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Publisher's Summary

How does a New York City publicist and party girl turn into a go-to guide for the next generation? In her new book, Spirit Junkie: A Radical Road to Self-Love and Miracles, Gabrielle Bernstein shares the story of how she transformed her life, offering her spiritual journey as a guidebook for overcoming fear, changing perceptions, and creating a life you’re psyched to wake up for.

Bernstein has traded self-doubt and addiction for a new kind of high. In 2005 she became a student of A Course in Miracles and since then she has been guided to teach those spiritual principles to the next generation of seekers.

©2011 Gabrielle Bernstein (P)2011 Random House

Critic Reviews

"In this mixture of humor, grief and how-to instructions on achieving enlightenment, Bernstein offers more than just autobiography or a user’s guide to meditation.... A groovy blend of meditative and instructive writing." (Kirkus)

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Prayers are for asking, Mediation is for listening

How many times have I heard or said “Have you prayed about it?” Thanks to Gabrielle Bernstein I know understand that “Praying is for asking and mediation is for listening.” I’m not sure how a book falls into your Audible cart but Spirit Junkie fell in mine. This book truly comes into your life when it’s supposed to.

14 of 14 people found this review helpful

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  • kimbereley
  • oregon city, OR, United States
  • 07-18-12

For Younger Crowd, I guess

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Something about Garbrielle doesn't feel right for me. I just don't resonate. Do think she would have great appeal for newbie Course members or in the ages of 20-30 . Author did a good job, it just didn't strike me personally. But then, I am quite used to anything having to do with ACIM blowing my MIND and traveling incredible depths of thought, mystery and spritiual principles. I am used to ACIM being like NOTHING else. This audio fell short for me, but I had SUPER high expectations too.<br/><br/>Nice introudction material for a new student or a younger listener.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Sallie
  • CHICAGO, IL, United States
  • 12-08-11

Spiritual Hot Chocolate

What made the experience of listening to Spirit Junkie the most enjoyable?

Gabby's personality makes hearing her read her story really endearing and touching. Her personality is unique, and so relatable. Over the past year that voice has helped me grow and adjust to some pretty difficult situations. While listening to the book I felt we were having another

What was one of the most memorable moments of Spirit Junkie?

I enjoyed hearing about her experience with John of God in more detail. Opening yourself up to what is possible, without building super-strong boundaries is key. Really touched me.

What does Gabrielle Bernstein bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The book is great, and after hearing her read I bought the book so I could go back and underline certain passages. For me, hearing her read seemed more personal. Perhaps that is because I've spoken to her one-on-one, on the phone. I like her gravel-y voice.

What insight do you think you’ll apply from Spirit Junkie?

Since hearing the book, I have recognized the real power of meditation, and come to think of it as a non-negotiable in my life. I know Gabby loves her meditation, and now I'm recognizing the full value of being still with God. It's huge!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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An introduction to "A course in miracles"

What did you like about this audiobook?

I love the personal way Gabrielle Bernstein use the form of memoir to introduce a. New audience to a "course in miracles" her work can aid you when taking on this massive course. Her guidance might make the 365 long day course. She even find ways to find techniques which give very quickly results. It is as you get a coach right in your head.<br/><br/>Maybe the course in miracles is too much for you; This book is a great port to the course when you want changes to appear: Quickly.

How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

It made me start on a "Course in miracles"

Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

She makes the work fashionable

What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

The narration was amazing

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Eric
  • Pittsburgh, PA, United States
  • 06-27-12

Valley Girl Meets ACIM

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Sort of. A lot of cutsie words and phrases. Definitely a chick book (no disrespect). Lots of talk about boy friends, self- esteem issues, and drug-addiction. It seemed with all the exercises at the end of each chapter that she was writing her own student manual. I did enjoy her positive attitude but I wouldn't say that this is a deep book with thought provoking reflections on A Course in Miracles.

13 of 15 people found this review helpful

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I am not sure what it is missing...

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I am not sure, but I really like Gabby and her work but this lost my attention after the first half hour. Hum...

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Good for younger audience

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes, to younger people, but not to friends my age. I actually thought the author had a compelling story for younger people. It was well written and heartfelt. Given that I am a senior citizen, it was difficult for me to relate to the the agonies of youth and young adulthood, since they have been resolved for me for some time.

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  • Kara
  • United States
  • 12-27-11

Life changing!!

Would you listen to Spirit Junkie again? Why?

Yes. I want to make sure I didn't miss anything.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Not applicable

What about Gabrielle Bernstein’s performance did you like?

Very genuine.

What did you learn from Spirit Junkie that you would use in your daily life?

