Oprah Winfrey says Super Soul Sunday is the television show she was born to do. “I see it as an offering,” she explains. “If you want to be more fully present and live your life with a wide-open heart, this is the place to come to.”
Now, for the first time, the aha moments of inspiration and soul-expanding insight that have enlightened millions on the two-time Emmy Award-winning Super Soul Sunday are collected in The Wisdom of Sundays, a beautiful, cherishable, deeply-affecting book.
Organized into ten chapters—each one representing a powerful step in Oprah’s own spiritual journey and introduced with an intimate, personal essay by Oprah herself—the Wisdom of Sundays features selections from the most meaningful conversations between Oprah and some of today’s most-admired thought-leaders. Visionaries like Tony Robbins, Arianna Huffington, and Shonda Rhimes share their lessons in finding purpose through mindfulness and intention. World renowned authors and teachers like Eckhart Tolle, Thich Nhat Hahn, Marianne Williamson and Wayne Dyer, explain our complex relationship with the ego and the healing powers of love and connection; and award-winning and bestselling writers like Cheryl Strayed, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Elizabeth Lesser explore the beauty of forgiveness and spirituality.
Paired with beautiful photographs, including many from Oprah’s private property in California where each episode of Super Soul Sunday is filmed, The Wisdom of Sundays promises to be a timeless keepsake that will help readers awaken to life’s wondrous possibilities and discover a deeper connection to the natural world around them.
As a reader, author, and interviewer, Winfrey is a pro. Her introductions to each chapter describing how she discovered each of the 10 authors interviewed in the book are easily the best part of the audio edition, both in terms of sound quality and content. Her voice is so conversational that it feels like she is speaking heart-to-heart with the listener. But the interview portions of the book all 10 of which are excerpted from the original recordings that aired on the television program Super Soul Sunday are uneven. The volume is inconsistent as listeners move from Oprah's chapter introduction to a new interview, and the interviews themselves sound choppy; it's clear they were edited. Since the interviews were originally televised, the body language and facial expressions of the speakers are absent, which makes the conversations feel less resonant in this format. Selections from many of these interviews are already available for free on YouTube, and those segments feel richer and more focused than this compilation. A Flatiron hardcover.
Read a section a day. Filled my soul on a daily basis. Thank you for putting together.
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This is simply the best! Thank you Oprah for sharing your knowledge and wisdom with the world. I was anticipating this book release. ❤️❤️❤️