December 2014 Holiday Greeting from Wally P.

Click on the link above to read the holiday greeting from the Faith With Works Publishing team.

"New" (1945 Version) of the Assets and Liabilities Checklist

After three years of testing at various Back to Basics workshops and seminars, we have found, based on the feedback of thousands of people, that the 1945 version of the Assets and Liabilities Checklist is much easier to comprehend and implement than the 1946 version that has been in the Back to Basics book since 1997. Therefore we are providing you with new pages for your Meeting Leader Gu8ide that you can print out, (one sided to two sided), three hole punch, and put into your existing binder.  We have also included the new handouts that you can print out and put into the plastic sleeves at the back of the binder.

There are three Back to Basics Meeting Leader Guides in use today.  The new pages are as follows (click to open a new window and download):

A. Meeting Leader Guide (Original 1946 Format) (Yellow Cover)
     1.
Rewrite of pages 79-80, pages 91-94, and pages 99-100.
     2. New Fourth Step Inventory handouts.
          a. 4th Step A&L Checklist (blank)
          b. 4th Step Q&A
          c. 4th Step A&L Checklist (example of inventory)
          d. 4th Step A&L Checklist (example with 8th Step Amends)
     3. Two page explanation of the inventory and amends process.

B. Meeting Leader Guide (Original Format for use with PowerPoint 2010)
     1. Rewrite of pages 1-36.
     2. New Fourth Step Inventory handouts.
          a. 4th Step A&L Checklist (blank)
          b. 4th Step Q&A
          c. 4th Step A&L Checklist (example of inventory)
          d. 4th Step A&L Checklist (example with 8th Step Amends)
     3. Two page explanation of the inventory and amends process.

C. Meeting Leader Guide (Modified Format for use with PowerPoint 2010)
     1. Rewrite of pages 1-23. (Work in Progress)
     2. New Fourth Step Inventory handouts.
          a. 4th Step A&L Checklist (blank)
          b. 4th Step Q&A
          c. 4th Step A&L Checklist (example of inventory)
          d. 4th Step A&L Checklist (example with 8th Step Amends)
     3. Two page explanation of the inventory and amends process.

Take the Twelve Steps of Recovery with Wally P. using the Back to Basics-101 DVD.

Let Wally P. guide you through the Twelve Steps during this 75 minute, life-changing DVD. Filmed in High Definition at the Arizona Public Media studios in Tucson, AZ, this is a state-of-the-art production that is both instructive and enlightening.

This is a DVD for newcomers and old-timers alike. You can watch it in its entirety or divide it into three segments: Surrender (Steps 1, 2 and 3); Sharing and Amends (Steps 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9); and Guidance (Steps 10, 11 and 12).

The accompanying CD contains twenty-four pages of PDF presentation materials for facilitators and handouts for participants. Here is everything you need to take or take others through the Steps "quickly and often."

This DVD has proven to be a life-saver for those having difficulty finding someone to take them through the Twelve Steps the way they were taken when we had a 50-75% recovery rate. Just follow the instructions on the DVD and let Wally be your "temporary sponsor."

As is the case with other Back to Basics materials, Wally P. receives no income form the sale of this DVD. Wally considers this to be part of his Twelfth Step work for which he cannot be paid.

On sale for just $65 plus shipping and handling!

To learn more, click here.

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  • Back to Basics at Richmond, Virginia Correctional Facilities

For more than ten years, the Back to Basics A.A. Beginners Meetings have been dramatically lowering the recidivism rate at various correctional facilities in the Richmond, Virginia area.  We are now making the one-hour DVD of this life-changing program, recorded on October 27-28, 2002, available on YouTube.   During this DVD, Wally P. and others interviewed the sheriff, mental health director, corrections officers, male and female participants, and alumni of the program.  From these interviews you can see for yourself why the Beginners Meetings are making such a difference in the lives of so many people who are incarcerated.

In addition, we have made PDF versions of the four newspaper articles written during this period of time about the success of the Back to Basics A.A. Beginners Meetings behind the walls. To view the one-hour DVD (coming soon) and to view/download/copy the four newspaper articles and an overview of the Back to Basics program in Richmond VA, click here.

  • Faith With Works Publishing Company Needs your Help

    For a copy of our December 2012 donation letter, click here

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    To contribute to Faith With Works Publishing Company with a check or money order using a printable form click here
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    The Back to Basics Foundation operates as a service entity for members of Alcoholics Anonymous. We take and follow-up on twelfth step calls, we print and distribute recovery literature, and just like many other service entities, we print an A.A. meeting list. We do this as a service to those members of A.A. who have asked us to let other members of the A.A. community know where they can attend A.A. meetings during which attendees TAKE all Twelve Steps.

