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February 18th 2014
05:19:57 PM
What is your name?  

Curtis Yuen

How did you find this Web Site?  

Searching About Clarence Snyder

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Yes

If yes, please provide contact information.  

Curtis Yuen 1-604.616.4270

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This is awsome I listen to everything on Clarence Snyder and I have been looking for anyone who has done the steps the wayClarence Snyder did them, I can\'t believe I actually found this site, anyways I need help so bad im in vancouver BC canada, I found the step guide on this site and I wanna do these steps so bad!! im 26yrs cocaine and heroin addict, im just detoxed and need to do these steps before I relapse!! I read over the guide and was goona get a friend to do them with me, can I do that, me do it on him and him do the same with me? I do not understand the step 4 column? i write the effect of the defect? Can someone give me an example of the inventory? I really need some help please!!!! can some explain this to me?? I want this badly!!! theres nothing goin on here in Canada I want to recover!! This is literally a dream that I found this site! I can actually be 12stepped by Clarence Snyder in a way!!, so im begging for someone to guide me in doing these steps, dont leave me behind in canada!!! add me on facebook asap please Curtis Yuen, my email Curtis_Yuen@hotmail.com or call me 1.604.616.4270

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February 16th 2014
03:40:52 PM
What is your name?  

Sean Major

How did you find this Web Site?  

I\'ve known Dick for a while.

Have you attended a CTB Retreat?  

No

Would you like to be contacted?  

Sure

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Danny Whitmore is my sponsor. I met Dick through him back in the 90s.

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February 8th 2014
12:03:14 PM
What is your name?  

JACKIE GRACE FIELDS

How did you find this Web Site?  

TRYING TO PULL DOWN A REGISTRATION FORM

How can we improve it?  

I CAN T GET ON THE REGISTRATION WEBSITE

Have you attended a CTB Retreat?  

YES AT LEAST TEN

Would you like to be contacted?  

YES

If yes, please provide contact information.  

2162313772,4407150795, 2163424222
NomenaNNY@HOTMAIL.COM

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CANT WAIT UNTIL APRIL TO COME TO CHAUTAUQUA

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November 14th 2013
02:04:38 PM
What is your name?  

Mark Joseph Robertson

How did you find this Web Site?  

typed it in and it worked.

How can we improve it?  

it works

Have you attended a CTB Retreat?  

yes however it has been more then five years now.

Would you like to be contacted?  

yes.

If yes, please provide contact information.  

1312 w ridge ave stone mountain ga 30083.

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I miss you guys alot of the time. Nothing is the same down here I went out for a while. came back in september 27th of this year. I am back in and taking care

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October 21st 2013
05:50:20 AM
What is your name?  

charles mccullough

How did you find this Web Site?  

google

How can we improve it?  

dancing girls?

Have you attended a CTB Retreat?  

yes

Would you like to be contacted?  

sure

If yes, please provide contact information.  

charles mccullough 407-369-1267

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His sovereign will encroaches on our little domain of control.
Oh Hallelujah! Thank You Jesus!!!

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September 29th 2013
08:14:24 AM
What is your name?  

Marian Klein

How did you find this Web Site?  

from a CTB meeting

Have you attended a CTB Retreat?  

No, but I will

Would you like to be contacted?  

Yes

If yes, please provide contact information.  

Marianbk@aol.com

my phone number is 631-463-5224

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I am interested in studying more from CTB

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July 17th 2013
11:33:15 AM
What is your name?  

Ronald Ludack

How did you find this Web Site?  

our A.A. Legacy booklet

How can we improve it?  

n/a

Have you attended a CTB Retreat?  

no

Would you like to be contacted?  

yes

If yes, please provide contact information.  

phone # 352-404-6756 cell # 1-516-998-6390 address 3717 Westerham drive Clermont,florida 34711

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I have been to matt talbot retreats but not ctb and am very interested. I moved to 4 yrs ago and found you through a man that went through the steps using the Our Legacy . I found that this is the way to go I have found that it is simple and direct and helps people find Jesus Christ. i would like to get information on the retreat in November 2013 if possible. thank you and look forward to seeing some of you on retreat.

