The Gift of Change: Spiritual Guidance for a Radically New Life

Version: Unabridged
Author: Marianne Williamson
Narrator: Marianne Williamson
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Self Development, Health & Wellness
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Published In: November 2004
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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In this audio, bestselling author Marianne Williamson delves deeply into the powerful role of change in our lives today. Far from something to fear and avoid, she says, every change -- even the most difficult and painful -- gives us an opportunity to receive the miraculous gift of personal transformation into what we are capable of becoming. The only real failure in life is the failure to grow from what we go through.

Williamson leads us across key bridges of transformation including: From Forgetting Who We Are to Remembering Who We Are From Negative Thinking to Positive Love From Asking God to Change the World to Praying That He Change Us From Living in the Past and Future to Living in the Now From Separation to Relationship From Your Plan to God's Plan From Who We Were to Who We Are Becoming

These simple but profound changes empower us to see life's transitions as opportunities for growth and rebirth, providing not only keys for shaping our lives today, but also hope for transforming our world into a place of greater love and peace.

Reviews (3)

Good, but a bit more religious than I expected

Written by Northern Girl on August 5th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 4/5

While the message in this book is great, awesome, fantastic, I get a bit confused by her religious beliefs. I'm not really sure what she believes. On one hand she talks about breaking free from religious trappings, yet, she throws in biblical quotes and says things that sound very religious quite often.. This is the 2nd book of hers I've listened to and I felt the same way after listening to both.. It's almost like she's lulling you in, thinking she's a very new age spiritualist who doesn't believe in the trappings of traditional religions, but then she says things that make you think she is a very traditional religious person at times, which for me, just doesnt mesh with the new spiritual awareness of our world.. Maybe it's just me, but she seems a bit confusing to me on that subject.

The Gift of Change

Written by Teresa Stuart on February 11th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Marianne points out some uncomfortable truths about how we, as spiritual students, fail to live up to our responsibility to change ourselvee. And as usual, she also gives us the hope that God is in charge as always, and if we will integrate the prinicipals laid out in A Course in Miracles, attempting to align ourselves with Him, we have a much better chance of changing ourselves, which gives the world a better chance of changing for the good.

A Great follow up to "A Return to Love"

Written by Janine Kearns on August 19th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I enjoyed getting a renewed version of Return to Love. Our world has changed and so have we. I recommend it!

Author Details

Author Details

Williamson, Marianne

Often called "the voice of her generation," Marianne Williamson has been lecturing on spirituality since 1983. She is the author of the "New York Times" bestsellers: "A Return to Love; A Woman's Worth; Illuminata; The Healing of America;" and "Illuminated Prayers." Her books have been translated into more than twenty languages. Marianne continues to inspire audiences on a global scale as she lectures internationally in the fields of spirituality and new thought.