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101. Evidence (Law School Legends Series)
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102. Spiritual Madness: The Necessity
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103. The Ultimate Creative Writing
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104. Boundaries with Kids
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105. Kosmic Consciousness
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106. Stillness Speaks
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107. Berlitz Spanish Cassette Pack
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108. O Jerusalem
109. Hazardous Duty
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110. Radiant Heart: The Radical Teachings
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111. Overcoming Dyslexia
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112. A Brief History of Everything
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113. Eternal Echoes: Exploring Our
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114. Don't Know Much About History
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115. Working with Emotional Intelligence
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116. Napoleon Hill's Keys to Success:
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117. The Invisible World: On the Beauty
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118. Conversations With God : An Uncommon
119. Conversations With God : An Uncommon
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120. Lost Boys : Why Our Sons Turn

101. Evidence (Law School Legends Series)
by Rossi F. Faust
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Asin: 0159002826
Catlog: Book (1991-02-01)
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Legal and Professional Publica
Sales Rank: 1038492
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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We found the truly gifted law professors most law students can only dream about – the professors who draw rave reviews, not only for their scholarship, but for their ability to make the law easy to understand.We asked these select few professors to condense their courses into a single lecture.And it’s these lectures you’ll find in the Law School Legends Series.With Law School Legends, you’ll get a brilliant law professor explaining an entire subject to you in one simple, dynamic lecture.The Law School Legends make even the most difficult concepts crystal clear.You’ll understand the big picture, and how all the concepts fit together.You’ll get hundred of examples and exam tips, honed over decades in the classroom.But best of all, you’ll get insights you can only get from America’s greatest law professors! ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Rossi is a great teacher of Evidence!
I have purchased several of these tape series and this one is by far the best. The lecture is very organized, clear, and comprehensive -- everything you can ask for in a tape series. Faust P. Rossi is a great teacher of Evidence! ... Read more

102. Spiritual Madness: The Necessity of Meeting God in Darkness
by Caroline Myss
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Asin: 1564554716
Catlog: Book (1997-01-01)
Publisher: Sounds True
Sales Rank: 419735
Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars
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In these days of Oprah's "Change Your Life TV," the world is definitely ready for Caroline Myss's brand of spirituality. She reads her book in front of a studio audience as if delivering a weekend lecture at a New Age conference, touching upon such subjects as channeling, mysticism, and stigmata. While often instructional in tone--Myss exhorts listeners to reconsider their relationship with God and chastises them for adopting attitudes of spiritual superiority--she manages to take on the posture of the sternly loving therapist, à la Judd Hirsch or Robin Williams. (Running time: three hours, two cassettes) --Kimberly Heinrichs ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars An Absolute MUST Read for all adults.....
Don't miss this. If you have ever had a discontent thought about anything going on in your life, if you are edgy, unhappy, or lost - read this book (or listen to the tape). You will receive validation that can help you get off your duff and do something worthwhile for yourself.

And if you like this book - you've got to get everything by Carolyn Myss. She is fabulous, funny, practical, and doesn't pull her punches. You can "hear" her as clear as a bell. She'll be your best "book on tape" buddy if you want to change your life!

Happy Reading.

5-0 out of 5 stars Life Changing, Amazingly Insightful
I've just finished listening to the tape set called Spiritual Madness by Caroline Myss. I can do nothing less than to thank God for the amazing insights that she gives. The information is fresh - I haven't heard any of our "spiritual leaders" speak so openly before. This tape set was definitely NOT watered down for the masses. It's an "in your face", honest challenge to get real with your spirituality, and throw the rest away.

Caroline speaks at such a deep level of spirituality, and she says it all so bluntly (which I love - nothing mushy gushy, nothing to make you feel more comfortable). It's fascinatingly refreshing to listen to. Every sentence has a new insight. Every sentence is heavy with meaning and direction for our lives. I've only listened once, but know that I'll have to listen many more times as I continue along my own spiritual path.

Caroline gives us many insights about why we are here, and how we've got so many wrong ideas about what life is really all about, and how we need to improve how we run our lives. She paints a detailed picture of God, and of what to do during our earthly existance. And she gives fascinating real-life examples of true spirituality that support what she says.

It will make you realize that everything you've done in life so far is nothing compared to where you could go in your future, but your future probably has no relation to everything that you've got planned. She cautions us against spiritual superstition, against wanting spiritual power for the wrong reasons, and against thinking that OUR plans for our spirituality can somehow override what God wants for us.

If you haven't hear it yet, I would highly recommend it. But I'm not sure absolutely everybody is ready for it yet.

2-0 out of 5 stars OUCH! Interesting ideas- but ruined by abrasiveness
Every time I listen to Caroline Myss I initially find her ideas intriguing and worthy of close attention. But as each talk progresses her message is usurped by her choice to deliver these ideas in an abrasive, admonishing and arrogant style. After listening to 15 minutes of Caroline you get the impression that just about everyone but her is a silly, irresponsible, phony person who understands little about the truth. She talks as though she were the truth itself and proceeds to deliver us a stern lecture about our shortcomings- like a 3rd grade teacher in a bad mood playing the role of God. Eventually I turn her off because of this unnecessarily alienating energy. Those who admire her for her "tough truth" should listen to someone like the Buddhist teacher Pema Chodron who delivers a truth equally as tough but with love, insightfulness and joy. In the end, it is Caroline who still has much work to do on herself. My hope is that she works through this and changes her style to more genuinuely reflect the joy of the supposed breakthrough that she is trying to share with us. Then I will eagerly listen to the ideas of this obviously deep and intelligent person.

4-0 out of 5 stars "Tough Love" - And Highly Recommended
I listened to this abridged version of the audio cassette (which is why I didn't give it 5 stars - I wanted to hear the entire lecture)and, at times, it made me very uncomfortable. I felt most uneasy when Dr. Myss suggested keeping a journal of all the lies you've told for a month - the little 'white' lies as well as any whoppers. I haven't done it yet because I'm not sure I have the gumption to see all the untruths I speak over 30 days. However, she gives an example of how to be honest without being brutal with someone - and still honor your spiritual contract of honesty with God. So I think I'll try her suggestions and THEN count the times I'm actually untruthful!

In the end, though, this no-nonsense spiritual session actually left me relieved about the way my life is going. By emphasizing that everything you do in your life (no matter how small and humble it seems) is a necessary component of your spiritual path as well as a contribution to the world at large, Dr. Myss gives sacred meaning to all the 'simple' things in life. This tape is a must for anyone who feels they're not doing anything important in life or who feels their life is worthless.

In fact, Dr. Myss points out that life is supposed to be depressing at times, that even thoughts of suicide are to be expected in life's darkest moments that are sure to come and go. And, she points out, these dark moments DO eventually leave as she gives suggestions for how to move through these hollow times and emerge stronger and more faithful than before.

I disagree with Dr. Myss on only one point. While she stresses the importance of gratitude, she states it only counts if we express gratitude during the hard times in our lives. She seems to imply that gratitude comes too easily to matter when things in our lives are going as we want them to. Personally, I believe expressing gratitude for receiving or experiencing the things we want is just as important. Too many times, people take their good fortune for granted. It seems unsual for her to say expressing gratitude doesn't count unless we're miserable when we do.

Other than that and the fact that I know it was actually a three-hour lecture whittled down to a 90-minute cassette, I find this tape an incredibly illuminating and unique take on being a spiritual being in a human form. I know I'll listen to it again and again.

2-0 out of 5 stars ONLY If You Believe Suffering Equals Virtue
As a fan of Carolinen Myss and someone who has seen her speak I was conscious of her Catholic upbringing but totally unprepared for how different and overwhelmingly Judeo-Christian this material was. As a Buddhist I've always felt very included in her her language and her overall thrust. But unless someone comes to this believing that you must be humbled, that you must suffer and go into the darkness all alone to "hear God's will for you... that "it's not mine but thine" -- this will leave them wanting. It's definitely from the "no pain no gain" school of growth.

I absolutely did get some things of value. And her emphasis on the importance of gratitude and appreciation certainly resonated and was put in a way that was incredibly powerful. But I STILL had to do an adjustment since she meant gratitude to a diety... and that isn't part of how I feel the truth manifests.

I was sort of enjoying the second tape (the first was .... well... not for me)UNTIL she said (paraphrasing closely)"If I was the God of one of those people who chant or light incense or do incantations I would knock them on their butts so they would see Who was in charge."

I'm not a fan of arrogance. But I don't think one needs to BE HUMBLED in order to "get it."

I miss the Carolyn Myss who was bilingual. Unless of course this was solely for her Christian audience. ... Read more

103. The Ultimate Creative Writing Workshop
by Elizabeth Ayers
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Asin: 156455841X
Catlog: Book (2001-11-01)
Publisher: Sounds True
Sales Rank: 143585
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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The Ultimate Creative Writing WorkshopElizabeth Ayres

Unleash Your Creative Writing Gifts with This Proven Workshop: For aspiring writers, few experiences offer the thrill of a well-taught creative writing workshop: imagine the surge of fresh ideas filling your mind, exercise by exercise, as you absorb the skills of the craft almost effortlessly. Nowyou can experience this unmatched way of learning—at your own convenience—with Elizabeth Ayres’ The Ultimate Creative Writing Workshop. Distilled from her acclaimed courses at New York University and the Center for Creative Writing, this proven program has already helped hundreds of writers to break through their inner obstacles, unleash their imaginations, and master the skills they need to communicate those images and ideas powerfully through words. The key to success, teaches Ayres, is to use both yourcreative and analytical gifts in a fun and engaging way. The Ultimate Creative Writing Workshop helps you do that through a series of methods so effective that nearly all of Ayres’ students find themselves writing nonstop—from the very first exercise.Join this celebrated writing teacher to learn: • How to generate a limitless source of ideas and inspiration • How to use your five senses to get unstuck and discover the stories, poems, and plays you’ve been wanting to write• How to stop worrying about structure and start writing to the "natural shape" of your works…plus dozens of other fast-paced tools to help you get going right away If you’ve been wanting to jumpstart your imagination and take your craft to the next level, here’s the perfect course— Elizabeth Ayres’ The Ultimate Creative Writing Workshop. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Tape Series to Start a Writing Practice
A wonderful tape series on the act of writing. Elizabeth Ayres shares her stories and her poems. The exercises are concrete and original. A complete writing course on audio cassette. ... Read more

104. Boundaries with Kids
by Henry Cloud, John Townsend
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Asin: 0310204569
Catlog: Book (1998-04-01)
Publisher: Zondervan Publishing Company
Sales Rank: 314413
Average Customer Review: 4.93 out of 5 stars
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"Boundaries and Kids" will help parents set limits for their kids and teach the concept of boundaries.Read by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Boundaries With Kids
This book has helped my husband and I to not only be on the same page with our dicipline methods but also to really focus on how our 3 kids behaviors right now in the present will affect their future when they are on their own. It has helped us to set boundaries for them and is also teaching our kids to learn to set firm boundaries on their own with their lives. I had yet to find a book on raising children that is so clear and effective and really guides you through how to be an effective parent for the good of your kids future. I also highly recommend the book "Raising Great Kids" which is by the same authors.

