I've Been Thinking . . .Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life

I've Been Thinking . . .Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life

INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ?[I've Been Thinking?] is beautiful...I felt your soul on these pages.? ?Oprah Winfrey ?If you are feeling stuck, lost, or you just need a pick-me-up, this is the book for you. Shriver?s wisdom will fill you up.? ?Hoda Kotb, coanchor, The Today Show A book of reflections for those seeking wisdom, guidance, encouragement, and inspiration on INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ?[I've Been Thinking?] is beautiful...I felt your...

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Title:I've Been Thinking . . .Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life
Author:Maria Shriver
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0525522603
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:240 pages pages

I've Been Thinking . . .Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life Reviews

  • Elyse Walters
    Apr 11, 2018
    If I say I didn?t enjoy listening to this audiobook - was bored and critical - does that make me a negative person? I guess it?s the chance I?m willing to take. 94% of the reviews on Amazon are 5 stars. I?m not one of them. This was an Audiobook library freebie. I had n...
  • Pam Cipkowski
    Jun 21, 2018
    I am being nice by giving this three stars...because Maria Shriver is so nice. I can see why this book has spent so long on the bestseller list and why I had to wait two months before it came up on the hold list for me at the library. It?s pure fluff. Dime store fodder for the Lake F...
  • Quiltyknitwit
    Apr 14, 2018
    Disappointingly repetitious, full of platitudes, and poorly edited. ...
  • Meg - A Bookish Affair
    Apr 05, 2018
    4.5 stars. "I've Been Thinking" is a glimpse into how Maria Shriver is able to make the most out of life. This book is the literary equivalent to having a huge cup of tea with a really good friend. It is thoroughly comfortable and satisfying. I think it's always important to keep in...
  • Kathleen Kraft
    Apr 01, 2018
    Thank you for allowing me to read an advance copy. I too admire Maria and her family and really looked forward to the book. I enjoyed the book- she has a great slightly deprecating sense of humor. I enjoyed the spiritual and self care perspective. In fact self care is a theme in this b...
  • Shelley
    Sep 02, 2018
    I would highly recommend this book. It's a series of "reflections, prayers, and meditations on a meaningful life" that Maria has written that seem to be directed toward the challenges with which I'm facing at this stage of my life. It's also an easy read as each section is just a few p...
  • Viviane Crystal
    Mar 19, 2018
    Maria Shriver is totally correct in saying we are now living in times where more is needed. Men, women and children across this nation and world are tired of the prevailing negativity, yearning for that which makes life ?good.? No, this is not a self-help book for Pollyanna-type pe...
  • Connie N.
    Jun 07, 2018
    This is really a collection of articles that Maria Shriver has published in her weekly (?) newspaper column. They cover all sorts of thoughts, from belief in God to politics, from family to personal growth. Although I believe this book was written from a place of caring and considerati...
  • Isabel
    Mar 14, 2018
    not my cup of tea ...
  • Dawn
    Feb 13, 2018
    I was lucky enough to have received an advanced copy of this book, and I have to say, it was a blessing to have been able to read it! Maria Schriver has always been an inspiration to me; her positive, thought provoking speeches have always moved me. This book has short chapters that ca...
  • Molly
    Dec 12, 2018
    Excellent book! Planning on reading it again in the new year. ...
  • Stacy
    Mar 19, 2018
    Lodged somewhat blandly, a few pearls of wisdom can be pried out with a highlighter. It doesn?t feel like there?s anything new here, Maria?s writing feels plain, but soothing to read nonetheless. That said, I don?t think the book was meant to be inhaled in two days like I did. ...
  • Phil
    Mar 12, 2018
    I hate to rain on all the 5-star ratings of this book. And, let me say, I admire Maria Shriver a great deal. That said, this is almost as superficial as a Hallmark card. Perhaps it was my expectation that there would be a deep dive, and draw from her life story. It does, barely. The fo...
  • Lisa
    Jun 30, 2018
    A beautiful and inspiring book to help ignite reflection and clarity. SUMMARY I?VE BEEN THINKING is a book of reflections and meditations on how to live a life full of meaning. It is written by MARIA SHRIVER who grew up in a family where people did meaningful things, like run for...
