A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose
According to Tolle, who assumes the
role of narrator as well, humans are on the verge of creating
a new world by a personal transformation that shifts our
attention away from our ever-expanding egos. This idea is well
realized through Tolle's remarkably well-paced narration.
Naturally, the author understands his material so thoroughly
that he is able to convey it in an enjoyable manner, but
Tolle's gentle tone and dialect begs his audience's attention
simply through its straightforward approach. Something about
this reading just seems profoundly important, whether one
agrees with the material or not, and listeners' attention is
sure to be captured within seconds of listening to Tolle's
take on the universe in which we live.
truly inspiring novel based on the true love story of the author's
The Strength of a Sparrow is based on a true story-the story
of the author's parents. The character of a tenacious young
woman, Bouvette Sherwood, who is a successful New York
Broadway producer and actress, drives the plot. In the mid
1940s Bouvette meets and falls in love with a charming
alcoholic, Hughie Hewitt. He has a secret though, which he
keeps from her during their intense courtship-he is a Catholic
priest. Their love story unfolds into a kaleidoscope of
intrigue, suspense, betrayal, and romance. The strength and
optimism of this remarkable woman during unfathomable
obstacles in her life is truly inspirational.
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Always Looking Up:
of an Incurable
Optimist by Michael J. Fox
July 27, 2007
There are many words to describe Michael J. Fox: Actor. Husband.
Father. Activist. But readers of Always Looking Up will soon
add another to the list: Optimist. Michael writes about the hard-won
perspective that helped him see challenges as opportunities. Instead
of building walls around himself, he developed a personal policy of
engagement and discovery: an emotional, psychological, intellectual,
and spiritual outlook that has served him throughout his struggle
with Parkinson's disease. Michael's exit from a very demanding, very
public arena offered him the time-and the inspiration-to open up new
doors leading to unexpected places. One door even led him to the
center of his own family, the greatest destination of all.
The last ten years, which is really the stuff of this book,
began with such a loss: my retirement from Spin City. I found myself
struggling with a strange new dynamic: the shifting of public and
private personas. I had been Mike the actor, then Mike the actor
with PD. Now was I just Mike with PD? Parkinson's had consumed my
career and, in a sense, had become my career. But where did all of
this leave Me? I had to build a new life when I was already pretty
happy with the old one..
Always Looking Up is a memoir of this last decade, told
through the critical themes of Michael's life: work, politics,
faith, and family. The book is a journey of self-discovery and
reinvention, and a testament to the consolations that protect him
from the ravages of Parkinson's.
With the humor and wit that captivated fans of his first book,
Lucky Man, Michael describes how he became a happier, more
satisfied person by recognizing the gifts of everyday life.