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The Golden Book of Principles by Father John Doe(Ralph Pfau) - 1st Printing

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The Golden Book of Principles by Father John Doe(Ralph Pfau). This is a first printing from March 1954. 

This book is in good condition. This is a former library book with a label taped on the front cover and pocket inside the back cover. There are stains on the front and back cover. The book is fully intact with no torn or missing pages. There is no writing or markings in the book.

On page 55 of the book, the list of books by the author has been crossed out with a black line. A stamp has been placed in the top right corner listing all 14 Golden Books which was placed there years after the printing of this specific book.

The Golden Books series is composed of fourteen booklets written by the late Father Ralph Pfau, known originally as Father "John Doe" who was an immensely popular lecturer and author.

These treasured booklets offer thoughtful, positive advice on almost every human experience. Helpful in examining character defects or in exploring the realm of spirituality, these booklets are firmly grounded in the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Father Ralph Pfau was the third most published early A.A. author (only Bill Wilson the founder and Richmond Walker had more books out in print), and was the first Roman Catholic priest to get sober in A.A.

He was born in Indianapolis, educated at St. Meinrad Archabbey in southern Indiana, and served Catholic churches all over Indianapolis, as well as other towns in Indiana. After taking up full time A.A. work, he made his headquarters in three rooms at the Convent of the Good Shepherd in Indianapolis, with three nuns serving as his secretaries and assistants.

Early A.A. people from the South Bend area traveled to attend his weekend A.A. spiritual retreats, and formed study groups to read his books.

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