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OA Approved Literature

This is only a partial list of publications that may be purchased from many of your local OA meetings, or from the World Service Office. To order literature online, click here.

A Step Ahead OA World Service Newsletter

The Courier OA News and Information for the Professional Community

Voices of Recovery

This daily reader contains inspirational quotations from OA literature along with experience, strength and hope written by OA members for OA members. Pocket-sized, softcover, indexed; 392 pages.


A New Beginning: Stories of
Recovery from Relapse
Whether you are a long-timer struggling with abstinence, a newcomer for whom the topic of relapse and recovery may still be a mystery, or a member wishing to be of service to relapsing OA members, you will find encouragement and hope in A New Beginning. Containing stories previously published in Lifeline Magazine, A New Beginning is full of the experience, strength, inspiration and wisdom of your fellow OA members as they share with you their struggles and triumphs in recovery. Soft cover; 144 pages.
Lifeline Sampler

A selection of articles from Lifeline magazine. Read about abstinence, spirituality, Steps, Traditions, the disease, food, weight, self-esteem, body image, service, relapse, relationships, anger and fear. Soft cover; indexed; 448 pages.


For Today

An OA bestseller that offers inspiring and thought-provoking affirmations and readings for each day of the year, written especially for OA members. Handy pocket-sized book with bookmark; soft cover; 374 pages.

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The Twelve Steps and Twelve
Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous

The entire panorama of the OA recovery program in this comprehensive work provides a detailed, often moving exploration of how OA's Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions help members recover and how the Fellowship functions as a whole. Questions after each Tradition are designed to help strengthen your meeting. Soft cover; 240 pages.


The Twelve-Step Workbook of Overeaters Anonymous

Deepen and strengthen your personal program by answering these thought-provoking questions drawn from and page-referenced to The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous. Soft cover; 128 pages.



Ninety-five member-written essays from Lifeline magazine offer help, encouragement and direction as you strive for and maintain abstinence. Describes perspectives, practical ideas and turning points that have helped others. Defines abstinence, the tools, personal inventories, relapse and how your personal definition of abstinence may change over time. Soft cover; 176 pages.

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Journal to Recovery

Record your thoughts and feelings in this attractive journal. Includes inspirational OA excerpts translated into eight different languages. Soft cover; 256 pages; lay-flat binding. Includes Serenity Prayer bookmark.


Beyond Our Wildest Dreams

A History of Overeaters Anonymous as seen by a cofounder. Walk the path taken by the earliest OA members. Experience their triumphs and troubles, their struggles and sharing, their courage and commitment. Learn about the founding of Overeaters Anonymous.


Alcoholics Anonymous ("Big Book")

Make it easy! Now AA's classic text is available for ordering from the World Service Office. The Big Book outlines the principles of Twelve-Step recovery and tells the inspirational stories of those who found recovery by practicing them.


OA, Second Edition

Overeaters Anonymous, Second Edition

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To order any of these books online click here


Ask your local meeting literature person
to order it for you.


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