segunda-feira, 9 de setembro de 2013

The Empty Chair [resenha do livro]

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Title: The Empty Chair, Finding Hope and Joy—Timeless Wisdom from a Hasidic Master, Rebbe Nachman of Breslov
Author: Moshe Mykoff
Published by:
Jewish Lights Publishing
Manufactured: U.S.
Language: English
4 x 6, Deluxe Paperback
Price: $9.99
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To some, Rebbe Nachman is best known for stories that possess profound depth and speak to the very soul. To others, his teachings shed light on some of life’s deepest mysteries. Now, as before, he speaks to a spiritually seeking generation in strong and uplifting ways.Teacher, guide and spiritual master, Rebbe Nachman provides vital words of inspiration for life today.

This Rebbe Nachman’s small book is an aphorism collected his holy books, adapted by notable scholar Moshe Mykoff, the same translator of Likutey Moharan, the main series of Torah lessons, dictated by the Rebbe.

The five topics found in the book are:

Living in Tune [To understand the reality of this world and next one]

On the Spiritual Journal [focus on daily devotion, Divine service]

…with Faith, Simplicity and Truth [Master, of blessed memory, teaches us the simple way to unite us with God in real Devekut.

Opening Heaven’s Gate [The personal prayer/meditation labeled as Hitbodedut, as speaking with God every day, every moment.

Leaving Sadness, Finding Hope & Joy [To extract meaning from even our greatest suffering, bad times]

Each and every page, you will find lessons taken from the Likutey Moharan, Advice, Avaneha Barzel, The Aleph-Bet book, Likutey Halakhot, N’tiv Tzaddik, Rabbi Nachman’s Wisdom. Rebbe Nachman’s sweet words can to influence and illuminate positively one’s life is living in despair, doubts, sadness…and return them to God’s light, finding hope, love and joy!

You don’t need to be Breslover, Jew to read and gain great happiness in seconds, Rabbi Nachman teaches us no sophistication about our devotion to Hashem, as we can to go more closer to Creator and surely, one will say to oneself “I feel good”. You can to use the teachings as prayers, meditation and inspiration. 

This is an excellent book to give as gift in birthday to your best friends.

Reviewed by: Gilson Rodrigues de Arruda.

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