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May 16th 2013
10:01:44 PM
What is your name?  

Dick B.

How did you find this Web Site?  

On it!

How can we improve it?  

Let someone else tackle that one. \"I find no fault in\" this site

Have you attended a CTB Retreat?  

Many

Would you like to be contacted?  

Any time

If yes, please provide contact information.  

Dick B., 808 874 4876; or 808 276 4945;
dickb@dickb.com
PO Box 837, Kihei, HI 96753-0837

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Putting the Plug in the Jug Pouring Out Myths and Erroneous Stories

The Nonsense about Alleged Payments to Clarence H. Snyder

Dick B.
© 2013 Anonymous. All rights reserved

I couldn’t believe it when someone pointed out to me that a censored, moderated forum was loaded with questions, answers, and intimations that Clarence Snyder had been paid for his story in the Big Book. Almost uniformly, the myth was championed by people who couldn’t possibly have a clue or know the truth. Many said so. But they repeated the suggested myth again and again—several pages worth..

So, like Dragnet, I just went out looking for “Just the facts please, ma’m.” I contacted three long-time sponsees of Clarence H. Snyder who originally gathered all of Clarence’s papers and began putting them in such publications as “Going Through the Steps,” “My Higher Power the Light Bulb,” and “Our Faith Legacy.” Which are now widely known and frequently used or quoted by AAs and others. I simply asked these folks if the writers were in error, and/or were circulating mythical questions and answers, and had misstated the facts.

Here are some facts—that constitute evidence not unlike that which I myself had with Clarence Snyder’s widow in the week-long interview I had with her in Florida.

Item One: Aloha to you, Steve, from Maui, Hawaii! This my son Ken wrote to Steve

Thank you for setting--and keeping--the record straight! Hope to see you and Sue and Jack (and others from the \"Came to Believe Retreats\" family) at \"The First International Alcoholics Anonymous History Conference,\" September 6-7, 2013, in Portland, Maine. Perhaps you folks could even join us on our research tour to St. Johnsbury, Vermont (about three hours from Portland) on Sept. 8-10.
http://www.dickb.com/First-International-Alcoholics-Anonymous-History-Conference-2013.shtml
In GOD\'s love,

Dick B.\'s son, Ken

Item Two: Steve’s Plain, Simple, and Factual Answer to the Myth:

On Thu, May 16, 2013 at 9:56 AM, Steve Foreman wrote:
Dick and Ken:

Any thoughts or rumors that Clarence Snyder received any money for being a part of the Big Book or sales of any other AA material is pure “Baloney” (I cleaned that up).

Clarence was livid with Bill for the money Bill made from each copy sold of the Big Book and “12 Steps and 12 Traditions” plus all of the Al-Anon material Lois wrote. He would not even take fees for speaking at engagements throughout the US. He would ask for his expenses to be paid, and that was it.

AA was a “Labor of Love” as described by Clarence and, as he said, was “his avocation”, not a money-making venture. These people are “making this stuff up” (misinformed, or lying, in other words), and I can be quoted as so saying.

Love those B. . . . Boys. Keep the pot stirred and all of us mushrooms informed with “Just the facts”.

God Bless,

Steve Foreman
2211 Lee Road, Suite 100
Winter Park, FL 32789
(407)862-5900 - Fax (407)869-7560

Item Three: The Actual, Confirming Truth as Conveyed to us (Dick B. and Ken B.) at the home of Clarence Snyder’s widow—Grace Moore Snyder—and her son Duke Moore and Duke’s wife and father-in-law at the dinner table at Jacksonville Beach, Florida.

The group was seated at the dinner table, discussing the book which I had come to write—That Amazing Grace: The Role of Clarence and Grace S. in Alcoholics Anonymous (San Rafael, CA: Paradise Research Publications, 1996).

Duke’s father in law turned to Grace and asked her how much she was being paid by me for the biography I was writing and going to publish. She looked the gentleman straight in the eye. She said: “Not one cent.”

With that, Duke got up from the table and left the dining room. Grace followed him. And Grace said her son told her: “Mom, I’m proud of you for what you said about the being “paid” remark. That’s exactly what Clarence said of himself so often. And that’s the way he would have answered.”

