Really enjoyed the concept of demons and the parrallel to the pain body
First by Thomas Keating. I have enjoyed the few Richard Rohr recordings that I have
Its not practical for me to listen to a long book all in one sitting. Also, i think you need to reflect on the content to get the most out of it.
As a statistician, I am used to dry material. However this material was presented very dryly and a was longer than necessary.
It seems the author tried to both entertain and please the scientific crowd at the same time. The result is likely to fall short on both accounts.
There were many times that the author went on extensively to present data to support hypothesis that many would intuitively know. I understand the value of this but it made the book a bit tedious.
The suggestions for how to impact your own emotion style are a very small portion of the book and are likely to not stand on their own as suggestions.
The idea and concepts of the book are in and of themselves interesting. Shortening the book substantially would have made it much more enjoyable.
Yes, a fresh take on the Bible that makes sense of seeming contradictions in the text.
This book is meant to move you along the path to greater spirituality and a deeper understanding of the Bible. As I travel the path I think I will get more from it each time I listen to it based on where I am at the time.
Firmly grounded in Christianity but draws on other traditions as well, even if not overtly. Certainly does not give 'good' Christians a pass.
Well read and paced. John Quigley did a good job but I would have preferred to have Richard read it.
I was not sure about the approach at first but the sessions picked up a nice rhythm and were quite enjoyable. I suspect I will visit the Jewel tree often as well as relisten to the program in the future.
No, I prefer to digest the information and then continue
Its a relaxing positive listen. The intersection of science and spirituality is fascinating - spiritual practice actually changes your brain. Who woulda thunk it.
Ends somewhat abruptly which made me wonder if the full recording was captured.
Wanting to see the best in everybody, encountering individuals that seemingly just want to inflict as much emotional pain as possible to others is hard to comprehend. This book validates that a significant amount of people actually do act to hurt others just for fun. Several of the examples could have come directly out of my life.
I have recommended this audio book to co-workers, friends and family. I consider it to be essential listening for all.
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