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Big Book Online Study


Study the Big Book online using the following material. By clicking on a selected Chapter (pdf), a separate window will open for your reading pleasure. Also, if you wish to hear audio of the same material, just click the same Chapter (mp3) and a separate window will appear to listen to the audio. Your browser will need have an audio plug-in capable of listening to mp3 files.

In addition, we have provided "Tools" for you use while studying the Big Book including:

We hope you you enjoy your time learning more about the principles of our AA program as originally authored by our founders!


Alcoholics Anonymous (4th Edition)
Copyright © Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Chapter Pages Reading (pdf) Audio (mp3)
  xi - xii Preface (htm)  
  xiii - xiv Foreword To The First Edition (htm)  
  xv - xxi Foreword To The Second Edition (htm)  
  xxii Foreword To The Third Edition (htm)  
  xxiii - xxiv Foreword To The Fourth Edition (htm)  
  xxv - xxxii The Doctor's Opinion (htm)  
Chapter 1 1 - 16 Bill's Story (pdf) Bills Story (mp3)
Chapter 2 17 - 29 There Is A Solution (pdf) There Is A Solution (mp3)
Chapter 3 30 - 43 More About Alcoholism (pdf) More About Alcoholism (mp3)
Chapter 4 44 - 57 We Agnostics (pdf) We Agnostics (mp3)
Chapter 5 58 - 71 How It Works (pdf) How It Works (mp3)
Chapter 6 72 - 88 Into Action (pdf) Into Action (mp3)
Chapter 7 89 - 103 Working With Others (pdf) Working With Others (mp3)
Chapter 8 104 - 121 To Wives (pdf) To Wives (mp3)
Chapter 9 122 - 135 The Family Afterward (pdf) The Family Afterward (mp3)
Chapter 10 136 - 150 To Employers (pdf) To Employers (mp3)
Chapter 11 151 - 164 A Vision For You (pdf) A Vision For You (mp3)
Appendix II 567 - 568 Spiritual Experience (htm)  

Tools For Your Big Book Study

The Big Book Search Tool

Search the first 164 pages of the Big Book for particular words and also phrases. Also useful for finding the page number of a particular phrase or sentence.


Big Book Concordance

A Concordance to the the Big Book (including the stories at the end) where one can take any of 9,885 different words and find every page in the Big Book in which that word is used (based on 3rd edition so some stories will differ).


Big Book Stories - Author Bios

Biographies of the authors from the Big Book stories.