5-0 out of 5 stars All I can say is WOW...
I'm able to find something I heartily disagree with in every childcare or child discipline book I read. Even in my favorites. But I thought my head was going to fall off I nodded so hard while reading this book. I used to hedge daily on discipline worrying I was "hurting" my kids too much when I had to enforce loss of privileges. This book made me see that all consequences are painful...they are supposed to be. But painful and harmful are not the same thing. Just because my child is temporarily unhappy, that doesn't mean she is permanently scarred. All growth is painful. The flip side to the advice is you should balance your enforcement of consequences with empathy, affection, and support. You are neither your child's enemy nor his friend. You are his parent.

I was able to immediately put the good advice to use right away and my family is so much more peaceful! Boundaries really are good for building character, increasing empathy, and as converse as it may sound, strengthening the relationship between you and your children. The authors are both psychotherapists and devout Christians. I thought the Christian bent might annoy me but the scriptures quoted were used sparingly and only enhanced the eloquence and relevance of the text.

I wholeheartedly recommend this book to friends and relatives, Christian and secular. Buy this book and you will walk around thinking "I know which boundaries HIS/HER parents didn't enforce as a child." What an enlightening book!

5-0 out of 5 stars A must read for any parent
I read Boundaries first and someone gave me Boundaries with Kids. Just like the 1st Boundaries book it changed my life. I have a 5 year old and it helped me in so many area's. I give Boundaries and Boundaries with Kids to my friends and they just can't believe what they are reading. A MUST read!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Revolutionized my parenting!
I bought 8 books on discipline and parenting, and by chance, I read this one first. I may never finish the rest!

The authors are psychologists AND parents, so their advice is personal and professional. Through their words, I realized there is much that I need to work on so that I can discipline with integrity and love. The authors use real life examples and suggest similar scenarios for flegling parents like myself.

Boundaries with Kids is a must-read for all parents who are hoping to mold their child's character, not just punish misbehaviors.

5-0 out of 5 stars This book changed our lives!
At age 13, nothing had worked. My son was stubborn, uncooperative, lying & lazy - at best. My fiancee threw up his hands in disgust & told me I was on my own with this problem. Reading this book and implementing its contents as I went along, has made all the difference in the world! Seeing all I had done wrong in the past (to help create this monster), and having guidelines to follow to correct the set bad patterns - priceless! The book is written clearly & matter-of-factly. It shows where I contributed to my son's poor behavior. It shows compassion for how difficult it is to change our patterns. This book is worth every penny - worth every moment. I now have a cooperative, responsible, cheerful, loving son! & he has a mom who is firm, loving, and VERY happy! ... Read more

105. Kosmic Consciousness
by Ken Wilber
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Asin: 1591791235
Catlog: Book (2003-09-01)
Publisher: Sounds True
Sales Rank: 463514
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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"Just who is Ken Wilber?" For more than 30 years, a rising tide of readers enthralled by this visionary philosopher’s map of human potential have asked this question about the famously "low profile" author. Finally, early this year, Wilber—the author of A Brief History of Everything and Grace and Grit—agreed to create a series of in-depth dialogues on audio for the first time ever. The result is Kosmic Consciousness: a landmark recording that invites us to experience a full-length audio learning course with this celebrated thinker.

Listeners will be surprised and delighted to discover the Ken Wilber behind the writer’s pen—spontaneous, irreverent, and incredibly passionate about how each of us can participate in the unfolding of human consciousness. Through over 12 hours of revelatory insights, Kosmic Consciousness explores: The integral map of the Kosmos (the universe that includes the physical cosmos as well as the realms of consciousness and Spirit), the pursuit of the Good, the True, and the Beautiful, discovering your "multiple intelligences", using altered states, male and female sexuality, how meditation accelerates personal growth, prayer, does it work?, integral perspectives on individuals spanning Jung to Piaget, Baryshnikov to Nietzsche, Jesus to the Buddha, and much more. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Penetrating and Brilliant
When I first heard that there was going to be a ten CD set of Wilber's lectures, I assumed it would be unaffordable as many things that bear the "new age" label (as unfair as this description is when applied to Wilber's work)often are. Now that I've actually listened to the set, I feel like I owe Ken significantly more than I paid for it.

Although I loved "Speaking of Everything" when it was all that was available, this new set is arguably the best thing I've purchased in the last several years. Please buy "Kosmic Consciousness". It is a true source of wisdom and joy.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wilberitis
If you want to know what Wilber is like, get this set. He presents his theories as well as his personality. Wilber is one of the most insightful spiritually based theorists, and has developed a very interesting model or rather models. The only negatives of the series are his laugh which is irritating at best and his constant joking about himself being crazed. Be much better if he could find his own voice, but then maybe this is the real Wilber. You decide. Definitely worth the money.

4-0 out of 5 stars An In-Depth, Focused, Look at Wilber's Theories
Tammy Simon and Sounds True have put together the ultimate audio learning set for those who are fans -- or would like to be fans -- of the great American spiritual philosopher Ken Wilber. Tammy closely interviews Ken as to the many components of this "theory of everything," and she is relentless in making sure that Ken has explained topics to the point where they can be clearly understood.

Ken, as always, is brilliant, and Tammy shows great spunk throughout. One of my favorite exchanges comes early on where Ken is describing first person, second person, etc., and at one point he says something like, "You have to have two minds capable of understanding each other to have this. Suppose, for example, that you were catatonic..." and Tammy shoots back "...or that you, Ken, were totally incomprehendible." Well, maybe you have to hear it, but it is definitely funny.

Tammy has clearly done her homework, and Ken has such a huge wealth of information at his disposal that a great deal of ground gets covered. The reason I have given this 4 as opposed to 5 stars is that it ... is ... just ... a ... little ... long. But then again, if you want a comprehensive learning experience, you'll certainly get it here. Another slight criticism is that Tammy doesn't really push or challenge Ken personally here (e.g., the way Ken is pushed and challenged in the earlier Speaking of Everything CD interview). But then again, when looked at for its main purpose -- conveying the breadth and some of the depth of Ken Wilber's theories -- Kosmic Consciousness does an excellent job.

This interview, while perhaps a little light for the most serious of Wilber scholar's, does have a good deal that is new and interesting and that will keep the interest of the already-deeply-immersed. And for the person struggling to understand Ken's books, especially the technical details of concepts like lines, levels, waves, quadrants, and so on, Kosmic Consciousness will be a real Spirit-send. All in all, if you know a Ken Wilber fan, or someone who should be a Ken Wilber fan, then this ten CD audio set will make a great gift. ... Read more

106. Stillness Speaks
by Eckhart Tolle
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Asin: 1577314182
Catlog: Book (2003-09-01)
Publisher: New World Library
Sales Rank: 79362
Average Customer Review: 3.59 out of 5 stars
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In Stillness Speaks, best-selling author Eckhart Tolle illuminates the fundamental elements of his teaching, addressing the needs of the modern seeker by drawing from all spiritual traditions. At the core of the book is what the author calls "the state of presence," a living in the "now" that is both intensely inspirational and practical. When the pressures of future and past thinking disappear, fear and frustration also vanish, conquered by the moment. Stillness Speaks takes the form of 200 individual entries, organized into 10 topic clusters that range from "Beyond the Thinking Mind" to "Suffering and the End of Suffering." The entries are concise and complete in themselves, but, read together, take on a transformative power. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A great addition to Power of Now
I guess it should not be surprising that most of the on-line reviews of this book are all at the extremes. As Tolle says himself, it is hard to communicate beyond words when you are communicating with words. What I liked about this small volume (the price aside) is that it captures in Tolle's very clear and precise wording the various messages in the Power Of Now and drives them home with even more precision and poignancy than that first volume. In fact, for me, he is effectively responding to a few questions I had from reading that earlier book, questions that were not answered in the book itself. How can you get beyond thought when the medium of the message is "words" that must necessarily be processed through the thinking process in the first instance? I don't know, and he doesn't, but I like the very practical suggestions that he makes, indeed the same ones he made in the Power of Now, but with greater focus and clarity - the silence between sounds, the spaces in what we see, the gaps between words in a conversation. For me this is an excellent addition to the Power of Now, and well worth the price.

5-0 out of 5 stars Stars seem irrelevant
It's exceedingly difficult to give this book a "star rating" because it may be the greatest book ever written, or it may be a total crock. Tolle says if you can get past your chattering, discursive mind, you will enter a new place of bliss and stillness. Is this true? I don't know. I can't get past my chattering mind. Sometimes, when I pick this book up, I think it points the way to the salvation of mankind. Other times, it makes me think of what my grandfather used to tell me: "If you don't put your tongue in the place where your old tooth was, you will grow a gold one." This is simply a nasty thing to tell a child -- give them an impossible task, and tell them something cool would have happened if only they had been able to do it.

But both this book and the Power of Now do make one indisputably valid point: we spend too much time in our heads, when we should realize deeply that the present moment is ALL WE EVER HAVE. I have not achieved transcendent bliss since I discovered Tolle, but I do more frequently take notice of the HERE and NOW, and find I am somewhat happier for it.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great, but his first one is better
It doesn't feel right giving four out of five stars to a masterpiece, which is what Stilness Speaks is. But that's because I do think his first book is better, and is the one people should (first) read. Stilness Speaks is a condensed version of The Power of Now, and people may not find it compelling enough, and consequently, may discard the ideas. Also, there are some key concepts that I remember from The Power of Now that are missing here. I know that Tolle warns that concepts should not be taken literally, but still, I doubt that if I had read this book first it would have made such a positive impact on me as did The Power of Now. But, because Tolle's ideas are so important, both books should probably be read (by everyone).

5-0 out of 5 stars What a great book!
If you are new to Eckhart Tolle, I would suggest 'The Power of Now' and the wonderful 'Realizing the Power of Now' as introductions to this amazing material.

Personally, after studying Mr Tolle's work for several years I got to a point where no more explanation was really necessary. I think he would say that it's essentially a simple message, but it can be difficult for it to get through our years of habitual and continual mental chatter.

Once you finally find that quiet place, a wonderful little handbook of 'signposts' like 'Stillness Speaks' is really all you need to help get back in that quiet place when you lose it.

I highly recommend this book to those who have experienced for themselves the stillness that Eckhart tries to help us find in ourselves.

Great stuff!

1-0 out of 5 stars Is Tolle in the NOW when he writes these books?
I doubt it! How can you be in the now while you're writing? Writing involves organizing thoughts and viewing them through the lens of memory and experience. And ironically, thoughts according to Tolle take you away from the NOW. So how can you be in the "NOW" when you are engaged in regurgitating so many word in so little thought :)

Is Tolle a enlightened individual as he portrays himself to be - in the very portraying he unwittingly reveals he's not. However, I do agree that he sure is realizing decent chunks of royalty payments from all his books. It would have been nice to see him credit to ancient Indian scriptures from where he borrowed his ideas by referencing appropriately. But there are so many spiritually starved individuals that they would drink shoddy spiritual gossip and drink it as if it was eternal nectar - that would qualify them for a free ride ... Read more

107. Berlitz Spanish Cassette Pack
by Berlitz Publishing
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Asin: 2831563356
Catlog: Book (1998-04-01)
Publisher: Berlitz Guides
Sales Rank: 559341
Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars
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This completely revised and updated program gives you a practical,quick, and convenient way to communicate in Spanish. Over 70 minutes of audio andour best-selling Phrase Book & Dictionary provide the conversational skills you'll need to handle a variety of situations while traveling abroad - from ordering a meal to asking for directions and finding emergency help. There are dialogues, featuring native speakers, that present over 300 essential expressions, a flexible format that allows you to listen and repeat in your car, at home, or on the go as well as aquick-reference, color-coded phrase book that includes more than 1,200 useful words and phrases, travel tips, dictionary, and pronunciation guide. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars DON'T BUY THIS.... get a DK or collins travel kit instead.
Firstly, I have the CD version. The photo on the front looks exactly the same but it has a blue cover, not an orange one.

