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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (46 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ed Bacon Narrator: Ed Bacon Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A spiritual guidebook to living life through love and connection, not fear and isolation, by a respected pastor and a frequent guest on Oprah’s Soul Series

Reverend Bacon believes that every person can live a full and creative life if they can learn to move through troubling emotions such as fear, anger, and sadness to find the beloved within themselves. Listeners will learn how insecurity can keep us from connecting with others, our loving self, and finding our own peace, joy, and creative power. 8 Habits of Love  will show, through relatable stories, how to create a full, meaningful life by developing simple habits—stillness, truth, forgiveness, compassion, play, candor, generosity, and community—and by asking such important questions as: How do I know I’m living the life I should be? How do I forgive those who have hurt me? How do I talk candidly with difficult people? How do I best help others when they need it? And how do I let go of the past and move forward?

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  • “Ed Bacon's book has left me tingling with excitement. Living the habits of love he describes seems difficult at first, but then he offers real life examples of people doing just that, and what seemed far too idealistic begins to seem doable even by the likes of me.”

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu

  • Ed Bacon's handbook for loving and living offers us practical ways of moving past the kind of fear-based thinking and destructive choices that cloud our hearts and keep us trapped in half-lived lives.”

    Elizabeth Lesser, Cofounder, Omega Institute; Author, Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow

  • “Even after having read 8 Habits of Love cover to cover, I return to its pages everyday as I would to the company of a dear friend.”

    Kim Rosen, author of Saved by a Poem: The Transformative Power of Words

  • “Along with personal anecdotes, memories, and stories of soul survivors, Bacon interpolates the thoughts of poets, sages, scholars, and writers, such as the Dalai Lama, Thomas Merton, and Alice Walker. Readers who find a life-giving energy pulsing in these pages will pass this book on to those they love.”

    Publisher's Weekly

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kellie | 11/22/2013

    " Lots of food for thought and concrete actions to take to develop the eight habits, and all of it very accessible. I like the variety of cultural and spiritual references, and all the anecdotes make it easy to relate the ideas to my own life. I definitely want to visit his church, too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mary Dickey | 8/13/2013

    " Thought I was tired of self-help books but really enjoyed this one. Ed Bacon is such an engaging writer and his ideas are so simple, yet so profound that I was hooked. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Terry Hogue | 6/6/2013

    " I lov this mans clear and concise way of painting a picture with words and ideas that are human and emotional with such truthful clarity. He is my favorite lecturer and feel- good author . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jennifer Hupp | 5/1/2013

    " Some great insight on how to be your true self and an overall better person and friend to others. Just what I needed to give me back some faith in the goodness of the human spirit "

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