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

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

A book of meditations and reflections for those seeking direction and empowerment, from Peabody- and Emmy-winning journalist/producer, New York Times bestselling author, and NBC News Special Anchor Maria Shriver As a prominent woman juggling many roles, Maria Shriver knows just how hectic and stressful everyday life can be. In this candid and heartfelt book, Shriver offers A book of meditations and reflections for those seeking direction and empowerment, from Peabody- and Emmy-winning jour...

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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

  • Rae
    Apr 30, 2018
    Short uplifting and meditative essays/reflections by one of my favorite people. A feel good read. ...
  • Tina
    Jun 03, 2018
    I used this as a daily read and really enjoyed each story at the start of my day. ...
  • Elyse
    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...
  • Courtney
    Jun 26, 2018
    More like 3.5? ...
  • 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...
  • Onceinabluemoon
    Feb 28, 2018
    I so admire this woman and her family values, insightful, uplifting, hopeful. I just read this and Dan rathers book what unites us, these two embody what makes our nation great, these are the thoughts and values our president should reflect, goodness should trickle from the top down, I...
  • Ann
    Jun 16, 2018
    Read by the author and such good advice; thoughtful reminders about who we are and where we are going. ...
  • Betsy
    May 28, 2018
    Maria Shriver writes her thoughts and reflections on life stages, mothering, faith, letting go, courage, finding peace, grief, gratitude, family truths...to name just a few. These are short chapters, each with a central theme, followed by a prayer. You can easily pick this book up and ...
  • Kathleen
    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...
  • 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...
  • Suzanne
    May 30, 2018
    While I liked the premise and the thoughts within the book, there?s no new ideas going on here. I was hoping for something a bit deeper. This book only scratches the surface. ...
  • Lorraine
    Feb 23, 2018
    Bravo to Maria Shriver for writing such a deeply inspiring book. I applaud her courage as she shared her vulnerability in her personal stories. This book, much like her weekly ?Sunday Paper?, is filled with incredible quotes, uplifting prayers and positive self accepting thoughts. ...
  • 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...
  • Nichola Gutgold
    Jul 09, 2018
    This beautiful little book is an inspirational "keeper" -- and I don't keep books! I pass them along! ...
  • Kathy Foley
    Mar 17, 2018
    A simple devotional. I wouldn't recommend it to my friends. Nothing really new in the way of thinking about life and faith. ...
  • 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...
  • Knewshgmail.com
    Jul 03, 2018
    I loved this book I listened to the audible version and read the book. I would highly recommend this book to anyone. I?m planning to keep this on my book shelve to read passages I especially enjoyed! ...
  • 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...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader & Traveling Sister
    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...
  • 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 ...
  • Dale Ann
    Feb 17, 2018
    I read ?I?ve Been Thinking? in small increments, as it was truly a book to be savored. Each section and its accompanying prayer required some reflection before I moved on to the next section. Every time I sat down to read this beautifully written book, a sense of peace washed ove...
  • Patricia L Brigman
    Apr 16, 2018
    Great read. I enjoy this book it is very relaxing and soothing to the heart. When I am down there is a answer to what ever is bothering me in this book.? I am so thankful that I won this book!? ...
  • Mary Jane
    Jul 12, 2018
    I loved this book! So many books to read I generally don?t reread a book! This is definitely a reread! Very inspirational! ...
  • Annette
    Jun 09, 2018
    I truly enjoyed reading this book! Maria is an inspiration to many people! On a personal level, I was raised in much the same way as her! She reminds me that truly living requires strength, faith, hope, and love! The importance of keeping family close and taking time to re-evaluate you...
  • 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.? ...
  • BooksandTunes
    Feb 14, 2018
    You will find inspiration and beautiful, relatable, contemplative thoughts that are bound to be returned to many times. It allows the reader the time to reflect and apply their inspiration to their daily lives. ...
  • 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, ...