There are better audio CD + phrase book kits out there. I bought 5 different kits, and this is by far the worst.

What annoys me most about this is the corny melody they play at the beginning of each track. This soon becomes downright annoying. It's the same tune repeated OVER and OVER and OVER again. 15 times. I didn't even finish listening to it the 1st time, because I'd rather repeat one of my other spanish audio CDs. It's the kind of thing you'd buy just to annoy the neighbours.

Regarding the phrase book, it's not the best either. First thing that comes to mind is the different sections are coloured differently... but it is so bright, it is distracting to read. It makes highlighter fluid look dull.

The best phrase book is the Collins "Spanish Phrase Book & Dictionary" ISBN: 0004721403.

As far as spanish audio CD + phrase books go, I recommend either the Dorling Kindersly (DK) "Spanish Eyewitness travel pack" (ISBN: 078949504X) and/or the "Spanish Phrase Book (Collins Gem S.)" [ISBN: 0007650957]. They are both superior products, and they are cheaper too!!

3-0 out of 5 stars Berllitz Spanish
Well done, it is just very basic! ... Read more

108. O Jerusalem
by Larry Collins
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Asin: 0786104163
Catlog: Book (1997-08-01)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Sales Rank: 727377
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars some Interesting Accounts
This book documents the Jewish struggle to create the tiny state of Israel and the struggle of the Arabs and British to crush it, with particular focus on Jerusalem. It contains some interesting accounts and much interesting information, but it is not without its flaws.

Beginning with the decision at the United Nations at Flushing Meadow to accept the re-partition of the Land of Israel into two states, one Jewish and one Arab, and the violent Arab reaction, it leaves out the fact the Britain's Palestine Mandate of 1920, included what is now the State of Israel, the disputed territories (the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) and Gaza) and Jordan.
In 1922 Transjordan (later Jordan) set up on three-fourths of Palestine, leaving one-fourth of Palestine for the Jewish national home. Therefore the partition plan accepted in 1947 left the Jews with only 13% of the original Palestine Mandate.

O Jerusalem partially covers the biography of Hitler's ally, and founder of the "Palestinian" Arab movement, Mufti Haj Amin El Husseini. Husseini stirred up the bloody Arab pogrom against the Jews, in the Old City of Jerusalem, in 1920. Two years later, at the instigation of the British Mandates political secretary, the rabidly anti-Jewish E.T Robinson, he was appointed "Mufti of Jerusalem", the equivalent of Bishop of a city, with Jewish and not Moslem routes, and a Jewish, not Moslem plurality.

Haj Amin El Husseini manipulated his way to becoming President of the Moslem Supreme Council, and in the following years, he set himself up as an unchallenged dictator of all the Moslems in the Holy Land, through a combination of patronage and terror, in which thousands of Arab opponents and potential or suspected opponents where murdered on the orders of the Mufti, in a bloody purge.
In 1929, the Mufti orchestrated more violent of Jews in Palestine, covering the Land of Israel in the blood of Jewish men, women and children.
When the British finally decided to arrest him, he fled to Beirut and later to Baghdad, where in 1941, he aided in a Nazi-backed plot to overthrow the British government in Iraq. When the plot failed he fled to Iran and then to Nazi Germany where he formed a close friendship with Adolph Hitler and attended Nazi rallies as an honoured guest.

He did everything in his power to achieve an Axis victory. He recruited Arab agents to drop behind the British lines as saboteurs and raised two divisions of Bosnian Moslems for the SS. He facilitated the German entry into Tunisia and Libya. He personally visited the Nazi death camps including Auschwitz and he urged the Nazis to speed up the Final Solution. In 1943 Husseini personally influenced Reich Foreign Minister Ribbentrop to prevent four thousand Jewish children being sent to Israel, instead diverting them to Hitler's death camps where they perished.

It was the Mufti who led `Palestinian' Arab forces against the fledgling Jewish State, and who is a much-admired uncle of PLO leader Yasser Arafat.

We also learn that Haj Amin was not the only Arab terrorist to be trained in Nazi Germany, as part of the Axis war effort. The commander of the Arab Liberation Army , Fawzi el Kaujki was a noted celebrity in Berlin during World War II , where he was furnished with every luxury he needed by Hitler's Nazi regime, including his blondeGerman wife.

The book covers the role in the war effort of the War of Independence of the likes of David Ben-Gurion, Golda Meir, David Shaltiel, Yitzhac Rabin, Yigal Allon, Yigal Yadin and millions of ordinary Jewish men and women. Unfortunately the Revisionist freedom fighters -Irgun and Lehi -do not get fair treatment and are unjustly maligned in the book. The account given of the alleged massacre of Arabs during the Battle of Deir Yassin is based on the lies of the Arabs and their British allies. Unfortunately the Hagannah, the military wing of the Labour Zionists added to these lies to malign their political opponents in the Irgun and Lehi.

A heroic account is given of the struggle of the Jews of Jerusalem, to survive Arab attacks and starvation.

5-0 out of 5 stars Keeping balance on a critical subject.
The subject of this book arise passions all around the world: the birth of the State of Israel in 1948. Since then controversy, war and a seeming endless conflict between Jews and Arabs rage unquenched.
Any text approaching these events will be immediately scrutinized and criticized by confronting parties.
The authors are not rookies; they have a well earned reputation thru their previous book "Is Paris Burning?" (1965). They apply the technique of interviewing key witness, ranging from public figures to almost unknown particulars. All of them have their saying and express their viewpoints unrestricted.
Collins and Lapierre take this huge mass of information to produce a coherent, ordered, dynamic and griping story. At the same time they managed to keep the balance without avoiding sore spots.
This is an informative book commendable for anyone who is interested in Near East history. You may start from here and proceed afterwards with more partisan essays, giving them credit as it suits to your particular beliefs.
Reviewed by Max Yofre.

2-0 out of 5 stars Biased and full of myths
The authors portray the bloodthirsty Arab invaders as noble fighters and devote a disproportional amount of writing to the alleged massacre at Deir Yassin.They make the libelous claim that Jews raped Arab women, looted, mutilated, and executed civilians.Even the Arabs themselves admitted that the "massacre" didn't take place and that Arab propaganda made up the atrocity and rape stories in order to whip up the Arabs into a murderous anti-Jewish frenzy.
Stay away from this biased and mythological account.It is anti-Israeli fiction, not a serious historic account.

5-0 out of 5 stars How Great the Struggle!
No novel could have been more exciting than this detailed story of the birth of Israel and the early struggles. This book is written with all the suspense and excitement of a novel but what sets it aside is that it is all factual.

The authors do an excellent job of researching those tense days back in 1948 with the realization that the fall of Israel was within a heartbeat the whole time until some last minute help from the US

One of my favorite books!

A perfect pairing of voice and narrative is found in this dramatic recounting of the 1948 battle between the Arabs and the Jews for possession of the city of Jerusalem.It is the story of thebirth of Israel as meticulously researched by the authors.

History comes to vivid life as we hear of the years between World War II and the creation of an independent state - Israel.We are reminded that this area was sacred to both sides, and we hear Ben Gurion and Golda Meir as well as Arab chiefs and soldiers who felt just as passionately that their cause was just.

Theodore Bikel, probably best remembered for his long running role as Tevya in "Fiddler On The Roof" offers an incomparable reading.Vienna born Bikel was 13-years-old when his family moved to Palestine.An inquisitive and intelligent young man he was to master Hebrew, Yiddish, German, and English.

Early on he joined the Habimah Theatre, and later was a co-founder of the Israeli Chamber Theatre.He became interested in folk music and the guitar at approximately the same time that he studied at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

All of this study and work was prelude to a multi faceted career - as musician, actor, and author.His awards are many, including an Emmy.

Bikel's reading of "O Jerusalem!" merits another statue on his mantel.

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109. Hazardous Duty
by David H. Hackworth, Colonel David H. Hackworth, Tom Mathews
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Nobody can question Hackworth's credentials--he's America's most decorated living soldier, a military reporter forNewsweek, and author of the best-selling About Face. In Hazardous Duty, he travels to danger spots like Bosnia, Haiti, Korea, Somalia and the Persian Gulf to rate U.S. military performance. All too often, he sees it coming up short."Our military machine is sputtering like a worn-out tank," he writes in the final chapter, where he also offers a practical agenda for reform that is sure to raise the hackles of what he calls the Pentagon's "Perfumed Princes and Propaganda Poets." ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Very interesting book.I couldn't put it down after the first page or two. I've been inspired to read his other books -- esp. About Face, and support his organization Soldiers for the Truth.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
Col Hackworth gives a rundown on recent skirmishes the US has been involved in, and the inside track on a lot of Gulf War skinny that only he could find out because of his reputation and ability to slip through the standard Press security.

A great read.

4-0 out of 5 stars Refreshing view
As a correspondant for Newsweek, Hackworth has the savy to keep the reader interested, even at times when he is mundane.A great first person take on military events of the past three decades.Hackworth definitely captures the mediocraty involved with politicos in "greatest military on the face of the earth". Hackworth can be compared to Richard Marcinko, who yearns for the truth be told with today's military.A definite read for both military and non-military folk.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not nearly as good as About Face
I really wanted to like Hazardous Duty, because I thought About Face was great.Hazardous Duty suffers from inaccuracies (especially about Hack's claims of numerous amputations due to infections in Somalia, it just did not happen), relying on far too many unnamed and anonymous sources, which strains credibility, and his constant, every other page raging against the Perfumed Princes, grows tiresome and boring quickly. It's only really worth reading if you're a big fan of Hack or want to know how some things work about our military, but take it with a grain of salt.Oh, to the guy on here who thinks Schwarzkopf is the greatest general in the modern era, read "The Generals' War."It backs up Hack's every criticism of that buffoon.P.S. my uncle was a war-planner LTC in Desert Storm, he said the same things about Schwarzkopf.

