Oct 16, 2010

Book Review

I read a variety of books about spirituality, the paranormal, self-help, and the occasional detective books that feature cats. I was recently contacted by the author, Betsy Otter Thompson, via email to review a new book she just wrote. The last time I did a book review I was in college, so to say the least I am a bit rusty. But I agreed and she sent me a copy in the mail. I have to admit I was thrown off at first because it was about Jesus.... not that there is anything wrong with that but I remember reading another book a long time ago that seemed spiritual but the last few pages started preaching about salvation and anyone who disagreed with the author's point of view was taking the express lane to Hell... anyone who knows me knows that if anyone who says (spiritually speaking) it is my way or the highway.... I always take the highway. However, after I put my prejudice aside, I saw that the author was giving a hypothetical interview with Jesus and how he affected the people lives he knew in the Bible. There is a question and answer sheet after each chapter, as well as the personal insight from the author. It is not a quick read and I suggest that anyone reading this book take the time to really think about the questions and write the answers down in a journal. I usually started my day reading and spending part of my day pondering the questions. It is a good book for anyone who would like to explore their belief system about religion, spirtuality and how it affects their choices in daily life. My favorite quote in the book is " We don't take our beliefs with us when we leave here; we take the love we found from having them."
If you would like to know more about the author and her book check out her website or go to Amazon.com to buy a copy.
Hope your week is thoughtful and fun.
xo Inge


beth said...

Love your blog design. I too have reviewed Betsy's book and that is how I found your site. Keep up the eclectic work!

Scarlet Fields said...

I am so going to check this book out! Thanks for the heads up! Hope all is well in your world:)