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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam; Reprint edition (June 2, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553378147
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553378146
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #640,175 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

This book chronicles Morrissey's realization of her dream to create a ministry (she founded the Living Enrichment Center in Oregon) from her unlikely beginning as a teenage wife and mother and lays out a step-by-step method to become "a cocreator with God" and follow your true calling. Morrissey counsels would-be ministers to use her five essential questions to test their dreams: Is it enlivening? Does it align with your values? Do you need help from a higher source? Will you grow into your true self? Will it bless others? For example, Morrissey stresses such spiritual disciplines as tithing (giving 10% of your income) without regard for the circumstance. When she and her family were down to their last three dollars early in her ministry, she gave 30 cents to the local church, and, sure enough, her family was blessed with money shortly thereafter. There is no question that Morrissey is sincere in her desire to help people tap into God's power in order to realize their dreams, but she often uses tired spirituality cliches, like the Zen master who pours tea until it overflows (indicating the cluttered mind). Still, though Morrissey's imagery is mostly Christian, she is careful to acknowledge other belief systems and says nothing that would put off the "New Thought" reader.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Booklist

There's nothing very new in this self-awareness book--devoted readers of the genre will recognize pinches from The Course in Miracles and pieces from positive thinkers like Norman Vincent Peale and Deepak Chopra. Still, Morrissey mixes her familiar message with her very interesting personal story, and that's what sets her book apart from others in the genre. Morrissey, a bright homecoming queen, was enjoying her junior year in high school when she became pregnant. Ten days later, she was a wife and assumed her life was over. Several years after that, when Morrissey suffered kidney failure, it almost was. The story of how this very young wife and mother used the principles of empowerment to build a ministry as well as a rich personal life is inspiring, and the roadmap she offers readers for their own empowerment is eminently practical. Make room on the shelves for this one; its direct and appealing voice will speak to many. Ilene Cooper --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful By P. Lozar on September 25, 2001
Format: Paperback
Morrissey's personal story is inspiring, and many of her suggestions about how to make your dreams reality are excellent. But I found the book disappointing in one important respect: it assumes that you already have a firm grasp of what your dream is, and just need encouragement and guidance on how to make it come true. Some of us aren't clear WHAT our dream is, for reasons ranging from outright brainwashing by the parents and teachers we were trying to please ("you WANT to be a schoolteacher when you grow up, don't you?") to "never gave it much thought," and this book is no help whatseover if that's your predicament. I recommend instead Barbara Sher's "I Could Do Anything If Only I Knew What It Was," or Martha Beck's "Finding Your Own North Star," both of which will help you take that necessary first step towards identifying your dream.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Melissa on March 25, 2000
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I have read many books in the metaphysical and New Thought genres, but none of them ever stated things as simply as Mary does. Her words have cleared the confusion and fog from my mind, and I am finally able to understand my place in the universe! Her way of telling stories and parables, much like Jesus did, really helped to put things in perspective. I was able to relate to almost every character, and now I am working on matching their triumphs. I have had the pleasure of meeting Mary in person recently! She is truly a saint! I know my life will change for the better now that I have started to till the soil in my own "Field of Dreams". At the very least, the book has given me hope!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Betti Trapp on May 1, 2000
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Mary Manin Morrissey is tremendously gifted, and this is evident from chapter one throughout the book. Somehow she reaches into the souls of those who have lost their way, had their faith shaken, or given up hope. I would recommend this book to any lonely or forlorn individuals looking for a light at the end of the tunnel. Mary Manin Morrissey can show you the way to that light, and she can also, with her magical words, help you through what may seem like an endless struggle to reach your own field of dreams.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Diane Armitage on January 15, 2009
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Mary Morrissey is a very rare find for our time. After delving into her materials and books, I've concluded that she is still an undiscovered "gem." There are not enough people in the world hearing what this woman has to say.

Mary Morrissey is a very wise and empathetic woman who's learned how to build realities out of what were once hopes and dreams in her mind. In Building Your Field of Dreams she cites example after example of similar dream builders - those people who started with nothing or were often completely down-and-out . . . but they never allowed themselves to lose site of their dreams. She then offers practical, consciousness-raising advice and how-tos to help each of US get our dreams rolling into reality.

Whenever I begin to wonder or just feel a little worn out in my endeavors to reach my own dreams, I dig out Mary's Building Your Field of Dreams. In minutes, I'm re-energized and back on track. (And, yes! The dreams are being achieved.)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By "dreamwriter" on March 1, 1999
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I am reading this book for the third time, and each time a new insight speaks to me. Following the principles set forth in the book, I have changed my life entirely. I am now living on the French Riviera, something I never knew I could do. Because of things I learned from this book, I am realizing even more dreams. Thank you Mary Morrissey!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jill Hutchison on February 23, 2009
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After listening to Mary Morrissey in person, I just had to buy her book. She is so natural, down-to-earth and real. This book was everything I wanted to be. I keep it on my desk and dip into it to find bits to read to clients and friends needing inspiration in challenging times.
Mary has a knack of weaving a real-life story (her own) with metaphors and teachings in such a way that keeps you from putting the book down till it's finished!
This book answered a question that I had been pondering for some time. Knowing about the laws of attraction, I was looking for an explanation for those who had landed in circumstances that were less than ideal. Personally, I feel that we don't attract absolutely everything, sometimes we are sent challenges for reasons we aren't aware. Mary has a wonderful way of dealing with tender issues with kid gloves on a firm hand.

From her book: "What about when injustice takes on a more heinous form? People who were abused as children in no way consciously chose that experience. Yet if they heal, their compassion and their motivation to reach out to others help their souls to grow. They possess an empathy that those who have not suffered simply find it impossible to imagine.... Yet the co-creative model - "Life is not happening to me, life is proceeding from me"- allows you to make sense of the senseless. You cannot undo what has already been done. But you can become bigger than the tragedy that befell you by accessing unlimited power from God. The victim who clings to the victim role expects lifelong mistreatment. Creators free themselves for a life of abundance, confident they will receive what they deserve, which is God's greatest good."
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