This turned out to be a great ACIM lesson for me. I struggled with listening to this audio. I often found myself criticizing Mr. Renard throughout the entire lecture despite my acknowledgement that what he spoke was the truth. I realized he represented something in myself that I had to forgive. My plan is to listen again until I can do so with only love.
I loved that this sounded more like a conversation/lecture than the author reading a book.
Brought much additional insight into ACIM concepts, in terms I could more easily understand.
I am a male in my early 50's. At this point I only listen to non-fiction audiobooks, primarily those dealing with spirituality and self-improvement. Audiobooks have had a huge positive influence in my life over the past year!
This was not an easy listen but for me the effort required to get through the material was well worth the trouble.
While I have never considered myself an atheist, I am not a religious person and in fact have been very resistant to anything even remotely associated with religious beliefs for many years. When this book was recommended to me I purchased it but nearly turned it off several times, my old habits taking over at the mention of heavenly beings materializing in the author's living room and the frequent mentions of Jesus.
But I decided to stick to it and hear what Gary had to say. I am very glad I did.
This book is all about Forgiveness, a concept that goes much deeper than I ever imagined. It turns out that forgiving those who have wronged you is at once one of the most selfish and selfless things you can do. The work you are asked to do is difficult, but those searching for inner peace could find this title very helpful. And you don't need to become a religious zealot to profit from the wisdom contained herein.
I forgive him, but his book is not worthy of your time. I can't get through it, and I think it's the same circling logic no matter at what point in the book you listen. Indeed, Mr. Renard's ego is so clever it's got him convinced he's onto something. Mr. Renard needs to read the book, "Why Jesus Taught Reincarnation, A Better News Gospel" by Dr. Herbert Puryear so that he can gain a better understanding of Jesus's and the Bible's teachings. Like Mr. Renard, I don't believe in the orthodox version of Christianity or their interpretation of the Bible, which is one reason why I wanted to listen to this book, but this book has very little worth pondering.
Gary does a wonderful job of clarifying and explaining the Course in Miracles. He made my studies and understanding of spirituality easier and understandable.
Had he told of his personal experience(s), instead do reinterpreting the Course In Miracles it may have been a 3.
His sniveling voice. No substantiation. Not interesting. Not believable.
Perhaps the subject matter is ok, but listening to this voice was like finger nails on the chalkboard. Uninterested in going any further. He is presenting on a profound subject with no facts to support, not believable. Not worth listening to.
The author really stepped outside the box and it seemed as if he was talking from memory alot and I don't think he went by the actual text of his book but probably used it as a guideline, he is very genuince and you can tell he believes what he is saying.
The advanced form of forgiveness.
i get it !
gary's got the secret to the secret !!!
this is the only audio book audible has from gary and am looking for more from the author everywhere!
just about every point and twist that gary observed and brought to light
super book and am looking forward to reading the course in miracles as gary is a leader in self healing motivation and enlightenment!