As soon as I saw the myths proposed in the censored and moderated “history” forum, I contacted Clarence’s own sponsees in Florida and elsewhere. I asked for their comments on the question whether Clarence had been paid for his story. My son and I received the answer above, and it certainly shows how far people who dislike others in A.A. may start a false question or false rumor or request for false information. And then try to destroy the person mentioned.

Item Four: The Forty-Five Feathers: Ed Andy, a good friend of Clarence’s, and the owner of the “First A.A. Museum” in Lorain, Ohio, put out a videotaped interview about the “45 feathers.” A man had told a bald-faced lie about another person and caused lots of harm. The man went to a priest to confess. The priest told him to get 45 feathers and place one in

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April 13th 2013
01:17:42 PM
What is your name?  

Malcolm Mycock

How did you find this Web Site?  

Been here before

How can we improve it?  

It\'s all good as it is

Have you attended a CTB Retreat?  

All the uk retreats

Would you like to be contacted?  

Yes if I can help anybody

If yes, please provide contact information.  

malcolm1cor13.13@gmail.com

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Hello all, only 4 weeks until the first Derbyshire retreat, 10th 11th 12th May 2013, if anybody is interested please get in touch, the venues great and we have a great team, Paul Doyle is taking people through the steps on the Saturday, and we have a really good mix of new comers and old timers.
these retreats saved my life and brought me to Christ, they are amazing, everybody should give them a go, all you need is a open mind and they take your recovery to another level.

God bless you all, love in Christ.

Malcolm x

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March 17th 2013
12:09:47 AM
What is your name?  

Dick B

How did you find this Web Site?  

been there, done that

Have you attended a CTB Retreat?  

Many of them

Would you like to be contacted?  

No

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You may listen to Dick B. interview Christian recovery leader Tim K. on the March 16, 2013, episode of the \"Christian Recovery Radio with Dick B.\" show here:

http://mcaf.ee/n6kjz

or here:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/christian-recovery-radio-with-dickb/2013/03/17/dick-b-interviews-christian-recovery-leader-tim-k

Episodes of the \"Christian Recovery Radio with Dick B.\" show are archived at:

www.ChristianRecoveryRadio.com

Dick B.
© 2013 Anonymous. All rights reserved


Special comment about today’s speaker Tim K. I learned in the interview today what Tim is doing in the Colorado Springs area to serve alcoholics and addicts who want God’s help. Tim has worked with the Clarence Snyder retreat in Western Wisconsin (www.Cametobelieve.org);
but when he became a shepherd for the Colorado retreat, he set about growth, growth, growth, and follow-through that is really feeding the sheep in a number of ways. I have long felt that, though most of us enjoy and learn from retreats and conferences, the game is not over when the gathering concludes. It is what the leaders and those in attendance are challenged to do for others thereafter that counts! At the event, they can learn how to “come to believe.” They can learn how to take people through the Twelve Steps in the manner that A.A. old-timer Clarence Snyder did. They can listen to excellent speakers. And they can give testimony on the last morning as to the change that has occurred in their lives—the vital religious experience. But it is what they do afterward that has the real impact as they return from the event to their groups, meetings, and newcomers and there foster service, study, sponsorship, meetings, and instruction. And, as you will see here and find out from Tim’s talk, he not only leads the Colorado retreats, but he established a Saturday night A.A. meeting in Colorado Springs. And just today, his group met in a steering committee meeting to organize five additional A.A. meetings—one each night—in addition to the Saturday meeting. Thereby the members and newcomers can fellowship together daily, be supported by the group daily, and pass the message on daily as was done by the First Century Christians, followed in the original Akron AA Christian Fellowship, and recorded many years ago in the Book of Acts. This broadening of service in addition to a retreat or conference provides a very much needed continuity and profit from the retreat or conference itself.
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Introduction

Our guest today is Tim K. from Colorado Springs, Colorado. In just the short time we\'ve known him, he\'s clearly been a dynamic and productive Christian leader. Tim will tell you about his family, education, religious background, job, 12 Step fellowship experience, and plans for the future. We particularly look forward to hearing what Tim has done and is doing with the \"Came to Believe\" (Clarence Snyder) retreat in his Colorado area.