  • Doreena Silva
    Mar 24, 2018
    This was such an awesome awe inspiring & inspirational book which will find a place with my bible! I had to highlight & tab so many pages to refer back to at times when I meditate and pray. I was lucky enough to attend a book event that Ms. Shriver spoke at about the book, s...
  • Janet
    Apr 25, 2018
    I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Thank you! This book is a series of short essays on varied topics pertaining to living a good life filled with love, kindness and purpose, followed by a short prayer. Part of me wonders how it would come across to a nonbeliever or a read...
  • Will
    Dec 04, 2018
    One may think Maria Shriver lives a privileged existence. While she may have been born into wealth, she has devoted her life in service of others. She shares little stories and anecdotes picked up throughout her 60 years on this earth. There's plenty here that we should already...
  • Susanchitter
    Dec 19, 2018
    I quickly read the book which gives short essays on different aspects of everyday life and the different journeys we all face at some time. Now that it is read I am going back chapter by chapter and apply it to my life. Reading it causes reflections of my own life and the prayers are h...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Dec 27, 2017
    5 positive and affirmational stars to I?ve Been Thinking I?m always looking for books on meditation, hoping I can cement my practice and keep it fresh because I fall out of doing it usually when I need it most. This book is a treasure! It?s full of quotes from Emerson to Buddh...
  • Allison
    Apr 21, 2018
    A million ?????s! Maria for President! I don?t know about you guys but I don?t keep most of the books I read. Usually I trade them in for more books. ? I only keep the very, very best. This book is a keeper. A million ??????????s! Maria for Presi...
  • Linda
    Feb 11, 2019
    I loved this book. I read a chapter every morning before work and I will miss it. I think I will start again :) ...
  • Wade Snowden
    Aug 05, 2018
    **4.5 stars** I can?t wait to give this book to a few people that I have in mind already. If you want a great book to listen to on a run or when you have a few minutes - get this on audible. Hoping to pick up physical copies to keep nearby and to give to friends. I found the insight...
  • Lisa-Michele
    Sep 24, 2018
    A collection of inspirational essays on the vagaries of life, such as letting go, the power of thank you, and mental health issues. I was uplifted. Shriver writes in a conversational tone, invoking her various life experiences and insights. There is a healthy dose of spirituality in he...
  • Kathy Kientzle
    Feb 13, 2018
    Maria is one of those go to authors for inspiration, insight and clear minded thinking. She writes with complete honesty and from her soul. This book is one I will read over and over again when I am looking for reminders for how to stay on the path of moving forward with courage, love ...
  • Jen Brodehl
    Oct 15, 2018
    5 Stars- I love Maria Shriver so it was easy for me to also love her book. There?s something for everyone in here. So much inspiration along with things to think about and actions to take. I bookmarked a lot and will definitely refer back to this one. A wonderful book that?s worth ...
  • Jill
    Nov 30, 2018
    This is one of the best books I've read in a while. It is insightful, kind, generous, meditative, reflective - basically everything the title promises. It did not disappoint. I downloaded this from the library, but want to read it again (and again) and plan on purchasing it soon. I rec...
  • Monika Larsson
    May 28, 2018
    Such a beautiful, insightful book written by am incredible woman. I'm not religious but can appreciate all the prayers and all of her idea and outlook on life in general. Have hope. ...
  • Jamie Sorenson
    Feb 21, 2019
    This book makes you wish you had more friends like Maria. She is a class act. I thought for sure she might talk more of her divorce instead she only eludes to when her life unraveled. I?ve always known that she was wise and intelligent but I didn?t know how deeply spiritual she was...
  • Natalie Johnson
    Feb 14, 2018
    Quick read, thought-provoking, compelling, captivating, relatable, spiritually inviting, and applicable are words that easily come to mind while reading this book. Dear God, I?ve been thinking: ?Thank You for Maria.? ...
  • Kimberly Fondaw
    Feb 17, 2018
    Thank you for allowing me my digital review copy to read! Could not come at a better time. So uplifting, and the chapters are short, but at the end of each one I have reflected on how this can make my life more positive and richer. There are 3 chapters that have had a profound effect, ...