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|Posted on December 16, 2014 at 8:15 AM|
“The Power of The Heart” subtitled Finding Your True Purpose In Life was gifted to me by Atria Books.
The Power of The Heart by Baptist De Pape is the companion to the movie “The Power of Heart” that made its debut on October 7, 2014.
This book is a compilation of spiritual stories and lessons by 18 of the world greatest spiritual leaders.
As an avid lover of spiritual books I didn’t know what to expect when I received this book, however it was not quite what I expected. Now I should tell you I did not watch the movie, although I had an opportunity to attend the movie Premiere in London I declined, I was hoping for a Premiere a little bit closer to home, but unfortunately it was not in the cards.
Now if you follow my book reviews, then you know I am a big fan of spiritual books, and as a Buddhist I am always looking for that spiritual book that just knocks me off my feet.
Although this book moved me…it did not knock me off my feet.
However…I think this book is definitely a book that everyone should definitely read at least once.
Warning…this is not a chronological book of spiritual stories weaving trials and tribulations resulting in spiritual lessons. Nonetheless…there are spiritual lessons to be learned from this book. If this is your first time encountering a spiritual book then I think this is the perfect first book to get your feet wet.
If you are a seasoned reader with a library full of spiritual books than this may or may not be the book for you. Like I said before I think this book is a book that everyone should read at least once. For me there were bits and pieces that made stop and re-evaluate parts of my life… but not enough to give this book a 5 star. I was expecting deep and philosophical insights from the spiritual leaders featured in the book…and this left me a little bit disappointed.
However… with that said…I do recommend this book.
I believe this book has earned its place on the Christmas Wish list for this season…
If I had a rating system for books...I would rate this book 4 out 5 stars...Of course 5 being the highest rating.
~xoxo Sincerely Yours, Nerisa
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