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From the mountains of Connemara to friendly pub conversations, John O’Donohue had the ability to make the most numinous questions personal. Walking in Wonder: Eternal Wisdom for the Modern World tells that even though this beloved poet and philosopher is no longer among us, his words still breathe with vibrant life.Including a foreword written by Krista Tippett and narration by John’s brother Pat O’Donohue, this unabridged audiobook presents a collection of new teachings. Based on conversations over years with Irish broadcaster John Quinn, these selections include thoughts on the gifts of aging, our fascinating relationship with memory, and why we need not fear death.

  • Why the insights of mystics like Meister Eckhart are more relevant than ever in a world prioritizing image over substance
  • Contemplation of nature, its landscapes, and our intertwined relationship with both
  • A reading of one of the special dawn Easter masses given by John at Corcomroe Abbey in his beloved Co. Clare, Ireland
  • Poems and blessings in celebration of the ache of absence, imagination, and the turning of the seasons
  • Life’s hidden narratives - whether in the history of mountains or your inner world
©2018 John O'Donohue (P)2018 Sounds True

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Gentle wise companion

If you have ever been blessed with a friend, one whom you may see rarely but when it aligns for a reunion, you spend every minute savoring the good conversation that has accumulated with an acute hunger — if such a blessing has ever been a part of your life, you will find it replicated by listening to this audio book.

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Remember our infinite possibilities

I love all of John O'Donohue's works. His method of helping all of us to see beyond what the tangible and socio economic world tells us is real makes my heart sing.

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soul food.

each word resonated with my soul. I will listen to this again and again to feed and nurture my heart. essential listening for a rough political period.

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he wove words into the most beautiful tapestry

his words evoke a sense of wonder and courageous curiosity. you cannot help but be moved by the insight and honesty of a man who truly lived his life

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Exactly the right book at exactly the right time.

This book offers a rare alchemy of insights from across time and distance from many great voyagers of thought and spirit. If life has lulled you into the mundane and meaningless, here is a reminder of the wonder and depth of your own existence.

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Walking in Wonder is exceptional

What an amazing production about an extraordinary individual. As he has said words are a living vehicle, and these words, narration and content prove his observation. As an artist, I have been carving time, motion and color for forty years...John O’Donohue’s words, his deep insights are masterpieces without question.

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So sad and wonderful

This is definitely a celebration of who John O' Donohue was by people who loved him.

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  • Sarah Appleton
  • 03-19-21

Great listen

John O'Donohue's work, whether poetry, books or in this case, radio talks and sermons, is always amazing. His insights are profound, his world view thought provoking and inspirational, and his theology gentle and very, very beautiful.
Pat O'Donohue's narration is fantastic - I love the connection he obviously has with John O'Donohue's work.

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  • Mr Anu Azrael
  • 02-04-20

Amazing

John is a legend and his brother's voice deep, soothing and easy to ingest. Like a clear sunray taken in by a body cold and in need of warmth.

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  • Ms. A. A. Boater
  • 07-07-21

Well worth listening to

I am a fan of JohnO’Donoghue’s work. I appreciate what he has to say, it helps me understand what life is about in a helpful way. I was slow to buy this book because it wasn’t all written by him. Perverted the integrity with this was put together was impressive, in addition to finding more areas of John’s wisdom, I got a picture of the author from a different perspective.

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  • Angela Hazebroek
  • 10-17-19

Entering a compassionate heart poured out with generosity

John O’Donohue and John Quinn bring the poetry of the Irish landscapes and the deeper landscapes of our souls to life in words of wisdom and wonder. Their beauty falls like refreshing rain onto a dried out land.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-25-20

lyrical

i must listen again there is much to absorb. a little is lost in performance.

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  • Moira Delandes
  • 03-25-19

Remembering John

Re- member - to connect back in. With John's brother doing the narration, the lilt and landscape were given the edge in the listening.

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  • Jenny
  • 10-27-18

Inspiring

Inspiring and very beautiful. Words that uplift, I didn’t want it to end. The book takes you into a beautiful world of green hills and mountains. Words that comfort and hold you and give you strength.

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