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Broken Open Audiobook

Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow

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Publisher's Summary

In the more than 25 years since she co-founded Omega Institute - now the world's largest center for spiritual retreat and personal growth - Elizabeth Lesser has been an intimate witness to the ways in which people weather change and transition. In a beautifully crafted blend of moving stories, humorous insights, practical guidance, and personal memoir, she offers tools to help us make the choice we all face in times of challenge: Will we be broken down and defeated, or broken open and transformed?

Lesser shares tales of ordinary people who have risen from the ashes of illness, divorce, loss of a job or a loved one - stronger, wiser, and more in touch with their purpose and passion. And she draws on the world's great spiritual and psychological traditions to support us as we too learn to break open and blossom into who we were meant to be.

©2004 Villard; (P)2008 Random House

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    Nicole 05-12-16
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    I was confused with the death in session at first but once you fully immerse yourself into her lesson it comes together at the end understanding the Phoenix process and why death and creation is connected

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    Shabba 04-02-16
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    "Great Read"

    Just was what I was looking for, but more of what I needed. This book found me. When the student is ready the teacher appears. I know I will be going back to this book over & over. The insights ate phenomenal.

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    N.L. 03-29-16
    N.L. 03-29-16 Member Since 2012
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    "One of my favorites!"

    Awesome and inspiring!! Will read again as I need to be uplifted.. Came at the right time in my life

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    J. Hopkins Denver, Colorado 02-18-16
    J. Hopkins Denver, Colorado 02-18-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Horrible narrator"

    I love this book and print, and referred it to several people who are going through difficult time. I thought I'd relisten to it on audible, to pass my driving time. And the narration is completely awful I can't even sit through it. She sounds so forced fake, I find myself getting distracted by how horrible her narration is.

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    Max Moreno 01-22-16
    Max Moreno 01-22-16 Member Since 2014
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    Just a bunch of made up mumbo-jumbo. Not worth the time. My friend said that and ex Pastor recommended this book to him. Unbelievable!

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    Mehrnaz 12-23-15
    Mehrnaz 12-23-15

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    "The most inspiring book"

    This book can really really change your spiritual path . Well done
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    I am forever grateful .

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    Rev. 12-04-15
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    "Wisdom in every page"

    Lesser has a remarkable background and a wealth of stories to illustrate it. Very accessible and fun to read.

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    Elizabeth Meridian, ID, United States 10-14-15
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    This book was full of sappy sweet and pathetic analogies. The narrator's voice was also so lovey dovey annoying that it was impossible for me to finish the book.

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    Brooke 08-25-15
    Brooke 08-25-15
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    "It's a memoir"
    Would you try another book from Elizabeth Lesser and/or Susan Denaker?

    I am a fan of Lesser's work and the Omega Institute, but this book is not a self-help, it's a memoir. If you like memoirs, I think this is a great book for you. But personally, I'm not interested in memoirs, so this was not for me.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Susan Denaker?

    The narration is wonderful. She has warmth and depth.


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    Michelle 08-06-15
    Michelle 08-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Life changing"

    Words can't express what this book has done for me and how it has changed my perspective on life and change.

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