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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,104 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas Moore Narrator: Peter Thomas Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2005 ISBN: 9780060893880
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New York Times bestseller for over ten months, this is a life-style guide that shows how to add spirituality, depth, and meaning to modern-day life by nurturing the soul. It shows you how to look more deeply into emotional problems and sense the sacredness in ordinary things, easing frustration and emptiness and broadening your perspective on the meaning of your life.

Thomas Moore's books have sold over two million copies. Care of the Soul and Soul Mates are both New York Times bestsellers.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “From time to time I’ve been jolted by an extraordinary book which stops my world. It forces me to look at reality in a different way—a more expansive and meaningful way. It has provided a missing piece for me.”

    John Bradshaw, author of Homecoming

  • “The sincerity, intelligence and style—so beautifully clean—of Tom Moore’s Care of the Soul truly moved me. The book’s got strength and class and soul, and I suspect may last longer than psychology itself.”

    James Hillman, author of Re-Visioning Psychology

  • “This book just may help you give up the futile quest for salvation and get down to the possible task of taking care of your soul. A modest, and therefore marvelous, book about the life of the spirit.”

    Sam Keen, author of Fire in the Belly

  • “Thoughtful, eloquent, inspiring.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • ANew York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Haverly | 2/18/2014

    " I read this a while ago and am re-reading passages now. This is one of my favorite books and is a nurturing and comforting read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan Brinkworth | 1/12/2014

    " A comprehensive, warm guide to human fulfilment through the interesting path between classical mythology and modern social ideals. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nell | 1/8/2014

    " This is my second reading of Care of the Soul and probably not the last. Everyday life includes a fair amount of personal and societal distress, which Moore illuminates in part by using myths. He believes that, in general, whatever emotional issues raise themselves, a person should pay attention and try to gain self-knowledge from them, rather than medicating them away. All aspects of life have a shadow side which, if acknowledged and understood, deepens one's appreciation of self and others. As a person who is not deeply introspective, I find this book tough sledding sometimes, and the process of self-discovery requires commitment and work. I expect to revisit this book through the years. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dorlene | 1/7/2014

    " Reread in 2012. Had more meaning to me this time. Think I originally read it in 2010 or earlier and part of my spiritual studies classes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tim | 12/18/2013

    " My brother-in-law gave me this book. It sat on my shelf for several years before I got around to reading it. Maybe I needed to wait. Because when I did read, I was hooked by the first paragraph. It is not the normal self help book. In fact, it's not a self help book at all (although, that's where you'll find it in the library). It doesn't give you answers. It's the questions that are important. He explores archetypes: character, situation, story lines...just to name a few. He expores myths, too. I find echoes of Joseph Campbell and Robert Bly in all his writings. I'm lucky because he seems to be speaking directly to me. That kind of author. I've used some of his other stuff in my Humanities class, as well as my AP classes studying Thoreau and Emerson. Read with an open mind that is inquisitive and you'll be surprised what will happen. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cari | 12/17/2013

    " I couldn't finish it. It was taking too long to digest. I didn't agree with all of the author's beliefs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anders | 12/13/2013

    " What an amazing book. For anyone interested in adding or enhancing a spiritual dimension to everyday living and deriving the riches of this. Moore's best book to date in my opinion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Celeste | 11/30/2013

    " Lovely! If Ralph Waldo Emerson and Joseph Campbell were able to collaborate, this is the book they would write. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori Stoltz | 11/9/2013

    " Thomas Moore has those thoughtful words that show how language has great power, not just to writers, but even to those who don't know consciously, who aren't awake. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Diane Burgbacher | 10/24/2013

    " Way too deep for me at this moment! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dianne | 10/16/2013

    " Very helpful way of understanding ourselves and our journey. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Levi | 9/28/2013

    " An inspiring book that was quickly read. The writing style was comforting and articulate. Moore describes an alternative way of living a full life; one which I find appealing. Keep a pencil handy as there are many one liners worth underlining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Agner | 9/20/2013

    " You have to read this more than once to understand and begin to have appreciation towards what this book has to offer. It's difficult to read but there's a lot of great things to learn from this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gail Hill | 9/11/2013

    " A very good book that I continually pick up to re-read excerpts from it time and time again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 July Wolfe | 8/4/2013

    " Beautifully written and spiritually generic, Moore's book could be good inspiration to any faith. Not particularly meaty. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meadow | 5/7/2013

    " This book blends psychology, mythology, and spirituality in a discussion about the soul, or rather, our connectedness to everything. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert | 4/6/2013

    " How mythology can help us to understand ourselves. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crystal | 3/29/2013

    " My favorite spiritual book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fiona | 3/14/2013

    " I love this book - and actually this is one I have reread a few times. I am not so patient with other books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie | 2/2/2013

    " Deep and dense. Almost gave up on it early on but so glad I continued. Relies heavily on traditional religions but is not a "religious" book. Mind-expanding and challenging to ordinary thought. Plan on multiple reads to fully absorb. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean Riendeau | 1/15/2013

    " A book that is never 'read' "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rick | 7/12/2012

    " The best book of 2008 for me (I know it was published in 1992). Strikes at the essence of the meaning of life as a human being. I felt nurtured and quickened by its message. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie Coutant | 7/6/2012

    " Shines light on and validates what's really important in this life. Artful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie Q | 6/17/2012

    " A very deep book. Certainly not a quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rae | 2/3/2012

    " The author discusses reasons for and methods of "caring" for our souls. This is insightful material, especially when combined with Christ's teachings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna Sandidge | 9/19/2011

    " It took two tries to finish this book but I love it and I'll read it again. It is not particularly easy to read and references a lot of historical literature, but that actually makes it a nice break from super easy to read answer to everything books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Haverly | 5/4/2011

    " I read this a while ago and am re-reading passages now. This is one of my favorite books and is a nurturing and comforting read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mindy | 3/5/2011

    " This book changed my life. I met Thomas Moore and was as impressed by him as his work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vrinda | 2/1/2011

    " Outstanding. I think I'd categorize this as philosophy/theology/psychology, and I have a feeling this is a book I'll revisit throughout my life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann M | 1/2/2011

    " Thought-provoking in places, if a little too traditional in POV. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Traci | 11/16/2010

    " I read this years ago, but still remember it. It had some of the pitfalls of many "self-help" books, but some of it resonated with me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 10/3/2010

    " Saved my life when going through a very difficult and dark time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Irene | 9/27/2010

    " Not what I was expecting or hoping for based on the title. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathi | 8/10/2010

    " I read this during a particularly difficult point in my life. I can't recommend it highly enough for putting life and self back in perspective. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzie | 8/4/2010

    " This book is a little heavy on Greek/Roman mythology for me; though I do like the chapter on depression and Saturn... Will update more once I make it through the book entirely. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keith | 7/11/2010

    " Wow... and the book looked so Catholic. Now I can see why a Thelemite recommended it (Dr. Shoemaker from Living Thelema/Speech in the Silence podcast). This is NOT a psychology book, its not a religious book, its not "self-help," -- its something wonderful AND twisty. Wow. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 pjr8888 | 7/3/2010

    " a gift from a dearest friend "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra aka Sleo | 6/12/2010

    " A Catholic priest cum Jungian analyst, the author has a somewhat limited view of psychotherapy and healing. "

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