5-0 out of 5 stars Hackwoth has some good ideas
I agree with Col. Hackworth 100% about the reforms we need to make in the military. Most important of all, as a veteran myself, I agree that we need to return to mandatory national service or reinstate the draft. There are too many people in this conutry that take their freedom and standard for living for granted. Moreover, there are too many people who are ending up in the corporate CEOs chair and in elected office that aren't endowed with the stuff they need to succced which best comes from the military. We have too many elected leaders who don't know what a battalion is, or what the military and the government can or cannot do. Hackworth is one of the few military leaders today that has the courage to say that we need to revisit Harry Truman's program of Universal Milttary Training. ... Read more

110. Radiant Heart: The Radical Teachings of Jesus and the Christian Mystics
by Andrew Harvey
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Radiant Heart: Original Practices of the Christian Mystics Andrew Harvey

What can we do to realize the full promise of Christianity—for ourselves and for our world? The answer, teaches Andrew Harvey, lies with the desert mystics who used the life of Jesus as a spiritual template to become "like a sun, the source of abundant life, whose waves incessantly wash, infuse, and purify the cosmos." Radiant Heart illuminates this direct path to Christ and the unlimited and all-transforming source of power that it offers each one of us today, whatever path we are on. Beginning with an investigation into the original practices of Jesus, and ending with a series of transformative meditations for opening to the power of Christ consciousness, Radiant Heart invites us to look beyond nearly 2,000 years of dogma and distortion to see the full glory of Christ’s path, as it was traveled by Jesus and history’s most influential saints and mystics. In 12 compelling audio sessions, Harvey offers a map for entering—and experiencing—the thresholds and mysteries of Christ’s life.Here for the first time is a full-length curriculum of meditations, prayers, and practices for plunging into this "living flame of love" (Saint John of the Cross) and walking this path of revelation, power, and wonder. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars a passion for the Passion
Andrew Harvey is unique in his passion for his spiritual subject, whether it is Christ, or Hindu mysticism, or Rumi, or one of the many other areas he has written and spoken about.If you are not used to him, he can seem a little overwhelming; he uses multiple adjectives and strongly emphasizes the words in his sentences. If you are looking for a clear-cut, intellectual discussion type of presentation, then you may not like it.(Ditto if you will be offended by someone who describes Christ as an androgyne.)But if you find intellectual reviews of spiritual experiences wanting, then Andrew can bring you one step closerto how the actual experience must feel---if you let him---simply by absorbing his energy and passion.The truth is that no one can explain the mystery with words (or it wouldn't be the mystery anymore would it?).Andrew Harvey tries to bring you closer to his passion, and his experiences, with sheer energy.While some may find it over the top, I find that he breathes life into what I have always considered merely Christian theology.For example, his passion is so real, he has caused me to reconsider my long-held conclusion that the resurrection was a spiritual and mystical happening only, not a real, physical transformation as well.Andrew Harvey is causing me to reconsider many beliefs I had discounted, not because of any self-righteous Christian dogma, but because I know he is coming at the subject with the experience of years of scholarly study of Eastern mysticism, sufi mysticism, and more.His varied spiritual background, coupled with his passion, brings a credibility to his message that I do not find elsewhere.If you think that might be interesting, but are not sure whether to shell out the $$ for the full set, I would suggest you listen to his interview by Michael Toms titled "Rescuing Christ," and available on the New Dimensions website ....It's an incredibly powerful interview.If you agree, then you will like this set as well.
Light on your path.

1-0 out of 5 stars Andrew Harvey could have used an editor
While the author's experience and subject matter are of great interest to me, the style of writing and speaking make it very difficult to listen to.Every sentence is loaded up with superlatives, multiple emphasis points, and compound adjectives ("...the UNBELIEEEEVABLE joy of the AUTHENTIC christ path is UNSURPASSED by anything even REMOTELY IMAGINEABLE in NORMAL life).Rather than a normal style of placing emphasis of a particular point every once in a while (every few minutes, perhaps), the author seems to be incapable of choosing what to emphasize, and stops for emphasis in almost every sentence.The net effect is extremely fatiguing, like someone was hitting you with a hammer with each sentence, saying "no Dammit, this is MUCH more serious than anything in your normal life, pay attention".
While this could have been easily solved by getting someone other than the author to read the book, in a more conversational style, I felt that it also didn't do a good job of getting the author's information across.In the 3-4 hours (40%?) that I listened to before throwing in the towel, I only came away with a few memorable points.Most of the subjects listed in the outline had been covered in a way that left me with little recollection of them.
I also had difficulty reading his book about Mother Meera, finding that his approach of discussing how incredible various religious experiences had been was difficult to relate to verbally, and the new understanding that he came away with was not transferred to readers well.I have preferred the more plain spoken approach of Ram Dass, which is far more listenable, and also very memorable.
Of course, others probably feel differently, since Mr. Harvey's books sell well, and were well-reviewed by others - in short "your mileage may vary"...

1-0 out of 5 stars Andrew Harvey could have used an editor
While the author's experience and subject matter are of great interest to me, the style of writing and speaking make it very difficult to listen to.Every sentence is loaded up with superlatives, multiple emphasis points, and compound adjectives ("...the UNBELIEEEEVABLE joy of the AUTHENTIC christ path is UNSURPASSED by anything even REMOTELY IMAGINEABLE in NORMAL life).Rather than a normal style of placing emphasis of a particular point every once in a while (every few minutes, perhaps), the author seems to be incapable of choosing what to emphasize, and stops for emphasis in almost every sentence.The net effect is extremely fatiguing, like someone was hitting you with a hammer with each sentence, saying "no Dammit, this is MUCH more serious than anything in your normal life, pay attention".
While this could have been easily solved by getting someone other than the author to read the book, in a more conversational style, I felt that it also didn't do a good job of getting the author's information across.In the 3-4 hours (40%?) that I listened to before throwing in the towel, I only came away with a few memorable points.Most of the subjects listed in the outline had been covered in a way that left me with little recollection of them.
I also had difficulty reading his book about Mother Meera, finding that his approach of discussing how incredible various religious experiences had been was difficult to relate to verbally, and the new understanding that he came away with was not transferred to readers well.I have preferred the more plain spoken approach of Ram Dass, which is far more listenable, and also very memorable.
Of course, others probably feel differently, since Mr. Harvey's books sell well, and were well-reviewed by others - in short "your mileage may vary"...

5-0 out of 5 stars A profound reindtroduction to the Christ Path
During the past six months I have listened to these tapes repeatedly.Harvey's message has brought me back from a total loss of faith in Christianity, as spouted by our current religions, into a profound reverence for Jesus Christ and his Mother, Mary.The message is very deep and very clear.It has pointed out a way for me to advance my own interests in mysticism as well as explaining where my past efforts have wondered away from a path that leads to God.It is a profoundly message of hope for our planet.

5-0 out of 5 stars A mystical guided tour to Christ through Mary.
Radiant Heart explores the quest for Christ with a perspective from an open heart.Harvey's search has led him through the world's major religions for a profound discovery that we must each undergo a radicaltransformation by accepting the feminine face of God.These tapes arecomplete with meditations which guide the listener into a beautiful andsensitive awakening resulting in unexpected healings through the DivineFeminine. ... Read more

111. Overcoming Dyslexia
by Sally Shaywitz, Anna Fields
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From one of the world’s leading experts on reading and dyslexia comes the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and practical book yet to help readers—and their parents, teachers, and tutors—understand, identify, and overcome this common reading problem. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Lots of good stuff here, but watch out for...
This book contains large amounts of interesting and important information about dyslexia, much of which is not readily available elsewhere. It will be of interest to dyslexics, the friends and family of dyslexics, teachers, education administrators, and indeed to anyone who wonders about how people learn and how people think.

One particularly attractive feature of the book is that it covers many areas of concern: not just the science of dyslexia, but also the techniques of testing for dyslexia and teaching to dyslexics, the social and personal implications of dyslexia, policy and administrative implications of dyslexia, effective advocacy for a dyslexic child, misconceptions about dyslexia, and so forth. A special treat is the epilogue, which provides the life stories of seven dyslexics who have been extraordinarily successful as authors, physicians, businesspersons, or politicians. I particularly note that many of these successful people regard dyslexia not as a burden to overcome, but as a gift that forces them to think where others rely on rote memorization.

I bought this book because my son is dyslexic. After reading it, I am also nearly convinced that I am dyslexic. (Before you read too much into genetics, let me tell you that my son is adopted.) Other apparent dyslexics I know are my father (a self-made multimillionaire who has difficulty spelling words of four or five letters) and my Ph.D. thesis advisor (a highly creative theoretical physicist, winner of the Wolf Prize and the Boltzmann Metal, who told me not to fret overly about my poor spelling, because "the ability to spell anticorrelates with intelligence").

The book does not deserve five stars, however, because it is seriously schizophrenic. Most of the book, particularly parts I, II, and IV, takes the position that there are many different kinds of students, who enter school with a variety of backgrounds and a variety of objectives, and that this variety demands a variety of teaching approaches. For example:

"Every child is different." (page 193)

"There is no one perfect school environment that will suit every child." (page 302)

"Good readers and dyslexic readers follow very different pathways to adult reading." (page 314)

They are poor schools that "pride themselves on uniformity." (page 297)

My observations, both as a parent and as a teacher, support the soundness of these conclusions. After all, every shirt manufacturer knows that it's *not* true that "one size fits all". If we need variety in such a simple thing as shirt sizing, isn't it clear that we also need variety in something as complex as thinking, teaching, and learning?

Yet part of Shaywitz's book (much of part III) flatly rejects this need for variety and replaces it with a doctrinaire insistence that there is only one way to learn reading, namely phonics:

"A young child *must* develop phonemic awareness if he is to become a reader." (page 51)

The child "must understand that spoken words come apart" into short sounds. (page 176)

"All children must master the same elements." (page 262)

Fluency training "invariably works." (page 273)

"It is only by reading aloud...that real gains are noted." (page 235)

"There is no other way." (page 263)

It is abundantly clear that such statements are dead false: deaf children do not -- cannot -- learn to read by associating letters with sounds, as phonics demands. Furthermore, I assure you that I do not read this way. I simply do not understand the complex rules about vowels on pages 200 and 201 -- rules that Shaywitz claims *must* be understood by second graders to enable them to read. (While reading these rules, I could only think that, in comparison, quantum mechanics is utterly trivial.) Perhaps this is related to the fact that I've never been able to play a musical instrument, or to sing, or even to hum. But surely I am a counterexample to this arrogant insistence that "there is no other way".

Shaywitz claims that her insistence on phonics as the only way to learn is supported by the report of National Reading Panel. In fact, that panel draws exactly the opposite conclusion, namely that "Not all children learn in the same way and one strategy does not work for all children."

It may well be that deaf people and I don't read as efficiently as other people do. It may well be that phonics is the most efficient place to start when attempting to teach a child to read. But to insist, as Shaywitz does, that it's the place to start *and* the place to stop is contrary to both common sense and the evidence.

The book's dual-headed character is sometimes frightening in its contradictions. On page 358 Shaywitz recounts vividly how awful it is for dyslexics to be forced to read aloud in class. (The same can be said for those with speech impediments, for those with non-standard accents, for poor readers who are not dyslexic, and for those who are just plain shy.) And on page 235 she writes with pride that, due to her contributions to the "No Child Left Behind Act", soon all children will be forced to read aloud in class.

The tragedy is that due to the adoption of the "No Child Left Behind Act", and due to impending changes in the "Individuals with Disabilities Education Act", our country is moving away from the sound practice of "one strategy does not work for all children" and towards the one-size-fits-all doctrine of "there is no other way."

