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Simple Truths : Clear and Gentle Guidance on the Big Issues in Life Hardcover – August 15, 2005
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And so we are. A moment taken to consider carefully the meanings and values of topics Nerburn has chosen here are moments well spent. To ponder these truths and to absorb them clears the path ahead and moves us forward with peace and conviction.
Short chapters illustrate in clean prose the values of education and learning ("without knowledge I could not play the violin. Without wisdom, I could not play the music"); work ("we are what we do, and the more we do it, the more we become it"); money ("be a giver and a sharer... in some unexpected and unforeseeable fashion, all else will take care of itself"); possessions ("possessions are as likely to make you unhappy as they are to make you happy, because they define the limits of your life and keep you from the freedom of choice that comes with traveling light"); giving ("you have the power to create joy and happiness by your simplest gestures of caring and compassion"); travel ("if we don't offer ourselves to the unknown, our senses dull.Read more ›
Thank you, Dr. Nerburn, you changed me when I needed it most, by pointing out things I believe I've always known.
I have survived the worst trauma of my life with this clear and gentle guidance.
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Gave several as presents ~ kind of like Gibran's "The Prophet". Profound, but simple. :-)Published 3 months ago by JGF
A great book filled with real wisdom for young and old. Nerburn writes with compassion and deep understandings. Highly recommend for all seekers of truth.Published 5 months ago by P. Danner
I just love this book! My mom gave it to me when I was in my 20's, and it's been on my bookshelf for about 20 years. I go back to it time and again as I get older. Read morePublished 10 months ago by AmyR
It dealt with the big things in life. The philosophy was honest, straight forward, and simple. I enjoyed his concise writing and "simple truths". Read morePublished 12 months ago by Adria E Hahnel
In this journey of life, we need to be reminded of our Truths. Simple yet profound. A great read, compass and anchor. Spirit filled.Published 12 months ago by Kindle Customer
Quick ready and exactly as the title states...simple truths...stated simply.Published 15 months ago by Belinda Berra