    Listen to the Wally P. interview by Dr. Carol on Sept. 22, 2012
    (Interview from 8:00 min to 38:00 min)
    http://www.drcarolshow.com/DailyShows/Dr_Carol_Show_Sep_22_Hr_1.mp3

    The Fifty Key Paragraphs for taking a sponsee through the Twelve Steps in a couple of hours.

    Just paste the four peel and stick labels in the back of a miniature fourth edition "Big Book", highlight the paragraphs and you are now ready to guide anyone through the recovery process.

    Four pages per set - five sets per package.

    Package $25.00 + $7.00 S/H = $32.00



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We thank you for your interest in our life-saving Back to Basics A.A. seminars. If you would Like Wally or one of his protege's to conduct a Basics A.A. Seminar in your area, please contact Shawn S. at: 520-297-9348.

During 2013, Wally P. will be conducting seminars and workshops throughout the United States
and around the world.

For details on the seminars listed below, click here

For a list of past seminars click here

2015 Back to Basics Seminars and Speaking Engagements

February 21 & 22
Boca Raton, FL
SonCoast Community Church
7500 E. Country Club Dr
Boca Raton, FL 33487
Contact:
Herb R. (561) 504-6418
February 27, 28 & March 1
Fort Myers, FL

Weekend Seminar
Riverside Church
8660 Daniels Parkway
Fort Myers, FL  33912
June 26-28
Chattanooga, TN
(Location to be Determined)
June 29
Nashville, TN
(Location to be Determined)
 July 1
Columbus, GA
(Location to be Determined)
July 2-5
Atlanta, GA
AA International Convention
 
July 17-19
White Haven, PA
Weekend Seminar
Hickory Run State Park
Hickory Run Big Book Campout
R.R. 1
White Haven, PA 18661

Contact:
Lorri B. (570) 379-2971 or 
Avis (570) 854-7659
For a flyer, click here
For a registration form, click here
For additional information, go to www.aapracticetheseprinciplesgroup.org
 July 31-Aug 2
New London, CT
Weekend Seminar
(Location to be Determined)
Contact:
David D. (860) 819-1805
 
Oct 31-Nov 1
East Dorset, VT
The History of AA
The Wilson House
378 Village St
East Dorset, VT 05253
Contact:
(802) 362-5524
Nov 7-8
Portland, ME
Back to the Basics of the Big Book
(Location to be Determined)

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To read and/or download these articles, click here.

James H., the last link to the spiritual roots of the A.A. program, passed away in 2006 at 100 years of age and 71 years sober. Just like Bill W. and Dr. Bob, he was a member of both the Oxford Group and Alcoholics Anonymous.

James H. DVD's are still available

James H. Tells His Story About Early A. A.
(DVD)  


The James H. Q+A
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Wally P. has no royalty arrangement with Faith With Works Publishing Company and receives NO income from the Back to Basics book. He insists that Back to Basics is Twelfth Step work for which no member of A. A. should be paid. So that every person, both inside and outside the recovery community, will know Wally's position on this matter, he has added the following statement to the "Acknowledgments" page of every Back to Basics book:

"Authors note: I do not believe in 'making money out of A.A.' Any proceeds from this book, after out of pocket expenses are met, will be used to distribute books at no cost to individuals and groups who cannot afford to buy them."

Tradition 5. Each group has but one primary purpose�to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.

After receiving notification from the General Service Office about our mission statement, the Board of Directors of the Back to Basics Foundation met in a special session and voted to change the wording of the statement so it would be in compliance with the Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous.

The Board also voted to move all materials pertaining to other Twelve Step programs to separate web sites, so there would be no confusion about the primary purpose of the Back to Basics Foundation.

We ask for your patience in this matter because, at the present time, we have no means to accomplish this objective. We have no paid employees, and continue to operate with a negative cash flow. If it is God�s will, there will be sufficient individual donations to make the wishes of the Board of Directors a reality.


The Back to Basics Foundation is a 501 (C) 3, not-for-profit Corporation dedicated to saving the lives of alcoholics. Our modified mission statement is listed below.

For more information, please click here.

Mission Statement - Who We Are

The Back to Basics Foundation is dedicated to saving the lives of alcoholics by showing them the sheer simplicity of the "original" A.A. program of recovery and by guiding them through the Twelve Steps as they were taken by many of the A.A. pioneers in the 1940's. During this period of time, the A.A. recovery rate from alcoholism was 50-75%. We are seeing similar results today for those who are willing to remain involved with the Back to Basics A. A. Beginners' meetings for three to six months.

We accomplish our objective by coordinating the recovery efforts of the numerous Back to Basics A.A. Beginners' meetings and groups, answering questions as they arise, following up on Twelfth Step calls, and assisting groups with their registration at the local, area, and General Service Offices. We also conduct one day and weekend seminars based on the Back to Basics A.A. program and distribute recovery literature and other materials on the A.A. Beginners' meetings.

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