The Gift of Story

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A Wise Tale about What Is Enough from the Author of the #1 Bestseller Women Who Run With the Wolves

There is a gift so simple that it requires no ribbons for wrapping, yet which is so miraculous, it has the power to transform our lives. This is The Gift of Story, a tale of love and wisdom from Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés, eminent psychoanalyst and author.

When an old woman flees to a hut in a lonely forest, begins Dr. Estés, she seeks safety from the savage war that has devastated her village. What sustains her is the greatest of all gifts: a story. One healing tale leads to another, creating stories that each speak eloquently to the question, "What is enough?"

Handed down to Dr. Estés by elders within her own foster family, these stories are born of deep suffering; each one pays tribute to the human spirit. Heartwarming and fertile with strong symbols, The Gift of Story is a seed that will bear a rich and lasting fruit within your own family.

As Dr. Estés says, "Though none of us will live forever, our stories can. As long as one soul remains who can tell the story, the greater forces of love, mercy, generosity, and strength are continuously called into the world."


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Review for The Gift of Story Review by Nicole B

I love this story/set of stories. The cadence of her voice is mesmerizing.

(Posted on 10/13/2014)

Review for The Gift of Story Review by Marc S

Clarissa Estes always tells a good story.

(Posted on 2/1/2014)

Review for The Gift of Story Review by Linda I

Lovely! Clarissa Pinkola Estes takes a classic story and makes it both personal and universal, while also teaching the importance of sharing stories. The CD is short and sweet. I liked it more than my husband did.

(Posted on 10/10/2012)

Review for The Gift of Story Review by Susan M

This was a nice story, one heard many times, and some nice talk around story. I was inspired to tell more story, though, and that was nice.

(Posted on 10/10/2012)

Review for The Gift of Story Review by Kianna B

I love it. It's a CD I will listen to over and over.

(Posted on 10/6/2012)

Review for The Gift of Story Review by RT

So terrific- engrossing, full of wisdom, makes the car trips fly by but in a useful way.

(Posted on 9/22/2012)

Review for The Gift of Story Review by Colleen Tuxbury-Tripp

Enjoyed both new CDS from Clarissa Pinkola Estes, The Gift of story and How to love a Woman offer surprising insights and views for all of us. Thanks Clarissa.

(Posted on 6/4/2012)

Review for The Gift of Story Review by Noelle Clearwater

Ah, The Gift of Story is the review you were looking for. It is a wonderful recording. Clarissa Pinkola Estes has a soothing voice and she is able to open the reader to other cultures and ways of perceiving to help us make connections so that we know that all stories belong to us in one way or another, to the collective unconscious. I love this recording!

(Posted on 3/18/2012)

Review for The Gift of Story Review by Carole Peccorini

I had the great joy of sharing The Gift of Story with many friends and family members as gifts for the holidays. We also encouraged conversations about the images in the stories that reached out and touched their hearts. Added depth and meaning. Clarissa is a gifted storyteller.

(Posted on 1/16/2012)

Review for The Gift of Story Review by Lourdes Subijano

Clarissa is a fabulous storyteller ... I'd like to sit by a campfire with her weaving the magic of imagination through folklore ... touches a deep need in us, to hear the human story

(Posted on 12/27/2011)

Review for The Gift of Story Review by Martina Birkoben

Beautifully arranged, very nice to listen to.

(Posted on 12/25/2011)


Audio Download

Contents 1 Audio download (48 minutes)
Filetypes M4B, MP3, PDF
Date Published November 02, 2005
ISBN-13 978-1-62203-023-1
Product Code AW00228W