PRAISE AND REVIEWS

Praise and Reviews for Learning to Breathe

A smile washed over my face and I let out a sigh…

I have always considered Priscilla Warner a dear friend. But after reading her book, I realize she is also a great teacher. When I finished Priscilla’s book, a smile washed over my face and I let out a sigh. I promise you will do the same.

Meredith Vieira

Learning to Breathe is an exquisite, funny, life-changing approach to anxiety and panic. I highly recommend this book.
Christiane Northrup, M.D.

Ob/gyn physician and author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom.

Wise, searching, fearless, and big-hearted

Wise, searching, fearless, and big-hearted, Priscilla Warner’s search for inner peace will resonate with anyone who has ever been anxious or at sea—in other words, all of us. She is a comforting and stabilizing guide through her own life—and ours. This book is a gift.

Dani Shapiro

Author of Hourglass – Time, Memory, Marriage

The words leap off the page. Priscilla Warner’s courageous story from panic to peace brims with insights that light the path to simply living a better life.
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Author of The Now Effect

Priscilla Warner opens every holistic door on her journey from panic to peace

From one who has suffered from anxiety (and who hasn’t?), catching one’s breath is imperative. Priscilla Warner opens every holistic door on her journey from panic to peace. Readers will cheer Warner as she finds some semblance of serenity. Her recipe for success makes this book prescriptive as well as entertaining—her dharma becoming her karma.

Joan Anderson

Author of Year By The Sea

Learning is rarely this enjoyable, and teachers rarely this appealing

Priscilla Warner has given us a page-turner of a teaching story. We happily root for her as she tries out different tools and practices to manage and transcend her debilitating panic episodes. Part mystery story, part comedic hero’s journey, part state-of-the-art psychology and part public health message, this is a complex, brainy book. But you’d never know it, because it’s so well written, and goes down in one sitting like some kind of tasty chick-lit snack. Learning is rarely this enjoyable, and teachers rarely this appealing.

Belleruth Naparstek

Author of Invisible Heroes and creator of the Health Journeys guided imagery series

This vividly described personal odyssey resonates profoundly with the universal desire for serenity and understanding

On a quest to rid herself of almost lifelong panic attacks, self-described ‘neurotic’ Priscilla Warner begins her journey toward liberation. Her humorous, honest, and detailed account provides readers with a rich tapestry of both her inner experiences and snapshots of the many approaches and teachers she encounters along the way. This vividly described personal odyssey of her ‘panic-to-peace project’ resonates profoundly with the universal desire for serenity and understanding.

Francine Shapiro, Ph.D.

Originator of EMDR therapy and author of Getting Past Your Past:Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy

Priscilla Warner has crafted a universal story out of her very specific circumstance

Priscilla Warner has crafted a universal story out of her very specific circumstance, and in so doing has established a light at the end of what many people experience as a fearful tunnel of darkness, fear, and anxiety.

Lindsey Mead

www.adesignsovast.com

A travel guide for the anxious and wounded

A fascinating tale of courage, perseverance, and resolve. In lucid and entertaining prose—with several laugh-out-loud moments—Warner is a travel guide for the anxious and the wounded, leading us from a life of fear and burden to a perspective of freedom and wonder. Her story is a gift to anyone determined to find peace.

Therese Borchard

Author of Beyond Blue: Surviving Depression & Anxiety and Making the Most of Bad Genes

Her story is a message of hope

Warner’s book describes a courageous woman transformed from an anxiety-stricken, neurotic victim to a calm and balanced figure. Her story is a message of hope for those who, like Warner, wonder if they will ever find such a thing as life without panic.

Scientific American Mind

Very funny, and very sad, and very practical

This is a psychological thriller about family. Except it’s also very funny, and very sad, and very practical. When I wasn’t laughing, I was crying; when I wasn’t crying, I was meditating. All without being able to put the book down.

Sarah Payne Stuart

Author of My First Cousin Once Removed - Money, Madness and the Family of Robert Lowell

Praise and Reviews for The Faith Club

The world needs this book…
Library Journal

An invitation to discussion that’s hard to turn down – and a natural for book groups.
Kirkus Reviews

Brimming with passion and conviction…this is essential reading for anyone interested in interfaith dialogue
Booklist

You feel as if you have been through the experience with them…

Idliby, Oliver and Warner come across as intelligent, articulate and caring people, but they also speak to each other in ways that most of us would never dare. What they have done is truly courageous, confronting each other with the greatest respect about the things that each holds dearest. How much more intimate with a person can you get than to explore that persons religious beliefs? The book is a terrific read. You can’t help but get wrapped up in their personal stories and by the end you feel as if you have been through the experience with them. It is also a wonderful guide for those who genuinely want to try to understand faith traditions other than their own and still have friends they cherish at the end.

Booklist

These sassy moms will knock you out

This book is the real thing: three tough, strong women take on each other’s religious differences. Achieving a true sisterhood in faith that crosses the religious traditions, these sassy moms will knock you out.

Asma Gull Hasan

Author of Why I Am a Muslim and American Muslims: The New Generation

The authors have set a path that many more will want to follow

Millions of Americans crave a way to have interfaith conversation but have no idea where to begin. This book is a great place to start. The Faith Club is unfailingly honest, always engaging, and even suspenseful. The authors have set a path that many more will want to follow. I raced to the end to see how it all turned out. Hurrah!

Bruce Feiler

Author of Walking the Bible and Where God Was Born

Three contemporary women—a Jew, Christian and Muslim—search together across the divides of prejudice and fear

Violent conflict, painful contradiction and heated controversy make up the headlines on religion today. But a deeper story is unfolding as well: Three contemporary women—a Jew, Christian and Muslim—search together across the divides of prejudice and fear. Their honesty becomes a path to connection; their courage leads into the ranges of the heart opened by their own religions. Working together, they each arrive where alone they could not go. Read this important book.

Dr. William F. Vendley

Secretary General, World Conference of Religions for Peace

It provides hope for mothers of all backgrounds that it is indeed possible to create dialogue among us in a post-9/11 world

I loved The Faith Club because it provides hope for mothers of all backgrounds that it is indeed possible to create dialogue among us in a post-9/11 world. The book is a brilliant blueprint for creating peace among diverse people everywhere. And if there’s one thing about The Faith Club I have faith in, it’s that it will catch fire among women’s groups and book clubs across America.

Donna Dees-Thomases

Author of Looking for a Few Good Moms and founder of the Million Mom March