I was a bit surprised to find that "Ask and it is Given" Vol 1 ended on such a typical, commercial cliff hanger. The book's content is spiritual, and it is claimed that Esther Hicks channels Abraham and other spiritual entities. Towards the end of Vol 1, much is made of the exercises that will follow in order to give a practical application to the largely theoretical matters discussed. I waited in anticipation for the 20 steps that would revolutionize my life, only to have vol 1 end rather bluntly. Of course I will now buy vol 2 in order to put Abraham's wisdom into practice. I never would have thought that these spiritual entities have such a solid grip on commercialism!
I knew nothing of Jerry and Esther Hicks when I ordered this audiobook other than it was endorsed by Wayne Dyer. Feeling the urge to branch out, I gave it an open-minded listen. I wish I shared the same sentiments as the majority of the other reviewers, but I can't. It's difficult to criticize a "puppies are good" kind of work, especially when we are generally so bombarded with negativity in its many spectra and works of a positive nature are such a rarity, but I just kept finding more reasons to dislike this book as I went along until I had to cut off my listen just prior to the end. I respect the beliefs of those who subscribe to these teachings, and I actually agree with much of what is said, but people are extremely susceptible to being told what they want to hear, and my personal belief is that Jerry and Esther are taking advantage of that. I won't elaborate further.
I think that many "law of attraction" readers & believers will enjoy this one! I most certainly did... only one thing... Jerry keeps refering to a hand-out that is supposed to come with the audio.. regarding the list of emotions on the "emotional guidance scale"... I'm still searching for that... I will come back to this review and include it as a link when I do so...
This book is so positive and rewarding. I love the inspiration and credible theories on manifestation and advice on how you can make changes in your thoughts and feelings to have a better life. I would like to make a suggestion though. I find that Jerry speaks too quickly for me to be able to absorb this information in a meaningful way. I slowed my iPod audiobook setting to the slow level and it is much better at this pace. It would be magic if Jerry would slow down a bit for future books. I am going to imagine him doing so now ;-). With love, Kathleen.
I have this book and listen to it over and over.
Abraham just helps me to feel good.
I am delighted with how I feel when listening to the wisdom Abraham shares with me.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank You.
I love you,
There is some interesting and hopeful advice in the book but the content is so repetitive and the narrative so monotone it's difficult to follow the recording. Also, the recorded version does not include one of the more important sections of the books - the exercises! Definitely stick with the printed version of the book in this case.
Acquired with an open heart but a skeptical mind. I am so grateful that I finally purchased this. A book...or book on tape...that is enlightening, clear, and can be integrated permanently into your consciousness or should I say can alter your consciousness forever.
The Hicks explain some basic concepts...or channel...about the Law of Attraction that were missing from my understanding. It is as if they stepped into my mind and answered some major questions.
I could not recommend this more enthusiastically.
Brilliant little jewel.
How to manifest more in your life of whatever you want - a lot of books leave you hanging, but this one gives you a simple formula. It is the clearest book I have found in many years of searching. You will easily recognize the value and truth of what is said and will see yourself in the examples. My life has changed for the better! Highly recommend!
This book was far too metaphyisical for me. Because the title had a biblical reference "Abraham" I thought there would be more about scripture and the law of attraction. I just could not relate to the conversation with Abraham who appeared to be talking through Esther Hicks.