Over the last couple of days I've re-read the book "Pass It On, Bill Wilson and the AA message"
I love that book. And, our other history books, like AA Comes of Age, and Dr. Bob and the Good Old-timers.
Bill Wilson sure got put through the wringer. When I read of the difficulties that he faced and went through -- mine don't seem nearly as bad.
When I lived out in California, I got some old-timers interested in a AA History book study. It became one of my favorite meetings. We would read and study books like the above. One advantage that I had, was some of these old-timers had actually met Bill and got to know him while he was still alive.
The more I learn about AA History, the more I see, that AA is just as good and as healthy today -- as it has always been. The problems are no different than during the founding days. Alcoholics do things their way -- in different areas. And, it still works.
I believe we are actually blessed with the varieties and differences. It removes any excuse from someone that says that AA has changed or that it doesn't work as well as it used to work. I think it has even gotten better. The Fellowship has many more Big Book Studies and Step Studies workshops, and they are more focused into the studying of and the reading of the Big Book today -- than the meetings that I attended in early sobriety.