5-0 out of 5 stars Overcoming Dyslexia
This is the book you've been looking for!!! This is "the Bible" for those of us who are, (or who are working with) dyslexic people. This book is written so naturally that you feel like you are part of a dialogue at this very moment. Dr. Shaywitz knows what our questions are and she answers them! Better, she anwsers with Scientific backup! She offers directions on specific places to go for more help; help that works. I have bumbled along as a parent advocate on my own for five years I wish that I had had the benefit of this book from the very beginning. You can! BUY IT! Buy multiples. SHARE IT...especially with the people at school . I have given copies to my school's Kindergarten teacher, and Special Education department first, because that is where I think it will help the most children immediately. Every educator should read this book, every parent should read this book and certainly anyone with a concern about reading should read this book. I won't go on about the entire content; for that read one of the editorial reviews. This one comes from the heart!

1-0 out of 5 stars Read Gift of Dyslexia
My friend, who's dyslexic, learned to sound out words in grade school, but she had never read a book until the age of 38, after finding the book, "The Gift Of Dyslexia". The way her brain works may have been described well in the book, "Overcoming Dyslexia", but Ron Davis' book is much more helpful overall. Also, the book "Right-brained Children in a Left-Brained World" by Jeffrey Freed was helpful and sometimes contradicts what Dr. Shaywitz suggests in her book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book, and Now More
This is a wonderful first step to demystifying dyslexia and to empower parents and older children to find the answers they need. If you are worried because your first grader looking at picture of a little dog and the word "puppy" underneath and says "dog" you need this book. If your 4th grader is crying over her homework every night, you need this book. If your 7th grader, who did well in grammar school is suddenly tanking, you need this book.

There is a HUGE amount of disinformation out there--most school districts know little about learning disabilites and dyslexia, and don't want to change--you need to be armed with the facts, not your fears or emotions. This book has facts.

If somebody tells you modelling in clay will make your child's reading all better, you need this book. If somebody tells you the answer is eye exercises, you need this book. If somebody promises you that reading through colored plastic will be much easier and cheaper than anything else, you need this book.

The "now more" parts of the review is that now there needs to be a shorter, easier-to-read, suitable-for-busy-people version or new book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Insightful Education
I was required to read this book for an educational training in using the Slingerland approach. I teach first grade students who have been pre-screened for the possibility of dyslexia. Teachers and staff do not make that medical diagnosis. However, it was extremely important to realize that students with dyslexia process language using a different part of their brain. Most importantly it emphasized that direct, systemaic teaching may pattern the brain and "rewire" it. A great book for educators and parents alike. ... Read more

112. A Brief History of Everything
by Ken Wilber, Steve Grad, Willow Pearson, Ken Wilbur, William Pearson
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A Brief History of Everything Ken Wilber Now available for the first time on audio, here is Ken Wilber’s concise account of our place in a universe of sex, soul, and spirit. Told in an accessible and entertaining question-and-answer format, A Brief History of Everything examines the course of evolution as the unfolding manifestation of Spirit, from matter to life to mind, including the higher stages of spiritual development where Spirit becomes conscious of itself. Wilber offers striking and original views on many topics, including gender relations, modern liberation movements, environmental ethics, the conflict between this-worldly and other-worldly approaches to spirituality, and much more. Read by Steve Grad and Willow Pearson. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great book that unifies wisdom from many sources.
To me as a scientific minded person approaching spirituality but having a hard time integrating the two, this book was a landmark.

Not only does the book give an excellent structure where all sorts of wisdom and knowledge may live side by side in a friendly manner, but on the personal level it helped me at least intellectually to unify various aspects of myself and my life.

Lately I have read large amounts of buddhist texts, new as well as traditional. This book takes a wider perspective and helps me relate my spiritual understanding and experiences in framework where it can co-exist with everything else I know about biology, physics, psychology, etc.

I recommend this book to everyone with an open mind that has the capacity to understand and grasp the subject and has any interest in science, psychology, philosophy, religion, history, feminism, biology.

I have already one other book by Wilber in my book stack, and I'm sure I will at least buy and read a few more before I move on.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Insights of a Modern Sage
Ken Wilber is one of the truly great wise men of our time. in this book he has given us a vast panoramic look at humankind's past, present, and possible future. primarily, he treats our spiritual nature and transpersonal potential. early in the book he writes, "i think the sages are the growing tip of the secret impulse of evolution. i think they are the leading edge of the self-transcending drive that always goes beyond what went before. i think they embody the very drive of the Kosmos toward greater depth and expanding consciousness. i think they are riding the edge of a light beam racing toward a rendezvous with God." he backs up this huge statement with a wise exploration of evolution, philosophy, history, psychology, systems theory, gods and goddesses, comparative religion, gaia theory, gender issues, great men and women of the past and much more. the question and answer format works well as he weaves into the tale interesting sidebars, humor, anecdotes, research and the musings of a modern mystic/seer/scholar. this book is something special and destined to be a classic in the field of human potential. whether you're an established Ken Wilber fan [as i am] or reading him for the first time, this book should be on your short-list of must read books. Enjoy!!!

4-0 out of 5 stars Thought provoking in some ways, but undertone of discomfort
This is the first Ken Wilber book i have read. I read it because i had read somewhere else that this book espoused a viewpoint of how religions, societies, political systems, etc evolved. In fact, he does that. It is an interesting explaination. I get the sense however as i read this stuff that he is manufacturing this system. I almost feel that he is making up his own vocabulary, which generally gets in the way, to explain this.

When i was much younger, i read quite a bit in the existential and sociological works area. This refreshed my memory of that exercise. You have to really dig down and spend some time thinking about this stuff to have a chance at grasping it. The question becomes whether it is worth it? Is there a benefit from spending a great deal of time reading this guy's works? I do not have simple answer. I know very little about the man himself. I guess the first question would be whether he himself has risen to some higher level of conciousness as a result of his deep thinking here? I do see some applications of thinking about various social, societal, inter-personal interactions. I just am not sure yet whether i buy into this framework of thought.

5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best
Ken Wilber shows us that although we all take different roads in life, we share a common direction in our development and evolution. He brings together a vast number of theories and observations and organizes them into one theory. It is quite amazing! Wilber has written many books on this subject but this is the one I would recommend people to read first. If you'd like a shorter, more simplified but extremely well-organized / well-articulated book that covers this material, I strongly suggest "The Ever-transcending Spirit" by Toru Sato. It also discusses practical implications of these ideas that make you feel like you could have saved a lot of hassle and confusion if you read it eariler in your life. Both Wilber and Sato are clearly two of the most advanced thinkers of our time.

5-0 out of 5 stars Life-changing philosophy
For any thinking person who's struggling with the schism between science, psychology and faith, this book has the answer. Mr. Wilber has an amazing mind, and in this book he simplifies his theoretical framework to make his brilliant thought easier to grasp. I disagree with the reader who complained about lack of references -- all the footnotes are available in his other works. This is the synthesis of his thought for those who want to understand, not those who want to nit-pick.

For me, it's a life-changing book, showing the way to order my own thoughts and experiences. Wilber is the only writer I've come across, other than James Hillman, who helps me reconcile all my disparate reading and experience.

In this book, he perfectly and succinctly outlines the growth process I see in my clients who are struggling to overcome dysfunction, find meaning in life and transcend their pasts.

I am grateful for this book's influence in my thought, and in my work as a therapist. ... Read more

113. Eternal Echoes: Exploring Our Yearning to Belong
by John O'Donohue
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There is divine restlessness in the human heart, our eternal echo of longing that lives deep within us an never lets us settle for what we have or where we are. Now, in this exquisitely crafted, inspirational book, John O'Donohue explores that most basic of human desires--the desire to belong. It's a desire that constantly draws us toward new possibilities of self discovery, friendship, and creativity.

In Eternal Echoes John O'Donohue embarks upon a journey of discovery in the heart of our postmodern world--a hungry, lonesome world that suffers from a deep sense of isolation and fragmentation. With the thousand-year-old shelter of Divine Belonging now shattered, we seem to have lost our way in this magical, wondrous universe.

Here, as we explore perennial themes and gain insight from a range of ancient beliefs, we draw inspiration from Ireland's rich spiritual heritage of profound, mystical wisdom that will open pathways to peace and contentment, and lead us to live with creativity, honor, and compassion the one life that has been given us.

"In the pulse-beat is the life and longing, all embraced in the great circle of Belonging, reaching everywhere, leaving nothing and no one out. This embrace is mostly concealed from us who climb the relentless and vanishing escalator of time and journey outside where space is lonesome with distance. All we hear ware whispers, all we see are glimpses; but each of us has the divinity of imagination which warms or hearts with the beauty and depth of a world woven from glimpses and whispers, an eternal world that meets the gaze of our eyes and the echo of our voices to assure is that from all eternity we have belonged and to answer the question that echoes at the heart of all longing: while were are here, where is it that we are absent from?"
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5-0 out of 5 stars It Will Move You .....
Mr. O'Donohue, in his masterful book - Eternal Echoes, takes you on an exquisitely organized, vastly scenic, interpretive journey through the corridors of the human soul. His profound knowledge and sensitivities in the realm of the human condition are astounding; and the language, with which he chooses to impart these insights to the reader, is equally fantastic. With lyric like imagery, he weaves words that touch the senses like beautiful music - pure literary excellence!

"It takes a lifetime of slow work to find a rhythm of thinking which reflects and articulates the uniqueness of your soul" - John O'Donohue

Eternal Echoes will forever rattle around in the brain, helping you gain a better understanding of others and, more importantly, a better understanding of yourself! READ this book! It will move you, amaze you, and give you a new appreciation of what it means to be human!

5-0 out of 5 stars Insightful, highly spiritual, peaceful. A great read.
John O' Donohue writes this very spiritual book with a simplicity that is hard to match. It touched deep into my soul on subjects such as friendship and relationships, prayer and the planet that we think is so modern and civilized. In my perspective, the ideas he wrote in the book were already known to me and did not have a sense of wonder anymore; little did I know that I had not considered other aspects and perspectives. The book is elegantly written. It touches many feelings and provides a sense of realism to a world that seems to be consumed by functionality. It is an excellent book to read and understand the Celtic beliefs and traditions and the reason why we are the way we are today.

5-0 out of 5 stars The book challenges as much as it confirms
I could go on for a long time about the book. Let me just say that in singing its way into my brain, heart and soul with the beauty and resonance of its words, it also challenges me in more ways than can be written down, or should be written down. If you buy it -- you must -- get ready for a real ride of a lifetime.

5-0 out of 5 stars Resonates
As with John O'Donohue's other works, this resonates with the spirit of the Celtic world. His words are always like poetry and a comfort and joy to read, as well as an inspiration to look at life on a more personal/spiritual basis and less on a neon mechanical level. If you like Mr. O'Donohue's books, I strongly recommend his audio tapes, as he has a wonderful Irish brogue that lends an even more delightful quality to his words

4-0 out of 5 stars A graceful look at our human soul
John O'Donohue looks deep into the human soul and explains our yearning to belong. He explores our physical being ("the threshold of belonging"), the presence of longing ("the flame of longing"), the negative aspects of imprisonment ("prisons we choose to live in") and suffering ("broken belonging"), the way we can come to a fuller life through prayer ("a bridge between longing and belonging"), and sums it up by explaining our absence from God ("where longing still lingers"). The eternal indeed echoes from these pages with an ageless wisdom. ... Read more

114. Don't Know Much About History - Updated and Revised Edition : Everything You Need to Know about American History But Never Learned (Davis, Kenneth C. Don't Know Much.)
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From Kenneth C. Davis, author of Don't Know Much About' Geography, Don't Know Much About' the Civil War, and Don't Know Much About' the Bible, comes a lively presentation of the phenomenal bestseller that has brought American history to life for hundreds of thousands of readers.

