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The Gift of Change: Spiritual Guidance for a Radically New Life | [Marianne Williamson]

The Gift of Change: Spiritual Guidance for a Radically New Life

In this audio, best-selling author Marianne Williamson delves deeply into the powerful role of change in our lives today. Far from something to fear and avoid, she says, every change, even the most difficult and painful, gives us an opportunity to receive the miraculous gift of personal transformation into what we are capable of becoming. The only real failure in life is the failure to grow from what we go through.
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Publisher's Summary

In this audio, best-selling author Marianne Williamson delves deeply into the powerful role of change in our lives today. Far from something to fear and avoid, she says, every change, even the most difficult and painful, gives us an opportunity to receive the miraculous gift of personal transformation into what we are capable of becoming. The only real failure in life is the failure to grow from what we go through.

Williamson leads us across key bridges of transformation including:

  • From Forgetting Who We Are to Remembering Who We Are
  • From Negative Thinking to Positive Love
  • From Asking God to Change the World to Praying That He Change Us
  • From Living in the Past and Future to Living in the Now
  • From Separation to Relationship
  • From Your Plan to God's Plan
  • From Who We Were to Who We Are Becoming

These simple but profound changes empower us to see life's transitions as opportunities for growth and rebirth, providing not only keys for shaping our lives today, but also hope for transforming our world into a place of greater love and peace.

©2004 Marianne Williamson; (P)2004 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

What the Critics Say

  • Audie Award Finalist, Personal Development/Motivational, 2005

"Relatable, down-to-earth." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Catarina Stockholm, Sweden 12-02-08
    Catarina Stockholm, Sweden 12-02-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Amazing wisdom"

    Marianne Williamson is a great storyteller and she explains so well the philosophy behind a Course in Miracles. Well worth reading and thinking about! She has a great voice too.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sach North Shore City, New Zealand 11-21-09
    Sach North Shore City, New Zealand 11-21-09
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    "There really is only one problem..."

    'We might think we have 22 different problems, but we really only have one problem - our disconnect from our god' - Marianne Williamson.

    I found that in this audio book Marianne oscillates between talking specifically about dealing with change (uncertainty) and between a general commentary on living well!

    I personally found it very insightful. I like how she makes sure people see her as a 'down to earth' individual who struggles herself, at times, just like everyone else, through sharing of personal experiences and stories!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    anne FORT WAYNE, INDIANA, United States 10-07-12
    anne FORT WAYNE, INDIANA, United States 10-07-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Someone tell Marianne Williamson to slow down!"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Yes, The author/narrator needs to slow down. She may need to consider having someone else narrate her books because she always speaks to fast.


    What three words best describe Marianne Williamson’s performance?

    SLOW down so we can listen, hear and absorb your good books


    Was The Gift of Change worth the listening time?

    Yes


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Flower Mound, TX, United States 03-11-07
    Robert Flower Mound, TX, United States 03-11-07 Member Since 2006
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    "Interesting"

    Christianity meets the metaphysical world. What a concept. New Age folks may be disappointed but I found this book informative and interesting. I do not agree with all of her assessments but did enjoy it and learned a thing or two.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Albert Indianapolis, India 03-21-05
    Albert Indianapolis, India 03-21-05 Member Since 2003
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    "Stealth Christian Course in Miracles"

    I should have been warned by the way god was mentioned in several of the points this author advocates, but I wasn't. I began listening to this book thinking that it was advocating a spiritual, but not dogmatically Christian way of approaching change. When the author said in the preface to the book that her writing by a "Course in Miracles," something never mentioned in the reviews or summaries of this book, I knew I had wasted my money. If you are a Christian, you may find this book satisfactory, but for me, a Unitarian-Universalist with no particular dogma to my beliefs, this book was too heavy on the Christian message. This is unfortunate, because many elements of the author's message could be framed in a more eccumenical way that emphasizes the spiritual without equating spiritual with Christian. Change affects all of us, and if you set dogma aside, the ways that different religions deal with change are more alike than different. It is too bad the author did not recognize this or describe it.

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    reginald Lawton, OK, United States 09-01-12
    reginald Lawton, OK, United States 09-01-12 Member Since 2010
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    "A life changing book"

    She broke down spiritually in a way I can understand it. I listen to it everyday. I don't know if it is because I like content or I just like her voice

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Natalia Mpscow, Russia 03-05-12
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    "I like it very much"
    What did you learn from The Gift of Change that you would use in your daily life?

    I always listen to it when I have difficulties in my life. And it always helps me.


    Any additional comments?

    Marianne is very inspiring teacher.

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    PASCAL Jerusalem, Israel 12-05-11
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    "Sublime"
    Would you listen to The Gift of Change again? Why?

    It's like going to a lecture of Marianne Williamson. It just flows on and on. It's perfect that Marianne herself is reading it.


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    KMB Consumer Michigan 02-24-07
    KMB Consumer Michigan 02-24-07
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    "Lacking something"

    Soft spoken, easy listening, yet lacking something. Not even discussion, support or history of the basis for the beliefs put forth. Seems to me more about her than what she believes in.

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