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The Book of Qualities

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  • Posted January 5, 2012

    Totally Unique- a Real Gem!!!

    This little book is a real treasure especially for those who love both words and reflecting on the human psyche. Ms. Gendler creatively explores the depths of human emotions with wisdom and creativity by personification. We meet about 75 characters (Qualities)from Courage("she is not afraid to weep, and not afraid to pray, even when she is not sure who she is praying to")to Depression("the child of Lethargy and Despair")to Harmony ("Simply by being himself, he alters the current in the field around him"). The illustrations that accompany some of the Qualities are simple but captivating. The Book of Qualities is beautifully written and deeply insightful about the characteristics and range of emotions. As a result, it is thought-provoking and helps us reflect on our own emotions. It's a real keeper and also makes a thoughtful little gift for special people.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2007

    a xmas present for all

    i enjoy this writing every time i pick it up. This year I am giving it to everyone for xmas. I hope they will enjoy it as much as I enjoy giving it .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2007

    A Literary Masterpiece

    This book was given to me over 20 years ago. Since then I have purchased many many, and given to each person over the years near and dear to me. Ruth has a way of taking you thru the most difficult to navigate qualities of life...emotions. If you are new on the journey of self discovery, by all means purchase it. I have not seen anything like it before. Its a book you pick up year after year, to re-freshen or review 'Qualities' or emotions. The Qualities are written in brief, paragraph form. Easy to digest, easy to get. She uses metaphors to get you thinking in a fun, playful yet deep and in sync way with the emotion.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2004

    Best book I've read in a long time

    This is the best book that I have read in a long time, and I read A LOT. I liked how each quality had its' own separate personality. It made it a lot easier to see them in myself and other people without a negative feeling attached to it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2002

    Discover the qualities in each of us

    Reading The Book of Qualities helps to uncover the hidden qualities in each of us. J. Ruth Gendler makes human qualities visible, viceral, real elements of mankind. As you read each quality you identify yourself and others in your life. The Book of Qualities is a great tour guide for exploring who you might be.....

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