The book explores the feelings of an adoptive child and her family as they struggle to understand the child?s interest in searching for information about her birth parents and her birth country. The author does a superb job in exploring the problems and feelings that may take place in an adoptive family situation, including discrimination. The book does keep your interest until the end and I enjoyed it. The narration is also done very well, with a healthy sprinkling of Spanish language that accentuates the cultural differences. The ending, however, is somewhat disappointing because as a reader/listener I was left expecting some interesting major coincidence that never materialized. Also, the book centers around the problems in the girl?s birth country- a Latin American country that is never mentioned by name. As the plot evolves one realizes that it is a fictional country. The only problem is that I do not want to know it is fiction when I read fiction! It would have been much better if the author had selected a real country as the backdrop for the book. Nonetheless, I feel that the book deserves four stars for effectively dealing with realistic adoption issues.
This book is written in very simple language, yet the teachings are profound. While the four agreements sound very simple, they are not easy to follow. However, just by paying a little attenton to information in this book can change your life. I highly recommend it!
I purchased both ?The Power of Intention? and this audio program. I liked this one better. In this live lecture Dr. Dyer covers the same material found in the book, but does it in a much more engaging and motivating fashion. The regular audio book is scripted and I find myself drifting my attention. I would read the actual book and listen to this audio book. The program is most definitely worth an audible credit!
This is a wonderful collection regardless of the price, but it is a real steal at this price. They are four volumes of live lectures from Dr. Dyer. You may have seen many of these lectures on public television. I love his live performances on tape! Despite Dr. Dyer's tendency to hem and hum, his delivery is superb and it keeps your attention. These are far superior to his scripted audio programs.
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