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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 187 pages
  • Publisher: Hay House; 1 edition (January 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401917194
  • ASIN: B003R4ZHX6
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.8 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (156 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,852,915 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"'I consider Marianne to be one of our most profound teachers of transformational wisdom' - Dr Wayne W. Dyer" --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

About the Author

Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed lecturer and the best-selling author of A Return to Love, The Healing of America, A Woman’s Worth, and Illuminata, among other works. Williamson has done extensive charitable organizing throughout the country in service to people with life-challenging illnesses (she founded Project Angel Food in Los Angeles); and is the founder of The Peace Alliance, a nonprofit grassroots organization dedicated to fostering a culture of peace.

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Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed spiritual author and lecturer. Six of her ten published books have been New York Times Best Sellers. Four of these have been #1 New York Times Best Sellers. A paragraph from A Return to Love, beginning "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure..." - is considered an anthem for a contemporary generation of seekers.

Marianne's other books include The Age of Miracles, Everyday Grace, A Woman's Worth, Illuminata, Healing the Soul of America, A Course in Weight Loss, and The Gift of Change. Her newest book, THE LAW OF DIVINE COMPENSATION: On Work, Money and Miracles, was published in November 2012 by Harper Collins. For more information on Marianne, please visit www.marianne.com

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If you're over 40, this book is definitely worth the read!!!
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140 of 146 people found the following review helpful By O. Brown HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 14, 2008
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The Age of Miracles: Embracing the New Midlife describes a refreshing way to approach midlife, not viewing midlife through glasses emphasizing decline and loss, but through a framework of endless possibility, wisdom, an embracing of and creation of new meaning, a turning towards life, a realization of the limitlessness of God, a forgiving of the past, a reimagination of relationships, and being one with the world around us.

Although this book is grounded in A Course in Miracles (as are all of Marianne Williamson's books), it is spiritual rather than religious and appropriate for readers of all spiritual and religious backgrounds. The book is not about ACIM per se, but about aging; there indeed are other books that can be read to find out more about ACIM. This work consists of Marianne Williamson's thoughtful musings on how to age well from a practical and spiritual point of view.

The book is peppered throughout with beautiful short prayers written by the author. The chapters cover the author's thoughts on the losses versus the gains of aging, family of origin issues, healing from childhood wounds, coping with regret, emotional baggage and more. The book describes how to fan into flames our passions, dreams, and inner fire that may seem to be ashes and cinders but is buried under "accumulated burdens and disappointments" by the time we hit midlife---and can be revived. How do we re-enchant ourselves with a new vision at this time of our lives?

Here is a quote that sums up the theme of this book: "Midlife today is a second puberty of sorts. The experience, including its length, is being redefined. It is a period distinctly unlike youth, yet distinctly unlike old age. It doesn't feel like a cruise to the end of our lives so much as a cruise, at last, to the meaning of our lives."

If reading the above excites you and sounds intriguing, you'll love the book as I did.

Highly recommended.
*****
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41 of 44 people found the following review helpful By An Avid Book Lover VINE VOICE on January 20, 2008
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I bought both the book and the CD series of this. I have only done that a handful of times.

However, Marianne's writing is so engaging that I wanted to read it. I love listening to her while driving as well as I resonate with her voice and her way of expressing herself.

For me, my life only gets better as I age. The early years were actually rougher for me than getting older. But, for those of you struggling with mid-life, this book will give you a very positive perspective on the whole thing and may be just the ticket if you're feeling down.

I find it very validating of thoughts and feelings I've had - and she puts things in a way that I never would have myself that I can really relate to.

Enjoy!
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51 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Mary Albertson on January 10, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Can I give this book more than 5 stars? Well I DO!
Marianne's extraordinary understanding of spiritual topics is over the top in her new book, The Age of Miracles:Embracing the New Midlife. She changes our perceptions about midlife. I am so grateful because every day I look at my life in a totally thankful way. I never thought that I could get to the place where I felt that MY age is the best. I am so looking forward to the years ahead. Marianne is such a blessing to all ages. I had tears streaming down my face throughout the whole introduction to the book. The joy that I feel in my heart from Marianne's inspiration is so big that my heart hurts. I will be Loving this book throughout my life.
Bravo Marianne! Love and Blessings, Mary Albertson
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45 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Robert McDowell on January 17, 2008
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Marianne Williamson's The Age of Miracles: Embracing the New Midlife is really about that most human of dreams--The Second Chance.

All of us want to believe that we can change what we don't like about ourselves, that we can recover from past mistakes and bad breaks. If we're fortunate, we discover that all we need to become someone other than what we are resides inside us, in the beautiful, mysterious spirit. Williamson has been helping people learn this simple truth and act on it for two decades, and never has her message been more tender and personal.

"It's time to re-enchant ourselves," she writes, and as she shares her own efforts, she makes it seem so sweet and tangible for the rest of us! I love her heartbreaking, inspiring anecdotes about her relationship with her daughter (who cannot identify with both parties when we read about a little girl who misses her mommy even when she's home?). Most of all, I love Williamson's vulnerability and her honesty. Even for her, life has created surprises that were not always wonderful. She is sadder in these pages, and more tender, and she is also more desirable and compelling than she has ever been.

As we grow older, it's natural, if we still feel anything at all, to feel more vulnerable. The good news is that this is really progress and not a falling down. We learn as we age to take a little more time, which can be taking greater care with everything. We listen better, and we're not as quick on the judgment draw. We're more compassionate, and more in synch with the universe's life-giving energy. Millions of baby boomers are discovering these truths every day now, and Marianne Williamson has just presented us with our first formal acknowledgment and fabulous Guide.
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76 of 92 people found the following review helpful By Savonna Blackwell on May 31, 2008
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I was so excited when I heard about this book, having just turned 50 and looking for some positive inspiration. Although I'm generally a fan of Marianne Williamson's books, this one was sadly disappointing. She seems focused on grieving the loss of her youth, beauty & energy in most of the book which I found depressing. Then she reverts to the same thoughts & prayers we've heard in all her previous work to try to reassure herself. Nothing new, uplifting or inspiring here. I returned the book before finishing it & got my money back-which I can now use to buy some rope to hang myself! (just kidding, but really, I did not like this book)
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