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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.

Critic Reviews

  • Audie Award Finalist, Personal Development/Motivational, 2005

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

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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.

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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!

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Brilliant, deep, profound.

I am a sophisticated lawyer, with my own law firm. I sm continually grateful to Marianne for sharing her deep introspection, reflection, and analysis. :-)

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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

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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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Loved it from beginning to end. I enjoyed it so much I listened to it twice.

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Loved.. perhaps my favorite Marianne bk.

I’v listens to this bk many times, especially on walks when feeling defeated & uncertain. The tone of her voice is just awesome & so healing. Love it!

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More than expected

Perfectly narrated by the author.
This was a random shot in the dark for me...but maybe not....was right on time...what I was needing.

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I can't get enough of her

Nobody soothes my soul, gives more me more hope and brings more comfort, than Marianne. looking forward to the next book, always!

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Catalyst for Change

I am in awe of Marianne's insight and wisdom. This book is incredible and a catalyst for change in your life.

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There is hope for the world

Uplifting and inspiring have listened over and over, and I will listen again thank you Marianne