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Summary of The Book of Joy

Lasting Happiness in a Changing World
Narrated by: Leanne Thompson
Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
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The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World is like being able to sit in on a private conversation with the Dalai Lama. You are going to get insight into why he thinks and acts the way he does. 

It is a fascinating view into the mind of mankind. It will give you the ability to understand why people, yourself included, act the way they do.

This summary will help you to read and enjoy the original book more thoroughly. It contains:

  • A chapter-by-chapter summary
  • How to learn how to react to situations you don't like
  • Insight into the way the human spirit works
  • How to forgive
  • Background on the author

This summary can be listened to alone to give you a brief idea of what the full book is about, or you can listen to it side-by-side with the book to help you understand and remember some of the key points. Either way, it is a useful tool that will give you what you need.  

(Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book.)  

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Great teach me.

Wonderful book! We are using it in a community book study and the conversation it is provoking is great.

17 of 17 people found this review helpful

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Enjoyable.

I keep lending this book out to other people and they all seem to like it. The conversation between these two men is quite enjoyable.

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Inspiring and an excellent.

I found the book inspiring and an excellent tool to bring Joy to life to me and those around. The summary at the end of the book is an excellent cheat sheet.

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It is my opinion that everyone should listen it.

It is my humble opinion that everyone should listen this book. It is absolutely so full of wisdom and practical perspectives on living in these crazy times!!

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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This book is delightful!

This book is delightful! It is filled with wisdom and humor. It is both philosophical and practical. It is essential listening for all who desire joy and want to make the world a better place.

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The book offers powerful stories.

The book offers powerful stories and meaningful insights in an accessible way. It inspired rich conversation.

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Wonderful describe.

Wonderful describe. This is an engaging exchange between friends about matters of faith, fairness, and friendship. A great listen.

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Amazing book.

An amazing book about how joy is something we generate from within ourselves by remembering to be kind all the time, especially when it's hard. Just wonderful with deep insights from both of these great leaders.

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This is such a beautiful, inspirational book.

This is such a beautiful, inspirational book by two beautiful souls. It should be a must listen for everyone.

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This book for greater happiness and joy.

Such a powerful listen with purposeful meditations that can bring about change in one's life if practiced. From now on, I choose joy over happiness. Joy lingers...it is never done.

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  • James George
  • 12-23-18

Funny and insightful.

Funny and insightful. Enjoyed every word. I only wish everybody on this world would listen this and practice accordingly in the way we behave towards others and ourselves

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  • Rudy
  • 12-25-18

Extraordinary book.

These extraordinary spiritual leaders offer wisdom and practices for ordinary people like me to bring greater compassion to our families, communities and beyond.

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  • DAISY
  • 12-25-18

Interesting.

Practical advice for people of all faiths! The summaries at the end of the book make an excellent reference.

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  • TEMP
  • 12-25-18

Enjoy listening.

Great perspective on how to manage change in a complex world. The life experiences of two great men are the proxy for one of the book's themes ' the impermanence of hardship.'

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  • char
  • 08-06-19

terrible does not summarize the book

clearly computer generated, not a usable summary, get the full book a.d read that instead

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  • TT
  • 01-13-19

Read by a robot?

This is dreadful. I regret wasting a credit on it. Such a robotic narration it’s hard to identify with it