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  • Childhood Disrupted

  • How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology, and How You Can Heal
  • By: Donna Jackson Nakazawa
  • Narrated by: Callie Beaulieu
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 627
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 551
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 551

The emotional trauma we suffer as children not only shapes our emotional lives as adults but also affects our physical health and overall well-being. Scientists now know on a biochemical level exactly how parents' chronic fights, divorce, death in the family, being bullied or hazed, and growing up with a hypercritical, alcoholic, or mentally ill parent can leave permanent, physical "fingerprints" on our brains.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • some disturbing content, overall very imformative

  • By Tryintolivenatural on 11-12-15

Wow - Light bulb reading

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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: 03-27-16

This was book was recommended to me by caring professionals who are aware of the many physical and mental health battles I have fought in recent years and also know just a little bit about my childhood and adolescent years. I am very grateful to them and to the author. I am an avid reader and learner and I'm accustomed to gaining new insights from books. This one, however, has changed my entire outlook and gives me hope despite how painful it was to see myself and my story interspersed throughout the stories presented. I have read it twice in just 2 weeks and am still trying to wrap my mind around this material. Again, my thanks to those who have contributed to the research, studies, findings, and understandable publication of the new world connecting brain development and function with childhood experiences.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Sanctuary of the Soul

  • Journey into Meditative Prayer
  • By: Richard J. Foster
  • Narrated by: David Cochran Heath
  • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

At the very heart of God is the passionate disposition to be in loving fellowship with you. From the human side of this equation it is meditative prayer that ushers us into this divine-human fellowship. Richard Foster, best-selling author and founder of Renovare, writes these words as one who has experienced what they describe. And in this new book he will beautifully guide you in this transformational way, that you might come to know deeper fellowship with God.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Closer to God

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-05-13

Hope-filled Perspective on Christian Meditation

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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: 03-26-16

This book brings to light and provides practical guidelines for addressing one of the major deficiencies so many Christians feel but don't understand in their endeavor to live out their faith - that is our natural inability to quiet our hearts and connect with, hear, speak to, and worship God beyond just the confines of our noisy minds but from within our spirit as well. Thank you for listening to voice of God on this subject and writing to those of who thirst for a closer relationship with God through His Word and His Spirit.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • His Prairie Princess

  • Prairie Brides, Book 1
  • By: Kit Morgan
  • Narrated by: Michael Rahhal
  • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101

When Sadie Jones, the daughter of cattle baron Horatio Jones, set out on her own in search of her dying birth mother, she got more than she bargained for. She never dreamed the stage would be robbed and she herself taken along with the rest of the loot! After all, being kidnapped was the last thing on her mind that morning. Unfortunately it was the foremost thing that afternoon.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too short, too little plot, otherwise would be gre

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-06-18

Corny and disappointing

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-23-15

I usually enjoy the mail order / prairie bride type books but this one was so corny I almost could not finish listening. The story itself had very little plot and the characters were poorly developed and so stereotypical it was comical except I don't believe the author intended to write comedy. Very disappointing.

  • Carry Her Heart

  • By: Holly Jacobs
  • Narrated by: Christina Traister
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320

In her journal, writer Piper George notes the change of seasons. Each entry marks the passage of time since she became a teen mother and put her baby up for adoption. Her words flow together, painting a picture of loss, hope, and enduring love for the daughter she's never forgotten. But one autumn, a new presence appears in its pages and in her life: her neighbor, Edward "Ned" Chesterfield.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely the best story!

  • By tennismama on 08-01-15

Touching story for mothers

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

Reviewed: 06-27-15

This was a warm and touching story about the kind of love I feel for my children expressed beautifully through the lives of the author's well-developed characters.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful