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Everyday Grace: Having Hope, Finding Forgiveness And Making Miracles

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  1,435 ratings  ·  88 reviews
In this comforting,inspirational companion to the No.1 New York Times bestseller, A Return to Love, Marianne Williamson returns to her spiritual roots, writing on the art of nurturing a thriving soul in a harsh world.

What do your spiritual convictions have to do with traffic jams, job anxiety, reading the newspaper, or arguing with your spouse? Everything, acc
Published January 2nd 2006 by Bantam (first published January 2002)
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Jul 31, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This is an extremely powerful book, especially if you're questioning your relationship with a higher power. I found Williamson's references to Cinderella and Harry Potter amusing and relatable. It was an easy read but that doesn't mean the content wasn't meaningful. Williamson chooses her words and her examples carefully; every idea she poses is meant to invoke a reaction. I keenly felt her points and was left quite thoughtful after I put the book down. The idea of "everyday grace" will stick wi ...more
Dec 01, 2011 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Loved reading this this morning:
"A moment of silence is our cosmic reset button. My niece, Meredith, is a third grade teacher, and she puts a moment of silence to great use when her students are beginning to spin out of control. "Stop!" she says, putting a hand out in front of her like the Supremes singing, "Stop, in the name of love!" Then she says, "Take a deep breath," and inhales. Then she taps the fingers of one hand to the side of her head, counting out loud to five. Then she slowly exhal
Omar Taufik
This book Every Day Grace could be considered a decent book on spirituality, life and divine love.
It is my second Marianne Williamson read and was worth it .. full of meaning, insights and inspiration .. the book is made up of three sections after the introduction:
First section where the tools or magic wands are displayed, second section where daily events are explored brilliantly in spiritual aspect, third section where main life events and subjects are explored with great depth and knowledge f
Jan 10, 2009 rated it really liked it
Inspirational and down-to-earth, full of insight into the possibilites of the world we can create, if we become conscious enough to let it happen...

"Our choice to stand within a field of infinite possibility is our miraculous authority in any situation."

“Each day can be a glorious canvas painted by the hand of God, and we pray for eyes with which to see it.”

“From a spiritual perspective anything negative that happens has only one purpose: to foster compassion in the human heart.”

"The attention
Mar 12, 2010 rated it really liked it
This book contains some really great nuggets. Marianne knows how to break things down into language that makes so much clear sense. Some of it I kind of skimmed through, but there was one part that really motivated me and actually made a big difference in how I begin each day. I liked A Return To Love better, but this is very much worth reading.
Apr 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Awesomely amazing book. It changed the way I look at life. A nice thing about it is a person of any faith and any walk of life will be able to relate and benefit.
Felicia Edens
Aug 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Marianne Williamson's “Everyday Grace: Having Hope, Finding Forgiveness, and Making Miracles” is a magical book on how we can live life better and more fully, every moment of our lives. This book is addressed to everyone, and starts off with a wonderful interpretation of the Harry Potter world, in which we all start off as plain Muggles and find the magic within our lives with a little help. Further on, there are deeply moving interpretations of fairy tales, such as Cinderella:

