He chronicled his travels throughout Iran and the conversations he had along the way, interpolating his observations on the history, politics, religion and, inevitably, the treasured classical poetry. Both of these are good books and reward a reader with insight and understanding.
Her book has the structural merit of looking at life in Iran, before and then under the Islamic Republic, through the prism of her personal life as a housewife and mother and her dramatic career in the Iranian legal profession. Ebadi became a judge in at age 23, but, because she was a woman, was demoted in to the level of clerk by the post shah Islamic government of Ayatollah Khomeini. Ebadi stayed on at the Ministry of Justice until she could take retirement, in By that time, Saddam Hussein had attacked Iran, and the two countries were mired in a ghastly war that lasted eight years.
As a mother of two young daughters, Ebadi began to pursue an increasingly demanding and dangerous career as a defender of human rights. The cases she describes often involve women or children, the underprivileged, whose rights have been grossly violated by men empowered and defended by the retrograde clerical establishment.
The most egregious offenses of the clerics against the people occurred in the fall of , when the Ministry of the Interior carried out a series of extra-judicial executions of intellectuals deemed to be disloyal. It was when Ebadi was preparing to represent the bereaved family of Darius and Parvaneh Forouhar, a couple viciously murdered in their home, that she came across a Ministry file designating her as the next candidate for execution. It brings us on the journey from the 60s rebellion to 21st century consciousness transformation. Bravo Eli! Limitless Mind: Remote viewing and transformation of consciousness.
I was shown, in many passages, how I regularly accept lesser versions of myself instead of pushing through those points that need to be transcended. Thanks for all the lessons, insights and anecdotes. Eli relentlessly pursues justice, challenges his traditional teachings and constantly follows the sacred path of the spiritual seeker.
It is the heart of the seeker not the path that is important. He has worked as a mailboy, dishwasher, steel-worker, teacher and organic farmer. He has been living with his partner and wife since They currently reside in Ashland, Oregon. Eli meets people and teaches through the Leela Foundation. Sign up for the New Morning Books mailing list to receive advance notice about new publications, special offers and more.
Your email will never be shared with anyone. All Rights Reserved. An Outlaw Makes It Home answers this while showing us the tests and traps along the way that each of us must meet in life. An Outlaw Makes It Home is an odyssey, a journey out and a return home. From underground revolutionary to spiritual awakening, he takes us with him from uncharted outback of Peru to a monastery in Japan, an initiation into a Sufi clan in Marrakesh, and the streets of India in his quest for a final teacher. Love abounded. Grace did, too. Wonderfully written and extremely enlightening.
Get your copy today at this destination. Thank you to Lanette Haskins, Assistant Publicist at Baker Publishing Group,for a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. No financial compensation was received. Sep 20, A. Cuddy rated it it was amazing. The riveting true story of a life-threatening coma, a miraculous awakening, and the long quest to regain what was lost.
From the front flap: "The day our baby came into the world was the day I left. A day that began all smiles and excitement and anticipation and joy ended with running and panic and blood and tears. And then coma. I lay suspended in the deep, my newborn unknown. Layers where dark pulled from below, light called from above, and me, trapped in between, longing to break The riveting true story of a life-threatening coma, a miraculous awakening, and the long quest to regain what was lost. Layers where dark pulled from below, light called from above, and me, trapped in between, longing to break the surface.
The Long Awakening: A Memoir Hardcover – October 1, On a crisp October day in , Lindsey O'Connor woke from a day medically induced coma. The riveting true story of a life-threatening coma, a miraculous awakening, and the long quest to regain what was lost. Editorial Reviews. From the Inside Flap. The riveting true story of a life- threatening coma, The Long Awakening: A Memoir - Kindle edition by Lindsey O'Connor. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.
To live. Forty-seven days later when I first saw my husband's face leaning close to me, I knew where, and who, I was. But other things took much longer to know. Learning to restitch life--and love--when everything's changed, and finding who we are afterward, can be the longest journey of all. I'm Lindsey O'Connor, and this is the story of my long awakening. This is, by far, one of the best written books that I have read in a very long time. It is a story of being alive just outside of deaths door. It is a story of love and despair. It is a story of returning back to life after being snatched back from the brink.
Surviving the day medically-induced coma is just the start to this beautifully written and brutally candid story. Be warned tho, The Long Awakening is no mere memoir Jan 16, Shannon rated it it was amazing Shelves: autobiography. Quite illuminating, esp. I appreciated her Catholic Worldview, too. It has been quite some time since I have read a nonfiction book that captivated me so thoroughly. As a mom I cannot even begin to imagine the journey that Lindsey and her family went through. I found myself just aching for all the battles they faced and then rejoicing over even the small triumphs.
Can you imagine one minute anticipating the birth of your fifth baby and then the next utter chaos? It's hard to think about being in a medically induced coma for 47 days. Normal day to day activities w It has been quite some time since I have read a nonfiction book that captivated me so thoroughly. Normal day to day activities would continue all around you while in essence your world would stop. But those 47 days were only the beginning of a long road to recovery. With eloquent honesty Lindsay shares about the struggles and the victories that she and her family journeyed through.
One of the most interesting aspects about this book is that it is written by Lindsey. Many times we read a story such as this but it is written by a friend or family member not the actual patient. To read the account and understand what she went through is to see a miracle unfold. This is a story that will leave you with no doubt that God has a unique plan for each of us and He is the one that will determine how we will go about accomplishing it. I encourage you to get this book and enjoy reading about not only a miracle, but a group of faithful family and friends that journey together to make a beautiful life out of what appeared to be tragedy.
