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Now in paperback, bestselling self-help author Melody Beattie’s concise, inspirational guide shows us that we have the ability to make miracles for almost any circumstance we’re facing—and provides a six-week action plan to jumpstart transformation in our lives.
We’ve all had situations in our lives that seem beyond our control or that have no clear remedy. Despite how helpless we feel, in Make Miracles in Forty Days, Beattie argues that ability to enact change rests within ourselves. A writer who has become, over the course of twenty-five years, a trusted friend for millions of readers, she now offers the ultimate distillation of what she learned about gratitude, surrender, and connecting with our essential power. Beattie helps us establish the miracles we’d like to create and then step-by-step walks us through her innovative Miracle Exercise, which combines the most powerful spiritual and recovery principles into a simple activity that can be done individually, with a partner, or as part of a group. Along the way, she reveals her own experiences of making miracles, and those of the participants in her Miracle Workshop. These moving stories of overcoming hardship and finding acceptance and forgiveness are an inspiration to us all to move forward with a renewed vigor for life. To aid our journeys, Beattie has begun, for the first time ever, to engage her audience online at MelodyBeattie.org. The response has been phenomenal from “I have noticed the changes in my life…more peace and acceptance,” and “there is a gift in this and I’m not going to miss a moment of it” to “thank you for being…authentic and real,” and “your books have changed my life.”
Bestselling self-help author Melody Beattie’s inspirational guide offers life-changing lessons on gratitude, surrender, and acceptance.
A simple practice taking ten minutes a day that will transform you and your life
OVER THE COURSE OF TWENTY-FIVE YEARS, Melody Beattie has become a trusted friend for millions of readers, and in Make Miracles in Forty Days she offers the ultimate distillation of what she learned about gratitude, surrender, and connecting with our essential power. The power to enact change, the ability to create miracles, she argues, rests within ourselves.
In her innovative, six-week action plan, Beattie helps us establish the miracles we’d like to create and then walks us step-by-step through her Miracle Exercise, which combines the most powerful spiritual and recovery principles into a simple activity that can be done individually, with a partner, or as part of a group. Along the way, she reveals her own experiences of making miracles, and those of the participants in her Miracle Workshop. These moving stories of overcoming hardship and finding acceptance and forgiveness demonstrate that transformative change is within our reach and inspire us to move forward with a renewed vigor for life.
In this concise, inspirational guide, bestselling self-help guru Melody Beattie offers the ultimate distillation of what she has learned about gratitude, surrender, and acceptance—and explains how to create what we want in our lives.
• Household name: Beattie has been a trusted counselor for millions of readers for more than twenty-five years. Her books are infinitely relatable, flush with candor and insights, and rooted in firsthand experience.
• Inspirational gem: This spiritual guide is punctuated with Beattie’s own stirring stories of overcoming obstacles and dealing with life’s tragedies. She walks readers through a number of different situations, urging them to recognize within themselves the power they have to enact miracles—they have the ability to drastically change their current situations for the better.
• Six-week action plan: Beattie challenges us to practice the Miracle Exercise for forty days. She instructs readers to complete a daily gratitude list, which includes what they don’t like about their lives, and provides a series of activities and worksheets that will help them recognize what miracles they want to create. It’s crucial, she shows, to be grateful for what we have and what we are, not what we want or wish we were.
About the Author
Melody Beattie, one of the seminal figures in the recovery movement, is the author of the international bestseller Codependent No More, which has sold over eight million copies and been translated into more than a dozen languages. An expert on codependency, Beattie has written fifteen books, including include Beyond Codependency, The Language of Letting Go, and The Grief Club