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Hardcover Building a Life of Value: Timeless Wisdom to Inspire and Empower Us, Values of the Wise Series, Volume 1 Book

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ISBN13: 9780972022767

Building a Life of Value: Timeless Wisdom to Inspire and Empower Us, Values of the Wise Series, Volume 1

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How Do Your Build a Meaningful Life? More than just a book of quotations, this book is a fusion of great thinking from classical to contemporary, from philosophical to poetic. It is a concert of voices, harmoniously blended by Jason Merchey and his thought-provoking essays. It will stimulate your thinking, energize your spirit, and deepen your understanding of human nature. It presents progressive ideals at their best - humane, humanistic, and high-minded...

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Highly recommended, very rewarding.

Building A Life Of Value was definately a great addition to my collection of life inspiring works. In recent times, I had been faced with some difficult challanges to my belief system. In taking a few personal improvement days, I reviewed Merchey's guide to values, and Steven Covey's work on maintaining Focus, and slowly but effectively developed a clear understanding of the values that where guiding me. I am back on track now and owe much to this body of inspiration. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking at their life's journey and taking ownership of it's direction.

Cream of the Crop!

Quotes are like springboards that launch us into awareness of our own thoughts, feelings, and experience. When we read a quote, we know instantly if it resonates with our own wisdom or not. When we highlight something in a book, we do it with a sense of delight that the author has said something true in a unique and understandable way. Jason Merchey has highlighted some of the best quotes of the times that are relevant to some of the biggest issues of our times--values, integrity, justice. Each quote is a launchpad for deeper thinking on the subject, a great starting point for conversation and reflection on what really matters to us as individuals, citizens and co-creators of our culture. I highly recommend his beautiful book! Jan Phillips

Meaningful Quotes!

I'm a junkie for a good quote--and Building a Life of Value doesn't disappoint! There are some classic, traditional quotes and some new ones from some of my favorite authors (such as Anna Quindlen). As a person with liberal beliefs, I appreciated that this book reclaimed "values" for those of us outside of the Religious Right. Somehow, our society has come to believe that values are only for conservatives, but that is far from the truth! Altruism, Magnanimity, Self-Awareness and others are all values defined by this book that the Left embraces proudly. I'm thrilled to find a book that inspires without the insipid assumption that one must be a Christian to be moral. This book would make a great gift for yourself or a friend! I highly recommend it!

Finding wisdom

Building a Life of Value by Jason Merchey is a wonderful compilation of "words of wisdom" regarding values. As a philosopher, a lover of wisdom, I've always sought wisdom anywhere I could find it, regardless of who it came from or the time and place in which it which it can be located. The reader may, as I did, feel compelled to mark his or her favorite quotations, in order to more easily return to them at appropriate moments. Most of the quotes can provide food for deeper reflection, providing the opportunity for people to sort out the values they hold most dear and perhaps think of additional values important in their lives. Readers may also want to keep the book nearby so that in times of stress or other moments when a better perspective is needed, they will have that help readily available. Finally, the book may help people recognize that there are a wider array of values than the ones the "values voter" focused on in the 2004 presidential election. I highly recommend the book to everyone concerned with leading a better life.

A Quote Can Change Your Life

I love this book. I'm not a quotation junkie, but there have been several quotations that have changed my life. Perhaps I heard them at the right time, but they made such an impact on my life that they have been integrated into the very fabric of my being. "Be the change you wish to see in the world," by Gandhi, is a quote that I live by. Quotations are bits of wisdom that have been synthesized and distilled into a manageable size to remember and recall. I love the way this book has been thoughtfully and painstakingly put into values or groups. All I have to do is pick a value and begin reading. It doesn't take long before I'm uplifted and back on track. Jason, you have tapped into the best of our human existance.l Thank you! Ruth Westreich, California
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