3rd ed., or acquire it for $14.95, please click here:
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