“When Cinderella’s
Feb 20, 2014 rated it liked it
What I appreciated about this book was not that it gave more information, but it gave practical application ideas. Some parts of the book were really inspiring to me, especially the parts encouraging me to look outside of myself towards serving and loving others. She said something from A Course in Miracles that really rubbed me the wrong way. She indicated the belief that God is the creator. God only creates good things. Therefore, if bad things happen, they are not real. They are only manifest ...more
May 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really struggled between whether to rate this a three for "liked it" and a four for "really liked it." The message is top notch...give everything up to God...have total faith...and you will have peace and love in your life. And one really does need to be reminded on a continuous basis to have faith because it's for that reason alone this book is worth reading. But, as with many of these spiritual/inspirational books, I find it more helpful when the author gives us concrete ways t ...more
Joli Wake
"As long as there are walls inside our minds, we are bounds to remain behind them. For id you think you can't, you can't. If you think you can, you might. And it you think God can, you're on your way to a life of spritual triumph."
Jun 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was a great book! I would highly recommend it for anyone that is searching for meaning in life. At one point, she uses the term spiritual psychology. That is high I would term this book. All of us are connected through the love of the creator.
Feb 03, 2015 rated it it was ok
The book was so close to her previous books I felt like I wasn't getting anything new. I rated it low because I was looking forward to new insights but didn't get any. That was disappointing.
Jan 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
loved it, loved it, loved it. I crack it open when I just need a little reminder.
Tania P
Nov 08, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spirituality
I have to say that this book really did very little for me. It was a disappointment after reading Joseph Campbell's 'The Power of Myth'. He explained things far more clearly.
Joanne Cimini
Jun 11, 2010 rated it really liked it
Great Book! It is to be read over and over again....
Jul 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book. I had heard about the author and have watched some of her YouTube videos. She has a weekly lecture that she gives in NYC from some center where she practices her faith and you can watch old episodes on YouTube. She is a "student" of A Course in Miracles - which is a whole "thing" onto itself. I was concerned about reading her book that I would have to be familiar or have gone thru A Course in Miracles to be able to follow it - but that was not the case at all. She does ment ...more
Jan 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
I loved this book. I like the way the book is laid out beginning with general topics about our personal magical powers, angels and prayer. The second part is laid out in the format of a daily schedule. The book gives realistic suggestions about how to included spirituality in your everyday routine. Marianne also includes how to use spirituality when experiencing challenges such as grieving, jealousy or guilt. The last part of the book covers important topics like celebrating holidays nurturing r ...more
Betsy Ng
Jul 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed the way the book was written as it is easy to read and comprehend. A great book that taught me to be grateful of things and people around me. It also taught me how Christians should behave and live in grace daily. Her life experiences and inspiring anecdotes provide us with an attitude of hope and miracles. We should encompass thoughts of grace, live a day of grace and lead a life of grace. Yet there are challenges and obstacles that we need to overcome. This book also provides her pract ...more
Tonya Lucas
Jun 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Everyday Grace was wonderful. I highly recommend this to everyone. It was truly moving and if you’re looking for more connection to your higher power, Marianne Williamson delivers.
I loved the Harry Potter and Cinderella analogies she used to get points across to her reader.
Wonderful book!
Oct 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
A book about finding grace in the unexpected parts of our lives. A hood book for individual or group reflection.
Jan 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another great read!!!!!!!
Dec 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Started out strong and then got really heavy on the god talk which turned me off.
Shunzyu Haigler
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A truly amazing book. It opened my eyes to the Grace that surrounds us every day.
Mar 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Makes me smile thinking of the Kabbalah.
May 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Blz. 43:
"Door welke vorm van leed ons leven ook getekend is, als we op dit moment voor een wonder openstaan, kan er een wonder gebeuren. En er bestaat geen groter wonder dan een mens die volledig wordt wie hij of zij zijn kan. Zodra we gaan beseffen dat we zijn wie we besluiten te zijn, zijn we genezen. En juist door wat we niet geven kunnen we worden tegengehouden, in feite nooit door wat we niet krijgen."

Blz. 58-59:
"Voorts verzetten we ons tegen de liefde omdat het rationele denken erdoor in h
Sep 09, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: abandoned
I started this book ages ago and put it down at one point because life. Recently I rearranged my books and placed this one closer to the top with the intention of finishing it. With roughly 100 pages (more or less) left I decided to abandon it. I remember liking aspects of the books like certain things she had said, but in general being iffy about it. As I picked it up again I was quickly reminded as to why I was weary of it. It's sort of a new age universe is talking to you book but with God. I ...more
Sep 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is my life's philosophy of the moment. I loved pretty much every page of it and plan to buy it so I can reread it time and again. The only part of it that I might not agree with her about and that I need more time to discover for myself is the part about the sacrament of marriage.
I've read many of Marianne's books and this is my favorite- one I would recommend to others because it is the most simple and straight-forward.
It's so beautiful to imagine the world this way and imagine peop
Feb 06, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
In this book Marrianne Williamson's approach to the mysteries of this world and how easily we loose sight of them; whether through weakening of our spiritual core or negative effects of this realm, is truly a refreshing way to remind us to continue having hope, forgiveness and love. We not only have the ability to thrive in continuous biss, but are privilaged to experience all the fantastic blessing of miraculous grace. Truly a blessing to be reminded.
Stephanie Barko
This title was South Austin Spiritual Book Group's pick for March of 2011.
The book was well edited and had practical suggestions that I am actually using in my daily life now.

However, many of the members of our group felt that "Return to Love", Williamson's first book, was far superior
to this one and that her voice is not as authentic as it was in the beginning of her career when she was closer to the Course in Miracles.
I found this book inspirational and enjoyable. There were a few bits that I didn't enjoy quite as much, but overall I would recommend this book. The author addresses spiritual practices without addressing them to any particular religion or spirituality specifically. For this reason, almost everyone can benefit from reading this book and will find it enjoyable and inspirational, which I believe was the writers purpose.
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Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed lecturer, activist, and author with six New York Times bestsellers. Her books include Tears to Triumph, A Return to Love, A Year of Miracles, The Law of Divine Compensation, The Gift of Change, The Age of Miracles, Everyday Grace, A Woman's Worth, Illuminata, and A Course in Weight Loss. She has been a popular guest on television programs such as ...more
“Every ending is a new beginning. Through the grace of God, we can always start again. (Page 120.)” 138 likes
“Until we have met the monsters in ourselves, we keep trying to slay them in the outer world. And we find that we cannot. For all darkness in the world stems from darkness in the heart. And it is there that we must do our work.” 110 likes
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