Prescriptions for living : inspirational lessons for a joyful, loving life / Bernie S. Siegel.

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      1st ed.
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      Summary: Filled with parables, reflections, and personal anecdotes that illuminate the beauty, magic, and truth in our everyday lives. Bernie shares how to forgive and love ourselves, and how to learn from the wisdom of children.
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      Family matters -- Children, creation and the voice of God -- Loving yourself -- Loving others -- Thriving in bad times -- Surviving good times -- Prescriptions for living.
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Booklist Monthly Selections - #2 September 1998

"If I sent this book to myself for a comment . . . I'd write, `It's already been written. Nothing new.'" What Siegel means by that seemingly self-deprecating review is that all good spiritual advice is necessarily a rehash of what the great masters of the past have said. Well, yes . . . but this particular book is a retread in the more prosaic sense as well: there really is nothing new here. Siegel draws readily from his own previous works, Love, Medicine and Miracles (1986) and Peace, Love and Healing (1988), as well as the works of others with the same positive messages about living life and working through adversities. Same old same old, to be sure, but Siegel is a well-loved brand name, and his collection of anecdotes, stories, and supportive advice does have its amusing moments. Among the topics Siegel covers are how to find peace of mind; how to love, encourage, and forgive other people as well as yourself; and how to thrive in bad times and survive the good times. For those ready to be uplifted by the soothing repetition of time-tested homilies, Siegel delivers the goods. ((Reviewed September 15, 1998)) Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews

LJ Reviews 1998 June

More lessons in the power of positive thinking from Siegel. Copyright 1998 Library Journal Reviews

LJ Reviews 1998 October #1

Continuing in the vein of Love, Medicine and Miracles (HarperPerennial, 1990) and Peace, Love and Healing (LJ 3/15/91), Siegel offers a collection of stories on dealing with life's difficulties. His intent is to pass on what others have learned in order to live happily. The prescriptions are evident in the chapter titles: "Family Matters," "Children, Creation, & the Voice of God," "Loving Yourself," "Loving Others," "Thriving in Bad Times," "Surviving Good Times," and, finally, "Prescriptions for Living." The reader can use this as a self-help guide. The personal anecdotes and touching stories come from Siegel's experiences as a surgeon and lecturer and from his own searching. Readers of his past books and seekers of self-change will gravitate to this work. All public libraries would do well to add it. Leroy Hommerding, Citrus Cty. Lib. System, Inverness, FL Copyright 1998 Library Journal Reviews