• The Way of Integrity

  • Finding the Path to Your True Self
  • By: Martha Beck
  • Narrated by: Martha Beck
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (1,995 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Oprah’s Book Club Pick

A New York Times best seller

“A road map on the journey to truth and authenticity…[The Way of Integrity] is filled with aha moments and practical exercises that can guide us as we seek enlightenment.” (Oprah Winfrey)

Best-selling author, life coach, and sociologist Martha Beck explains why “integrity” - needed now more than ever in these tumultuous times - is the key to a meaningful and joyful life.

As Martha Beck says in her book, “Integrity is the cure for psychological suffering. Period.”

In The Way of Integrity, Beck presents a four-stage process that anyone can use to find integrity, and with it, a sense of purpose, emotional healing, and a life free of mental suffering. Much of what plagues us - people pleasing, staying in stale relationships, negative habits - all point to what happens when we are out of touch with what truly makes us feel whole.

Inspired by The Divine Comedy, Beck uses Dante’s classic hero’s journey as a framework to break down the process of attaining personal integrity into small manageable steps. She shows how to read our internal signals that lead us towards our true path, and to recognize what we actually yearn for versus what our culture sells us.

With techniques tested on hundreds of her clients, Beck brings her expertise as a social scientist, life coach, and human being to help listeners to uncover what integrity looks like in their own lives. She takes us on a spiritual adventure that not only will change the direction of our lives but also bring us to a place of genuine happiness.

©2021 Martha Beck (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

“Martha Beck is always full of insights. This book didn't disappoint! Beck identifies the ways culture works against integrity and touches on Dante's Inferno, includes quizzes, and rethinks suffering.” (Good Morning America)

The Way of Integrity is about the redemptive power of discovering, speaking and living the truth about who you are.... The book vibrates with magic, intelligence, and love. It brims with humor, spirituality, fascinating science, and even Dante’s Divine Comedy. This radiant book will not only change your life, but perhaps even save it.” (Elizabeth Gilbert, number one New York Times best-selling author of Eat, Pray, Love)

"Martha Beck’s genius is that her writing is equal parts comforting and challenging. A teacher, a mother, a sage, she holds our hand as she leads us back home to ourselves.” (Glennon Doyle, number one New York Times best-selling author of Untamed)

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Needs a PDF!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LOVE THIS BOOK. I listen to it while driving so I cant do the exercises. I really wish it had a PDF so I could come home and do them. Otherwise its to hard to jump around and find them. I sent an email on Ms Becks website as a suggestion but got no response.

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Life changing !!! Best self help book EVER!!

This is the best book I’ve ever heard or read in my life. EVER. I’ve read so many self help books and each one helped me along the path. This one stands out at a time when it’s so needed. So refreshingly honest and funny. So delighted that the author herself narrated it. I truly believe ( am I absolutely sure of this? No) that if a majority of humans read this book and actually applied it to their lives, we would find ourselves in an entirely wonderful, loving, empowering world. Truly life changing. Help yourself get out of the inferno of your thoughts.

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This is the book I’ve been waiting for

I am amazed and grateful for the clarity of guidance this book provides.
Take the time to do the exercises. They don’t take long and they put her word into action so don’t skip!
I have not sleep well since January 2020, and when I woke up again at 3 am this morning, I didn’t have the same feeling of dread. This book is for anyone feeling disconnected, anxious, depressed, or confused about their life.

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Amazing all the way through the last word.

I’ve read every book Martha Beck has written and I’m one of her Master Coaches, but this one has gripped my heart. These words were meant for now or anytime the world or someone’s life feels tangled. Weaving Dante’s story with hers, the incredible honesty she shares, the immense love and passion that represent who Martha Beck truly is, shine like a beacon of hope needed now and always. Thank you, Martha. I’m beginning with page one again tomorrow. Can’t wait to live into it and share it with others!

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This book is a roadmap back to our home: peace. It’s profound, but also super funny and easy to read. Loved every moment of it.

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Interesting and insightful

A little too heavy on the politically correct platitudes, but very insightful and useful information. This one is definitely worth a listen.

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Finished it in 5 days!

I love this book, listening again to do the exercises, but overall loved it. Loved the honesty, and encouraged me to put a truth filter, never been a liar. but every now and then white lies do come out, because of fear. Gotta work on my integrity instead of molding to others lives.

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Magically Pragmatic.

Martha believes in science, philosophy, spirituality, and her own story to craft an approach to stepping into our potential that is easy to understand and execute.

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Hard to Follow

In this instance I would almost push for a professional narrator. I found the authors voice a bit distracting and cracky at times.

Stylistically, I found that the writing of this also was very "storyteller like" and generally took more words than needed to get to the point.

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Will listen to again!

Really beautiful book that just confirms the teachings of so many others that try to guide us towards enlightenment. Grateful to Martha for sharing her story, and her inspiring words.

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