Yes, especially because it's read by the author, and it brings the story and ideas to life.
I find truth in this story
There is no favorite "scene", it's not really that type of story.
Not necessarily, but I've read the book, listened on CD, and now listen on Audible. It's very inspirational. And like the author - every time you come back to it, you learn something new.
The author writes of something called "a course in miracles" as if it were a religion. I don't care for it.
Read this to realize love in every area of your life. It speaks of God and spirituality a lot, if those deter you replace those with something else. The basis of this book will change your life, love, work and relationships for the better.
This book is absolutely FABULOUS!! And, for me, it was as if Marianne Williamson was speaking DIRECTLY to me!!
The manner in which the author speaks HER truth - OUR TRUTH as spiritual workers!!
Marianne's voice resonates the LESSON!!
This book makes me smile!!
Some points I laughed, actually OUT LOUD!!
At other points I cried - tears of understanding THE TRUTH!!
It was not for me. The message focuses on self-acceptance, surrender, non-judgement and the faith that you will be rewarded for your interests. If you listen closely, the message switches to scolding when the actors can't get a job (perhaps your heart wasn't pure enough to receive wealth, because you wanted wealth). God wants you to be rich but, he wants you to get there by not desiring wealth and if you don't get it there's more shaming. I don't have these problems now, so, it sounded rambling. There are groups that worship poverty, so, I get it.
For some people, those from a poor Evangelical background rooted in the worship of poverty, the need for positive self-talk is shattering. Clinging to wounds because God wanted you to be hurt is often the comforting 'Devil you know' and not as scary as the "Devils you don't know." If you need and want to reprogram yourself to be a more sociable, positive and visionary person, then yes, listen to Marianne.I gave her an average rating because she implies that what worked for her, will also work for you. It's a tough, tough world; the miracle is you will grow and you can do it. Yes, a positive wound healing self-talk is one in a toolbox of important skills. Equally important are job skills, communication skills, and optimum health.
When she give credit to a therapist who helped her. Loving God doesn't exclude you from finding books, therapist and support groups.
The most painful part of overcoming trauma is the rain of criticism from other traumatized people. Self-talk, self-healing is essential.
As a student of ACIM - hearing this book is exactly how I came up with the headline.
Marianne keeps it short, sweet and to the point leaving the listener with an understanding of what life is all about.