From the first settlements of the continent through Vietnam, Watergate, and Reagan, Davis takes listeners on a rollicking ride through 600 years of Americana. With wit, candor, and fascinating facts, Don't Know Much About' History explodes long-held myths and misconceptions-revealing the very human side of history that the textbooks neglect.

In this entertaining presentation, you'll meet the personalities who helped shape our nation and hear the words and wisdom that have endured through the centuries. From the French and Indian War to Vietnam, from George Washington to George Bush, here is the story of how we got to where we are today-and the questions that have plagued most of us since grade school are more interesting than ever before.
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4-0 out of 5 stars Informative and Entertaining - Lacking Some Basics?
Having last studied American history in high school, I purchased this book in an attempt to understand the historical roots for our country's current political biases. Is our current foreign policy based on 200 years of fine tuning, or are we simply repeating mistakes from our past?

This book provides useful information on the major events in America's history, and the author's question and answer style turns a potentially dry subject into an entertaining and fast-moving read. Mr. Davis also does an exceptional job of providing "softer" context around each event, enabling the reader to view and analyze our leader's decisions within the intellectual, philosophical, and social frameworks of their time.

My one complaint about the book is that it, perhaps, presumes we know too much of the basics. While giant event descriptions are given more than adequate treatement (e.g. WWI and WWII), Mr. Davis sometimes debunks myth or presents the latest research for smaller happenings without providing basic facts (i.e. who was that guy, exactly?). Still, I was quite happy with the book, and would recommend it to anybody seeking an adult's perspective on our nation's past.

3-0 out of 5 stars Interesting and accessible
I bought this book several years to help me prepare for the State Department's Foreign Service written exam. I was pretty confident in my knowledge of foreign affairs and European history, but less so about the events that had occurred right here in my own backyard for the past 200+ years. Well, it really helped! I particularly remember questions on the exam about the Monroe Doctrine, the Missouri Compromise, and Marbury v. Madison that I could not have answered had I not read this book. I passed the exam, which is one of the most draining tests I have ever taken. It's like a super-SAT for adults.

Recently, I picked up this book again and thumbed through it. My one criticism is Davis's "anti-Manifest Destiny" rhetoric, which is true, I suppose, of most modern historians, with the exception, perhaps, of the incomparable Stephen E. Ambrose. General George A. Custer described as "probably deranged" is pure hokum revisionism! It's straight out of "Little Big Man," the 1968 movie with Dustin Hoffman. Anyhow, that's my one beef in an otherwise fun and engaging read.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Contrast Needed
Kenneth Davis' book about American history needs to be compared and contrasted with other recent American history books such as James Loewen's _Lies Across America_. Davis writes another US history including things which he considers everything you need to know, historical shortcomings. "Truth isn't cosmetically perfect, " he writes. Quite often history is skewed by myths and misconceptions.

Davis writes along the traditional line of history from America's "'discovery' by Europe" to the Bill Clinton administration. His intention is to write a narrative that could be read from beginning to end and debunk myths and misconceptions along the way. In that regard he has done a good job. However Davis has a far gentler attitude than Loewen.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good overview, but biased and editorial
Davis writes a good overview of American history, summarizing some of the key and decisive events of the past. While no substitute for a text book, Davis makes interesting subject areas which have put generations of high school history students to sleep. As augmentation to a prescribed course of study, or as a refresher for a HS/college graduate, this book is worth reading.

A word of caution. This is not a 'bare facts' history. Davis' writing style is heavily laced with very liberal editorialism. Davis also tends to insert his own opinions as fact. Overall he seems to view American history through liberal hindsight, rarely hesitating to impose his own value judgements on historical events and decisions made by political, military and business leaders.

2-0 out of 5 stars Don't Know Much About History Indeed!
First of all everyone has a bias & no one's on the same page as far as experiences, or books that they have read. I was at the bookstore and just wanted to have a coherent grasp of the Lincoln Assassination- the author could be right, I don't's a little before my time, but the way Mr. Davis cavalierly tells us" The Warren Commission, got it right" Well..I guess then I'm Wilt many dozens of people have to come forward that were there,not conspiracy types, but trained medical personnelfor example etc, etc.. at every step of the way in that case-Mexico City,New Orleans, Bethesda Naval Hospital, Parkland Hospital for Davis to wake up and see something different transpired?I've read a couple books on Marilyn Monroe's death & I could not say with any certainty, whether she was murdered or not,it was probably suicide, yet with people like Jimmy Hoffa, Sam Giancana, Hoover, and Counter Intell. honcho James Jesus Angleton possibly monitoring her( all JFK enemies that have potentially interesting linkages to 11-22-63, as either suspects, or covering the case up) who can make a blanket statement of accidental overdose, or suicide? can I put faith in Davis's judgement in other cases? ... Read more

115. Working with Emotional Intelligence
by Daniel Goleman
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In his phenomenal bestseller, Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman mapped the territory where IQ meets EQ, where we apply what we know to how we live.Spending over a year on the New York Times bestseller list, Emotional Intelligence provided the evidence for what many successful people already knew: being smart isn't just a matter of mastering facts; it's a matter of mastering your own emotions and understanding the emotions of the people around you.

Now, in Working With Emotional Intelligence, Goleman shows why emotional intelligence has become the new yardstick for success for CEOs and junior hires alike.Drawing on both unparalleled access to business leaders and in-depth research, he documents that star performance in every field depends more on emotional intelligence than IQ or technical skills. And the impact of emotional intelligence is even greater at the top of the leadership pyramid.
Goleman vividly shows how self-awareness, motivation, influence, conflict management, and team-building play out in some of the top corporations in the world today, and points out the damage done when they are lacking.He also creates a strategy for the "emotionally intelligent organization" that will shape training and development programs for years to come.

With examples from real-life businesses, including successes and failures, this program is a blueprint for all who want to thrive with integrity and satisfaction in the new global economy.
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4-0 out of 5 stars Steps to enhance success Emotionally!
How we need to over ride our emotions sometimes! Daniel Goleman's book is indeed an insight to cultivate one's mind emotionally. Understanding and raising emotional intelligence is essential to your success and leadership potentials. Daniel selects examples and anecdotes from the Fortune 500 companies which shows the competency to deal with various factors at workplace. The training tools, conflict management, building bonds and motivation, encouragement and inspirations are really necessary not with the IQs only but with the 'Emotional Intelligence skills' which enhance leadership to excel. The author shows the way how to manage feelings, interact, communicate and tackle with the issues in organization. Initiative, self control, optimism are some key factors of personal competency which make the emotional control board of the mind geared up to treat right, care and understand. A must read for every business. Its never an arrogance, ego or pride but be in tune with 'Emotional Intelligence'- Thats the trick of the trades for every savvy Leader.

3-0 out of 5 stars The emotional competence framework
The author suggests five competencies in which we can manage ourselves:

Self awareness (Emotional Awareness, self-accessment, self-confidence)

Self Regulation (Self-Control, Trustworthiness, adaptiblity, innovation)

Motivation (achievement driven, commitment, initiative, optimism)

Empathy (understanding others, developing others, service oriented, politically aware),

Social skills (influence, conflict management, leadership, catalyst, building bonds, collaboration and cooperation, and team).

The book's frame-work focuses on the five competencies: Self-Awareness, Self-Regulation, Motivation, Empathy, and Social skills.

I liked the personal stories illustrating the positive effects of soft skills. The storie sources came from friends, associates, and research cases.

I disliked the conclusions drawn from the stories suggesting confidence in cause and effect of EQ results.

I liked what Dr Goleman was advocating about the importance of people skills: social radar, arts of influence, and collaboration and teams.

I disliked lack of detail methodology to achieve the desired results. I felt there was too much contrast between IQ verse EQ. The book provides a strong case argument for an investment in Emotional Intelligent.

One shocking point the author makes early in the book, states that the top 1 percent of the Emotionally Intelligent in the IT field are 1200 percent more productive. I would have liked to read more cases studies about these observations and conclusions for his study. That statement alone sparked a ton of curiousity about EQ. I'm very interested in learning how effective IT managers are in accessing the emotional needs of their employees and customers and how to implement EQ to improve performance.

I disliked the lack of practical application. There was a disconnect between converting ideas of EQ into action. I felt the book focused too much on the principles of EQ, rather than the practical application of EQ. Basically he did not effectively answer the question, " How can I uses the EQ in my job to make a difference." I didn't get the opportunity to say "cool EQ works for me"

3-0 out of 5 stars I read both and picked the Quickbook
This book was recommended to me as a resource for emotional intelligence in the workplace. I was looking for something to give to managers here at my company and I also puchased the recommended title on this page, The Emotional Intelligence Quickbook. Working is alright and I can see how it was a good resource when it came out in 1998, but The Emotional Intelligence Quickbook is more up to date and far more practical. It also worked well for us because it comes with a free emotional intelligence test online.

5-0 out of 5 stars Packed With Knowledge!
Daniel Goleman followed up his bestselling classic Emotional Intelligence with this equally classic sequel that focuses on how emotional intelligence is applied in the workplace. Insightful and richly detailed, Goleman's work educates and inspires without ever sounding trite or sappy, like some annoying quick-fix scheme. If you are leadership bound and think success is all about strategy and technique, this will provide some very useful insights into what people really think about managing and being managed. The most intriguing sections focus on the application of emotional intelligence at work, but it would be pretty useful at home, too (if we could just get out of the office). If you think that you don't need to be more aware of the emotional undercurrents all around you, we warn that you need to read this most of all.

5-0 out of 5 stars Success is based on how you apply emotional intelligence
This is a wonderful book, and is truly an insightful look at what helps us to be successful in leadership positions in the workplace. The old model of senior management was based on owning all the information and knowledge and being able to understand what everyone does in fine detail, and was often the "promoted-up-through-the-ranks" type of leader. But with modern business involving so much change, and constantly shifting market demands and organizational structures, what worked well yesterday will not move the organization or your career ahead tomorrow.

The author uses as a platform the work on Emotional Intelligence, which unlike typically defined intelligence, focuses on the ability to apply emotional and inspirational information in a variety of social settings and through a vast array of relationships. It is this ability he concludes that predicts success in today's workplace.

Among the areas of discussion are five competencies in which our ability is revealed. The first is "Self Awareness" which includes emotional awareness, self-assessment, and self-confidence. How many times have we worked for or with someone who could not control their emotions and lacked the self awareness to understand how their actions impacted those around them? The importance of balancing performance while exhibiting the values of the organization through a positive culture has never been more in need. Many who have the intelligence to do the work, lack the emotional intelligence to build the relationships and culture needed to get the work done through others. The book explores these pitfalls and discusses suggestions for change.

The other areas are similar: "Self Regulation" (self-control, trustworthiness, adaptability, innovation), "Motivation" (achievement driven, commitment, initiative, and optimism), "Empathy" (understanding others, developing others, service oriented, politically aware), and "Social Skills" (influence, conflict management, leadership, catalyst, building bonds, collaboration and cooperation, and teamwork).

