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Mary

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  • Alcoholics Anonymous - Big Book - Original Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By BN Publishing
    • Narrated By Jason McCoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (163)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (92)

    Alcoholics Anonymous -t he Big Book has served as a lifeline to millions worldwide. First published in 1939, Alcoholics Anonymous sets forth cornerstone concepts of recovery from alcoholism and tells the stories of men and women who have overcome the disease. This is the most widely used resource for millions of individuals in recovery.

    Jodie says: "Big Book review"
    "This Book Provides Your Grounding"
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    Would you listen to Alcoholics Anonymous - Big Book - Original Edition again? Why?

    I listen to this when I am in trouble and need a meeting but there isn't one. I enjoy listening as well as reading. If I have a drive, I will turn it on in the car. I could listen to the Big Book every day, although I don't. I am never tired of it, or going to meetings.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The program of the Twelve Steps is a miracle. It is a clear path to healthy living and a healthy spiritual life. Most of us, by the time we find the Twelve Steps, are broken even if we don't know just how broken. Alcohol is deadly, as are other emotional conditions. The Twelve Steps are a way out of hell, of our own making/thinking, and into living a better life.


    Which character – as performed by Jason McCoy – was your favorite?

    N/a


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    The people who are fortunate enough to recover are those who are honest with themselves.


    Any additional comments?

    The AA program is adaptable to all fallings and losses. Working it can only help you become a more compassionate human being willing to help others.

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  • No Man Is an Island

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Thomas Merton
    • Narrated By Jonathan Montaldo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (46)

    >No Man Is an Island is a collection of 16 essays in which Thomas Merton plumbs aspects of human spirituality. Merton treats the “basic verities on which the spiritual life depends”. Essay themes include hope, conscience, sacrifice, charity, sincerity, mercy, and silence. The work is threaded through with Merton’s deep awareness that we are all called to “live not for ourselves but for others”.

    Neil Babcox says: "A Gem of a Book"
    "Heavy Spirituality Stuff"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of No Man Is an Island to be better than the print version?

    I am still working on this book. It is heady, and sometimes I think I am just not smart enough to understand or haven't the experience. As I go back to it, I find I do understand it. So I recommend that you read/listen to it in sections so that you can reflect on it.
    I am not a Catholic, but I am interested in the spiritual path. It is not as approachable as Richard Rohr, but still as enlightening.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like the topic, and I like the effort made to articulate the higher goals of my spiritual life and path.


    What about Jonathan Montaldo’s performance did you like?

    Yes, I liked the performance.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    A Documentary on Thomas Merton's Mediations


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