Bill W.: The absorbing and deeply moving life story of Bill by Robert Thomsen

By Robert Thomsen

This can be the tale of a guy whose discovery and imaginative and prescient have replaced the lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals in the course of the global. Robert Thomsen's biography takes readers during the occasions of invoice W.'s lifestyles, the entire whereas detailing Bill's starting to be dependence on alcohol. Thomsen writes of the cave in that introduced invoice to the verge of loss of life and of the luminous rapid of perception that kept him. This turning element led invoice to the come upon in 1935 with Dr. Bob and the beginning of what was once to be a brand new starting for numerous others who despaired of discovering rescue and redemption. each evening at Alcoholics nameless conferences all over the world, a speaker says, "Our tales divulge in a normal manner what we was like, what occurred, and what we're like now." This describes the tale of invoice W., a stirring religious odyssey via triumph, failure, and rebirth, with important which means for women and men all over the place.

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Still the whiteness added to the peculiar hush that was settling over the world. Without moving, he slid his eyes back to the window, and he listened for some indication that his father was still there. But there was no breeze to carry a sound and when finally all he could make out was the distant jangle of a harness as the mare shifted about, he turned and took several slow, tentative steps toward the shed. As he did, both his hands reached up and out before himthis almost automatic movement, with fingers spread wide, his family said, he'd been making ever since he was an infanttrying to feel and grab hold of moonlight.

Sometimes he would look at others, especially at grownups, and wonder if they too were aware of different worlds and if this was another of those secrets they wouldn't talk about. He was sure that one day when he was older he would understand more about it. Now he spake as a child, understood as a child, and saw, as the Bible said, through a glass darkly. But there would be a timeand these days he thought a good deal about thiswhen he would know as also he was known. It was as though there were a specific date somewhere ahead when he would meet the rest of himself.

Driving down the mountainside there may have been more talk, there may even have been some questions, but by the time they reached the pike Billy could feel his eyelids growing heavy and when they turned and started east toward home he shifted his weight and let his head fall back against the rough prickly tweed of his father's sleeve. Then he slept. Years later, after his life had been given over to the business of growing up and earning a living, when the confusion of other memories had blocked out details of this night, Bill Wilson could still remember the stars and the feel of his father's coat.

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