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A New Book in the Making


We’re compiling a new book! The 2018 World Service Conference approved a project plan for a book that explores a spiritual principle on each day of the year. According to a 2017 survey, members want…
  • to hear the voices of fellow members,
  • to learn how others apply principles in their daily lives, and
  • to read about how living by spiritual principles shapes our experience.

We launched our effort to gather members’ writing at the World Convention in Orlando, Florida, last August. Since then, a Fellowship-wide effort has generously produced raw materials for the book. Home groups, service bodies, sponsorship gatherings, events, and individuals all contributed. We received more than 1,000 pages of advance material on the initial four principles in circulation. Thank you!

We’ve woven this work together to create entries that are truly by addicts, for addicts. You’ll find the first batch of the resulting work posted below. We encourage members to participate in the review and input (R&I) process and let us know what you think.

The deadline for input on this first batch of R&I is 1 September 2019.
Here’s what you need to know about R&I Batch 1 of R&I Drafts (Best viewed in Adobe Acrobat) 
Online input form | Printable input form

Your input will help us create a book that truly reflects our Fellowship-wide experience, strength, and hope. Thanks, in advance, for taking the time to read and respond to these drafts. Scroll down for other ways to participate in the creation of NA’s next piece of literature by submitting your writing online or facilitating a workshop. 

Workshop Materials:
PowerPoint | Session Profile | Writing Template | Translated materials

Principles & quotations to work on through June 2019:
Forgiveness | Kindness | Perseverance | Practicality
Respect | Responsibility | Service | Simplicity | Understanding
Quotations on ALL 9 spiritual principles for this round

Principles & quotations to work on through October 2019:
AnonymityDiscernmentEmpathyFaithGratitude
HonestyHopeOpen-mindednessWillingnessVigilance
Quotations on ALL 10 spiritual principles for this round

Write & submit online through June 2019:
Forgiveness | Kindness | Perseverance | Practicality
Respect | Responsibility | Service | Simplicity | Understanding

Write & submit online through October 2019:
AnonymityDiscernmentEmpathyFaithGratitude
HonestyHopeOpen-mindednessWillingnessVigilance

We’ll be soliciting material with rolling deadlines on various spiritual principles over the next three years. This page will be updated regularly to reflect our current focus. Our hope is that interested members—on their own or in groups—will workshop the “current” spiritual principles and send in the writing they collect. Consider planning regular get-togethers with your friends, sponsees, or home group members to contribute to this effort or working through your local service body to form a project-based workgroup or ad hoc committee. As we produce drafts based on your words and ideas, we’ll ask the Fellowship to review the work and offer additional input. All of this is a long way of saying: We need you! Thanks in advance for pitching in.

Please send the advance material you write or collect to spad@na.org
or 19737 Nordhoff Place, Chatsworth, CA 91311 USA
Click here for more about submitting workshop material

To help get the word out, consider printing up some half-sheet flyers for your group or service body

Do you have a favorite quotation from NA literature on a spiritual principle?
Click here to offer your suggestions! 

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