Perfect: A Path to Love, Forgiveness and Transformation by Judi Miller is a combination of memoir and a spiritual and motivational self-help book. The main focus is learning how to actually feel your emotions in your body rather than creating negative stories in your head about the events that caused the emotion. The author tells of her personal journey to overcome fear and find her purpose and the path that led her to become the person she was meant to be. The book is divided in to three parts and at the end of each section, Judi provides exercises to put the principles she describes into practice to benefit the reader. Additional resources at the back of the book include a list of her mentors and their websites.
I liked reading about the different people that helped Judi on her journey, especially her healer, Diana, and Spencer the dog. A few of the names that were mentioned were ones that many readers will recognize, since they are well known persons. But most of the names were new to me. I was inspired by the way that Judi kept working to process her feelings despite obstacles and setbacks. One example is how she had to accept that she might never learn all the answers about the secrets she discovered in her family’s past. I liked how she acknowledged that she still struggles at times, but she does not allow that to make her give up.
Judi hid so much from her family and friends and she never mentioned sharing any these things with them in the end, which I would have liked to see. She felt so close with her healer that she could talk about all this to Diana even though it was sometimes delayed. It was mentioned multiple times that Judi did not feel as though she could share the things she was going through with her family because of the fear that she would not be believed or they would not understand.
Perfect: A Path to Love, Forgiveness and Transformation is an uplifting memoir detailing an inspirational personal testimony that affected me greatly. Judi Miller’s impassioned book will take readers on a compelling and contemplative journey that will stay with them long after they are done reading.
Pages: 207 | ASIN: B08CWTLH78
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The Essential Revolution gives readers an inspiring story that reveals the possibility of human awakening. Why was this an important book for you to write?
As I started this book four years ago, I knew what was coming and felt compelled to write this due to the situation we are in right now. To be honest, I couldn’t not write it. It was as if I was being pushed every day to get it done.
I enjoyed the stories you shared in this book. What were some themes that were important for you to focus on in these stories?
It felt important to include themes that surrounded the struggles all of us go through in daily life. By doing this, my hope is that it has helped those who read it move through those struggles in a more efficient and smoother way.
What is one thing you hope readers take away from your book?
That they are responsible for the level of joy and contentment within their lives, or lack thereof, and that their perception of what is happening, happened, or might happen, is key to the experience they will have. Equally important, is that they understand that their perception can be altered (by choice) at any time once they step into a new way of speaking to themselves internally. NO ONE else can do this for them, as they must be at cause for this shift to occur within. Once they get clarity around those universal truths, they have not only already changed themselves, but have shifted the world. It’s that easy.
Do you plan to write more books on this topic?
I am putting together the rest of the story right now. There are two more books in this trilogy. As well, there are some workbooks that are being formed in my mind, so stay tuned.
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Spirituality in the 21st Century by Frank P. Daversa offers readers Frank’s personal take on spirituality while reflecting on his own beliefs. I knew this book was going to resonate with my own personal experience, at least to some degree, because Daversa describes himself as spiritual but not religious, which is how I would describe myself as well.
Daversa’s take on spirituality is exactly as he explains it, a “primer” towards one’s own spiritual self-discovery. Daversa’s provides a space for conversation about spirituality and one’s own faith. He states that there are three spiritual lessons that as humans we should concern ourselves with and those are global warming, overpopulation and environmental degradation. He states that he considers them as “spiritual” because we have to reach deep into our souls to work towards fixing these issues. His take on spirituality in the 21st century also deals with consumerism and how we should focus on what we need rather than what we want. I was surprised to see this as a part of spirituality but he argues that we should be more conscious of this. He ties this point later to the way in which we tend to attach ourselves. He clarifies that he doesn’t find anything wrong with material possessions but basing our worth on those possessions isn’t beneficial to anyone. I found this to be enlightening especially as there has been more discussion around consumerism, specifically sustainable consumerism.
This is by far one of the most open to discussion books I’ve read about spirituality this year. As it is centered around the 21st century I’m glad that the author Frank P. Daversa included the Black and LGBTQ+ community in his discourse. I definitely recommend Spirituality in the 21st Century to anyone who considers themselves spiritual, whether you’re just beginning the journey or are familiar with it. Spirituality in the 21st Century is thought-provoking and intellectually invigorating.
