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Book of Awakening [Large Print] [Paperback]

Mark Nepo
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
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Book Description

July 20 2011 Thorndike Inspirational
Philosopher-poet and cancer survivor, Mark Nepo opens a new season of freedom and joy--an escape from deadening, asleep-at-the wheel sameness--that is both profound and clarifying. His spiritual daybook is a summons to reclaim aliveness, liberate the self, take each day one at a time, and to savor the beauty offered by life's unfolding. Reading his poetic prose is like being given second sight, exposing the reader to life's multiple dimensions, each one drawn with awe and affection. The Book of Awakening is the result of his journey of the soul and will inspire others to embark on their own. Nepo speaks of spirit and friendship, urging readers to stay vital and in love with this life, no matter the hardships. Encompassing many traditions and voices, Nepo's words offer insight on pain, wonder, and love. Each entry is accompanied by an exercise that will surprise and delight the reader in its mind-waking ability.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful offering. Dec 17 2003
By A Customer
To be honest, this book caught my eye first because of its beautiful cover of the Lotus. I opened the book read a passage
and felt deeply moved almost to tears. This is a beautifully orchestrated book. Its daily reflections, passages and quotes
are soul food for our journey. This book is definitely a work
of love. You can feel the intent put forth and given to the reader by the author. What a blessed contribution it is. The foreward by Wayne Mueller sums this stellar gem up perfectly.
A difinite addition to your collection, if not the only book you will ever need and keep close to your heart, spirit and soul.
Dear Mark Nepo,
You have written a book that has moved me so, there are
no words to describe it. I thank you for sharing your beautiful offering. I am so happy to have come across it just in a time
when I was so ready and open to its messages.
Christine/Toronto, Ont. Canada
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Editorial Review July 17 2000
There are very few books in this world which elicit the question 'Why have I such an array of books on this subject when this one would suffice?' The entry of Mark Nepo's Book of Awakening into my life not only presented this question but also initiated an immediate removal of the other six inspirational books waiting in a tumbled line by my bed, making space in my overcrowded life for the simplicity of one source of wisdom.
The Book of Awakening, which is beautifully produced by Conari Press, is in the form of a daybook, having an entry of wisdom for every day of the year. This allows us to take a dip into this vast ocean of insight every day or to dive in at random when the spirit moves us. Each page of wisdom is followed by a short and profound meditation on the topic at hand which helps put the reading into the context of one's own life, and is suggested in such a way that even the meditation-shy could be enticed to participate.
In his introduction, Mark describes his book as 'a companion and a soul-friend'. I agree that this book can act as a soul friend, which is a different relationship than is possible with most wisdom books. And that is quite a gift to give to yourself or a friend. The key reason for the possibility of this almost human relationship with the book is, I believe, to be found in the divinely human writing style of the author.
Mark is born a poet whose eyes perceive the divine patterning within the everyday experiences of life. He has crafted the art of painting that depth so that others may begin to see into and beyond the mundane. Each new entry seems to invite a deeper friendship of the soul as Mark lays himself bare in his truly personal stories of struggle and revelation. He interweaves his own perception with gems of collected treasures from many spiritual traditions, giving us access to his own spiritual advisers in their many forms.
--- Carmella B'Hahn, Sufi Journal, London
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Daybook with poetry, inspiration and much more! April 17 2000
Mark Nepo's day book is a wonderful way to remember the importance of enjoying the details that make life a mystery and a gift. The book includes inspirational quotes, beautiful poetry, points for mediationsand heart-warming glimpes of life. Although each day's entry is meant to be savored, I gobbled them all up and now will go back to holding them close to my life one day at a time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Learning who I am Feb. 3 2001
I start every morning with an inspiration from this book. I take the time I need to reflect on the daily passage and have found it to be a way of learning about the real person I am. I have been searching for inner peace for so long , this book has helped me to meditate on the important things to make my life and my inner self more complete and at peace. I love this book and want to give everyone I know a copy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars thank you from the bottom of my heart! Nov. 16 2010
By winful
When I read this book each morning, I thank God for this thoughtful, insightful, gentle man. This book truly makes you think and be thankful for each moment of your life. It touches my soul.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Comforting and thought provoking! Feb. 9 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I've used this as a daily reading book for three years and gifted it to 10 other people.
Nepo is a sensitive and talented writer with much insight to share. I love that I often appreciate
What he says as an idea I've heard before (and understood) but then there is a pleasing twist
That takes it one level deeper. The meditation activities with each reading are a bonus.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Everyday reading for everyone!! Jan. 28 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Everyday is a new day and reading something to inspire us is such a blessing. Mark Nepo has done this in spades! This book was a gift to me and now I gift every chance I get.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting book Feb. 24 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I have not yet finished the whole book, but those parts I have referenced and read, I have enjoyed immensely.
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Most recent customer reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
great read very motivating.
Published 1 month ago by Debbie Osborne
3.0 out of 5 stars feeling a bit disappointed
As an inspirational book, honestly, these ideas are great, but not enough. I feel that my mind is still hungry for something.
Published 6 months ago by Alice
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay read.
Reading that book didn't really get my full attention. I feel there's too much second hand knowledge. I only read a quarter of the book. Read more
Published 10 months ago by P. Halotier
2.0 out of 5 stars blah
Its just redundnt , self help book
Same old , same old. Kumbahya etc , a waste of time
Published 20 months ago by hodge 444
5.0 out of 5 stars Book review
In the past two years, I have purchased over 15 copies to give to friends. This book has a gentle tone and great guidance in an easy to read format. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Heidi adhofer
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring!
Adds color and hope to the beginning of every day. His words touch my heart and speak to my soul.
Published 21 months ago by Celmarq
5.0 out of 5 stars I buy lots of these!
I have bought at least 25 of these books to give away as gifts. A daily reading is a great way to start your day. It really give you a great perspective to start your day. LOVE it!
Published on Feb. 16 2012 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing
I find this book was and continues to be an welcome comfort every morning,, as he guides you gently through what we all go through on a daily basis. Read more
Published on June 18 2011 by C. Dulong
5.0 out of 5 stars Astonishing
I am truly amazed each time I open this book to read the day's reading. The writing is elegant, insightful and enlightening. Truly inspirational and a joy to read and share.
Published on Feb. 14 2011 by MsDebF
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