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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Perspective
Life is all about perspective and this is a great book to help coax unhelpful perspectives out of your life and feel good about yourself whilst doing so. As with all things in life it will only have an impact if your are willing to see things from different view points. If you want to change your life then you have to put the work in to make it happen, this book helps...
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Much ado about nothing
I was expecting a great deal about this book but ended up being disappointed because the author seems to ramble about the same topics for (p)ages without ever clearly explaining how to overcome your problems (or in such an obvious way that you would not have needed to spend money for it).
Published 9 months ago by Alice Blanc


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Perspective, 5 Feb 2013
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Life is all about perspective and this is a great book to help coax unhelpful perspectives out of your life and feel good about yourself whilst doing so. As with all things in life it will only have an impact if your are willing to see things from different view points. If you want to change your life then you have to put the work in to make it happen, this book helps to get the process of change moving, let go of initial defensiveness and go with the flow. Gabrielle's way of writing makes it an easy read and easy to follow practice.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Much ado about nothing, 17 Jan 2014
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I was expecting a great deal about this book but ended up being disappointed because the author seems to ramble about the same topics for (p)ages without ever clearly explaining how to overcome your problems (or in such an obvious way that you would not have needed to spend money for it).
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars easy and powerful exercises, 27 April 2013
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I am only into week one (which has taken me 2 weeks to get to) but I am feeling the benefits already. The exercises/instructions are simple, which does not mean easy, but so far, powerful. The only "dislike" is that she writes like a teenager would speak. I am no older than the author but her attempt at being "cool" and "hip" can be a bit annoying. This does not in anyway makes her message less valuable. I would recommend this book to anyone who's feeling stuck, slightly depressed, wants a change, or just wants to know themselves better.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not 100% Sure..., 26 Jun 2013
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I really liked this book, but... I think the cynical Brit in me was a little overwhelmed by the chirpy language.

Don't get me wrong, I read it, I followed the exercises and I found it a very positive experience. But if you're a cynical non-American you definitely need to suspend your instinct and just go with the flow. If you do, then the results are worth it. I'm happier, more focused and more positive after reading it.

It's really easy to read and follow and once you get used to the instructions and language you really get into it!
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Revised Review - A Very Good Introduction For Having Your Own Conversations With God, 22 Feb 2013
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This is a revised review noting that the original two star review comment was being favourably followed by an increasing number of other Amazon customers and then possibly turning them away.

Always wanted to know how Liz Gilbert in Eat Pray Love actually ended up talking to God but frustrated that she never shared the secret? Liked to read Neale Donald Walsch's conversations with God - but want to have your own conversation with God?

This book reveals the 'secret' of just how and is a very handy tool - for those who have the courage, and ready willingness to put in real effort to change their own life.

Changing one's life can be done. However as Bernstein herself says in various You Tube videos on-line - despite her face and figure on the cover, this book appears in one form, but underneath the cover - it is a call for all people to start talking to God.

Bernstein is one of the myriad 'students' of the seminal A Course in Miracles since it was first released in the 1970's - that is widely considered to be the Bible of the 20th century. Said to be a form of channelled dialogue from the original teachings of Christ, the Course corrects many errors in interpretation of God and Christ that have occurred over the last two thousand years.

Many well regarded authentic modern new age spiritual and psychology authors; Dr Robert Holden, Neale Donald Walsch, Eckhart Tolle, Marianne Williamson and others - are also students of the Course. The Course is not a religion, sect or cult. It has no author and is without doctrine, dogma or rules. There is no 'church' and no place of worship; it does not advocate any form of institution and is quite simply a text that is freely available on-line for anyone to access, read and apply to their own life.

Paper versions of the Course are also available for purchase. The Course is highly advanced - but intended for all people on earth. As the original review said, A Course in Miracles has 365 daily lessons available for free on the ACIM website.
Bernstein's May Cause Miracles is a helpful beginner's introduction for kickstarting life changes for those who might find the Course too daunting to begin with.

