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Although the book wasn t life changing, I m glad I read it The author uses the term thresholds to describe the changes we make in our lives that are major and minor Major being going off to college, starting a new job, getting married, having a child, etc Minor being decisions that are major, but others might not realize how impactful they are and call them minor She uses the word liminal a great deal, to talk about the times in our lives when we re in the midst of major transitions Although the book wasn t life changing, I m glad I read it The author uses the term thresholds to describe the changes we make in our lives that are major and minor Major being going off to college, starting a new job, getting married, having a child, etc Minor being decisions that are major, but others might not realize how impactful they are and call them minor She uses the word liminal a great deal, to talk about the times in our lives when we re in the midst of major transitions.As other reviews have mentioned, she does use Biblical references, which makes sense since she s a rabbi I didn t find them bothersome or annoying, as some people have Ultimately, she says to have faith in yourself, that you will get through hard times, and that there s no perfect decision a bit too religious for my taste but i d give it five stars nonetheless it s very anecdotal so if that s something you re into i d recommend and vice versa if not, i wouldn t i thoroughly enjoyed this book, and definitely would recommend to anyone. I didn t realize this book was written by a Jewish rabbi until after I started reading the book Reading about Bible stories to help make points was relatable, as I am a Christian and I can relate to the stories and how they compare to my own life But she mentions in this book that you don t have to be religious, and she talks a lot about having faith in yourself, which is important We make the decisions as individuals to move throughout our everyday lives We have to make our own decisions, e I didn t realize this book was written by a Jewish rabbi until after I started reading the book Reading about Bible stories to help make points was relatable, as I am a Christian and I can relate to the stories and how they compare to my own life But she mentions in this book that you don t have to be religious, and she talks a lot about having faith in yourself, which is important We make the decisions as individuals to move throughout our everyday lives We have to make our own decisions, even if we feel we are being directed by a greater power or not.I learned a lot of things that I didn t think I would out of this book I m glad that I picked it up and read it Mostly I am grateful for having her perspective about things I have been thinking about, and that perspective helps me think about how to be the person that I want to be So I consider that outcome to be a success from this book 3.5 stars.A bit unexpected for various reasons.For one, I wasn t expecting so many religious references but then again, I didn t know she was a rabbi Although, I will say it was interesting to see how the author interpreted some of these religious events The contents of the book spoke about transitions through life And I think the author handled the subject beautifully I know I took away some positive advice The writing was good.Overall, I think I m a slightly better person for reading this 3.5 stars.A bit unexpected for various reasons.For one, I wasn t expecting so many religious references but then again, I didn t know she was a rabbi Although, I will say it was interesting to see how the author interpreted some of these religious events The contents of the book spoke about transitions through life And I think the author handled the subject beautifully I know I took away some positive advice The writing was good.Overall, I think I m a slightly better person for reading this book and that s really all I can ask for This book was my first time winning a lottery on Goodreads and getting an early chance to read a book from a publisher I am all for any book that is about acknowledging the fear and excitement, the contradictory feelings, that accompany times of transition The author isn t telling you how to make decisions in your life, but rather how to feel confident in the space between and know you aren t alone in the often uncomfortable periods of liminality Halfway through we are treated as readers to s This book was my first time winning a lottery on Goodreads and getting an early chance to read a book from a publisher I am all for any book that is about acknowledging the fear and excitement, the contradictory feelings, that accompany times of transition The author isn t telling you how to make decisions in your life, but rather how to feel confident in the space between and know you aren t alone in the often uncomfortable periods of liminality Halfway through we are treated as readers to some very sound practical advice for reframing experiences and handling emotions, but that is not the bulk of the text I did particularly enjoy Hirsch s discussion of faith as a concept that can be independent of religion.The book is less dense than I prefer a work of non fiction to be, personally But it is an easy read and full of stories from the writer s life as a counselor and spiritual guide Sherre Hirsch is a rabbi andthan half of her book are stories of her work and references to the Hebrew Bible She does however seek to use her faith tradition to illustrate, not to preach The book is classified