We met Time when Ken and I were speaking in Leesburg, Florida, at the Snyder Life Enrichment Retreat there in November 2012. Many attending told us how active Tim had been in moving the retreat forward in his Colorado area. And we would like to hear more. In fact, we hope he will be gathering Christian recovery leaders and workers in his area, and arranging conferences and meetings that will enable them to learn and pass along the roles God, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Bible have played in recovery and can play today.

In addition, we would like to hear more of Tim\'s interest in several A.A. historical treasures of ours that we hope to see acquired, studied, and made accessible to a good location and Christian steward. The treasures include a complete photocopy of the pre-publication manuscript of DR. BOB and the Good Oldtimers with no chapters, with editing and change notations, and the full names of the AAs involved. They also include Anne Smith\'s personal journal (1933-1939), and the manuscripts I found at Stepping Stones and which contain so many of Bill W.\'s writings before the Big Book was published. The latter are scarcely known or researched. Tim has expressed an interest in this project.

And now we look forward to hearing this dedicated, recovered, Christian A.A. leader, and are delighted he is a participant in the International Christian Recovery Coalition. Take it away, Tim!

Synopsis of Interview

Tim was raised in St. Paul. His mother and dad stayed together. He attended a small school and a Lutheran Church, and went to high school. But then he found friends in the party crowd. For 20 years, he was in and out of alcohol and drugs, treatment, and Alcoholics Anonymous.

Then Tim went to a Snyder retreat in the Western end of Wisconsin. He had a vital religious experience. He recovered immediately and was cured supernaturally. The date was May 5, 2007. He helped in Minnesota. Then he went to a small Bible college in Colorado;

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March 13th 2013
09:25:55 AM
What is your name?  

Shaun

How did you find this Web Site?  

someone told me

Have you attended a CTB Retreat?  

Not yet, going to one in uk in august hopefully

Would you like to be contacted?  

yes

If yes, please provide contact information.  

by e-mail provided, thanx

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My name is shaun and been sober in A A for 17 years and had been a A A archivist for years in east kent uk. I came across clarence snyder and was immedietly enthused by him, i read \'How it Worked\' the clarence snyder story and was blown away by this mans experince and knowledge of the programme and how they really did things in the early days of A A. I hope to be going to a came to believe retreat in kent uk in august. God Bless you all and look forward to hearing from you.Kushti Shaun U K

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November 12th 2012
09:02:46 AM
What is your name?  

Rick Burns

How did you find this Web Site?  

Leesburg retreat

Would you like to be contacted?  

Yes

If yes, please provide contact information.  

rick@surveymap.net

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I have a friend that still is struggling with Alcohol. He has been through detox twice in the last month. His wife has left him. He occasionally attends local AA meeting but has indicated he is looking for more spiritual group of AA members etc. As one of his rides recently told him that AA was the only way that he could rely completly on the big book or Gods help. If anyone local or other wise would like to reach out to him you can contact me for his email.

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October 5th 2012
01:57:12 PM
What is your name?  

Dick B.

How did you find this Web Site?  

Visit it often

How can we improve it?  

Keep growing like you are doing in the USA and the British Isles

Have you attended a CTB Retreat?  

Many

Would you like to be contacted?  

Yes. By those who want to know about our workshops in Cleveland Nov 5 - 8 on A.A. History, the Christian Recovery Movement, and the special successes of Cleveland AAs with their 93% success rate,

If yes, please provide contact information.  

Dick B. 808 874 4876
Ken B. 808 276 4945
dickb@dickb.com
PO Box 837, Kihei HI 96753-0837

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We are excited. Ken and Dick, that is. We will be holding workshops on A.A. History and the Christian Recovery Movement in the South Bay Area in California (San Jose, Los Gatos, Foster City, Brentwood, etc); in Cleveland where we will be unearthing the long-ignored records of Cleveland AA and the contributions of Clarence H. Snyder – Tues Nov 5 – Thurs Nov 8. It will be a workshop again. Photos, laborers in the vineyard, documents, archives, history. And then , of course, the Came to Believe Retreat at Leesburg. We have an entirely new view of the New Era of A.A. History and are sending out informative flyers far and wide. We will have four new books, plus some historical treasures to discuss, and primarily how to apply old school Christian A.A. roots and Christian fellowship ideas of the 1930’s to 12 Step fellowships and recovery for newcomers today. It’s all about the role played by God, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Bible in the recovery movement and that they can play today. Dick B., Executive Director, International Christian Recovery Coalition, Kihei, Maui, Hawaii.

