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My Grandfather's Blessings: Stories of Strength, Refuge, and Belonging Paperback – April 1, 2001
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Remen uses the heart-rending stories of her patients to teach readers how to follow in her example, that is, combining a life of service with a life of receiving and giving blessings (a combination that avoids common problems such as burnout, self-sacrifice, and navel gazing). Remen also includes personal stories of her grandfather, who showered the world with his mystical beliefs and wizened blessings. While this story-by-story structure is similar to the bestselling Kitchen Table Wisdom, it is still a tearful and satisfying formula. --Gail Hudson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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These stories almost seem mystical in their value and goodness. They are wise and profound, despite (rather than because of) her clinical skills (medicine and medical business have usually emphasized competence and quickness rather than anything akin to compassion).
I read one chapter of her book each day, along with my religious readings, and rarely finish the chapter without a tear in my eye and a glimmer of insight. She is a superb teaacher and I'd recommend her book to anyone who wonders how they are ever going to show caring or kindness in the kind of world they live in.
The stories contained here will bring a smile and evoke a tear, as science, medicine, religion and spirituality exquisitely merge together throughout the pages of the book. Rachel embraces the world and the reader with her compassion and love for humanity. As you read through the pages, you will be left with a better understanding of life's true meaning and purpose; it is a well-written and thought-provoking book.
This book is a wonderful, luminous primer for restoring a sense of soul to science. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
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Great book. Touching stories from a doctor who learned from her own suffering and from her grandfather--a rabbi--that a life of service brings blessing to the one served plus the... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Paul S. Lundborg, author Death of a Dream
This beautiful book, is truly a blessing. Rachel Naomi Remen teaches each of us about love, caring, healing in a warm tender way.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I so want to read this book again! It is for sure one of my favorite books ever! Reading it is like stepping into a parallel dimension of assurance, goodness, and light. Read morePublished 3 months ago by charlene at Dosido Bookshelf
Very well written, humorous at times, easy reading, thought provokingPublished 5 months ago by Mary Ann T. Schmieding