Customer Reviews

27
4.6 out of 5 stars
Let Go and Live in the Now: Awaken the Peace, Power, and Happiness in Your Heart
Format: PaperbackChange
Price:$12.74 + Free shipping with Amazon Prime
Your rating(Clear)Rate this item


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on May 20, 2006
Format: Paperback
Guy Finley is one of those treasures that everyone should get to know. I gave this book 5 stars, because I think it conveys very important concepts to live a happy, fulfilling life. Guy's writing style is a bit "quirky" and repetitive, and some find it a bit off-putting. I enjoy reading him, though, because I have heard his talks both on tape and in person, and can hear his voice when I read his books. So, I have an advantage.

If you really want to get into some great material, get his tapes or CDs. Warning: they are highly addictive!! His talks are wonderful, and full of incredible metaphors, stories, and passion about what we are about, and how we can attain so much more through mastery of our selves.

Guy Finley can best be described as a self-taught master of a wisdom tradition that incorporates the work of Vernon Howard, Gurdjieff, Ouspensky, and Krishnamurti, into a contemporary blend of thought that is not New Age at all, but transcends the superficial and aims much higher. He is iconoclastic and insightful, challenging and subtle.

Anyone who has the opportunity to gainn access to his work, whether in book form or tapes of his powerful talks, should do so.
33 commentsWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on November 19, 2005
Format: Paperback
Let Go and Live in the Now is a complete handbook of the art of self-knowledge and skillful living, practical and down-to-earth and yet lofty and spirit-filled. In this book, author Guy Finley uses original "truth tales" to convey deep spiritual teachings that concern the whole of Creation as much as the individual. These stories are thoroughly explained and elaborated upon within the chapters, most of which include practical "lists" of exercises and ideas one can work with right away. Here are some examples: "Five Ways to Raise Your Level of Spiritual Freedom" (p.60), "Seven Insights Into True Silence" (p.86), and "Seven Simple Exercises to Invite the Extraordinary Life" (p.181). For an example of the depth and the clarity of Mr Finley's thinking, I would strongly recommend that you carefully study the information contained in pages 49 to 59. There you'll find what you've been wanting to know all along.

Particularly useful is the closing section of each chapter, which includes a Q&A section entitled "Ask the Masters", in which Finley quotes famous spiritual authors and philosophers (Thoreau, Eckhart, Krishnamurti...) to answer questions likely to be in the mind of every reader, and a final summary of the chapter under the title "Key Lessons in Review". These Key Lessons make excellent working tools for those who like to meditate on higher ideas.

If you are familiar with Mr Finley's work you will recognize in Let Go and Live in the Now a different approach from his previous books; each one seems to appeal to a specific part in the reader (the mind, the heart, the emotions...), but all revolve around the same central idea: liberation from the prison of the self through true self-knowledge leads to the happy life --already awaiting you-- that your heart longs for.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on August 17, 2005
Format: Paperback
"It is impossible to realize the fulfillment of the Divine as long as we remain filled with ourselves." Page 122 of "Let Go and Live in the Now." If you are a sincere student of Life... you owe it to your self to have this book as a guide, or better yet a map... to a place where a human being can live in True Peace. This book has helped me to realize the only thing keeping me from Living in the Now... is Me. I wish the whole world would read this book... and apply what's in it. What a different place it would be!
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on July 18, 2006
Format: Paperback
I highly recommend this book Let Go and Live in the Now. All individuals walking the spiritual path and who truly seek to understand the Universal Principals that govern our daily life should read this book. This book is like nourishment for the hungry soul. As with all of Guy Finley's books I find it to be a true treasure. I have enjoyed reading this book and have read it several times, gaining a deeper understanding of truth each time. The style of Mr. Finley's writings in the form of parables allows the reader to discover for themselves these

spiritual truths.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on November 16, 2004
Format: Paperback
Guy Finley's 'Let Go and Live in the Now' is a modern version of true wisdom from the ages. The book is about what all the true teachers -- Christ, Buddha, Ouspensky, Collin, Krishnamurti -- have said before. It is a must read for any seeker of the truth and then doing the good of the truth.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on October 23, 2004
Format: Paperback
'This book is for any person who longs not just to discover the truth of themselves, but who wishes to become a conscious participant in the great transformation of our Living Universe.'

Who doesn't wonder why they're here, or what the purpose of their life -- or life in general -- is? These questions seem to be so large and incomprehensible that we tend to get lost in them and assume they're unanswerable. But the answers do exist, and to find those very real answers we must begin by recognizing that something else has been falsely (mis)leading us our entire lives -- with the result being that our hearts have become battered and broken. I was shocked by this revelation, as stated by Guy Finley -- but immediately knew it to be true. You will find jewel upon jewel in this book, through simple yet laser-sharp insights, and stories, and exercises, and carefully culled quotations by many an old master...Truth itself speaks throughout these pages. I'm grateful to have found this book.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on August 9, 2005
Format: Paperback
Guy Finley's work has changed my life forever. Let Go and Live in the Now is a phenomenal book that changes a person life from the moment they read it. Author Guy Finley brings ageless truths into simple and clear instructions designed for the purpose of finding purpose. Guy's books introduces a new understanding of peace that few ever find. You owe it too yourself to discover Guy's life changing work.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on August 19, 2005
Format: Paperback
Guy Finley's look into the fiber of life and our place in it is astonishing. This book is without a doubt the best that I have every read on the subject of self-help. He has a deep understand the power of living in the now and he does excellent job transfering his thoughts to the words of the book. It is truly, clear, precise and entertaining.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on October 27, 2004
Format: Paperback
Let Go and Live in the Now offers perhaps what no other book offers in the way of eternally useful descriptions and practices for living in the one place all new moments and new life exists, the present moment. Easy to read and yet so soul stiring I had to take it bites and let the huge waves of new impressions wash over me as this esoteric book reveals the ancient mystries of the true inner spiritual path. A must read for anyone on the path to complete the journey for which we are here!
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on November 9, 2004
Format: Paperback
What I like most about this book is the fact that you can apply its principles to your life right away. There is nothing more practical than these ancient truths. I especially like the quotes from the people in the past who not only talked about these principles, but actually lived them. It's comforting to know that True philosophy and True religion are not just dead ideas, but alive with real meaning. I recommend this book highly.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
     
 
Customers who viewed this also viewed
The Secret of Letting Go
The Secret of Letting Go by Guy Finley (Paperback - October 8, 2007)
$11.30


The Courage to Be Free: Discover Your Original Fearless Self
The Courage to Be Free: Discover Your Original Fearless Self by Guy Finley (Hardcover - August 1, 2010)
$12.56
 
     

Send us feedback

How can we make Amazon Customer Reviews better for you?
Let us know here.

Your Recently Viewed Items and Featured Recommendations 
 

After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in.