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The Gift

12 Lessons to Save Your Life
Written by: Dr. Edith Eva Eger
Narrated by: Tovah Feldshuh
Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
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This practical and inspirational guide to healing from the award-winning, New York Times best-selling author of The Choice shows us how to stop destructive patterns and imprisoning thoughts to find freedom and enjoy life.

Edith Eger’s powerful first book, The Choice, told the story of her survival in the concentration camps, her escape, healing, and journey to freedom. Oprah Winfrey says, “I will be forever changed by Dr. Eger’s story”. Thousands of people around the world have written to Eger to tell her how The Choice moved them and inspired them to confront their own past and try to heal their pain; and to ask her to write another, more “how-to” book. Now, in The Gift, Eger expands on her message of healing and provides a hands-on guide that gently encourages us to change the thoughts and behaviors that may be keeping us imprisoned in the past. 

Eger explains that the worst prison she experienced is not the prison that Nazis put her in but the one she created for herself, the prison within her own mind. She describes the 12 most pervasive imprisoning beliefs she has known - including fear, grief, anger, secrets, stress, guilt, shame, and avoidance - and the tools she has discovered to deal with these universal challenges. Accompanied by stories from Eger’s own life and the lives of her patients each chapter includes thought-provoking questions and takeaways, such as: 

  • Would you like to be married to you? 
  • Are you evolving or revolving? 
  • You can’t heal what you can’t feel. 

Filled with empathy, insight, and humor, The Gift captures the vulnerability and common challenges we all face and provides encouragement and advice for breaking out of our personal prisons to find healing and enjoy life.

©2020 Dr. Edith Eva Eger. All rights reserved. (P)2020 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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  • Guy
  • 2020-09-24

A Path Forward

After losing my mother, father and brother to an in home invasion, I found Dr Eger’s Choice Therapy, rooted in four core psychological principles helpful in navigating towards living a life of peace and gratitude. The temptation to remain frozen or stuck in trauma is to allow circumstances beyond your control dictate the quality of the rest of your life. Dr Eger’s gift is providing the reader a path from trauma to agency in our choices and our best life.

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  • Carolina Villamizar
  • 2020-09-17

WHAT A GIFT!!!

Dr. Eger has given us another chance to learn from our sufferings, what a wisdom she has. A true master of living, what an honor to learn from her. Well written, a wonderful audiobook!!!!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-09-28

Wow. Just Wow!

Wow. I couldn't stop hearing! So moving and yet so practical. Thank you so much!

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  • Izamar
  • 2020-09-24

Excelente book!

This book is excellent. They are one of those books that you can't stop reading or listening to. Without a doubt, it has helped me to continue healing.

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  • grateful heart
  • 2020-09-23

Powerful and Life Affirming

This book delivers! Practical, Inspiring, Worthy of our Time and Respect. It truly is "The Gift".

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  • Susan
  • 2020-09-22

Exceptional

This book is exceptional. It is easy to listen to and to understand. Would have liked a PDF for the exercises.

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  • Leah S.
  • 2020-09-19

A book for your lifetime

One of those books that can be applied to life year-after-year A must read for the entire family.