Cliche title, I know. But it couldn't be more true. Everyone should read How You Measure Your Life by Clayton Christensen. A fascinating and unique approach to self-help. For extremely logical people, like me, I connected with it on so many levels! And learned something about business theory as well!
I love the way Dickens writes. I enjoyed Great Expectations "far, far" more than I expected to. It made me eager to read more of his works.
I am continually stunned by this authors ability to make words truly delicious! His analogies, insights into human nature, and humor is completely enjoyable for me. I've never really enjoyed watching movies based on Dickens work but his books are incredible. Strong characters, delightful conversation, and very human. Sigh. I just really really loved this book.
Simon Vance did an excellent job of reading. It is like listening to a one man play.
Brene Brown and her work entered into my life exactly when I needed her most. She talks about letting go of perfection and others expectations and being aware of what you may be doing to cause shame on another person. Her goal is to help others live whole-heartedly. A nice, soul-searching read.
Masterfully written! HOWEVER, the story is terrifying.
A friend wrote: Oh my weird! This really is a bizarre but wonderfully written book. I don't think I've ever read anything so eerie. At first I was frustrated because it's written in a way that makes it impossible to get your bearings. But then I realized that that's the point! The author mixes metaphorical and poetic prose with narrative in a way that feels completely discombobulating, and yet if you ignore the urge to figure out what is "real" and what is not, you know exactly what it would feel like to be there if it was! I recommend it because it's unique, although be aware it may mess with your dreams
This wasn't a light read. It's definitely a haunting book that will stay with you for awhile. I will likely have to read it again at some point in my life because it makes some pretty profound points when it comes to claiming to be a religious person.
It tells of an early Christian missionary in Japan at a time when Christianity was banned. The main character was a pious Christian priest and takes us through the ups and downs of believing something with our whole hearts.
An idea that was shared at the beginning of the book and haunted me through the rest was that we all one day come to see us become like Judas. It points out that we need to constantly need to guard our testimonies and that they are a lot more frail that we would like to admit.
Well worth the time but is really heavy.
I listened to this book three times in one week. Brene Brown is an excellent researcher who helped me see my life in a different light. I'm working on being more vulnerable! Well worth the time.
Thank you for the wonderful gift Audible! I love being a member!! Jim Dale is AMAZING. If you had him read the phone book, I would pay a lot of money to download it. I appreciate that it was said, "Performed by Jim Dale." He doesn't just read the story, each time he reads, it's a masterful performance!
Dickens+Jim Dale=A Very Merry Christmas for me. Thank you again!
Wow, what a well read book. The narrator does an excellent job. The reason for my lower rating is because it swears endlessly. Way too much swearing. Brace yourself.
I had high expectations for this book because so many raved about it. It was good but not great in my opinion.
I'm a reasonably organized person but this book helped me tremendously. I appreciated that the author gave me permission to get of told bridesmaids dresses, my Grandfather's hat, and other sentimental things that I was just hanging onto.
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