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The Secrets of the Bulletproof Spirit: How to Bounce Back from Life's Hardest Hits [Kindle Edition]

Azim Khamisa , Jillian Quinn
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Book Description

When life deals you a particularly difficult blow or a staggering loss, how do you handle it? If you’re like most, you might think Why me?, struggle to find your way, or lash out at those around you. But there are a select few who seem emotionally hardier, who are able to face life’s physical, emotional, and financial hits undeterred and perhaps even forge ahead, empowered in the face of adversity. These people aren’t more deserving or luckier than the rest of us; they simply think differently–they are connected with their steady inner self and find strength where others might see meaninglessness; they make life-affirming choices instead of defeatist ones. In short, they are spiritually bulletproof. They face as many of life’s slings and arrows as the rest of us, but they don’t succumb to hardship or misfortune. And you can be one of them.

In The Secrets of the Bulletproof Spirit, renowned peace activist Azim Khamisa and inspirational speaker Jillian Quinn reveal the thirty essential keys to emotional and spiritual resiliency. Based upon their own experiences with heart-wrenching loss, the strategies they present may seem simple, but their advice can open up a whole new way of thinking. Khamisa and Quinn will help you discover

• that your thoughts help to create your reality, and that you can use them to take control of your life
• the potentially damaging mental routines you’re running on autopilot
• the vital connections between your upbringing and your “resiliency quotient”
• spiritually affirming thoughts that may help you make more spiritually empowering choices

“What lies within you really is more powerful than any hit you may take physically, emotionally, or materially,” the authors write. With their help, readers will find themselves more confident and secure in a volatile and uncertain world. When you learn to identify most strongly with that invincible core–your bulletproof spirit–you tap into the truest source of security available to you. And while there’s no foolproof way to stay out of the proverbial line of fire, the information, inspiration, and tools in this book will provide you with an emotional bulletproof vest, a way to take hits and come out on top.

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Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Khamisa, an award-winning peace and forgiveness advocate, and Quinn, a life and spiritual coach, explore spiritual resiliency—the ability to recover from disappointment and tragedy and one of the strongest predictors of happiness. The authors assert that when individuals embrace spiritually affirming thoughts, they make more empowering choices, including maintaining good spiritual hygiene, connecting with their callings, taking care of their bodies, and creating a resilience-rich environment. Through their own personal stories and those of others, the authors reveal how spiritually bulletproof people think, providing exercises to help the reader learn and practice mental habits that support spiritual resiliency. Each chapter ends with a Bounce Back Boot Camp section that introduces techniques such as making time and space to mourn fully and deeply and to push into pain rather than be numb to true feelings. Thorough and enlightening, this book will help readers face life's challenges with a full arsenal of tools. (Feb.)
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Advance praise for The Secrets of the Bulletproof Spirit

“Codifying that elusive thing we call emotional resilience, The Secrets of the Bulletproof Spirit is also a clear call to action. With sensitive hand-on-your-shoulder encouragement, the authors prescribe practical strategies to prevail over the disappointments, losses, and tragedies that befall every human life.”
–Walter Anderson, editor of Parade and author of The Confidence Course: Seven Steps to Self-Fulfillment

“Skillfully describes the invincible spiritual backbone with which we are innately equipped. The authors compassionately introduce us to it, and are our wise guides to developing and activating it in all aspects of our life. Don’t just read this book, let its spirit sink deep into your awareness and come radically alive.”
–Michael Bernard Beckwith, author of Spiritual Liberation: Fulfilling Your Soul’s Potential

“Here we find the wisdom, practical help, and comfort we need to rebound from any kind of hardship, crisis, or adversity. Azim Khamisa and Jillian Quinn inspire and empower us to transform our most difficult and heartbreaking experiences into soulful journeys. They walk us step-by-step on a path of spiritual alchemy both simple and profound. This book is a gift to one in need of solace; I pray it finds its way to every heavy heart.”
–Marianne Williamson, author of Everyday Grace: Having Hope, Finding Forgiveness, and Making Miracles

From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

  • File Size: 429 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books (February 10, 2009)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001S59COG
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5.0 out of 5 stars A TIMELY GEM February 26, 2009
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This book is a great antidote for self-help books that are so often cliche-ridden and reductive. It is well-written and grounded in the "real world." The advice is practical, insightful, and tempered by recognizable experience. At a time when so many feel so much anxiety about the stability of their lives and futures--this is a timely investment in personal development.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Thought-Provoking, Moving Read March 14, 2009
I found this book both deeply moving and incredibly inspiring. The personal stories of Khamisa and Quinn, as well as the people they have counseled, are ones I know I'll remember vividly weeks and months after reading them. The sage advice that Secrets of the Bulletproof Spirit contains and the positive outlook it encourages all of us to develop couldn't be more timely.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Secrets of the Bullet Proof Spirit Revealed May 29, 2010
The Secrets of the Bullet Proof Spirit

