No Less Than Greatness: The Seven Spiritual Principles That Make Real Love Possible

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Bantam Books, Aug 1, 2002 - Religion - 288 pages
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As a minister, counselor, and teacher, Mary Manin Morrissey has inspired tens of thousands of people to reach higher in life than they ever believed possible. Her message is revolutionary: God has designed each one of us for greatness. And her warmth, candor, and conviction bring this message alive in the heart and mind of everyone who hears her.

As children we instinctively know that we are destined to live great lives. As adults we recognize that our true greatness is expressed in our relationships: in deep, fulfilling partnership, vibrant marriage, abiding closeness with children, parents, and friends. Yet fostering such bonds--even with those we cherish most--can be one of the greatest challenges we will ever face.

In No Less Than Greatness Mary affirms that love is our birthright--and learning to love well is life’s greatest lesson. She shows that we are not alone in our search. When we learn to ask for and listen to divine guidance, we access a different kind of wisdom, a new kind of hope.

Beginning with her own surprising story, Mary shows how ordinary, struggling, or even estranged relationships are a curriculum for learning love, and how our relationships--and we ourselves--can be transformed.

Within these pages Mary provides a step-by-step guide to the spiritual principles that bring love into our lives. Her powerful affirmations, meditations, and exercises are designed to help you:

• reveal your true self — your most precious gift to others
• consciously design the relationships you most want
• open yourself to partnering with God
• discover the power of unreasonable giving
• achieve intimacy by speaking from your heart
• heal the hurt in difficult relationships
• awaken your love through simple daily acts

Let Mary Manin Morrissey show you that you already have what it takes to create what you desire most--and how, with God’s help, even imperfect relationships can lead to perfect love.

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About the author (2002)

An ordained minister since 1975, Mary Manin Morrissey is the founder and senior minister of the Living Enrichment Center, in Wilsonville, Oregon, which serves 4,000 people weekly. Her previous book, Building Your Field of Dreams, was adapted for a one-hour PBS special.


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