The risk with so many modern re-interpretations of A Course in Miralces, by various authors on the market, selling their own life experience transformations based on their own following of the Course is, that their message may be inaccurate, mistaken or in error itself and as all these interpretations flood the market - they start to convolute the original message which can cause new readers to miss the true original message. Hence why it is recommended to have the Course on hand, alongside any modern new-age reinterpretations or comments on the Course.

"May Cause Miracles" is a good interpretation and a worthwhile read for those who are ready and willing to follow the tasks set out in it. It is not for those who just want to sit back and have a pleasant read over a coffee - but are unwilling to make any effort to take actions to change.

Berstein has admirably and accurately done the work and each book appears to chronicle her own journey back to God. Bernstein has valiantly translated the Course for modern day younger readers - however it is not a replacement.

It is still suggested that those who purchase May Cause Miracles, also refer to the original Course either in published text form or via the ACIM website.

Two small problems with this book; the first is Bernstein's constant reference back to meditations on her website which apart from two, require readers to pay more money to then download them. There are however various free ITunes meditations available for free download.

The second small problem is that 'Course' quotes throughout the book, are without paragraph references which somewhat prevents readers from seeing the context of Bernstein's use of Course quotes. References would empower readers to confidently foster their own understanding of the Course message and teachings directly if they wanted to choose to do the full Course themselves. For example the invention of the term 'ing' (acronym for 'inner guidance') is used to replace the Course references to 'Holy Spirit' 'God' and 'Christ'. Whilst this modern new age term is understandably appealing for younger readers of a certain social and media communication era and is also a term which Bernstein feels expresses her message more authentically for her - it can turn other readers away because the term 'Ing' does not readily translate and the intention for translation of the Course, would be better if it were more clearly explained in her book.

Understandably, many modern spiritual authors use their own terminology to avoid traversing the turf of traditional conservative religions. Also, as Bernstein herself grows and evolves, her following publications will reflect that growth and evolution - as her readers grow and evolve along with her.

Overall - Bernstein has the message right and her book is a very good introduction for anyone struggling to change and genuinely heal their life, who feels the need to be told exactly what to do at the start and to be encouraged to - keep going. This is far better and safer than some of the unusual and unproven temporary relief cognitive behavioural therapy/pavlov dog/rubber band avoidance techniques, which some psychotherapists might advocate.

A well recommended read.
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22 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars And the third one's a charm..........., 23 Dec 2012
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Ms. Nancy Buckland "foxymissb" (Liverpool, Merseyside United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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I pre-ordered Gabrielle Bernstein's third book without hesitation,and I was not disappointed.Since reading her first, it seems the world is catching on to her upbeat thinking. If you haven't read the first two, don't worry, this book stands entirely on its own. And the point? The reason this book works is that it isn't just the author's thoughts and opinions, it is a practical day-by-day guide that you can follow. Each week builds on the last, and covers important areas of life from health,to finances, to relationships. It is clear and challenging at the same and time, and you have to commit six weeks to it. The best part of Ms. Bernstein's work is that she shares a great deal of her life and her experiences, and her story is a genuine one that will resonate with so many women. If you feel that you would like to make some changes in your life, but are not sure where to start, then open this book, after you have opened your mind. To her U.S.fans it is rockin' but to us U.K. followers? It's a belter!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A real life changer, 9 Dec 2013
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A. D. Gurney "Amanda in London" (London, England) - See all my reviews
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I cannot recommend this book enough. It honestly has changed my perspective on living. Gabrielle Bernstein is incredibly inspiring, clever, cool and I thank my lucky stars she shares her gifts and talent. Much love and respect goes out to her and to her mother for raising such an amazing woman. Thanks Gab! Much love from London!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Workbook, 13 Feb 2013
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It works if you do. Just about to start a group to go through the 6 weeks again. To do the deep work necessary to see changes the support of a group is great.
Well laid out just follow the direction and be grateful for the miracles
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you Gabrielle, 7 July 2014
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A really lovely book and beautifully written.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Book, 2 Jan 2014
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Gabrielle Bernstein is a great author, this book would be a great way to kick start the New Year or at any time of the year. Would highly recommend this author and book. Have also enjoyed lots of information, videos and advice from her website Gabby TV. Highly recommend this author and book
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