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Friday, June 29, 2012

TGIF and Feature and Follow Friday

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This Friday's Question:

Best I've Read So Far: We're half way through the year (crazy how time flies!), which top 3 books are the best you've read so far this year?

Easy peasy!!
Irene Watson's pretentious life could go no further until she faced her past. Her moving and inspiring memoir begins at the end, in a recovery center, where she has gone to understand a childhood fraught with abuse, guilt, and uncertainty.

Two distinct parts of the book look at abusive child rearing and the process of recovery years later. This story shows change, growth, and forgiveness are possible. It gives hope and freedom to those accepting the past and re-writing life scripts that have been passed down for generations. It's never too late to change your life, never too late to heal.

This poignant mystery is about three people whose lives intertwine in a tale that depicts the oppression of women and the human rights abuse under the pretext of religion. Dawn Parnell made the mistake of marrying a Saudi; Sahar Al-Hijazi is forced to marry a man she doesn't love; Jason Crawford has business ties to the Al-Hijazi family. As the lives of these three people cross paths, the story takes the reader on a dangerous journey from Saudi Arabia where women are considered the property of a man, to United States where women are independent.

My review here



Reeling from yet another relationship failure, Jerry travels to the American Southwest to spend a couple of months riding his horse, savoring the warm weather, and finding respite from the daily grind. But what begins as a simple escape to the wide-open spaces of Arizona soon becomes a powerful odyssey of self-discovery.

When Jerry comes upon an Indian named Tom in the middle of the Superstition Mountains, he senses that the meeting is no casual encounter. Wise and unreserved, Tom speaks to Jerry with a knowingness that both unnerves and captivates him.

Jerry is compelled to return to the mountain again and again to accept Tom’s challenges, exercises, and assignments for living in the moment, tuning into the love all around him, and honoring a connection to Spirit. With Tom as his guide, Jerry uses dreams and visions of his own past lives to make sense of his modern reality.

Tom’s lessons cause Jerry to question long-held beliefs, but they also afford him the insight he needs to move beyond pain and make his metaphysical journey toward inner peace and enlightenment.  
My review here


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This weeks question

Q: Birthday Wishes -- Blow out the candles and imagine what character could pop out of your cake...who is it and what book are they from?


Has to be from the above book that I have just finished reading, The Desert Journey.  I would love to meet Tom, the wise Indian who could be my spiritual guide and take me to the edge of the Spritiual Mountain to help me on my own learning path, would be brilliant !!


6 comments:

  1. I haven't read your mentioned book.

    New follower.

    MY FF

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  2. Nice! Haven't heard of any of those, but I'll take your word for it!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  3. I am always looking for a new book to read. Thanks for the suggestion!

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  4. I haven't read that book yet, but I probably will :) If you want to know my choice, please come to my FF post

    I'm a new Linky followers, and I also added you to my circles :)

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  5. I hadn't heard of this book but it does sound good. Nice choice

    MyFF

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