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Healing the Soul of America: Reclaiming Our Voices as Spiritual Citizens

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Discover healing that reaches beyond the self.

In this landmark work, Marianne Williamson reminds us that there is a point in everyone's spiritual journey where the search for self-awareness can turn into self-preoccupation. All of us are better off when contemplation of holy principles is at the center of our lives. But it is in applying those principles in our lives that
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published February 28th 2000 by Simon Schuster
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Dave
Mar 26, 2010 rated it it was amazing
A voice for a social conscience. A history lesson. A way to think for the future. A blueprint for good souls everywhere - read this book!!
John Benson
Aug 14, 2017 rated it it was ok
I picked up this book way too late. I found it to be more of an inspirational book, than one that could say very much to us living in a time that is much more politically active than people were in the late 1990s when it was written. While the book talks of general truths, both spiritual and political, she seems to have less of a sense of what it means to be a political activist and she borrows from every spiritual tradition there is without bringing out a sense of who she is. I would agree with ...more
John Weiler
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ms. Williamson is brilliant. All through this book, she: makes keen observations on socio-political issues in America; compares and contrasts them with spiritual malaise in individuals; and, demonstrates how to heal both. I love her thought processes and the output of them. I did find a few parts a tad ponderous. But that complaint pales in comparison to the clarity, beauty and depth of her message.

Surprisingly, although almost 20 years old, this book is even more relevant today than when it was
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Carolyn Mitchell
Wake up people of America

I have been losing my faith in our country being by the people, of the people and for the people. This book taught me I am not alone. I learned so much by reading this book and I hope and pray that you will read it and that many of us will help to heal America's soul.
5 stars
Jack
Feb 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A different path to changing America

Rather than the usual political exchanges what if we speak respectfully of what we believe, about what we want to see in our country and how together we might work to accomplish justice for all. A well thought out invitation to combining spirit and politics.
Susan
Jun 18, 2015 rated it liked it
A collection of essays about the importance of civic engagement, and a book which should be read in all high school civics classes. I found myself being able to read just one chapter and then needing to take a break to mentally digest it all. Some chapters are a bit stronger than others in their presentation and message. I particularly liked chapters 2, 4, 6, 8 and 9. Although I found some of the book a bit too "rose-colored-glasses" for my sensibilities, overall it is a worthwhile read for anyo ...more
Jeanne Daly
Aug 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was released in 2000 but virtually all of it still applies to our politics today. Marianne Williamson offers constructive and positive methods to help the average person become involved and to help change our political system by using prayer and meditation. Well written with clear insight as to how the country (and world) can move forward toward positive change. Williamson includes historical facts to help us understand how or country has evolved and how we can continue to evolve stres ...more
Jessi
Dec 27, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Marianne Williamson rocks. This book came out in 1997/2000. A lot of the things she discusses, the emotional impact of America's economic situations, have gone down darker roads since Bush's imperialistic ass took office. It's kind of scary -- she predicts what will happen if we don't turn our national attitudes away from violence and isolation, and a lot of it has and is coming true...Still very good insight on what you can do personally if you largely reject the current cultural climate but ha ...more
Christopher Aquino
Oct 26, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Those who think politics has to be corrupt
I am in love with Marianne so reviewing her books would have that bias built in. I am so glad that she hasn't abandoned her roots. She always speaks with spiritual authority because she is spiritually centered. It is easy to read her books because she keeps simple and human.

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Jul 30, 2008 is currently reading it
The cover states that the principals which apply to our personal healing also apply to the larger world. This notion rings true to me, I love Marianne Williamson's writings. I can't wait to devour this book!
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Marianne Williamson is a spiritual activist, author, lecturer and founder of The Peace Alliance, a grass roots campaign supporting legislation currently before Congress to establish a United States Department of Peace. She is also the founder of Project Angel Food, a meals-on-wheels program that serves homebound people with AIDS in the Los Angeles area.[2] She has published nine books, including f ...more
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