Book Review
By Kathy DeSantis



By Stuart Zimmerman & Jared Rosen
This is not another get-rich- quick methodology book, but an examination of our financial concepts that can lead to significant self-discovery. “Inner Security and Infinite Wealth” explains a strategy for discovering wealth from the inside of our minds out. This book is for people who want to redefine their relationship to money, discover inner security and achieve wealth beyond material wealth. The authors maintain that money is not the key to happiness, but that we all have the ability to generate wealth or financial security.

Using basic financial concepts as keys, “Inner Security and Infinite Wealth” illustrates the secrets for unlocking inner wealth. Moreover, the authors introduce PRI ? Personally Responsible Investing ? a method for investing time, energy and money in that which fulfills our heart’s desire, as well as investing in people and companies who are building the world in which you want to live.

According to Zimmerman and Rosen, their hope is the book will provide answers to anyone seeking clarity about their relationship to money and purpose beyond financial wealth. As they note in the book, “There is more to security than money and matter. Everything we have in the material world can be taken from us in a heartbeat but true security — inner security — cannot.”

If you are looking for the deeper meaning in life, whether you have abundance or not, this book can shed light on the subject. The message is clearly revealed through a conversation between the two authors that makes the discoveries fresh, real, and accessible. This is a wonderful and inspiring read and I highly recommend it.

Published by SelectBooks, Inc., this book is available at your local bookstores.


By Allen and Linda Anderson
If you never considered animals to be messengers from God, this collection of real stories about how animals connect us with the Divine will have you wondering, if not convince you that God does exist and can be seen through the animals that share our world.

Authors, Allen and Linda Anderson, have gathered heartwarming accounts of everyday people who have been touched by the Divine through their animals. The stories cover timeless issues such as Love, Wisdom, Courage and Comfort. Each story answers questions such as Is There a Heaven? Are Prayers Answered? Why Do Bad Things Happen? Does God Help Us Be Heroic?

Without being tied to any one system of belief, “God’s Messengers” pioneers a leading edge in spirituality to help people recognize love and blessings that are all around in their homes, backyards and in nature. In addition to the inspiring stories and observations by the authors, the book contains meditations and exercises to provide readers with questions, quotes, and activities to help them recall and reflect significant spiritual turning points in their own lives.

While reading this book, I felt that feeling you get when holding a warm puppy or kitten in my arms. It made me think and feel, and also made me grateful that God put such a grand world of companions and teachers here to join us on our Earthly journey. Thoughout “God’s Messengers” wild and domestic animals such as cats, dogs, horses, ferrets, dolphins, hamsters, birds, llamas, squirrels, and even iguanas teach humans about health, compassion, and unconditional love.

The book offers a unique message that when people pray to God they often don’t realize the answers they receive are being delivered by God’s messengers ? the animals.

I was very happy to find out the authors, Allen and Linda Anderson, are true animal lovers and have made animals their life passion. They understand the power of our animal connection and that animals give us unconditional love. They co-founded the Angel Animals network, dedicated to increasing love and respect for all life — one story at a time. Their previous book was “Angel Animals: Exploring our Spiritual Connections with Animals.” The Andersons share their home in Minneapolis with a menagerie of pets and donate a portion of revenue from their projects to animal shelters and organizations. You can check out their website at

Whether you are a dedicated animal lover, or just love God, you will want to savor each story, rich in spirit and learn from our blessed creatures how precious life really is.

Published By New World Library, this book is available by calling (800) 97-BOOKS, or at your local bookstores.


Book Reviews
By Dr. Maryel McKinley


Success At Life How to catch and live your dream
By Ron Rubin & Stuart Avery Gold
The first book in the Zentrepreneur Guide, “Success at Life” offers a plethora of wisdom regarding how to love your work while expressing and fulfilling your talents, passions and dreams. Authors Rubin and Gold are the “Ministers of the Republic of Tea” which sells healthy and exquisite fine teas and herbs to over 20,000 gourmet and specialty shops around the world, have cleverly pieced together this wonderful book based on their enormous success as Zentrepreneurs.

What is a Zentrepreneur? The secret, as revealed by Rubin and Gold is defined in the following way: “While an entrepreneur creates a business, a Zentrepreneur creates a business and a life.” Their personal success formula is based on the yin yang idea that work and life are intertwined and enhance each other through loving what you do.