Our tickets on the planes have been purchased. Our hotel reservations have been made. Phone calls, emails, newsletters, and blogs on their way. ChristianRecoveryRadio interviews and announcements. We’ve sent out hundreds of new flyers. We’ve asked for some funding help in addition to four generous assists already provided. And we are waiting for you to participate and rejoice!

God bless,

Dick B.
Author, 46 titles & over 1,200 articles on A.A. History and the Christian Recovery Movement
Exec. Dir., International Christian Recovery Coalition
Christian Recovery Resource Centers - Worldwide
Christian Recovery Radio
www.DickB.com
DickB@DickB.com
(808) 874-4876
PO Box 837, Kihei, HI 96753-0837

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October 1st 2012
07:04:18 AM
What is your name?  

Malcolm Mycock

How did you find this Web Site?  

used it before

How can we improve it?  

Keep going

Have you attended a CTB Retreat?  

Yes all the UK retreats

Would you like to be contacted?  

If it would help yes

If yes, please provide contact information.  

email address as above

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There is a new retreat in Derbyshire, England in 2013, it would be great to see you all there!!!!! if some of you fancy a trip to the UK please get in touch, I am intending to attend one of the USA retreats in 2013, not sure which one yet? any suggestions guys?

the retreat is being held at the Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire, DE55 1AU.

if you want any information please contact me on my email address

Take care, God bless

Malcolm

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September 30th 2012
10:13:02 PM
What is your name?  

Dick B.

How did you find this Web Site?  

Use it lots

How can we improve it?  

n/a

Have you attended a CTB Retreat?  

Many

Would you like to be contacted?  

Yes if you want to know about the Cleveland AA History Workshops Nov 5-8

If yes, please provide contact information.  

Join Us in Cleveland!
The International Christian Recovery Coalitions Presents
The Dick B. A.A. History Workshops in Cleveland, Ohio
(Tentative Dates: November 5-8, 2012)

Why should you consider joining Dick B. and Ken B. in Cleveland in November for these A.A. history workshops? How is your success rate in carrying the message to those who still suffer?

That’s the trouble,” Clarence said, “They take it so casually today. I think a little discipline is necessary. I think A.A. was more effective in those days. Records in Cleveland show that 93 percent of those who came to us never had a drink again. When I discovered that people had slips in A.A., it really shook me up. Today, it’s all watered down so much. Anyone can wander in now.” [DR. BOB and the Good Oldtimers, 261--emphasis added]

How much growth have you been seeing in terms of newcomers that are coming and staying?

The first Cleveland meeting started in June, 1939 [actually, May 11, 1939] at the home of Abby G. and his wife Grace. It was composed of Abby and about a dozen others who had been making the journey to Akron to meet at the Williams home. But Abby’s group presently ran out of space. . . .
These multiplying and bulging meetings continued to run short of home space, and they fanned out into small halls and church basements. . . .
We old-timers in New York and Akron had regarded this fantastic phenomenon with deep misgivings. . . . here in Cleveland we saw about twenty members, not very experienced themselves, suddenly confronted by hundreds of newcomers . . . How could they possibly manage? We did not know.
But a year later we did know; for by then Cleveland had about thirty groups and several hundred members. . . . Yes, Cleveland’s results were of the best. [Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age, 21-22—italics in original; bolding added]

What was Cleveland doing? Mitchell K. wrote on page 108 of How It Worked: The Story of Clarence H. Snyder and the Early Days of Alcoholics Anonymous in Cleveland, Ohio:

Two years after the publication of the book [the first edition of Alcoholics Anonymous], Clarence made a survey of all the members in Cleveland. He concluded that, by keeping most of the ‘old program,’ including the Four Absolutes and the Bible, ninety-three percent of those surveyed had maintained uninterrupted sobriety. [Emphasis added]

Join us in Cleveland November 5-8, 2012! For details, please call Dick B. at 1-808-874-4876 or Ken B. at 1-808-276-4945; or email us at DickB@DickB.com.