All of the five competencies are presented well, with examples and suggestions for improvement. Some reviewers have noted the lack of "scientific" type of analysis, but I feel that misses the point. The first hurdle to overcome if one wants to be as successful as possible is a basic awareness of the importance of interpersonal skills, and building strong working relationships with others. The opportunity for a purely autocratic style to operate in today's business is rare and therefore the majority of those leading businesses will need to focus on how they apply their EQ, not just their IQ.

This book does an excellent job at presenting what EQ success looks like and why it is important. It is not a step by step manual for improving one's business success, as that would ironically be an IQ approach. The book instead is a great eye-opener of the importance of emotions, and how we read others and interact with them. Highly recommended, and a great starting point for improving your ability to lead others in today's business environment. ... Read more

116. Napoleon Hill's Keys to Success: The 17 Principles of Personal Achievement
by Napoleon Hill, Joe Slattery
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Achieve success in anything you do—this program shows you how to do it!

World-renowned motivational author Napoleon Hill summed up his philosophy of success in Think and Grow Rich®, one of the bestselling inspirational business books of all time. In Napoleon Hill’s Keys to Success, Hill’s seventeen essential principles of personal achievement are expanded on in detail, with concrete advice on their use and implementation.

In these richly rewarding, full context tapes, you will learn the secrets of:
• filling your life with purpose and direction
• perfecting your personality
• fanning your creative spark
• building self-discipline
• profiting from the Golden Rule
• budgeting time and money
• discovering and preserving the source of all wealth

In this invaluable audiobook, anyone seeking personal and financial improvement will find a wealth of straightforward advice, powerful encouragement, mental exercises, and self-analysis techniques that produce results. In addition to Hill’s many personal true-life stories of the seventeen principles in action, dynamos like Bill Gates, Peter Lynch , and Donna Karan serve as contemporary examples of what can be achieved.

Napoleon Hill’s Keys to Success is an inspiring motivational audiobook that tells people how to fulfill their ambitions and achieve success.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Another Napolean Hill book?
Those were my thoughts as I was browsing books in the business section of my favorite book store. I already read Think & Grow Rich, Law of Success and Success Through PMA. What else could Napolean tell me?

This book is more like having Napolean Hill as your personal coach. It is like a written workshop with exercises and self analysis techniques. Hill also takes each of the 17 principles, dissects them and explains them in more detail than in Think & Grow Rich.

I always tell people that if you are going to buy just one Napolean Hill book, make it Think & Grow Rich. But if you are like me, if you like to feed your mind with good mental protein, then I would add this one on as well. It complements Think & Grow Rich.

For the price of a meal you can create the mental attitude of a champion. Well worth the price.

5-0 out of 5 stars The first true proactive success guru.
"Napoleon Hill's Keys to Success" is one of those books that after you read it you begin to refer to the earlier part of your life as "before I read the book." Even before you finish reading it the first time, you will be a changed person - it's that incredible. I say first time because you will want to read it again and again.

Napoleon Hill's books have been a treasured part of my library. I've recommended this one to others countless times. I consider Napoleon Hill to be one of the earliest "proactive thinkers" in the world.

If you haven't read this book before, get ready for profound wisdom. Napoleon Hill makes it easy to understand that our thoughts are things and have God given powers, far beyond what is commonly taught by others. I can tell you from my own astonishing situations experiences that, "your success really is most definitely determined by what and how you think."

You will find that this exciting book becomes a part of you. Don't hold back - let it happen. In fact, you should spend 10 to 15 minutes every morning focusing your thoughts on the truths of this book, thereby allowing them to seep deep into your subconscious mind. If you do this I guarantee this wisdom will most assuredly bring you the success and abundance you deserve.

Enjoy the book and your new life!

5-0 out of 5 stars Expands on Think & Grow Rich
Although this book should not be compared to Think & Grow Rich, since others already have, all I add is that it expands on the content in Think & Grow Rich. Think & Grow Rich was a great intro to the 17 principles of success and has a lot of content. This book expands on those concepts. Read Think & Grow Rich first, then add this one.

5-0 out of 5 stars Powerful book by Hill
This book is sometimes confused with The Master Key to Riches, also by Napolean Hill but it is a completely different book.

Keys to success offers more in depth information on how to apply the 17 principles of success.

You will learn the secrets of:

* Definitness of purpose
* Creating a positive attitude
* Building your self-discipline
* Organizing your time and energy
* Cultivating creative vision
* Budgeting your money
* Perfecting your personality
* Making good health a habit

* And a whole lot more

Keys to Success is 18 chapters and 233 pages packed with powerful, life changing information. I recommend that you read this book right away with Think and Grow Rich. The mental exercises, self analysis techniques and principles as explained by Hill made a profound impact in my life and they will in yours as well.

Must reading for all serious success students.

5-0 out of 5 stars The 17 Principles of Personal Achievement
When I first saw this book in the book stores, I thought it was just another version of Think and Grow Rich. I me an how many times can Hill cover the same topics? No so. In Keys To Success Hill reveals his 17 essential principles of personal achievement, with concrete descriptions of t heir implementations.

Keys To Success actually goes beyond Think and Grow Rich. A fantastic book by Napolean Hill. And a must read for all achievers. ... Read more

117. The Invisible World: On the Beauty of Prayer and Liberation from the Prisons in Which We Choose to Live
by John O'Donohue
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The Invisible WorldJohn O'Donohue

The ancient Celts sensed an "invisible world" around them – the great unknown from which they came and the source of eternal wonder in their lives. Through prayer, O’Donohue teaches, we may enter directly into this secret immensity and escape the psychological prisons we create for ourselves. With prayers, blessings, poetry, and teachings. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Spiritual Magic
This audio book by John O'Donohue takes us on an inspirational, and for me an unforgetable journey, into the heart of who we are. O'Donohue's poetic style comes to life in this seminar and his voice reflects his passion and commitment to sharing Celtic wisdom with us all. O'Donohue has the ability to speak about our deep spiritual yearnings, using very simple language and some beautiful anecdotal examples, that we all can relate too. What I liked most about this book was the authors experience and examples of Prayer. His relating of Prayer and its effect on the Invisible World, and on the people we pray for, made this writer yearn to pray. Another aspect of this book that gives great hope is O'Donohue's explanation of the prisons in which we put ourselves, and how we might free ourselves and renew our lives. While much of what is said is also in Eternal Echoes, another though provoking book from John O'Donahue. The beauty of 'The Invisible World' is the oral delivery ~ 'Eternal Echoes', on the other hand, can be difficult for non-academic readers to plough through (although I found it a great read). If you are looking for further motivation along your spiritual path, you will not be disappointed with this audio book.Your journey toward your divine destiny will be enhanced a hundred fold. ... Read more

118. Conversations With God : An Uncommon Dialogue, Book Three, Audio Volume III
by Neale Donald Walsch, Edward Asner, Ellen Burstyn, Neale Donald Walsh
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5-0 out of 5 stars Read This Book if You Are Ready for Truth
Hurrah for the Truth! Viva La Truth! Death to the Tyrants of Organized Religion and Bigotry Forever! These Books are Revelation! I demand a Book 4!!!! Alright Neil, get busy!

I am one of those many people having been "lead" to Book 1 a year and a half ago. In short, it said a lot about God that I already suspected was true, and confirmed it. On the other hand, Book 1 opened up a whole new revelation to me, and it has changed my life forever.

I have to admit that I was a little stymied by the rather extended recap of Book 1 in Book 3, and I kept finding myself saying..."when are we going to get to the new stuff?" After all, we could read Book 1 over again, right, if somehow we had lost continuity? I felt every page was golden, and need not be wasted on repetition; this is the 3rd and FINAL book. I found myself constantly hungering for more knowledge. Only when we get to the middle of Book 3 are we starting to see something new.

I think there was too much time spent by Neil insisting on talking about open sex and open marriage, not enough time spent on the "How To" of our relationship with God, which is, after all, the whole point about all three books in this trilogy.

I firmly believe that this work is revelatory and is divinely inspired. God makes a point of saying that God never stops talking. When will we not just listen, but truely HEAR what God has been saying for thousands of years? Who says that a man in our day and age cannot be an inspired source as the prophets of old were? God can do what God wants, despite all of our wishes that WE be the ones in charge and not God. I have noticed that the press has given no credence to the SENSATION that these three works are! But God, who speaks thru whom God chooses and when God chooses, will not be stifled by bigotry, cynacism, or being ignored or being crushed by those who self appoint themselves in the name of organized religion and continue to teach the doctrine of fear as opposed to the rightness of love.

Book 3 did not even begin to answer many of MY questions, but did answer SOME questions. I noticed that some hot topics like abortion were judiciously (and perhaps prudently) avoided. Maybe Neil has the answers! Shall we go to Ashland Oregon and demand the answers he has failed to give us in three books?

All I can say is this: This isn't the last we will hear from God! Neil won't be the last messenger. And it won't be the last time that most who listen to God will not hear God and will not believe God. After all, don't most of us have somebody else to tell us what God said?

2-0 out of 5 stars What we all want to hear
I would be lying if I said that I wasn't compelled by page one to read this book. After all, it caters to what we all want be assured of. We have nothing to worry about at all! Everything we could possibly want is already existing. When we choose to have them, there they are! We no longer have to worry about the afterlife. We will have whatever we choose! I do think that Neale is retelling a lot of interesting metaphysical ideas, known through the ages and propogated by groups like the Theosophical Society. It takes away any of the urgency that the true mystics and saints of all the great religions have sensed, and given us a perfect post-modern template with which to live our lives. There is no real right and wrong! Whatever you do, its ok! Couched in the rhetoric of love and grace is the licence to experience whatever we want. What about 'God's will be done', not our own?

The danger with this book is that it aims to convince the reader that nothing we do will jeopardize our eternal selves and our relationship to God. True, I believe that the sacred does exist in the profane. But with this kind of licence, the reader is encouraged to live a life based not on principle, but out of desire. The urgency of the Gospel is forsaken. "Narrow is the Gate"... According to Walsch's 'god', the gate is boundless, and everything we do is really 'ok'. For truer guidance, try the "Philokalia" of Eastern Orthodoxy, or the New Testament. We shouldn't base our entire beings on our warm, fuzzy feelings. Human feelings are fickle!

Ken Wilber said it best, although I cannot remember his exact words. He said that a huge misconception of modernity is that we can be enlightened through reading. The more we read, the closer we are. Not true. Wilber has enough sense to know that true spiritual progress takes work. The sages of so many religions haven't been holing themselves away on vigils, fasts, comitted to prayer and meditation, because it is swank to do so.

Perhaps he understood in his own way that man has 'fallen' from grace, that the more we try to deify ourselves, our egoic personalities, the more we remove ourselves from the grace that is offered us. While sometimes a bit severe, the Orthodox fathers give much better guidance. Religion or 'spirituality' isn't just hearing what we want to hear. Christ said the world hated him because he showed them that what it does is at odds with the Father's will. That it is evil. We can white-wash it all we want, but the world is in crisis because man has lived primarily for himself and not for his Creator.

In our longing for truth, all we really want to hear is that 'everything is ok'. Many of the people I know who believe in the kind of philosophy presented in "Conversations" are clearly indulgent, addicted to pornography and other destructive fun. This book offers God's blessing to do these things and not feel guilty about it. So people can go on creating death and hurting people, and receive a kind of holy licence to do so.

