The Gift: 12 Lessons to Save Your Life

The Gift: 12 Lessons to Save Your Life

This practical and inspirational guide to healing from the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Choice shows us how to stop destructive patterns and imprisoning thoughts to find freedom and enjoy life.

Edith Eger’s powerful first book The Choice told the story of her survival in the concentration camps, her escape, healing, and journey to freedom. Oprah Winfrey says, “I will be forever changed by Dr. Eger’s story.” Thousands of people around the world have written to Eger to tell her how The Choice moved them and inspired them to confront their own past and try to heal their pain; and to ask her to write another, more “how-to” book. Now, in The Gift, Eger expands on her message of healing and provides a hands-on guide that gently encourages us to change the thoughts and behaviors that may be keeping us imprisoned in the past.

Eger explains that the worst prison she experienced is not the prison that Nazis put her in but the one she created for herself, the prison within her own mind. She describes the twelve most pervasive imprisoning beliefs she has known—including fear, grief, anger, secrets, stress, guilt, shame, and avoidance—and the tools she has discovered to deal with these universal challenges. Accompanied by stories from Eger’s own life and the lives of her patients each chapter includes thought-provoking questions and takeaways, such as:

-Would you like to be married to you?
-Are you evolving or revolving?
-You can’t heal what you can’t feel.

Filled with empathy, insight, and humor, The Gift captures the vulnerability and common challenges we all face and provides encouragement and advice for breaking out of our personal prisons to find healing and enjoy life.

Title:The Gift: 12 Lessons to Save Your Life
ISBN:9781982143091
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  • Ink_Drinker

    This is one of those books you will buy as a gift for very special people in your life. It's a true life changing book!!The book is written by Dr. Edith Eva Ever, a holocaust survivor of Auschwitz. Sh...

  • Schizanthus Nerd

    Hope. It’s what lit the fire within my soul when I read The Choice and it’s what made its flame shine even brighter as I made my way through The Gift. Hope that I can do the work that I know I nee...

  • Louise Wilson

    Edith Eger brings her own life experiences as a survivor of Auschwitz. We get some great tips in this intriguing story. It's full of wisdom and compassion. The book is well written and easy to underst...

  • Louise Wilson

    Edith Eger brings her own life experiences as a survivor of Auschwit.z. We get some great tips in this intriguing story. It's full of wisdom and compassion. The book is well written and easy to unders...

  • Marilyn

    Edith Eger’s second book, The Gift:12 Lessons to Save Your Life was a work of love, hope, searching and choices. It was so well written using relatable stories from her own life and from some of her...

  • Madeleine Black

    So much of this book resonated with me! Although I have a very different story to Dr Eger's, I also recognised that I had a choice in how I respond to what was done to me and how I want to live my lif...

  • Lou

    This practical and inspirational guide to healing from the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Choice shows us how to stop destructive patterns and imprisoning thoughts to find fre...

  • Samantha

    Wow, this book will change your life and save you a fortune in therapy fees. Everyone needs to read this book. It’s a game charger!!! ...

  • Dan Connors

    Dr. Edith Eger, age 92 at the publishing of this book, is a worldwide treasure and an amazing human being. Earlier, I reviewed her first book, The Choice, (check it out here), which was an amazing jo...

  • Kristin- Shabby Chic Reader

    I really enjoyed reading this book about overcoming mental blockades to find peace and healing! It was very inspiring and uplifting. It gave me hope to be able to make changes in my life and come out ...