- Paperback: 176 pages
- Publisher: Watkins Publishing (20 Oct. 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1780289804
- ISBN-13: 978-1780289809
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2 x 20.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 137,086 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Pause for Thought Paperback – 20 Oct 2016
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Pause for Thought, BBC Radio 2's highly popular faith slot, offers a modern perspective on all the UK's religions. It is broadcast during the night at 00:45 and 02:45, as well as live at 05.45 on the Vanessa Feltz show and at 09.20 on Chris Evan's show, which has a weekly audience of almost 10 million listeners.
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Top Customer Reviews
At first I found it enjoyable, but difficult to get in to...the first few instances are a little bland and obvious, though of course still perfectly fine and valid opinions. But upon reading further I really did enjoy this. The 'religiousness' of it isn't at the forefront in any way; at no point does it feel preachy, and I feel like i'm being spoken to by calm, intelligent people, regardless of their theologic statuses. Many of the ideals are similar to mindfullness or buddhism, without the annoying aspects of those - it's more a collection of thoughts that probably agree with your own, and opens one's mind up to the reality of different opinions, or a broader way of looking at life.
Overall really enjoyed it, and it's also on the list of good books to give as presents. For someone who needs a bit of motivation or is stuck in a way of thinking and needs out, this book is great for that.
This collection from Radio 2's thought slot, though very interesting and there is one for practically every day of the year is merely a jumping off point, a source of pleasant mindfulness, indeed a book to carry with you into that manic world out there so that when you can find a seat (preferably a quiet one where you can be undisturbed for ten minutes or so) open the book at random ~ in a stichomantic way ~ read, absorb and learn and then look to yourself and how it does (or doesn't) apply to your everyday travel throughout the hours remaining.
Thinking is free, really doesn't take up that much time and, whether you realise it or recognise it or not, you are doing it all the time. You just often never find the time to Pause and examine it ....this collection that is so varied and from every conceivable contributor and his/her own special viewpoint is not only an eye-opener but a mind-expander too.
The book is divided into sections so there is no need to read it from cover to cover initially but find your way in through one of the labelled doors and discover the treasures there before moving on to another room/house.
The multicultural contributors may well take you to zones you have never explored before, that is really really good !!
So take a journey through this book. USE IT to literally take Pause for Thought.
There are no blank pages but I am sure if there were you could inscribe your own entries
The chapter titles may seem a little like those posters, "dance like no one is watching..." but they are really nice pieces of writing encouraging us to stop and reflect for a moment.
It's a beautiful book to read and give as a present. I've bought three more copies as presents.
This collection of short 'thought for the day' type messages comes not from Radio 4, but rather Radio 2 and the hopeful slot on the Chris Evans / Vanessa Phelps shows.
Each two page message of hope has a title and the name of it's author, and the collection of thoughts and ideas originally presented on the radio. The book ends with an index of contributors, which allows you to look up any favourites that you have.
This is both an entertaining read and perhaps something that you may turn to from time to time for a little inspiration or if you feel lacking in 'hope' - for this is the common theme to these stories - they are hopeful.
The design that has gone into this makes this a very entertaining book and maximises the impact of the words used. I like this book on my shelves but also on the coffee table - it is good to pick up and casually consult - in fact, every doctor's waiting room should have one!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I enjoy listening to 'Pause for Thought' when I get the opportunity, and it does make me reflect, stop and thinking. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Pompom
I have listened to Pause for Thought for so many years now it's become a way of life, to the point where although I listen to the short segments, they tend to become part of the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Zipster Zeus
I have listened to Pause for Thought many times over a long period of time, and was really pleased to see this book come out. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Socks
“Pause for thought” seems to have been part of radio for many years, this is a collection of them from the Chris Evans and Vanessa Feltz programmes from the last 2-3 years. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Les Williams
I'm not familiar with the radio show, though I've heard of it, but the idea of this book intrigued me. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Haselbury
This was better than i thought it was going to be. It is filled with quotes and passages and essays from lots of famous people. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Beanie Luck
I really enjoy listening to Pause for Thought on Chris Evans' breakfast show. This book has seven sections with titles such as 'Live Boldly' and 'Challenge Preconceptions'. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Nicola in South Yorkshire (Short Book and Scribes)
I was not overly impressed with the format of this book. I assume it is the intention to attract the younger (I.e the under 35s) reader. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mrs. V. Bradley
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