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Join Us in Cleveland!
The International Christian Recovery Coalitions Presents
The Dick B. A.A. History Workshops in Cleveland, Ohio
(Tentative Dates: November 5-8, 2012)

Why should you consider joining Dick B. and Ken B. in Cleveland in November for these A.A. history workshops? How is your success rate in carrying the message to those who still suffer?

That’s the trouble,” Clarence said, “They take it so casually today. I think a little discipline is necessary. I think A.A. was more effective in those days. Records in Cleveland show that 93 percent of those who came to us never had a drink again. When I discovered that people had slips in A.A., it really shook me up. Today, it’s all watered down so much. Anyone can wander in now.” [DR. BOB and the Good Oldtimers, 261--emphasis added]

How much growth have you been seeing in terms of newcomers that are coming and staying?

The first Cleveland meeting started in June, 1939 [actually, May 11, 1939] at the home of Abby G. and his wife Grace. It was composed of Abby and about a dozen others who had been making the journey to Akron to meet at the Williams home. But Abby’s group presently ran out of space. . . .
These multiplying and bulging meetings continued to run short of home space, and they fanned out into small halls and church basements. . . .
We old-timers in New York and Akron had regarded this fantastic phenomenon with deep misgivings. . . . here in Cleveland we saw about twenty members, not very experienced themselves, suddenly confronted by hundreds of newcomers . . . How could they possibly manage? We did not know.
But a year later we did know; for by then Cleveland had about thirty groups and several hundred members. . . . Yes, Cleveland’s results were of the best. [Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age, 21-22—italics in original; bolding added]

What was Cleveland doing? Mitchell K. wrote on page 108 of How It Worked: The Story of Clarence H. Snyder and the Early Days of Alcoholics Anonymous in Cleveland, Ohio:

Two years after the publication of the book [the first edition of Alcoholics Anonymous], Clarence made a survey of all the members in Cleveland. He concluded that, by keeping most of the ‘old program,’ including the Four Absolutes and the Bible, ninety-three percent of those surveyed had maintained uninterrupted sobriety. [Emphasis added]

Join us in Cleveland November 5-8, 2012! For details, please call Dick B. at 1-808-874-4876 or Ken B. at 1-808-276-4945; or email us at DickB@DickB.com.

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September 27th 2012
02:07:47 PM
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shane godfrey

How did you find this Web Site?  

paul dolye uk

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hi all. we run the welsh retreat in great britain. been trying to get next years dates put on web site but with no joy. the dates for next year are 5-7 july 2013 at coleg trefeca , trefeca village, breacon beacons. wales uk. hope you get this. take care god bless

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September 23rd 2012
10:08:46 PM
What is your name?  

Audrey VM

How did you find this Web Site?  

Info at the retreat I attended in Amery

Have you attended a CTB Retreat?  

Yes.

Would you like to be contacted?  

Not necessary.

