The Four Doors: A Guide to Joy, Freedom, and a Meaningful Life

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Richard Paul Evans

Narrated By: Richard Paul Evans

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: October 2013

Duration: 1 hours 58 minutes


This book has traveled a fascinating path. It began more than a decade ago in Dayton, Ohio when Richard Paul Evans gave a talk to an auditorium of students about what he wished he had known at their age. The response that day was electric. The students took notes, cried and, after a standing ovation, rushed up to the author to share with him their feelings and personal epiphanies. What surprised him most was that their teachers seemed to be even more affected by his talk than the students were.

Since that initial presentation, Richard Paul Evans has given that talk hundreds of times and all around the world in places as diverse as the Harvard Club and Sundance, the Utah State Penitentiary and Opryland—and to all kinds of groups, from recovering drug addicts to recently graduated Ivy League MBAs. On each and every occasion he has witnessed a powerful response. And after every presentation, audience members have asked for a book covering the talk—not just for themselves but for their friends and families whom they wished had been with them to hear this talk.

The Four Doors are

1. Believe in your destiny

(There is a reason you’re here. You are not a mistake of God or Nature. Listen to your inner voice, and you will find it.)

2. Escape from Internal Captivity

(The three insidious cages that stunt or kill emotional and spiritual growth and how to escape them using three keys: Imagination, experience with adversity, and failure)

3. Lead a Magnified Life

(Embracing the risk of being)

4. Choose a Love-Centered Life

(Opening the power and fulfillment of love, gratitude and service to the world.)