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The Secrets of the Bulletproof Spirit: How to Bounce Back from Life's Hardest Hits

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When life deals you a particularly difficult blow or a staggering loss, how do you handle it? If you’re like most, you might think Why me?, struggle to find your way, or lash out at those around you. But there are a select few who seem emotionally hardier, who are able to face life’s physical, emotional, and financial hits undeterred and perhaps even forge ahead, empowered ...more
Hardcover, 262 pages
Published February 24th 2009 by Ballantine Books (first published 2009)
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It would appear that my spirit is already pretty darned bulletproof, so a lot of things in this book struck me as being pretty "duh!" They also do that thing that I hate where they put something in a little sidebar box, but it's DIRECTLY quoted from the rest of the text. Don't waste a sidebar with something that you've already said!

All in all, I think this book would be helpful for people who might be a bit more pessimistic than I (because I'm freakishly optimistic), or who are in the throes of
This book is difficult to categorize. It's definitely not theology but has a lot to say in the area of spirituality and even relevance to the Christian believer. It's not psychology but it speaks to a person's inner life and their response to emotional troubles. It's not philosophy but has a lot to say about the way we think and process life.

It's all about how can we be different so we can recover from life's tough blows. It is about resilience both emotional and spiritual.When we are hit by dis
I tried to read it. I really did. It's getting fairly decent reviews here and elsewhere.

But I found it such appalling drivel: I bounced back and you can, too! type of stuff. Cheerleaders who give you to facts of their loss without any of the real feeling of the devastation. Maybe these "bulletproof" people are really tougher than I am. But as the highly sensitive and sensate type, this book didn't work at all for me. I only got into the second or third chapter before I started to realize that I
Alina Loveland
A little obvious, very preachy, and very 'one size fits all'. But a few good points which it doesn't hurt to be reminded of.
Azim Khamisa has been a long time client of mine. I continue daily to be in awe of his passion, spirit, and compassion. This is a man making a huge difference in our world. We all experience tough times in our life - this is a wonderful book to keep handy for inspiration during such times. And I personally have made changes in my own life after reading this book.
Bobbi Taniguchi
Nice read, though I wasn't able to read it all yet. Totally agree on the importance of regular spiritual time so that when the crisis strikes you aren't brittle and break. Doesn't matter what your religious bent (atheists included). The spirit is something Americans need to nourish more. Good point.
Mr. Azim Khamisa spoke to our community in May 2009 after we heard him as a keynote speaker at the statewide EOPS/CARE conference in Oct. 2008. His son Tariq's story is powerful. The lessons are about forgiveness and living a meaningful life. The mission of his organization can be found at
Azim Khamisa has emerged from tragedy with insight to help us all. Life will be full of hard hits, and this book helps you develop the resilient spirit so that the hits don't knock you off balance.
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