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A book to re-read

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-08-19

This book provides thought provoking information that leads to self-reflection. Each time I came upon a new chapter title I thought to myself, “That’s definitely not me!” However, I was able to relate to it...and the next chapter, and the next, and so on. The author provides substantive and practical information.

There was a lot of emphasis on getting married and having babies. Having kids is not the end goal for every woman (or man). A little less egg-sperm-baby talk...

Overall, this book is one to read more than once. Looking forward to it!

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-27-19

Many ideas written in this book are in books by other authors. Did not find it original.

Recommend

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-10-18

I wish the book was longer. I enjoyed the short narratives and examples. I wanted to learn more after each chapter. For example, how did his spiritual experiences align with every day life (e.g. movie sets, Hollywood personalities, awards ceremonies, decision-making). How were the two interconnected?

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Left with more questions

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-20-18

I expected the majority of the book to describe the NDE due to advertising I had read and heard. The author repeatedly emphasized the importance of being happy and true to oneself. She also repeated that we are all “magnificent” and similar to a “tapestry.” However, the ‘whys’ and ‘hows’ behind each statement were, generally, not flushed out or stated. Oftentimes, I heard myself asking, “Okay, but how? For instance, besides common aches and pains, how can we determine what our bodies are communicating to us?

I would enjoy learning more specifics about her NDE. For example, what did the author experience besides feeling the presence of her father and best friend? Did she receive any direct messages during the NDE besides simply knowing certain information (e.g. father’s unconditional love and acceptance, observing conversations in the hospital)?

Finally, provide more reasons why the author believes that heaven is right here, on Earth. I am a true believer of NDEs, but how was the experience different from a lucid dream? These types of questions made me wonder and ask why and how.

How one person can change the world...

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-20-18

Just Mercy is enlightening and honors the individuals who have faced injustice, brutality, and ugliness. I have a new perspective about the hell, yet brotherhood, of death row. I have always believed that people are more than their worst mistake, and Bryan Stevenson empathetically illustrates this.