Pages: 108 | ASIN: B079J5VL55
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Eternal Love follows the life of Devin, a college student who is about to turn 25. She is plagued by dreams that are a bit too realistic. Throughout the book, we see her struggle with the meaning of her dreams, bringing forth concepts of reincarnation and the longevity of love. However, things really begin to shift when Amirah, a newcomer at Devin’s college comes into the picture, making her feel like they have met before. She dramatically changes Devin’s dynamic with both friends and family members. Ultimately, we discover the true nature of their relationship and what it means for Devin’s identity.
While this story begins very mysteriously, things become clearer and clearer as you read. Devin is portrayed as an independent straight shooter while Amirah is portrayed as thoughtful yet thoroughly confused.
The intriguing concept behind this book is quite solid. Clearly, the author did a lot of research into the different ways people practice spirituality. As such, the premise is believable and in some cases even relatable. The sex scenes are also detailed, pulling you in entirely. It is therefore difficult to put this book down once you start reading it. While it does help that the narrative is told from Devin’s experience, the author’s writing style can come off as a string of unrelated sentences. Possibly, the use of connectors and more descriptive language could bring more life to the prose. We get a lot of great descriptions of Amirah but I think more could be done to describe Devin’s physical and personality characteristics.
Otherwise, this is still an intriguing science fiction story with a riveting plot. Even the complex concepts are broken down to make them easier to understand. It also helps that there are a couple of plot twists along the way to shake things up a bit. If you are into love stories that are interwoven with mysticism and fantasy, Eternal Love by Nived is an exceptional choice that will keep you thoroughly entertained.
Pages: 248: | ASIN: B08P3XQK52
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Indelibly Inscribed: Collected Musings on Christian Spirituality explains and expounds on both simple and deep subjects in religion. Reading this book gets one to understand not just where the author comes from, but also why many believers choose religion and salvation. Readers learn about the love of God and how faithful he has been to his servants. Anthony Maranise explores various religious topics and even goes the extra mile to discuss what many call earthly matters. I like Anthony Maranise as an author because he does not force one to subscribe to his beliefs. All he does is write about God, the Holy Spirit and religion as he understands them, and leaves the reader to make a decision on what to believe. Not many authors in this genre can write like Anthony Maranise. The author starts from the basics and progresses to weighty subjects that require both attention and assessment.
One of the best things about this book was the historical tales that the author squeezed in between chapters. The addition of the stories breaks up the monotony of explanation about God and spirituality. Anthony Maranise takes the reader back in the day, narrating accounts of religious icons and historical figures that young readers may not have known of. I also enjoyed reading about the author’s personal stories. Anthony Maranise’s life has been nothing short of a miracle. Not many people get to experience the grace of God the way the author did. By telling his story, the author gave many Christians hope of emerging triumphant in whatever battles they are fighting.
Indelibly Inscribed gives hope gets one to have a different perspective about religion and about spirituality, and life in general. Anthony Maranise also gets the reader to reflect on their loves. The text causes you to reflect on your actions, responsibilities and how you lead your life. When talking about an event, activity, idea or the word of god, Anthony Maranise looks for the most relatable things that the reader can find practical.
There are several topics in the book that spoke to me on a personal level. Some of them include the chapters on Supernatural CPR, sacramentality and sport, and tattoos and the transmission of faith. In all my favorite topics, the author uses familiar wording and uses relevant examples in his descriptions. By the end of the reading, the reader gets to be more enlightened on spirituality, the bible, denominations like Catholicism, living righteously and being a wholesome and kind human being.
Pages: 138 | ISBN: 0578843757
Insights to the spiritual world and interactions with the physical is a thought-provoking book with intriguing insights. Why was this an important book for you to write?
This was an important book for me to write as the research for this type of book in a genre of something different than all others took me my whole life to achieve. With people reading this book however fast they can read it, it will give them all the knowledge I know in this unique spiritual/physical field of greater understanding that quickly. It’s just amazing to know that one’s dedicated hard work throughout their whole life can be spread immensely to the world as they all read it and gain an understanding of the books content so very uniquely faster then that one’s whole life of research to gain that one mysterious articulation.
What were some driving ideals behind your book’s development?
