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Remen Box Set
     

Remen Box Set

by Rachel Naomi Remen
 

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This box set includes Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen’s national bestseller My Grandfather’s Blessings: Stories of Strength, Refuge, and Belonging, and the 10th anniversary edition of the New York Times bestseller Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories that Heal, which includes new material from the author.

In My Grandfather’s

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This box set includes Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen’s national bestseller My Grandfather’s Blessings: Stories of Strength, Refuge, and Belonging, and the 10th anniversary edition of the New York Times bestseller Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories that Heal, which includes new material from the author.

In My Grandfather’s Blessings, which Dr. Dean Ornish calls “one of the most extraordinarily moving books I have ever read,” cancer physician and master storyteller Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen uses her luminous stories to remind us of the power of our kindness and the joy of being alive. Through the teachings of her grandfather, an Orthodox rabbi and scholar of the Kabbalah, Dr. Remen explains how we can discover our wholeness through service to others—and the way to restore hidden wholeness in the world.

Kitchen Table Wisdom is a remarkable collection of true stories that draws on the human tradition of shared experience—showing us life in all its power and mystery and reminding us that the things we cannot measure may be the things that ultimately sustain and enrich our lives. With new material, this special 10th anniversary edition addresses the same spiritual issues that made the original a bestseller: suffering, meaning, love, faith, and miracles.

“Rachel Naomi Remen is nature’s gift to us, a genius of that elusive and crucial capacity, the human heart. She has much to teach us about healing, living, and loving.” –Daniel Goleman, Ph.D., author of Emotional Intelligence

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From Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, the author of Kitchen Table Wisdom, a collection of moving and inspirational stories about the human spirit, comes more writings that examine the heart, mind, and soul at work. My Grandfather's Blessings is a collection of thoughts, anecdotes, parables, and prayers that Remen has gathered to help those who are facing the crisis of illness, whether in themselves or someone they care about. Such a crisis is often a wake-up call, a push that forces us to reevaluate our lives, our priorities, and our values. It can be a painful and arduous journey, but the homilies in My Grandfather's Blessings will no doubt provide a cushion for many as they navigate those bumps in the road.

The stories are compelling enough to make one want to read the whole thing in one sitting, but My Grandfather's Blessings is one of those books best experienced in small bites in order to savor each tidbit and relish the flavor of the underlying theme or concept. It makes for a series of snacks, but in the end, there is much sustenance to be found. The cumulative effect is like a multicourse gourmet meal that provides a high level of satiety and nourishment for the soul.

--Beth Amos

Yoga Journal
The best-selling author of Kitchen Table Wisdom (and medical director of the Commonweal Cancer Help Program) returns with an even more engaging collection of anecdotal essays to engender in the reader that rarest of feelings: that one is blessed.--Phil Catalfo
Library Journal
As a child, Remen spent a good deal of time with her grandfather, a Kaballah scholar and orthodox rabbi. She loved their ritual of drinking hot tea and talking. My Grandfather's Blessings is both a homage to a loving grandparent and a gentle reminder to be kind. Remen's grandfather believed that all humans are connected. He taught his granddaughter that each of us is blessed by kindness and the joy of being alive. He believed that the purpose of humanity was and is to share our blessings with others. The author seemingly absorbed all of her grandfather's teachings and has used them to benefit her patients and community in her medical practice. She has been counseling patients with chronic and terminal illnesses for over 20 years and is currently a clinical professor of family and community medicine at the University of California at the San Francisco School of Medicine. Recommended for all libraries with large medical and self-help collections.--Pam Kingsbury, Florence, AL Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594483585
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/16/2008
Sales rank:
519,015
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.70(h) x 2.22(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are Saying About This

Harold Kushner
This lovely book, like its author, is itself a blessing. Where some doctors treat symptoms, Dr. Remen heals souls.
Caroline Myss
My Grandfather's Blessings is a lovely, warm, inspiring book for the soul. From the moment you begin reading the first story, you know that once again, Rachel has succeeded in transmitting truths that bring tranquility to the human spirit.
Larry Dossey, MD.
A great healer and a living saint.
Marianne Williamson
Rachel Naomi Remen has done it again. My Grandfather's Blessings is a massage to the heart. It is a wonderful book.
Daniel Goleman
Rachel Naomi Remen is nature's gift to us, a genius of that elusive and crucial capacity, the human heart. She has much to teach us about healing, loving, and living.--Daniel Goleman PhD., author of Emotional Intelligence
Deepak Chopra , MD.
I recommend this book highly to everyone.

Meet the Author

Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D. has been counseling those with chronic and terminal illness for more than twenty years. She is cofounder and medical director of the Commonweal Cancer Help Program in Bolinas, California, and is currently clinical professor of family and community medicine at the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine.

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