I've Been Thinking

I've Been Thinking

Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for A Meaningful Life

Book - 2018
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Presents a book of reflections for those seeking wisdom, guidance, encouragement, and inspiration on the road to a meaningful life
Publisher: New York, New York : Pamela Dorman Books/Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780525522607
Branch Call Number: 248.482 S56
Characteristics: xi, 225 pages ; 19 cm
Alternative Title: I have been thinking


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Jul 18, 2019

I wanted to love this one because I admire Maria Shriver and have enjoyed another of her books very much. But I found this one kind of vague. She hints at struggles in her life but avoids giving details. Without specific examples, phrases like "Mothering requires work, thought, and energy" (p. 161) just don't capture my interest. Still a big Maria Shriver fan, just not a big fan of this book.

Jul 04, 2019


Oct 02, 2018

This book is subtitled, "Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life." That seems to be a tall order for a spiritual writer. Maria Shriver is by no means a spiritual writer. What she is, however, is a woman with an impeccable pedigree - niece of President John F. Kennedy, a former first lady of California, and a journalist in her own right. She does not brag about this and comes out sounding sincere and honest when she talks about what she has learned in her life and what she wants to share with us. The result is a moving and powerful work. Each of the fifty chapters starts with an inspiring quote and ends with an earnest prayer. Her writing made me believe that I could live a better life.

Aug 22, 2018

Very enjoyable read. You can pick this book up anytime and read a short chapter and think about it for a long time. This is not one to hurry through so I kept it the whole 3 weeks, sorry to those who are waiting for it, I usually try to get books back as soon as I can when I know people book is on hold. Her reflections really are insightful and helpful to me as a middleaged woman, we all go through so much and feel like we are alone and wonder how others make it through. She shows us her way through and helps us feel her arms around us.

Jul 03, 2018

Life's experiences are like water running over stones in a river . . . the beauty and smoothness of river stones is all chalked up to the power of the water rushing over them over time. So too do life experiences shape us. We are like river stones, shaped, formed, and polished to what we become. Maria Shriver shares her experiences and life changes which have shaped, challenged, and evolved her thinking. Lots of good points and reflections.

debwalker Feb 28, 2018

When life takes an unexpected turn.....


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