BOOK REVIEWS
By Maryel McKinley

 

 

The Peace Book
108 Simple Ways to Create A More Peaceful World
By Louise Diamond
“The Peace Book” is changing the world one ‘peace’ at a time! So if you would like to give the greatest gift of all to your family and friends this holiday season, give the gift of peace with this outstanding book.

Diamond has devoted her life to peace, leadership and conflict resolution, and has put together a compilation of 108 simple ways each and everyone of us can plant the seeds of peace, love and harmony in a world that so desperately hungers for this nurturing.

She wisely helps the reader start the process of peace building where it counts most, within ourselves and at home. From here she builds a comprehensive guide that includes numerous resources and conflict-resolution techniques never before brought together in such a clear inspiring manner.

This book is a must for every library, but more importantly we all must practice the principles it teaches.

Published by Conari Press, this book is available by calling (888) 455-5355 or on-line at www.thepeacecompany.com

Letting Go of The Person You Used to Be
Lessons on Change, Loss, and Spiritual Transformation
By Lama Surya Das
How many times have you been told to “Just let something go.” It can be frustrating, especially when you don’t know how. Finally this mystery is solved and with the information in this book, you will learn to let go and transcend.

How would you like to be heroic in the face of your fears? Lama Surya Das teaches that one can do this by refusing to be afraid of being afraid! Surya Das reminds us that everyone has the potential to be our own personal hero. No matter what you have been through, rather than thinking of yourself as a mere “survivor,” this book will show how you can transform yourself to greatness BECAUSE of life’s difficulties.

With chapters that delve into letting go of old hurts and resentments, and the challenge of unconditionally loving ourselves, we learn the techniques of mindfulness and fully remaining in the present, so we might savor each moment of life no matter what it might throw our way.

In a day and age where we have to deal with the horrors of terrorism, fear, anger, profound loss, child abuse, Aids, school violence, unemployment and a plethora of epidemic problems, learning the secret of letting go — which has been a buzzword amongst Buddhists, yoga students and 12-steppers for many years — could very well promote the peace and serenity needed to help transform not only ourselves, but the world in which we live.

Published by Broadway Books, this book is available at your local bookstores.

Angels and Alchemy
A Novel Based on Spiritual Truths
By Donna Wolfe Gatti
Finally a good juicy novel that incorporates spiritual truth and mystical integrity! If you would like to find out more about angels and how to learn from them, this book will definitely help inspire even the most jaded reader.

“Angels and Alchemy” is a wonderful book about a woman named Donnatella. When she is asked to attend an angel academy with Maya as her teacher, amazing gifts are given to her. But she must do the emotional work to advance to the next level, as these gifts do not come easily.

When she finally remembers her past lives, and the lessons she is here to experience, she gets an opportunity to work for the angels with her own personal angel, Delhia.

Published by Angel Academy Press, this book is available at your local bookstores.

The Days Of Wonder
Dawn of A Great Tomorrow
By G.W. Hardin
Are you getting tired of hearing that the end of the world is just around the corner? Weary of books trying to convince us that the dark forces within humanity are at the heart of that destruction? Then open the cover to a marvelous sequel to the National Bestseller, “The Messengers.”

Written by G.W. Hardin, and with a forward by best-selling author, MaryEllen AngelScribe, “The Days Of Wonder” is a convincing true story of the extraordinary and the miraculous emerging from the common and the ordinary. Hardin tells us that angelic prophecy is trying to prepare us for the coming of days of wonder — that our days of suffering can come to an end if we simply will it!

This astounding book presents a blueprint for the ultimate coming together of heaven and earth. Weaving from one set of unexplainable vignettes to another, “Days of Wonder” weaves together the unmistakable thread of messages from the angelic realm, proclaiming that a new Eden stands before us! Angel prophecy says it isn’t up to God to open the garden gates — it is up to us.

Published by DreamSpeaker Creations, this book is available at your local bookstores.

All You Need Is Love
An Eyewitness Account of When Spirituality Spread from the East to the West
By Nancy Cooke De Herrera
Did you know that if several people perform transcendental meditation in one city, the crime rate will go down? You will learn about this and more in the most fascinating book this reviewer has ever read.

“All You Need Is Love” kept me spellbound from cover to cover with its incredible account of how one beautiful socialite, Nancy Cooke De Herrera, almost single-handedly brought meditation from the east to the west in the early 1960’s.

When de Herrera’s soulmate passed away early in her marriage, she sought condolence through T.M., having no idea that 43 years later she would still be meditating and initiating new students. Included are the author’s adventures traveling the world over to some of the most remote spiritual places and a compelling story of time spent with the Maharishi, founder of T.M. With intimate details of Greta Garbo, and life on the ashram with the Beatles, Mia Farrow, the Beach Boys and Donovan — de Herrera approaches her personal story with remarkable recall, honest integrity and a certain candor that I respect and admire. This book is a shoe-in for a Pulitzer Prize nomination.

Published by Jodere Group, this book is available at your local bookstores.


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