What didn't I learn from it? Absolutely I plan on using it in everyday life. Practice practice practice.

Any additional comments?

Anyone with a willingness to make their life better needs to hear or read this book.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Pure ❤️Light💫& Divine Wisdom🙌🏼

I have been on the path to enlightenment and wisdom. This book called to me & I finished it in 2 days. In tears by the end due to the inspiration I feel. Gratitude to you Gabrielle Bernstein in serving with your message of Love & Faith in the universe and our ing.
Onward....❤️

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She took the words right out of my being!

I've been on a very similar spiritual journey like Gabbys since 2006 and although our stories of struggle and dark times aren't the same, our walk in Spirit is nearly parallel. Her words helped me understand many of the struggles I've had throughout my own walk in healing, and I know now that I am not alone. I look forward to reading more of her books and possibly attending her spirit junkie trainings. Thank you Gabby for your transparency, and clear cut communication and revelation. I am forever grateful. #namaste

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-13-15

Brilliant

loved this, might not agree with it all but plenty to take from this book and leave what doesn't work for you. I listen to it repeatedly it has made a difference.

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  • mairi
  • 05-28-16

YES YES YES

They say when the student is ready to learn the teacher will appear! Thank you Gabby for bring there when the time was right for me!
I have spoken with my ego trusted my spirit and cut the cords!

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  • Alice
  • 05-08-16

Amazing book!

I would recommend it to anyone who is trying to make sense of themselves and life.

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  • georgia
  • 04-03-17

Life changing

I wish I listened to this book Years ago. This book has really helped me. Thank you Gabrielle.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-23-16

Inspiring and life changing.

If you are feeling lost or in need of guidance, read this book. It is a wonder, utterly inspiring and if more people read it the world will be a different place!

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  • Louise2709
  • 11-14-17

perfect - just what I needed

I really enjoyed this. really made me think about how I look at others. Thank you

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  • J. Roy
  • 09-22-17

One I will listen to again and again.

Grab a pen and a notebook and a cup of something. Embrace every word. Believe.

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  • Gemma Brophy
  • 06-18-17

❤❤ Gabrielle Bernstein is amazing..inspirational.

Her books are amazing. Takes you to the core of what is important in life.

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  • Miss Phillipa M Brown
  • 09-12-16

Abysmal

What disappointed you about Spirit Junkie?

Such a disappointing steaming pile of rubbish! <br/>I made it to chapter 9 when 'John of God' healed a woman in a wheelchair who hadn't walked in years and the onslaught of synchronicity and the constant receiving of energy just became too much and I could suspend belief no longer.

Has Spirit Junkie put you off other books in this genre?

Absolutely - I have been looking for a more spiritual guide, but this is just ridiculous!

Would you listen to another book narrated by Gabrielle Bernstein?

Probably not.

What character would you cut from Spirit Junkie?

N/A

Any additional comments?

I wish I knew what a hokey pile self-indulgent rubbish this was before I wasted both my money and time!! Should have called it quits after the 1st chapter!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-09-17

love this and have grown immensely through it

love this immensely. I have grown through listening.... gabrielle rocks! I read and loved the universe has your back, love this more!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-07-17

Just what I needed

Love love LOVE this book!!! Came just at the right time. Read 'the universe has your back just before this, and loved it just as much, can't decide which I like best they are both awesome. My only gripe is with audible, bit frustrating that the chapters aren't labeled. I often listen while driving and so can't always bookmark myself. Would be reeeeeally handy if they included chapter titles :)

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  • Olivia
  • 05-22-17

My fave ❤

Just finished reading 'The universe has your back' & jumped straight onto this one, even better!! Seriously, your soul will thank you for it!

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  • Ellie
  • 04-28-17

Junkie for life

What an aptly named book. After months of this book popping as suggested reading my inner guide moved me to click purchase. So grateful I did. I've already recommend several other people MUST read this book. It's a life changer. Thank you for writing it Gabrielle.

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  • Jade
  • 12-01-16

Freaking AMAZEBALLS

what can I say.... Gabrielle is amazing and this book will inspire you in whatever way you may need it at the time!!!

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  • Siobhan
  • 04-28-16

Thank you!

Gabrielle Bernstein is absolutely brilliant! She is inspiring and entertaining! I loved every single second!

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  • Catherine
  • 12-29-15

Great intro to Gabby's way of life

Would you listen to Spirit Junkie again? Why?

Yes, if I need extra inspiration

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the easy to listen to introduction to her philosophy and spirituality. I liked that she was the narrator - it made it more real.

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  • Heidi
  • 08-23-15

Powerful & Inspiring

This is refreshing and broken down so easy to understand. This women is a true inspiration to all women and she is real...