Heartfelt stories to show how life blesses us at every turn
My Grandfather’s Blessings is an inspiring collection of stories from Rachel Remen, author of Kitchen Table Wisdom. In this book we become friends with her wise grandfather and are let into Rachel Remen’s childhood. She also applies the lessons she learnt during childhood to her work as a therapist and many anecdotes and case studies come from this time in her life. It is an empowering journey through the lives and stories of real people.
It is a warm and inspiring book written with honesty and great compassion. The point to each story is inherently simple but deeply profound.
"Rachel Naomi Remen is nature’s gift to us, a genius of that elusive and crucial capacity, the human heart. She has much to teach us about healing, loving and living." Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence
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Title: My Grandfather's Blessings( Stories of Strength Refuge and Belonging) <>Binding: Paperback <>Author: RachelNaomiRemen <>Publisher: RiverheadBooksReview:
When author Rachel Naomi Remen ( Kitchen Table Wisdom) was young she was caught between two different views of life: a rabbi grandfather and his sense of the holy nature of the world and her highly academic, research-oriented parents, who believed that religion was the "opiate of the masses." As Remen gravitated toward academics and serving the world as a medical doctor, her grandfather became an "island of mysticism in a vast sea of science." But over time, Remen discovered that two seemingly divergent paths could lead to the same destination, especially as she eventually learned to blend her spiritual beliefs with her medical treatment.
Remen uses the heartrending 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 burn-out, self-sacrifice and navel-gazing.) Remen also includes numerous personal stories of her rabbi grandfather who showered the world with his mystical beliefs and wizened blessings. While this story-by-story structure is similar to the best selling Kitchen Table Wisdom, it is still a tear-wrenching and utterly satisfying formula. --Gail Hudson
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Book Description Riverhead Books, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 7107633