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Broken Open Audiobook

Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow

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?
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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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    Rev. 12-04-15
    Rev. 12-04-15 Member Since 2015
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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
    Elizabeth Meridian, ID, United States 10-14-15 Member Since 2013
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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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    Carol United States 10-29-12
    Carol United States 10-29-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Superb."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Broken Open?

    It hits the right note at the right time


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The opening passage about children in part two.


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

    Bon Courage ~ Stay strong


    Any additional comments?

    Loved it!

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    Sybila Woodinville, WA, USA 04-03-09
    Sybila Woodinville, WA, USA 04-03-09 Member Since 2008
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    "A beautiful book.."

    I found this book very helpful and conforting

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Pamela 07-06-10
    Pamela 07-06-10 Member Since 2007

    Glass Artist / Insurance Agent I enjoy discovering the spiritual and psychological opinions of past and present times.

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    "Enlightenting"

    Entertaining, hard to stop listening.

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    JDS 02-21-09
    JDS 02-21-09 Member Since 2014
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    Excellent.

    0 of 6 people found this review helpful

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