Conquering the Seeds of Destruction
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Maureen Y. Smith’s Conquering the Seeds of Destruction is one book that I think every adult should have. The amount of prudence displayed in the author’s text is what many adults need to be exposed to. Maureen Y. Smith writes about life, its challenges and the negative energies we surround ourselves with that make us fail to thrive. As a reader, you get to enjoy the text in the book as the subjects covered are real and relatable to many. Conquering the Seeds of Destruction is a book about living a fulfilling life. You only live once, make the most out of it. Every experience that you go through counts. The author writes about enjoying the good experiences and how one can amend their future through the lessons they learned from the awful experiences.
Most of the chapters in Conquering the Seeds of Destruction have the word ‘seed’ in their title. ‘Seed of Anger’, ‘Seed of Bitterness’, ‘Seed of Lust’ and so on. I appreciate the choice of topics as the author talked of negative feelings, situations and habits that many people are not comfortable talking about. No one wants to be told that they are a bitter soul. No one wants to face their anger issues, be told that they are proud or told that they are lonely. I appreciate the author for bringing self awareness to the forefront.
Maureen Y. Smith help readers see the negative side of themselves so that they may improve it. Every issue that is introduced is followed up with an actionable and pragmatic solution. Are you bitter with life? Examine yourself, visit your past, look at your surroundings, you will know why you feel like you hate everything. Every chapter is well written, with practical and easily-understood solutions. The book does a great job of highlighting the problem and then objectively giving the reader the answer they were looking for.
This book gave me the impression of attending a virtual therapy session. The author has kind words for those facing difficulties, and reminds the reader why they matter. This book will help you make better decisions for yourself and have a positive approach in life. Apart from helping one be the better version of themselves, Maureen Y. Smith will also help you mend your relationship with God. She talks about God being a supreme being and why he is important in every believer’s life. Conquering the Seeds of Destruction will teach you about appreciating our differences and more.
Pages: 462 | ASIN: B00BMVRVV2
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The Garden And The Glen
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Elizabeth Moseley’s The Garden and the Glen is a delightful fable with a timeless feel. The story, which follows a blue butterfly exiled from her home for being different, is simple yet poignant. With the help of her charming woodland friends, who take her in with gracious, open arms, blue butterfly finds the strength to overcome the tyranny of the bossy butterfly and once again turn the forest into a safe haven for all to inhabit without fear of discrimination.
The book is divided into sixteen chapters, including the epilogue. Each chapter is bite-sized and easily digestible by younger readers, while still remaining enjoyable and engaging to older readers. The delivery of this fantastic story is similar in style to Aesop’s Fables.
Maggie Green, the illustrator, does a superb job at capturing the idyllic imagery of the garden and the glen. Her use of soft pastel watercolors throughout makes both the woodland creatures and the scenery of their home appear magical and precious. The illustrations also help the reader follow along with the dialogue and happenings of the story.
The content is just as welcome in an elementary school classroom as it is to a contemporary adult audience. The author’s ageless message about the value of embracing our own differences, as well as the uniqueness of those around us, is particularly relevant at this current juncture of 2020. This is a read I would gladly pick up over and over again when I feel that I need the inspiration it provides.
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