How To Bounce Back From Life's Hardest Hits By Azim Khamisa and Jillian Quinn

How does one develop a bullet proof spirit to get through many of life's toughest challenges? When I heard about the Authors of this book and their incredible stories I knew that if anyone would have any insights into the answer to this question it would be Azim and Jillian. Azim's son was murdered and it was his bullet proof spirit that led him to forgive the one who had killed his son. He realized in his grief and loss that there were many victims and that the only way to heal was to truly forgive. Jillian was heartbroken when told that the baby she carried was not living and upon recovery from her loss she adopted a child. Both of these Authors took these heart wrenching experiences and turned them into something positive, encouraging and triumphant. How does one so broken and in pain rise up in service to others? The Secrets of the Bullet Proof Spirit unveils thirty secrets that can help you during those tough times. This book is a great heart inspired manual and a powerful reminder that when things get tough that this too shall pass. We may fall down but with a Bullet Proof Spirit we can and we will get up. To learn more about The Secrets of the Bullet Proof Spirit please visit the bullet proof spirit website, and the Azim Khamisa website. Also listen to the onlinewithandrea interview with Azim Khamisa and check out an excerpt of the interview on the onlinewithandrea You Tube channel.

Andrea R. Garrison
Host/Producer - onlinewithandrea
Author/Producer - The Crossing Over Of Mattie Pearl
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Guide to Spiritual Resiliency March 9, 2009
Filled with a compassionate message of love and healing, The Secrets of the Bulletproof Spirit reveals the strategies, tools and inspiration you need to tap into your own spiritual resilience. With profound personal and professional experience, the authors help readers gain a new perspective on any adversity or crisis they may face. Beautifully written, this is a book I will keep as a source of solace.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Secrets of the Bulletproof Spirit March 27, 2009
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Thoughtful, practical, assuring and inspirational! The frequency that these two put forth with their message lends to the shift of possibility for all of humanity. Forgivness is truly possible and the lightness that it brings is so peaceful. Forgiveness yields peace within and in one's whole perspective outward. A wonderful book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Secrets of the Bulletproof Spirit May 16, 2009
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This book has been helpful on a personal and professional level as I with youth who have already experienced multiple losses of peers. The book brings together from a variety of sources a path towards healing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book! April 15, 2014
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After some recent physical trauma resulting in 14 surgeries my Aunt gave me this book as a gift in the hospital. This book really helped me gain perspective on my situation, re-frame my thoughts and more positively direct my emotions. This is not a spiritual, God or religious book but rather how to make your spirit bullet proof and able to with stand the turbulence of life's greatest tragedy , trauma's and struggles. The author's start by telling their stories to help you understand their own struggles and why they found their conclusions about tragedy and trauma may be valuable for others. The authors are not just scholars but every day people that survived some of life's greatest tragedies and trauma.
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5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME!
I heard Azim Khamisa speak at Mile Hi Church in Lakewood, CO a few months ago and was deeply moved by his story of loss, forgiveness, and finding his calling. Read more
Published 10 months ago by L. Dunn
4.0 out of 5 stars no cover with book, but great read
This book did not come with the cover on the image, the outside cover was gone and just a plain solid color book, I was disappointed with the appearance but its a great book, on... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Jenna Petty
1.0 out of 5 stars terrible book
The authors of this book attempt to meld the term "spiritual" with clearly psychological ideas about how people deal with the slings & arrows of life. Read more
Published on July 22, 2012 by Anna Katerine
2.0 out of 5 stars What's with the incessant gun analagies?
What content of this I was able to get through seemed to have good value. However, no small matter, I was unable to continue on due to the very poor writing -- the authors used... Read more
Published on July 18, 2010 by R. M. Stevenson
4.0 out of 5 stars great book!
Just started reading the book. Has good concepts easy to understand and is exactly what I was looking for.
Published on August 10, 2009 by Christy Studant
5.0 out of 5 stars powerful and easy to read. It's a confidence builder for anyone in...
This book is a confidence-builder for anyone in these difficult times we're living in now.
Published on May 10, 2009 by Pat K. Kobin
5.0 out of 5 stars Transforming, very HELPFUL AND INSPIRING
Inspiring words, stories that hit home, AND specific helpful advice/ action steps if you want to take some action.
A good read.
Published on March 12, 2009 by cat oswald
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