Love Your Enemies: How to Break the Anger Habit & Be A Whole Lot Happier by Sharon Salzberg and Robert Thurman is a book that shows us how to deal with situations and people that can be hard to deal with. We are shown the real source of our distresses and how to overcome our self-hatred.
This book goes over our four types of enemies. The first enemy is the Outer enemy, those who bully us or we find are our competition. The second enemy that is covered is the Inner Enemy, which are our destructive impulses. The third enemy is known as the secret enemy which is self-obsession and self-preoccupation. Finally, the last enemy is the super-secret enemy which is our deep-seated self-loathing that keeps us from happiness.
In each part of this book there are stories of people overcoming their “enemies”. At the end of the book there is a meditation which helps us be here now. There are also exercises in the book to help us work with our enemies, both inner and outer. I really enjoyed this book and found it to be very helpful in understanding the different types of enemies and also how to be at peace no matter what others do or say.
I received a copy of this book free of charge from Hay House in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion of the book.
Sleepless in Las Vegas by Colleen Collins is a Harlequin romance novel that mixes the best of both a mystery novel and a romance together. if you want the best of both genre’s wrapped into one Sleepless in Las Vegas is the book for you.
Sleepless in Las Vegas will keep you on the edge of your seat wondering what happens next, in both the mystery that needs to be solved and the romance between Drake (a Private Investigator) and Val (a Private Investigator in training). The plot was well thought out and did not go too fast or slow. The reader is kept wanting more. The characters Val and Drake are engaging and entertaining. The story is full of laughs, intrigue, and romantic sparks.
I do not normally read romance novels, however, I am very glad that I read this one. I would defiantly recommend this book to those who want more than just a love story. This book, in my opinion, would be great for both mystery lovers and romance readers alike. Being that this is the first book by Colleen Collins I have read I am excited to read more of her books.
Of Course! How Many Light Bulbs Does it Take to Change?: Reflections on A Course In Miracles by Ian Patrick is a collection of articles written for the Miracle Worker, a magazine based out of the United Kingdom, to form a wonderful book on lessons learned from A Course In Miracles.
This book goes over many of the main fundamental concepts of A Course in Miracles. Ian Patrick shows us the meaning of the Lord’s Prayer found in A Course in Miracles and explains the prayer line by line. This is one of my favorite articles found in the book, possibly because like Ian Patrick, it is one of my favorite parts of A Course in Miracles. I also like the way Ian Patrick writes about the concept of forgiveness and reminds us gently throughout the book that, “forgiveness is our function”.
I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to those who are new to the Course and also longtime students. This book is a delightful and very engaging read. I highly recommend it.
I received this book free of charge from Fearless Books in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion of the book.
The following book arrived yesterday:
I am still waiting on Spoken Miracles by Martha Lucia Espinosa and Take Me to The Truth by Nouk Sanchez to arrive. (Hopefully they will arrive soon. )
Play Your Bigger Game: 9 Minutes to Learn, A Lifetime to Live by Rick Tamlyn is based on the idea that life is all made up so make a game of it. In Play Your Bigger Game we are given a game board with nine different squares which we can use to find out where we are in our bigger game and where we want to go. I personally found this a fun and entertaining way to find our purpose and also where we want to go from where we currently are. Each chapter in this book tells us about the different squares on the board.
The fun thing about this game board is that there is no order in which we are required to go. We can start on any space we want and then go to any other space we desire. Two of my favorite squares are the Allies square and the Assess square. In the chapter on the allies square we are shown all the different types of allies we can have while playing our bigger game. In the assess square we look at where we are and where we want to go.
Overall, I liked this book. This book is like the instruction manual that comes with a game and shows us how to play. I would recommend this book to those who want a fun new way to find their purpose and also where they want to go.
I acknowledge that I received this book free of charge from Hay House in exchange for my honest and unbiased review of the book.
Fasting: An Exceptional Human Experience by Randi Fredricks, Ph.D. is an extensive look into fasting and how it has shaped world religions, cultures, history, our bodies, and health. This book is filled with extensive amounts of research into fasting and how it affects us. We are taught the many different types of fasting from dry fasting to juice fasting. This book covers the many different aspects of fasting from the psychological process of fasting to the psycho-spiritual effects of Fasting to Hunger striking and Political fasting.
This book is absolutely wonderful. The author emphasizes throughout the book that no matter what type of fast you undertake you should consult a medical professional. My favorite section of the book showed us how fasting can lead to spiritual experiences. One other section of this book which I found particularly interesting was on how fasting has anti-depressant qualities and can help treat cancer, heard disease, and many other things.
Overall, I found this book to be well written and a wonderfully extensive look at fasting past and present. I loved learning about the many health benefits of fasting and how it can lead to an exceptional human experience. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn more about fasting and how it can improve your life.
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