I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review. Oct 04, Lindsey Silvestrini rated it it was amazing. The Long Awakening is an amazing story of courage, hope and rising from despair against insurmountable odds. But because of the way that she re-tells it, I feel like I experienced it. Peopl Wow! But Lindsey vividly recalls many experiences and I am amazed that she was able to tell her story with such clarity and recollection of events, especially since her condition was supposed to cause brain damage.
Jan 01, W. Whalin rated it it was amazing. Journalist Lindsey O'Connor went to the hospital to have her fifth child. Instead of experiencing the joy of a new child, for 47 days she lay suspended in a medically-induced coma. As she writes, "Timers, clocks, watches, calendars, Day-timers, tools absent from my life for over two months. I've had to order my memories of my days and beyond even, from the chronolog Journalist Lindsey O'Connor went to the hospital to have her fifth child.
I've had to order my memories of my days and beyond even, from the chronology of my family and friends' lives. Did this happen before that? What day was that?
Which came first? Also I know about her work as a journalist--yet ironically I had no idea that she had such a depth of experience of loss and recovery. Her story, the awakening and her journey to wholeness is a fantastic reading experience and one I highly recommend. Nov 11, Marianne rated it it was amazing. Lindsey O'Conner's memoir of the time she was in a coma after the birth of her child is heart-rending, yet so positive and uplifting at the same time.
Reading this had a great impact on my life, and not just because my Mom was in this type of a situation for two weeks after she had an infarction to her large intestines. I could readily identify with those around her who had to deal with the stress and anxiety of having a loved one so close to death's door. And through her eyes I can more easily Lindsey O'Conner's memoir of the time she was in a coma after the birth of her child is heart-rending, yet so positive and uplifting at the same time.
And through her eyes I can more easily understand the one who has been there.
It is amazing and awesome that Lindsey is able to tell so much of what she went through in such a clear and articulate manner. Truly an eye opener for me. I recommend this story to those who love to read true stories and memoirs, but also to those who would rather pick up a fiction to get lost in. A positive critique was not required. The opinions stated are my own. Feb 18, Kendra rated it liked it Shelves: In exchange for a copy of this book, I have committed to giving an honest review.
Although the overall story felt disjointed — I had difficulty understanding the chronology of events as the author skipped between past and present — I found many of its pieces truly fascinating. She made me think about the importance of family and community support, caring for patients, and end-of-life instructions. As the scientific and medical communities recognize Brain Injury Awareness Month, I looked forward to reading this book, hoping it would spend time dealing with brain issues.
As a brain scientist in a previous life and a teacher of brain science currently, I had hoped for details about the effects of brain trauma. Still, it is a book I will recommend to my pre-nursing students for the many insights it imparts. Jan 30, Maggie rated it really liked it Shelves: kindle , non-fiction , biography-memoir , brought-me-new-information , new-to-me-author.
Ever after she would describe those 31 days as her "lost month. On August 30, Lindsey O'Connor, a journalist and mother of four children, gave birth to her fifth child and five minutes later began hemorrhaging, was rushed into surgery twice , and subsequently put into a drug-induced coma in the hopes of saving her Many years ago my mother spent 31 days in the Intensive Care Unit ICU and many more days in a hospital bed. On August 30, Lindsey O'Connor, a journalist and mother of four children, gave birth to her fifth child and five minutes later began hemorrhaging, was rushed into surgery twice , and subsequently put into a drug-induced coma in the hopes of saving her life.
This is the story of her recovery and the incredible journey that she and her family went on when she bleed out. This account is beautifully written and explains so well what she experienced all along her journey, how her family, friends, co-workers, and church members reacted, and what a painstaking recovery she endured. I feel privileged to have been able to learn about this trial in her life and suspect that I will read it more than once. Mar 13, Melissa rated it liked it. I am reviewing this book in honor of Brain Injury Awareness month.
This book sounded really interesting to me and it was. But I really struggled to follow it.
The thoughts seemed very random which as first I understood. You are reading the book from Lindsey's point-of-view and of course as she comes out of the coma she is confused. Then the book bounces around a lot to different people, different times. This made it hard for me to stay engaged while reading. There is a lot of beauty in this book, a I am reviewing this book in honor of Brain Injury Awareness month. There is a lot of beauty in this book, as Lindsey's husband stays by her side and as you realize she hasn't seen her baby in over a month and doesn't even know if her baby is a live.
I can't even imagine going through that or what her older children had to experience not knowing when or if their mom would come home. Even though I didn't love this book you might and I always encourage you to make your own opinion. If the book sounds interesting you might want to give it try. A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. May 02, Crystal Scott rated it it was amazing. Who can begin to imagine not being there for your baby for the fist month and half of its life?
After giving birth, Lindsey started to hemorrhage and they rushed her to emergency surgery not once but twice. They put her in a medically induced coma and have her hooked to a ventilator. It would be weeks before her husband found out what had caused all this.
This memoir will bring you to tears and have you hurting for this family. I received a copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Readers also enjoyed. About Lindsey O'Connor. Lindsey O'Connor. Books by Lindsey O'Connor. Trivia About The Long Awakening. No trivia or quizzes yet. Quotes from The Long Awakening.