Bill Wilson As Bill Sees It
The other day, a fellow member of the recovery community recommended that I read a book by AA founder, Bill Wilson, titled “As Bill Sees It.”  They kept telling me that the book was absolutely amazing and that it would change the life of any recovering addict that read it.  I admit that I have skimmed through most of the NA Basic Text but never really sat down to read it cover to cover.  However, after fishing for “As Bill Sees It” by Bill Wilson, in the end, I stumbled upon it in the most convenient and inexpensive place—ONLINE.  That’s right – anyone – can read As Bill Sees It online text right now.  I was able to find it in its entirety, for viewing as a PDF, at: http://www.brconline.org/AA/AsBillSeesIt.pdf

Basically, As Bill Sees It is a collection of short meditations, prayers, thoughts and stories that Bill Wilson collected from various sources while in recovery.  From what other people have told me, the online text is exactly the same.  Here’s just one example:

4: Can We Choose?

“We must never be blinded by the futile philosophy that we are just
the hapless victims of our inheritance, of our life experience, and
of our surroundings — that these are the sole forces that make our
decisions for us. This is not the road to freedom. We have to believe
that we can really choose.”

I hope the online text of As Bill Sees It helps serve others as well as it has served me…


    I am trying to find and read As Bill Sees It. When I clicked on the above link I am getting nothing

  • Jeff Davis

    My creator, I am now willing that you should have all of me, good and bad. I pray that you now remove from me any defect of character which stands in the way of my usefulness to You and my Fellows. Grant me strength, as I got out from here, to do Your bidding, Amen

    • Bob O’.

      Is this Jeff D from Hollywood? Saturday Night Young People???

  • 12 X 12

    You should check the Traditions of AA and other 12 step programs before you use the AA name on your website. AA has “no blog”, etc.

    Just a suggestion….

    There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which can not fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance-that principle is contempt prior to investigation.”

  • Norah Wigington

    (gunshots stage) O_O AWEOME!!!!

  • Robert Gannon

    God, take all of me to do your will with this day you have given me, to be of service to others and be honest open and willing to do thy will. I am beginning to see, having come out from the darkness and into the sunlight of the spirit, that all my problems are made by me.

  • Tlabadie

    Hello I’m Tom and I’m an alcoholic. I’m looking to find out where the phrase “the same man will drink again?” is found in the lit.

  • yvonne

    this is AA not NA

    • Sparkygnnn

      and your point is ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/timbruno Tim Bruno

    That link is no good.

  • John O

    I believe that this is a horrible misrepresentation of a quote. This is saying we have the choice of whether or not to be a victim or if we can choose to move past that and decide to move past our past and recover. This has nothing to do with the power of choice in drink. If you want quotes about choice try the Big Book.