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Spiritual Roots of Human Relations [Kindle Edition]

Stephen R. Covey
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Book Description

Spiritual Roots of Human Relations addresses the roots of relationship problems and suggests spiritual solutions such as vision, commitment, understanding and example, communication, and self-discipline.

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For Every Latter-day Saint, May 03, 2004
By Elaine

This is one of the most excellent books I have ever read. I thoroughly recommend it to anyone who is trying to understand life with it's ups and downs, trying to build & repair relationships, or wanting to gain more spirituality. It is my mother's book which has sat in their house for years, and only now have I discovered it - married and two kids later!!! I am purchasing my own copy as it is one of her favourites too!

Product Details

  • File Size: 1152 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Deseret Book; 2 Sub edition (October 13, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002SS5854
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #444,649 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More Than 7 Habits August 4, 2000
This is the original from which Covey based all his later 7 Habits books, writings, seminars, etc. Much more powerful than expected, this is not a book for the squeamish. If you're afraid to improve, if you're afraid to make your life enormously successful, then stay away from this book. If you want to know what First Things First means, here's a great place to start.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I read this book for the first time back in 1980 when Steven R Covey was not a household name. It helped me to ACT where I had previously only THOUGHT about making changes in my life. I found that for me, it was a life changing event. I read it again in 2001 and it had the same effect. It amazes me that the council and advice offered within would be as applicable today as in 1980. That's the power of this book. It was deeper and wider than imagined and I believe it to be one of the best self-help books of all time when dealing with life in a spiritual realm.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
I found this was very applicable Covey-ese in a spiritual setting. It made religious principles that I feel strongly about, more realistic for day-to-day situations. Although sometimes the advice was a little simplistic, it was generally very well thought out, and realistic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the BEST books I've ever read! April 15, 2005
This book has changed my life more than any other non-scriptural book. Covey's views and suggestions are so right and so clear. I wish I had followed his discipline suggestions sooner, now that I know my teenage son has ADHD and OCD. I just thought he wasn't talking to me, with my kind of child. His principles apply to everyone. Kindness, patience and PRACTICE are the key. This is only a drop in the well of knowledge in this book. Everything from communication with God in prayer to teasing is addressed.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Christian Roots of Stephen Covey's Approach March 21, 2015
By None
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As the title indicates, this book is the connection between Covey's Christian/religious thinking and his popular 7 habits books. It draws from his experience as a mission president and has a lot of advice he gave to his missionaries and as in other books his experience with his family members. One of the stories of the missionaries that was in the Ireland mission while Covey was the president there really stuck with me. The missionary was sloppy, unkempt and had an uncontrolled mouth and couldn’t study because he was constantly distracted. He committed to getting up before 6 AM every day and slowly all his other defects followed. Since reading that and because I had time and I tried it and those two hours every morning has become extremely valuable to me. I very much dislike being constantly rushed and being stuck doing endless tasks, and having that two hours in the morning to think and read and ponder and re-center and work on my ongoing sifting through gospel ideas has just really helped my days feel much more purposeful. The book made an important connection because it helped tie spirituality and God back to real life and getting along with people. Before I was living the basics and not breaking any major commandments but I was like this missionary, saying offensive things to people and somewhat sloppy in personal details but not really doing anything completely wrong. Even after serving a mission I never really got in the habit of getting up before 7 AM consistently because I was usually the missionary expected to be enforcing the rules on the Latinos. After a mission I took doing well in school a lot more seriously than personal habits and considered staying up late to study or try an all night-er rather than getting up early because that’s what other students did. Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars Life-Changing Book December 16, 2014
By D. Webb
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Before Stephen R. Covey was Stephen R. Covey, he wrote several books that addressed more spiritual issues. Two of them are among the very few books I feel changed my life. One of them was The Divine Center and the other is this book. Spirituality is an important facet of my life and as such, this book is an excellent guide to incorporating it into my relationships with others. It doesn't make me perfect, but it enables me to see my relationships in a very different way. In addition to being a spiritual guidebook, it is also a practical one as well - which is one of the halmarks of Covey's other works. I recommend this book to anyone looking to enhance the quality of their relationships.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Book by Steven Covey July 27, 2008
This is the one of best books I've ever found on how to live the gospel of Jesus Christ. It helps me to keep an eternal perspective when things
get difficult in life, especially with other people.

Covey is well known for his many books, but this the Celestial one he began with! Covey is first and foremost a true Christian and a Latter-day Saint. If you read his other books, you will see that he takes from this book to teach them the principles they need and are ready for.

Kathy in Las Vegas
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Written by the prolific author of books about human relationships and time management (The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People), this book uses Biblical principles to formulate a program to build and strengthen human relationships. Although the text makes frequent reference to religious scripture (e.g. the Bible), those references only work as illustrations of the principles presented. The principles presented in this book can be useful to anyone, regardless of religious affiliation.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Perfect condition. Thank you.
Published 3 months ago by Jennifer Lohman
5.0 out of 5 stars It is one of the most influential books I have ...
It is one of the most influential books I have ever read. An absolute must for anyone trying to understand himself, others and God
Published 3 months ago by Sergey Lymar
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly inspirational
The first time I read this book was in the early 1970's. This book is thoughtful and gives you a lot to think about. I have read it several times over the years. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Cookie44
5.0 out of 5 stars Clear and Practical coupled with Sincere Testimony
I used to see Stephen Covey as a business man because of his #1 seller - The Seven Habits. I now see him as a cognitive professional who has consecrated himself to the Lord. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Ammonalma321
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent council and great spiritual food
Brother Covey has written another book that is spiritual food and is to be enjoyed by those old and young. Great advice for RMs too!
Published 9 months ago by Patrick Lockhart
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible well written and so helpful for anyone who will read it.
I bought this now out of print book for a family member. It is one of the most comprehensive and well written text on relationship issues. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Idaho Grandma
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent practical reference for improving family relationships
Suggest for anyone who wants to improve their communications ability or relationship in marriage and family or otherwise.... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Rosalind Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Pleased with my purchase
While I haven't finished reading it, what I have read so far is meaningful and helpful. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to have more insight into relationships.
Published 13 months ago by Catherine Y.
4.0 out of 5 stars Precursor to many other of his books
This is a great book, I listened to it on tape several times and so when I saw it I had to buy it. This book is amazing and covers what many of his other books do. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Stephen D. Elison
5.0 out of 5 stars another good book
I had this book a long time ago. glad to have it on my kindle. I'm glad this title is available
Published 17 months ago by Beatrice Smith
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Stephen R. Covey is a renowned leadership authority, family expert, teacher, organizational consultant, and co-founder of FranklinCovey Co. He is author of several international bestsellers, including The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, which has sold over 20 million copies. He was named one of TIME Magazine's 25 Most Influential Americans. Dr. Covey holds the Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Chair in Leadership at the Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University.

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