The Twelve Steps Of Alcoholics Anonymous?Who Wrote Them?

Notably, that draft shows how Bill phrased his Steps with “God” in the Second Step, “God” in the Third Step, and “God” in the Eleventh Step before the great compromise where Bill placated atheists and agnostics by substituting “Power greater than ourselves” and “God as we understood Him” for “God”–just before press time! See the event as Bill Wilson described it in Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age: a brief history of A.A. (NY; Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc., 1957), pp. 166-67.;


Gloria Deo

The author is a writer, historian, retired attorney, Bible student, CDAAC, and an active and recovered member of the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. He uses the pseudonym Dick B. He has published 39 titles and over 300 articles on the history of Alcoholics Anonymous. See