With personal anecdotes, humor and fantastic advice, Rubin and Gold will show you how to turn your dream into a career through a series of steps such as Finding A Mentor, Setting Goals, Taking Risks, Learning from Failure and then integrating this into a holistic lifestyle approach which includes learning to relax and taking care of oneself, thereby enjoying the fruits of your dream come true! I highly recommend this book and others in the series.

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


Dragon Spirit
How to self-market your dream
By Ron Rubin & Stuart Avery Gold
How would you like to take charge of your life and embrace your dreams while rewardingly promoting your ventures? Well, the Ministers of The Republic of Tea, Ron Rubin and Stuart Avery Gold, will show you just how to do that and more in their exciting new book from the Zentrepreneur series “Dragon Spirit: How to Self-Market Your Dream.”

Rubin and Gold, self-described Zentrepreneurs, blend ancient wisdom with state-of-the-art insights that will demystify the fears many people have when starting out with great ideas. This reviewer envisions that this book will be required reading for business students around the world, as the authors brilliantly impart how to not only get hold of an idea, but how to let the idea get hold of them!

Based on what the authors have learned through their own incredible success with their internationally-selling teas and herbs, “Dragon Spirit” is like a counseling guide that will inspire and encourage you do pursue your wildest dreams as they did, the ultimate goal being to love what you do and do what you love. Imagine what a happier place the world would be if everyone embraced such a philosophy?

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


Return of the Revolutionaries
the case for reincarnation and soul groups reunited
By Walter Semkiw, M.D.
Have you ever wondered who Oprah Winfrey, George Bush, or Marianne Williamson were in their past lives? Then you must read “Return of the Revolutionaries.”

This book is by far the most outstanding case for evidence of reincarnation that has ever been published. As a board certified physician who has worked at Fortune 500 company Unical 76, Dr. Semkiw approaches the case for reincarnation with the empirical precision and unadulterated passion that only a professional scientist who has an innate spiritual resource would attempt — but then again, he was John Adams in his past life!

With astounding photographs of spiritual and political leaders past and present, Dr. Semkiw shows that actual facial structure does not change from lifetime to lifetime, even if the race or gender is different. His impeccable research also reveals that not only are physical traits similar, but the personas, philosophies and personality traits carry over into each lifetime as well.

This exciting new book will convince even the most hardened cynic that reincarnation is very real. On some of the cases, Dr. Semkiw worked with Shirley MacClaine’s renown psychic, Kevin Ryerson, in gathering information that is too important for the world to ignore. After reading this masterpiece I felt a sense of calm and peace, as I know now for sure that I was here before, and that there is a grand purpose in my life and the lives of those around me. I predict this book will be a cornerstone classic for future evidence to come.

Published by Hampton Roads Publishing, this book is available at your local bookstores.


Love Heals:
How to heal everything with love
By Shannon Peck
Finally an outstanding book about love that can hold its own in the ranks of genré authors Gerald Jampolsky, Marianne Williamson and Joan Borysenko. Shannon Peck’s “Love Heals” is the best book I have read in a long, long time about mind/body healing, and the power of the Divine Love within.

A spiritual healer for over 31 years, Shannon Peck has eloquently and compassionately harnessed the secrets of healing through unveiling the truth about each and everyone of us — we are love and light and everything in our lives can be healed when approached with love. I found this book to be most inspiring because it is comprehensive in its approach on a subject that most writers attempt to convey with intellectual knowledge.

Shannon reminds us that in order for true healing to occur, intellectual knowledge is not enough — we must embrace the principles of Love with our heart as well. Only then can we truly live and let go of the harmful aspects in our lives that create and sustain disease, whether spiritual, mental, emotional or physical.

In “Love Heals” she invites us to awaken and strengthen the healer within us, and as we walk inside the heart and mind of this gifted spiritual healer, we experience how love heals. With clear instructions on how to heal, for the beginner and the advanced practitioner, this powerful treasure chest of healing tools that hold their origin in love will be an invaluable guide for you for many years to come.

As a book reviewer reading hundreds of spiritual healing books, Shannon Peck has become my new literary hero. With outstanding endorsements from bestsellers, Larry Dossey, MD, Bernie Seigel, MD, and Gerald Jampolsky, I suspect that her work will be highly recognized by the public as well.

Published by Lifepath Publishing, this book is available at your local bookstores and at

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