as self help motivational, but definitely isspiritual religious than the title alone suggests.If it is casually relayed examples of others trials and triumphs that inspire you to sally forth, then Thresholds could ease your mind and soul Just enough Bible to give it heft Disclaimer I received this book for free in a giveaway Pros Has some positive messages, is very quotableCons Very religious, disparages self help books but is a self help book Overall For a book that claims that everyone of any religious background can find help in this book it has TONS of religious references The author talks about God and the path He sets you on The author relies on stories from the bible Ruth, Moses, Eve, Yocheved, Genesis, Sarah, and Jacob as examples of the scenar Disclaimer I received this book for free in a giveaway Pros Has some positive messages, is very quotableCons Very religious, disparages self help books but is a self help book Overall For a book that claims that everyone of any religious background can find help in this book it has TONS of religious references The author talks about God and the path He sets you on The author relies on stories from the bible Ruth, Moses, Eve, Yocheved, Genesis, Sarah, and Jacob as examples of the scenarios she is putting forth However, this book does have some useful messages perfection is impossible, don t be too focused on the end result, words can linger longer than bruises, we areable to cope than we believe we are, and not to focus so much on staying safe that you don t experience life The problem is these are the same messages many a self help book has trotted out It isn t offering much in the way of something new I think if you are a Jewish or Christian individual and want a self help book that uses religious texts this is a great one However, if you are not looking for that. This book found me at the right time in my life as I am crossing a threshold and currently living in a hallway , where I expect to be for some time so I m sure I will return to portions of this book over the next few months for grounding and support when I feel like I m losing my way I thought the book was well organized and I liked the references to Torah portions about the chapter themes and in fact expectedJudaic references even though the author is no longer a pulpit rabbi and ide This book found me at the right time in my life as I am crossing a threshold and currently living in a hallway , where I expect to be for some time so I m sure I will return to portions of this book over the next few months for grounding and support when I feel like I m losing my way I thought the book was well organized and I liked the references to Torah portions about the chapter themes and in fact expectedJudaic references even though the author is no longer a pulpit rabbi and identifies herself asof a spiritual counselor I had the opportunity to hear the author speak twice at local events while I was reading it, and I appreciated being able to receive extra nuggets of guidance and insight from her What I appreciated the most about the book is that certain paragraphs made me stop reading and start thinking reflecting I lived with this book for a few months, and I think that s a good way to read it rather than trying to plow through it all I probably could have done without so many shared stories of the author s sessions with individuals in her counseling sessions those became distracting and filler Some extremely solid thought provoking ideas I missed the part that this was written by a Rabbi when I was choosing this book I m glad I did because I think it would have kept me from reading it Although the ideas were Jewish focused they hold true across all backgrounds. `READ EBOOK ⇨ Thresholds: How to Thrive Through Life's Transitions to Live Fearlessly and Regret-Free ↡ Whether it s our cozy bedroom, our toy strewn family room, or our newly renovated kitchen, we all have our favorite rooms in our homes But when do we ever think about the thresholds We spend a lot of time traversing thresholds both in our homes, and in our lives Of course, this is not a book about how to build a house it is book about how build a rich and rewarding life When I talk about the thresholds of life, I am referring to those times of transition when we are moving from the way we were accustomed to living to a new way of thinking, feeling, and being Every one of us will experience many such moments Some will be exciting a new job, a marriage, the birth of a child Others the death of a parent, an empty nest, a divorce will be painful Either way, crossing from a room that is comfortable and familiar into one that feels uncertain and unpredictable, can be terrifying But what if, instead of viewing these thresholds as barriers or obstacles, you could see them as doorways to bigger and better opportunities If you could embrace change as a wellspring of motivation rather than a source of fear If the thought of the unknown future left you feeling empowered and excited, instead of paralyzed Here, Sherre Hirsch draws on decades of counseling individuals of all faiths and religions, the wisdom of ancient stories, research from psychology, and tales from real life, to help readers summon the faith, courage, and confidence to embrace the exhilarating new possibilities and experiences that lie across the threshold With her signature warmth and empathic style, Hirsch, like a trusted friend, wise counselor, and spiritual advisor rolled into one, guides readers through the most challenging and the most blessed transitions of their one precious life