The driving ideas behind my books development was mainly the fact that I would like to present to the world a new spiritual to physical way of better articulation for even skeptical viewers to see the truth in what I phrase. A physi-tual entertainments of arts warehouse is what I will provide for all entertainment warehouses to produce and sell physi-tual category entertainments (physi-tual: physical meshed with the spiritual or supernatural that I have trademarked) anywhere they choose. This book is the first to present this new genre thus it will create a new entertainment era for the world to magically enjoy. Kind of like an evolved Disney fairy tale to a considerably descript tale of the existence beyond our world of very miraculous creations, but for adults that dont know much into this spiritual world, rendering them spiritually blind and unable to even discover the world past their senses. This too was a great driving reason for me as I like to give the world great enjoyment beyond just a physical enjoyment of limited thought in it…
What were some themes that were important for you to explore in this book?
The themes that were important for me to explore in this book was the theme of good and evil, the theme of the unseen spiritual world but seen metaphoric spiritual one, the theme of life and death, the theme of life as we know it, also mainly the great mysterious theme of lucid dreaming that we all struggle with to master in all ways, and the theme of the great luminous ancient world back then of even greater knowledge that we essentially use whatever was left to apply on our earth today from back then.
When and where will your book be available for purchase?
My book will be available for purchase in April 2021.
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Trials and Tribulations of Being Born Again, documents the journey of being a born again Christian and finding a true relationship with God. I found this to be a very truthful and relatable account of one’s relationship with God but also with the church. I think something this story does successfully is warn others about pastors that might not actually have other’s best interest at heart. The author details how at a low point in his marriage with his wife, they went to their pastor but found the pastor to be unhelpful and rather contradicting the word of God. These few chapters in which he discusses how his pastor was trying to tear him down and how it made the situation with his wife worse, really broke my heart. In my experience, and personal belief, pastors are meant to guide the congregation closer to God and provide help and wisdom. That being said, they themselves are not above any other human because of their status within the church. Reading Brown’s experience with his pastor really brought to light how not every person in that position means well, but rather they see it as a position where one can take advantage.
I really appreciated the honesty that Dionne Brown provided with this heartfelt memoir as I think others would shy from the truth. Our faith isn’t always linear but we must always trust the direction He is taking us in, and I think Brown perfectly exemplifies that in his memoir. I really enjoyed reading Dionne Brown’s own experience with becoming a born-again Christian but also his insights on how he views a relationship between a person and the Lord. I definitely think that Brown provided some useful tips on what to be aware of when talking to those in the congregation.
I would recommend Trials and Tribulations of Being Born Again to anyone who enjoys reading about a motivational journey into becoming a born-again Christian but especially to readers who are looking for an inspirational story that follows an uplifting spiritual journey.
Pages: 68 | ISBN: 1977227937
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Walking with the Word: Viewing Chronic Health Issues Through the Lens of Scripture will give readers the strength to face the challenges that they are going through. Aaron Montgomery gives readers a message of hope and optimism even when one feels like giving up. The text in the book is warm, welcoming, and pleasant. I like that the author never hides his vulnerability. The author feels very authentic and connects with his audience and does not try to conceal any truth. Reading this book is therapeutic and will have you change your perspective on many things in life.
Any reader who enjoys good inspiring stories will appreciate how Walking with the Word starts. In the introduction, the author directly speaks to readers that either have received news about their health or the health of their loved ones. This part of the book is important for many as it feels like a one-on-one session with the reader. I enjoyed reading the introduction because the author gives a sneak peek of Walking with the Word while mentally preparing the reader for the content in the book. Chapter one of the book is titled ‘Trust God and His Word’. This was one of my favorite chapters because of the assurance one gets while reading. Aaron Montgomery talks about the love of God and how faithful the lord has been to him. This chapter is refreshing to read and encouraging for any Christian who had started to lose faith. The author adds bible scriptures after every few pages to explain the content into perspective. I love this style of writing because the bible verses are a good reference point for those that want to read more.
Each chapter in the book has something different that the reader can learn about. Aaron Montgomery writes about being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Pain Syndrome among other conditions. His journey is interesting as the reader takes us through the details of living with the mentioned conditions, relating with family and friends and how one can survive chronic ailments. The author tells it all. He is candid and has the ability to help the reader understand even the most complex of terms. One of the major lessons learned in this book is that it is important to have a strong support system when going through health issues. The support system could be one’s spouse, their children, colleagues at work, parents, and even friends and neighbors. Brandy, Aaron’s wife is an inspiration among many. I like how Aaron talked about his wife. One could feel the love through his words.
Walking with the Word is a motivational book that inspires faith in readers. Anyone looking for an easy to read book that will help them grow spiritually will find a wealth of knowledge and encouragement in this book.
Pages: 180 | ASIN: B08DTLQRJ4
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