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Becoming Who You Are: Insights on the True Self from Thomas Merton and Other Saints (Christian Classics) | [James Martin]

Becoming Who You Are: Insights on the True Self from Thomas Merton and Other Saints (Christian Classics)

By meditating on personal examples from the author's life, as well as reflecting on the inspirational life and writings of Thomas Merton, stories from the Gospels, as well as the lives of other holy men and women (among them, Henri Nouwen, Therese of Lisieux, and Pope John XXIII), the listener will understand how becoming who you are, and becoming the person that God created, is a simple path to happiness, peace of mind and even sanctity.
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By meditating on personal examples from the author's life, as well as reflecting on the inspirational life and writings of Thomas Merton, stories from the Gospels, as well as the lives of other holy men and women (among them, Henri Nouwen, Therese of Lisieux, and Pope John XXIII), the listener will understand how becoming who you are, and becoming the person that God created, is a simple path to happiness, peace of mind and even sanctity.

©2006 Paulist Press, Inc (P)2011 Paulist Press

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    Jana Kettering, OH, United States 05-13-12
    Jana Kettering, OH, United States 05-13-12 Member Since 2010
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    "thought provoking"

    Although it was read a little slowly, I thought, the wisdow in this book is powerful. I was touched.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Richard Seeley Tulsa, Oklahoma 07-02-13
    Richard Seeley Tulsa, Oklahoma 07-02-13 Member Since 2009

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    "Personally Life Changing"

    Father Martin's meditation on Thomas Merton helped me understand what Merton meant by the false self. It is the self we develop to hide our true self from friends, family and co-workers. It is the social self that attempts to appear hip, slick and cool when none of those things are true. The false self is a road block to finding who you truly are.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lucas Gallatin, TN, United States 08-22-12
    Lucas Gallatin, TN, United States 08-22-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Not bad, it's worth listening to..."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Becoming aware of your "true" and "false" is productive to your spiritual life.
    The book was more on Fr. Martins life than it was Thomas Merton.


    If you’ve listened to books by James Martin before, how does this one compare?

    About the same.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    John Tyler Gibson Livonia, MI, United States 07-25-12
    John Tyler Gibson Livonia, MI, United States 07-25-12 Member Since 2012

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    "Great Reading and Listening."
    What made the experience of listening to Becoming Who You Are the most enjoyable?

    This is an UNabridged version of this excellent, narrated by the Author, Fr. James Martin sj. Fr. Jim is the Curtural Editor of America magazine and I read his work regularly. His writing is nothing short of brilliant. So, I had very high expectations when I purchased this piece. I can honestly say that the audio book exceeded my expectations.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Becoming Who You Are?

    The expert interpretation or translation of Thomas Merton's writing and thinking. Fr. Martin provides is very enlightening even to an older person like me. I am a 73 year old retiree.


    Have you listened to any of James Martin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No other experience. But, if I discover any, I will acquire them immediately.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I intend to listen (and simultaneously read) a second time and in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    Intend to purchase all of Merton's work available in audiobooks.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    mh 03-23-12
    mh 03-23-12
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    "not what i expected"

    I wasn't a huge fan of the book though some of the anecdotal messages on becoming your true self could be useful. I'm not fond of the author's theology though he does disclaim his theological expertise in the beginning of the book. I hoped that the book would have more biblical references to support his ideas on becoming your true self, but its just not there. I'll give it another listen because I could be wrong, but as it stands now I probably wouldn't recommend this book.

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Julia Jay adamstown pa 04-18-12
    Julia Jay adamstown pa 04-18-12
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    "nothing new"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    no really waste of time- nothing new here- scripture is helpful of course since it is the truth but author seems not to have a live struggling grasp of power of God- seems to say Jesus needed God for things instead of knowing Jesus needed Nothing- He is GOD.maybe author is catholic and not able to communicate the deep greek /hebrew texts hermanutically. was a chore to get through- hoping I could find a truth relative to the struggle of life- but NOT...


    Would you ever listen to anything by James Martin again?

    doubt it


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    just voice tone not compelling enough to continue listening when life has soo many to do's


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    definately not


    Any additional comments?

    sorry to leave neg comment I am sure author is a wonderful person- just dont quit the day job- this was not a piece that was helpful to established learned Christian- maybe a new believer may benefit- its like there is not an original thought that is worth repeating.

    1 of 13 people found this review helpful
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