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Thank you for showing me the way to a truly changed & renewed life in recovery - in Christ! I wasn't an unbeliever before the retreat. To the contrary, I was a believer in Christ's Grace & mercy - a Christian, who was active in my faith community. I had worked through the 12 steps with a fantastic sponsor when I ad first become sober. Somehow, I still hadn't had a *complete* transformation.
I learned at the retreat this weekend that I hadn't taken care of the root of the problem - the NATURE of my character defects, my sins. I learned that the nature - the essence of my sin - is fear.
For years, I had been keeping myself separate from everyone I encountered in a desperate bid to avoid the pain that I had experienced as a result of dysfunctional human interactions.I held myself as "less than" or "more than" others to maintain that "safe zone" I believed I had found in my isolation. I kept myself separate from people and from Jesus Christ, who loves me unconditionally.
At your retreat, I was led to see the truth about myself by working through the Legacy book in my small group. When I asked Him to, Christ removed my sin & sent it far away from me - as far as the east is from the west!
I loved the prayer we read during the third step, when I got to ask Him to change me even if I didn't really mean it; to do it anyway. That distinction was vital to the miracle that was to happen in me.
Because I was blessed to attend this retreat, & the guidance I found there, I have been made a new creation in Christ. The old me is gone. Christ made me NEW!
I learned that the jumping of my heart, when I am afraid, is Christ LIVING in me. He lives in ME!
Most importantly, I learned that, if I am afraid or hesitant to do His will, that is okay, because I can ask Him to do it for me. I can be vulnerable. I can be imperfect. And I can even be incapable of action in that moment, so long as I put my own will aside, confess this shortcoming to my Lord & Savior, asking His help, and then let Him do whatever it is FOR me - *through* me. Thank you, Jesus!
Thank you for continuing to carry this message through these retreats. I am convicted in my heart that God wants to use me to carry the gift of this path through the 12 steps to others. He gave me the tools & the experience. I want to be an instrument for His truth & mercy. I need to be. I will be. I am.

God bless!

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September 1st 2012
09:11:45 PM
What is your name?  

Steve E

Have you attended a CTB Retreat?  

Eden Utah Aug 2012

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Thank you, and thank god for the wonderful retreat, it was a life changing experience that i will remember, god willing, the rest of my life.

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August 8th 2012
07:21:53 PM
What is your name?  

Dick B.

How did you find this Web Site?  

Long long admirer

How can we improve it?  

Keep trudging

Have you attended a CTB Retreat?  

Many times

Would you like to be contacted?  

No

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November “Came to Believe” Retreat in Central Florida
We will be speaking there. Y’all come!

Dick B.

Ken and I have been invited to make a presentation at one of the great Clarence Snyder retreats. This one is led by Steve and Sue F. of Altamonte Springs.

And we have just interviewed Steve on our Christian Recovery Radio show. Hear the interview on www.ChristianRecoveryRadio.com. It’s all about Alcoholics Anonymous History, the program Clarence Snyder developed under tutelage of Alcoholics Anonymous Cofounder Dr. Bob (Clarence’s sponsor). Steve did a wonderful job of succinctly giving the whole Snyder—retreat—AA—Jesus Christ picture. Be sure to listen in. These interviews are archived and can be heard any time.

The Came to Believe retreat will be held on November 9, 10, and 11, 2012.

No sooner had we accepted Steve’s invitation today than we received from Steve the following letter from one of those blessed by a previous retreat, and accurately reporting on the contents and rewards of the Came to Believe retreats. Check it out! www.cametobelieve.org.
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“Hello Steve,

There are many retreats for AA being held around the Milwaukee area and I have thought that "I should go to one of those some time." Last year I saw a flyer for the Came to Believe retreat in Camp Lake and I was drawn to it, but for some reason I don't remember, I couldn't attend last year. So when I saw the flyer for this year I was inspired to attend. I called up two of my closest friends (John T. & Mike S.) to tell them about the retreat and they immediately said they wanted to go.

We really didn't know what to expect from this retreat, but I do know that we looked forward to it with great anticipation. It was already and inspirational event and we hadn't even arrived yet. Well the weekend came and we showed up and it was an awesome experience for us all.

John had been looking for more connectedness between Jesus Christ and AA and he was the first to be comforted and embraced by the Holy Spirit. Mike is more reserved and I wasn't sure how he was impacted by the retreat, but as time went on it was obvious that he was on a deeper Spiritual journey.

I left the retreat feeling very good about the whole experience and still letting everything sink in. By the time I got home and unpacked I felt a calling to find my Bible, one which I bought ten years prior and had never read. I started to read James and Mathew and a few of the other suggested passages.

I continue to read the Bible daily and feel a real calling to read and hear God's Word. I have been drawn to people who need or want to hear more about Jesus saving Grace and have been in some wonderful conversations. The retreat was truly a life changing experience for myself, my friends and also those closest to us.

God Bless you and Sue and all the rest of the Came to Believe group for carrying on this wonderful retreat.

Have a Blessed day, Paul L.”

