The Four Doors: A Guide to Joy, Freedom, and a Meaningful Life

The Four Doors: A Guide to Joy, Freedom, and a Meaningful Life

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by Richard Paul Evans
     
 

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The #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Walk and The Christmas Box, Richard Paul Evans has met hundreds of thousands of people and heard many of their stories in his travels over the past two decades. Most of the people he meets are hungry for inspiration; they love his novels because his characters are also searching for meaning and…  See more details below

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The #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Walk and The Christmas Box, Richard Paul Evans has met hundreds of thousands of people and heard many of their stories in his travels over the past two decades. Most of the people he meets are hungry for inspiration; they love his novels because his characters are also searching for meaning and understanding.

The Four Doors is Evans’s message to those who seek inspiration in their lives. It began as a talk he gave on the spur of the moment, and over the course of ten years, it has evolved into a message he has shared with successful business people, students, and even addicts and prisoners. It includes stories his readers have told him, stories about great achievers who overcame hardships, and stories about his own struggle growing up in a large family with financial difficulties and a suicidal mother, and about his diagnosis of Tourette’s Syndrome later in life. These inspiring stories are woven through his identification and careful explanation of the four doors to a more fulfilling life:

BELIEVE THERE’ S A REASON YOU WERE BORN

FREE YOURSELF FROM LIMITATION

MAGNIF Y YOUR LIFE

DEVELOP A LOVE-CENTERED MAP

Evans believes that we all want to know the meaning of our lives. In The Four Doors, he shows how even the most quiet life can be full of purpose and joy, if we choose to take that first step over the threshold.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781476728186
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publication date:
10/29/2013
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
84,242
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Richard Paul Evans is the #1 bestselling author of The Christmas Box. Each of his more than twenty-five novels has been a New York Times bestseller. There are more than twenty million copies of his books in print worldwide, translated into more than twenty-four languages. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Mothers Book Award, the Romantic Times Best Women’s Novel of the Year Award, the German Audience Gold Award for Romance, two Religion Communicators Council Wilbur Awards, the Washington Times Humanitarian of the Century Award and the Volunteers of America National Empathy Award. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife, Keri, and their five children. You can learn more about Richard on Facebook at  Facebook.com/RPEFans, or visit his website, RichardPaulEvans.com.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Salt Lake City, Utah
Date of Birth:
October 11, 1962
Place of Birth:
Salt Lake City, Utah
Education:
B.A., University of Utah, 1984

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The Four Doors: A Guide to Joy, Freedom, and a Meaningful Life 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Zazzy1 More than 1 year ago
A Must Read!!      I have always looked forward to Richard Paul Evans Christmas novels, but this year I was intrigued by  Mr. Evans’ choice to share his non-fiction book  “The Four Doors”.    Richard is an engaging speaker so I knew that this book would be a fascinating read.    I must admit I had some trepidation when I started reading.  By the time I was finished, I was awestruck and had to immediately read it again. This book gently prods the reader to examine their own thinking and views on the world.   I was surprised at how faulty my internal dialogue can be and how my own thoughts shape how I perceive experiences and grow in life.  I really appreciated his use of “Mental Maps” and found his analogies throughout the book profoundly thought provoking.   Richard’s personal experiences and stories of others that he conveys in this book are heartwarming and eye opening.  The many quotes and affirmations he shares are relatable to everyone.  There is so much depth in this book and yet it is easy to read and understand.   I was particularly inspired by the lessons on Love I learned in the chapter on the fourth door. This is book will speak those who read it.  I think it will touch each person who reads it in a different personal way. I know several people I will be sharing this book with and I will be recommending it to all who will listen to me!   Richard Paul Evans wisdom will give you pause to ponder and his down to earth insights are written in a heartfelt way.   His words are a gift.  This book is a treasure!  
BJ-CALIFORNIA_GIRL More than 1 year ago
This book is not a novel - it is inspiring, enlightening and a very interesting and quick read. I have read and own every book by Richard Paul Evans and I must say this is one of his best - a must read!!
Davison More than 1 year ago
When I ordered the book I assumed it would be another "Christmas story" by Mr. Evans and I was disappointed when I discovered it wasn't. However, when I read the book I found it to be equal to his other books and very encouraging and inspiring. It certainly caused me to have a new perspective on issues in my life. I highly recommend it.
lakeladygb More than 1 year ago
This is a great inspirational book. I have everything Richard Paul Evans has ever written and love all his books. This is well worth buying.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book thought invoking. I have read all the other books by Richard Paul Evans. I highly recommended that you check them out and read them.
rieet More than 1 year ago
loved this book. one of my favorites, B&N did a good job posting review so I could be sure of this enjoyment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book answers some questions that could improve your life. I bought 7 more books to give to family and friends.
Terranglrn More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved this little 139 page life changing book! As he so wisely states " It's your choice". I bought 6 more to give away. Wonderful, uplifting and thought provoking read. Loved it!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As always a great read. I love all his books. It is inspiring, enlightening and a very interesting and quick read.
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annieNC More than 1 year ago
Very good, thought provoking
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quaintinns More than 1 year ago
Four Doors was a very short audible book and was not as good as his other books. This book is more about times in his life. More of a self-help book versus a story.