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a worthy heart felt contribution

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Reviewed: 09-11-2020

anything written and read by the late John O'donahue is never time wasted i am glad John has given us his thoughts on life's contradictions and suffering, this will always be difficult and controversial topics that nobody will ever likely fully agree with or grasp his approach to the ideas he discusses. best we can ask for is that he has tackled this with great tenderness and compassion.

a true gift

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Reviewed: 11-08-2020

refreshing and gentle with reality in one hand and the mystical in the other. an antidote to both fundamentalism and feel good pop pycho-religion

an important account for our time

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Reviewed: 18-07-2020

there is a lot to like about this book, but mostly for me it was because I could really personally relate to Joel's experience of rediscovering a meaningful and practical spirituality out of a loss of faith in religion. I wish I had this book 30 years ago Joel's reading is very much in the style of his preforming poetry, it may not suit everyone but I loved it.

it was all a little odd

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Reviewed: 21-05-2020

potentially funnier and more dramatic than the narration could muster. at times dark and scary (brief but explicit descriptions of real killing).Sinister and adorable with confusing commentary of relationships. probably made a lot of sense in 1906.

basic and not very entertaining

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-03-2020

disjointed and ultimately disappointing with little to say that was new or with any depth.

important and balanced

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Reviewed: 04-03-2020

this is a part of the depression and anxiety story that needs to be told. no quick fixes but a comprehensive analysis and helpful encouragment

compelling

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Reviewed: 11-02-2020

this is an important book, a simple but difficult premise that is powerfully constructed. at times I wondered if he may lose his way but he never did. my biggest problem with it is a ethical one. While everything in the research is in the public domain. I wonder how the people and/or their family feel about what is said about them in the book.

closest thing to a theory of everything.

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Reviewed: 29-10-2019

this is an Important work. very dense comprehensive, rigorous, challenging, inspirational. not for the faint hearted but a must read

who knew!?

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Reviewed: 14-08-2019

hilarious, horrifying, Dark, disturbing, inspirational, insipid, ..who knew Australia had a history such as this!

important but limited

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Reviewed: 29-07-2019

any attempt to formulate a completely integrated therapeutic approach at the leading edge of current research and accepted practice is a challenge not for the faint hearted ... this is a impressive contribution to the field. there is a lot of wisdom and good ideas within but a suspect that it will not become the next big thing in helping those experiencing developmental trauma. while it introduces a range of "survival styles" , it only addressed in detail one. (there would not have been room) but some brief discussion would have been nice. i have now bought the hard copy as it in many ways is a text book and not always easy to listen to

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