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Dickb @dickb.com; www.ChristianRecoveryCoalition.com; Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Gloria Deo

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July 30th 2012
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Dick B interviews Christian Recovery leader Steve F. of Altamonte Springs, Florida
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You Can Hear This Archived Radio Interview Right Now!

You may listen to Dick B. interview Christian Recovery leader Steve F. on the July 30, 2012, episode of the "Christian Recovery Radio with Dick B." show here:
http://goo.gl/1PW6b

or here:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/christian-recovery-radio-with-dickb/2012/07/30/dick-b-interviews-christian-recovery-leader-steve-foreman

Episodes of the "Christian Recovery Radio with Dick B." show are archived at:

www.ChristianRecoveryRadio.com

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Synopsis of the Steve F. Interview—One you won’t want to miss!

Steve F. of Altamonte Springs, Florida is: (1) A long-recovered member of the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. (2) An A.A. member who was sponsored by Clarence H. Snyder (whose sponsor was Dr. Bob). (3) Chief Shepherd of the Clarence Snyder “Came to Believe” Retreats which now number twenty and are held in England, Scotland, Ireland, the United States, and wherever there is need and energy to put them on. (4) One of the authors, as well as the publisher, of Our A.A. Legacy to the Faith Community: A Twelve-Step Guide for Those Who want to Believe, by Three Clarence Snyder Sponsee Old-timers and Their Wives, Compiled and Edited by Dick B. (5) A Christian recovery leader, and a participant in International Christian Recovery Coalition. www.ChristianRecoveryCoalition.com. (6) Married to Sue F., the father of two, and a businessman in Winter Park, Florida. (7) Yes. He does have a drinking period, and he tells a bit about it in the interview.

High Points

Probably the most important aspect of Steve’s interview concerned his meeting of old-timer Clarence Snyder; Snyder’s no-nonsense, specific way of taking AAs through the 12 Steps in six hours as soon as possible; and the simple and urgent need for those who want to say they are recovered to answer three beginning questions and get moving. “Now!,” said Stev,e was the epitome of Clarence Snyder’s approach to recovery. The three questions put to a newcomer were: (1) Do you think you have a drinking problem? (2) Do you want to do anything about it? (3) What are you willing to do about it? And the only answer to the last question was, “Anything.”

With Clarence, there were no suggestions. Just laws. There was no Bible thumping. Just letting your light shine by attraction. And, as to when the newcomer should begin, the Clarence Snyder answer was, “How long do you want to stay sick?”

Steve then illustrated exactly how Clarence took groups of AAs through the Twelve Steps in six hours. And, in Steve’s case, the process began three weeks after he got sober and met Clarence. Clarence was a promoter. He often said, “Who would be attracted to a drunk!” So he advertised. He took 30 or 40 men through the Steps as a group. He spoke of the solution: “A prescription with 12 ingredients.” It was to be taken before a “lower power” got to work trying to confuse. It was to be taken before a “pity committee” took charge. It was to assure that the newcomer got sober and recovered.

Steve devoted a portion of his time to explaining what happens in the twenty spiritual retreats for AAs and their families that are now being held. He pointed out how on Sunday, the concluding of the three day events, the twenty or thirty people who had come in with pale faces and fear were given a gold chip for their real surrender to Jesus Christ. They were then to go out, spread the word, continue the legacy, and do the work.

The Our A.A. Legacy to the Faith Community twelve step guide has now been used by at least 20,000 people. It covers the history, the actual taking of the steps, and the methods for conducting and leading a retreat. It can be obtained from Steve for $3.50 a copy, including postage. Details are found on www.cametobelieve.org. Steve’s A.A. phone number is 407 862 5900. His email is steve@cametobelieve.org. Payment in advance is required.

We encourage all listeners to go to the website, locate one of the retreat dates, and locations. Obtain a copy of the Our A.A. Legacy to the Faith Community guides; and take the 12 Steps at one of the retreats or as an organized group. There are speakers at the retreats; testimonies by those who have “come to believe;” and opportunity for prayer and praise. I myself have been privileged to attend and be a speaker at several of these retreats—in Florida, Wisconsin, and Southern California.

dickb@dickb.com

Gloria Deo

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