Interesting concepts, but all in all, dangerous material to your well-being if you 'choose' to take it seriously.

5-0 out of 5 stars A marvelous end
I just finished this book recently...having already read book 1 and 2. I was so sad that this trilogy had to end. Although many concepts, ideas, suggestions are repeated over and over it is written in such a way that I felt like I was sitting right next to the author. This book is so very intimate and I felt as if I too was having a conversation with god. As with the other 2 CWG books, this is filled with practical solutions to any and every issue affecting our planet...from war to environment to personal relationships. What I have enjoyed most about the CWG series is the freedom. Never did I get the impression that the author was trying to shove information down my throat or threaten me with eternal damnation if I didn't agree with what he said. In fact, Mr. Walsch states clearly that he hopes the reader does not take the information in his books as the literal and only truth. Furthermore, he provides a list of other other authors!! This book is not for the religious zealots who intend to 'spread' the word by throwing it at people. If you have an open mind and, more importantly, an observant mind then you will find this and the other 2 CWG books highly useful. I have never read anything regarding spirituality and life that made as much sense to me as the Conversations With God trilogy. Thank you Neale!!

3-0 out of 5 stars wow, man
This is your brain. This is your brain on drugs.

I gave this book three stars because it makes a great beer mug coaster. Really super absorbent.

1-0 out of 5 stars A complete lie
This book is an absolute lie. there is no such thing as on the fence, the bible itself says you can only serve one master. I think walsh should have spent more time doing biblical reseach than fooling the american public with this farce. There is right or wrong, and this book is all wrong and true Christians should know this.There is a hell and those who think riding the fence is ok will one day be sadly dissapointed. I can't believe the public have become so immorally corrupt as to be duped into believing such filth. ... Read more

119. Conversations With God : An Uncommon Dialogue Answers to Life's Great Question Creating Your Desires, Facing Life's Challenges, Making relationships (Book One, Volume Two)
by Neale Donald Walsch
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5-0 out of 5 stars This is right up there
Great books have a ring of truth to them. As you read, you can feel the truth resonating in your soul. Neale does a superb job of letting Spirit flow thru him into our hearts and minds. If you haven't read any of the CWG books, I recommend that you give them a chance. As to which, I have trouble distinguishing. It's like asking me which was my favorite time connecting with someone I love.

5-0 out of 5 stars The most dramatic and significant thing in my life.
I have been on several journies in my lifetime, most of them have been bitter experiences. I have been asking questions about my existence and reasons for being in this universe. I have questioned the authority of thechurch and christianity in my life and the lives of others.

I am anAfrican, and I have witnessed different spiritual powers and and differentways of worshippingand interacting with God. I have spoken with the deadaand it is for real!

Finally, I was in a bookstore in Holland onofaithful afternoon,very depressed and asking God why I have to go throughso much hardship in my life, when I accidentally stumbled onto this greatbook. It has really changed my life. I believe that somethingpropelled metowards this book. I believe that God has finally aanswered my call. I alsobelieve that I deserve to have this great revealation because I have chosento know the truth. However, I have finally realised that religion isjussta vehicle used by people to gratify there selfish needs. I have since beenliving in peace.

This book will keep gravitating to those who are readyfor it and no church nor authority in this universe can stop the intensitythe message is radiating all over the world.

I choose to wish themessages in these books for my fellow travelers and may your lightscontinue to shine O Illuminatis!

5-0 out of 5 stars the book is excellent. Walsch captures the essence of truth
in reading the first book of conversations with God it brought the realization to my inner self that we do have freedom of choice and why would God interfere with that choice. The book was so simple in thewritings and yet right to the point. It reveals all the questions thatpeople do have. It opens up our thoughts to realize that other personsexperiences are given to us and if we do not do it their way than we arewrong. The book was right when it said that there is no right and there isno wrong who are we to judge others. Very good conversation, the truth isthe truth and I am looking forward to reading the other books that havecome out. Someone gave me this book as a gift to me and what a gift it hasbeen.

4-0 out of 5 stars this god reflects the bias of the author's unconscious
Though Walsch no doubt believes he had conversations with God, a much simpler explanation is that he had an unusual experience of getting in touch with his unconscious. Some would say that this is the same thing, since either A) the the unconscience is God, or B) God speaks to us primarily through the unconscious, anyway. Walsch tries to give us the impression that these conversatons are with THE God, the Universal God, of everything. But, it appears that the god that Mr Walsch is talking to is a highly personal one, with ready answers to the deep personal travails that he is having, and, if it's his unconscience, has a complete memory of his total life's experiences. The god of a more educated person will by necessity have a wider variety of experiences to draw on,and these will be reflected in the god's answers. For instance, Walsch's god, in trying to express his trinity, compares it to the id, the ego, and the super-id of psychology and again later, the body, the mind, and the spirit. Then he says this is equivalent to energy, matter, and anti-matter of the scientists. This reflects a naivete' of both sciences. Physics and Psychology would have alot to say about this speculation, were they inclined to so indulge. I think, perhaps space, time, and matter mght be a better trilogy, where matter consists of both mass and energy, and where space and time are just two different aspects of the ame continuum.But, matter and anti-matter are not so different, and make a lousy illustration of the point.Are we to believe that a universal God would give us a lousy illustration?No, but I think the example is sufficient for Walsch, so his god offers it match his level of understanding. This god says that he has divided himself in order to experience himself discovering himself, and that therefore, our ultimate quest is to discover Who We Are.This sounds good, and comes in part from Eastern religeons,but one wonders if the dynosaurs were also doing this self-discovery? Was evolution strictly designed to lead to humans, or were the dynos searching their souls for a couple of hundred millon years?Was there a dyno Moses who said that dynosaurs were made in the image and likeness of God? Maybe there was also a dyno Neale D Walsch telling them to find out Who You Are.And, when the experiment was all over, the total unconscious of all the dynosaurs brought on the fatal comet. More questions and comments to come.

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing
I wasgiven thisbook bya stranger.Someone I met one night.It hasbeen the most amazing gift. "it was meant to be"The message in this book changed mylife, I in turn gifted it to a friend of mine who was anxiously waiting to buy it, she told me, "Thank you, you have made my weekend". I responded "this book will make your life". Iwould like to respond to all of those individualswho have harsh negative comments on this book.You are entitled to your own opinion and that opinion is based on your own perception of things.However, the message is veryclear.If you do not see the messagethat is gifted to you via this book, you are at a different stage inyourpath,You are probably not readynow. ... Read more

120. Lost Boys : Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them
by James Garbarino
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Asin: 0671046934
Catlog: Book (1999-06-01)
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After more than a decade of relentless increase in the urban war zones of large cities, violence by young boys and adolescents is on the rise in our suburbs, small towns, and rural communities. Twenty-five years as a psychologist working in the trenches with such children has convinced James Garbarino that boys everywhere really are angrier and more violent than ever before. In light of the recent school-based shootings, it's now clear that no matter where we live or how hard we try as parents, chances are our children are going to school with troubled boys capable of getting guns and pulling triggers. Beyond the deaths and debilitating injuries that result from this phenomenon are the staggering psychological costs -- children who are afraid to go to school, teachers who are afraid of their students, and parents who fear for their children's lives.

Building on his pioneering work, Garbarino shows why young men and boys have become increasingly vulnerable to violent crime and how lack of adult supervision and support poses a real and growing threat to our children's basic safety. For these vulnerable boys, violence can become normal, the "right thing to do." Terry, one of the boys Garbarino interviews, says "I just wasn't gonna take it anymore. I knew I would have to pay the price for what I did, but I didn't care."

In Lost Boys, Dr. Garbarino addresses the wide range of issues that boys of every temperament and from every background may have to confront as they grow and develop. By outlining the steps parents, teachers, and public officials can take to keep all children safer, Dr. Garbarino holds out hope and solutions for turning our kids away from violence -- before it is too late. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Extremely timely and enlightening book about youth violence.
This book by Dr. James Garbarino comes at a time when a lot of Americans wonder: What will happen next with youth violence? How far is this going to go? Are youth becoming monsters?

Like many Americans and others from around the world, I have been asking myself these questions. I have been horrified by the incomprehensible crimes committed by such young boys as the ones we all watched in replays of horrifying school shootings. "Lost Boys" is the first book I have read which really helped me understand how kids can commit "senseless" crimes. It also gave me hope that we, as members of society, do not need to be helpless witnesses of this madness. I recommend this book to anyone living in a violent society.

5-0 out of 5 stars Read this book to find out how to avoid more Littletons
If you want to see a clear examination of the problems that lead to the type of terrible violence we saw this week in Littleton, Colorado browse a copy of LOST BOYS: Why our sons run violent and how we can save them. By James Garbarino, Ph.D. Free Press; ISBN: 0684859084

I saw this this morning and thought that Professor Garbarino talks convincingly about the effects of isolation and marginalization of kids (boys especially); the easy availability of firearms; and the effects that point and shoot videogames and violent media have in removing the normal human reluctance that people have innately that makes most of us reluctant to point a weapon at another person to shoot to kill.

Garbarino offers some hope and some concrete ideas about how we can contribute, individually and as a community, to stemming this increasingly common tragedy.

If you have an interest in making your community safer from the kind of violence that ambushed Littleton, Colorado; Jonesboro, Arkansas and all too many other American communities I'd recommend reading this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Really good!
This book is great,it does not only inform you but it also makes you think. I have thought of how I've treated people and how hopefully I have not hurt anyone because I know that it might affect someone in the long run. I just hope more people would read this book and learn how important it is to not only hear about your childs day, but actually listen. Sometimes your own kid might have problems at school but you're too busy to pay attention, and when the school calls you to tell you your child has been "bad" you immediately start to think of punishments when you should start thinking of why they were "bad" and if there is anything you can do to help them.

3-0 out of 5 stars Mixed Messages With Some Good Content
James Garbarino does an excellent job of understanding youth violence and putting it into its historical and social contexts. However, he works so hard to understand the origins of youth violence that he buys everything these sociopaths sell. He struggles to hold on to his objectivity and not be won over to the dark side, but the book ends up being a criminal defense lawyer's dream-come-true. Garbarino explains to the point of excusing the violence, then keeps backtracking to find his own, and society's, values regarding violence. This book is informative and useful, but have plenty of grains of salt on hand, and be careful and critical, while reading it. Despite all my reservations, I do recommend this to professionals who can put it into proper perspective and be (more) objective (than the author), or to anyone who is willing to read this book as part of a package that, overall, will give the reader a more rounded view of the subject matter.

5-0 out of 5 stars solid research
The ability to get behind the eyes of troubled kids and see the world from their perspective is invaluable for anyone struggling to understand why kids find themselves in such situations. Dr Garbarino's book also validates the social programs created by schools to encourage the inclusion of everyone. I am already seeing a resurgence of school based student assistance programs and support group activities. Thanks for your meticulous effort. "Meticulous" is the right word, as these kids are not easy to reach. They have been socially "walled out" for so long that they have learned not to trust anyone. Anyone (parent, school staff or another student) who tries to connect will find that their communication structure takes alot of "wait time" and patience - just to make sense of what is being said. It is worth the wait. ... Read more

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