[Source of the quote: D. J. Defoe, "I Saw Religion Remake a Drunkard" in "Your Faith," September 1939, 87-88.]
To preserve Dr. Bob's anonymity, Defoe used the pseudonym "Dr. X" in place of "Dr. Bob" in his article.
(**No picture of Dr. Bob was included as part of Defoe's article.**)
As to Dr. Bob's reference to the woman who touched Christ's robe, see, for example:
Mark 5:25-34 (KJV):
"And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,
And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,
When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.
For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.
And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.
And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?
And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing.
But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.
And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague."
See also: Matt 9:20-22; and Luke 8:43-48.
To learn more about Dr. Bob's familiarity with the Bible, see, for example:
(1) "The Co-Founders of Alcoholics Anonymous" 11-14 (pamphlet P-53); (2) "DR. BOB and the Good Oldtimers," 144; and (3) Dick B., "Dr. Bob of Alcoholics Anonymous: His Excellent Training in the Good Book as a Youngster in Vermont": http://www.dickb.com/drbobofaa.shtml.
[Photo credits: Dr. Bob (L.): John Barleycorn, "Here's to Your Health" in "The Waynedale News," December 25, 2002: http://bit.ly/2HUSj9c; page 84 of the 9/39 "Your Faith" article by D. J. Defoe about Dr. Bob: (R.): kreizker.net.]
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