Promises ... Promises 
147
of  them!   - That’s GOOD NEWS! That’s HOPE

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XII

4

...who have recovered.   To show other alcoholics...(2)

XXVII

11

...find himself easily able to control his desire...

XXX

4

...he is as fine a specimen...

11

20

...raised from the dead...

11

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...inwardly reorganized.  ...different footing. ...best...(3)

13

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...promised...   ...all my problems. (2)

15

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...design for living that works in rough going.

15

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...The joy of living...overcome among us (7)

16

10

...vast amount of fun about it all..

16

15

...need look no further for Utopia.

17

5

...recovered.  ...Solved the drink problem.  ...There exists...(3+)

17

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...a way out...   ...join...   ...this is the great news...  (3)

25

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...found much of heaven...  ...fourth dimension...   ...fact... (3+)

26

32

...free man...   .. nor is he confined... ...go anywhere...  (3)

28

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...A new life has been given us...

42

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...all my problems...   more satisfying...  (2)

46

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...we began to be possessed by a new sense of power...

47

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...he is on his way...wonderfully effective...structure

50

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...on one proposition...was so unsatisfactory (7)

52

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...when we saw others solve...the God idea did. (2)

55

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...If our testimony...you cannot fail.  (2)

57

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...Even so has God restored...to us! (2)

58

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...Rarely have we seen...path

58

13

...There are those too...recover...honest.

63

2

...When we sincerely...remarkable things followed.

63

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...As we felt new power...We were reborn.  (8)

63

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...This was only ... at once.  

68

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...At once, we commence to outgrow fear.

75

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...We can look...Spirit of the Universe. (8)

78

9

...Rarely do we fail to make satisfactory progress.

83

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...If we are painstaking...do for ourselves (16-19)

84

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...They will always materialize if we work for them.

84

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...And we have ceased...fit spiritual condition. (12-15)

85

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...If we have carefully...His Spirit into us.  

86

2

...It works...if we work at it.

86

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...Our thought-live...wrong motives.

86

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...Here we ask God...part of the mind. (3)

87

9

...Nevertheless...rely upon it.

87

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...We constantly...to suit ourselves...it really does.  (9)

89

10

...Life will take on new meaning.

93

2

...he has become...how you got well.

95

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...We have no monopoly...worked with us.

100

6

...Both you and the new...present circumstances. (3)

100

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...Assuming we are...his spiritual status. (3)

102

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...Now you are getting back into the social life of this world.

108

15

...Today most of our men...than ever before.

117

18

...You will make mistakes...emerge when they are overcome.

120

5

...You will lose the old life to find one much better.  

132

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...We absolutely insist on enjoying life.

132

27

...So we think cheerfulness...the power to help others. (2)

133

3

...We are sure God wants us to be happy, joyous and free.

133

15

...We who have recovered...miracles of mental health. (2)

134

13

...Some of us had this experience...intimacy than ever.

150

3

...They have a new attitude...from a living death. (2)

152

12

...We have shown how we got out from under.

152

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...Yes, there is a substitute...and so will you. (7)

153

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...It may seen incredible...recovery proves that! (2)

156

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...As we shall see...have been repaired in four.

158

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...He never drank again.  He too...his community. (?)

159

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...These men...in giving themselves for others. (2)  

162

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...Thus we grow...need to begin.

163

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...You forget...much greater than yourself...labor.

164

18

...See to it...This is the Great Fact for us.

By our count, I get 147 “promises:”

16 deal with “ removal of the drink problem”  or “sanity restored.”  These are what we think of as the “ criteria”  for “ recover ED .”

The other 131   deal with what we got from alcohol -when it “worked.”

If “Dr. Bob’s Nightmare” is included the total comes to over 150.

Clean House

 Trust God

Work with Others


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