Book Reviews

Reviews for "Forgiveness: The Key to the Kingdom"

We may find it hard to forgive ourselves for being imperfect, perhaps because we tried to be faultless as children to avoid punishment. That contrasts wildly with the concept that we're made in God's image. It creates a fundamental and self-destructive emotional conflict that weaves through the whole personality and requires a thousand little treatments. John-Roger offers a book of short reflections on the subject of self forgiveness as a form of Christ-consciousness, of acknowledging the God within. For example, when you make a mistake, learn from it and don't dwell on it; God is in the business of forgiveness; don't dwell on the past, it no longer exists; take your authority back and stop giving it away to memories. A good bed-side, chair-side book. Audrey DeLaMartre THE PHOENIX The "Phoenix" is a monthly publication for people actively working on their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. More...

Reviews for "Living The Spiritual Principles Of Health And Well-Being"

Modern science has gone too far in diminishing humankind's spiritual greatness. A new image of consciousness is arising, however, in which the role of love, compassion, and intention -- the core of spirituality -- is being restored. Science now shows that adherence to a spiritual path is correlated with a longer, healthier life. The bottom line: love heals. This remarkable book shows how. Larry Dossey, MD Author: Healing Words and The Power of Premonition More...

Reviews for "Loving Each Day for Moms & Dads"

A good companion book is Loving Each Day for Moms & Dads by John-Roger ($15, Mandeville Press). It is filled with bite-sized nuggets of information and inspiration for parents, no matter a child’s age, gender or situation. If taking in too much information overwhelms you, this would be the right book for you. Bookviews.com More...

Reviews for "Loving Each Day for Peacemakers"

"Bestselling author John-Roger has spent the last 30 years teaching the fundamentals of peace. He is founder of Insight Seminars Worldwide, president of Peace Theological Seminary and College of Philosophy, and founder of the Institute for Individual and World Peace. His teachings are based on the premise that world peace can only be achieved by peaceful individuals. This newest book is designed to lead the reader one step at a time into that place within where peace resides, and to teach ways to access it ever more quickly. Each page begins with a quote relating to peace, followed by questions that put the wisdom into a more personal context. Following each lesson is a journal page for recording thoughts and answers to the questions posed. The format of the book is both appealing and practical, making it a pleasure to use as well as inspiring to read. It guides rather than instructs, and leads the reader through a daily practice of feeling and spreading peace." NAPRA ReView Sept/Oct 2002 More...

Reviews for "Loving Each Day"

"Loving Each Day is a book for anyone who is looking fo some guidance. You do not have to be religious in order to appreciate the simplicity of this book." Amazon.com Book Review More...

Reviews for "Momentum: Letting Love Lead"

Enlightening! Sylvia Browne Psychic & Spiritual Teacher More...

Reviews for "Relationships: Love, Marriage And Spirit"

"In Relationships: Love, Marriage And Spirit, John-Roger draws upon a lifetime of spiritual leadership and his own unique brand of common sense to take a candid and revealing survey of such relationship issues as living with teens, sexual attitudes and morality, single parenting, blocks to communication, man-woman paradox, children and religion, intimacy and sharing, sexuality and spirituality, desire and celibacy, suffering and jealousy, ending a relationship, and more. A "reader friendly" compendium of sound, sensitive, insightful, practical advice, Relationshipsis highly recommended reading for men and women striving to establish, nurture and maintain loving relationships with friends, family, and each other." Internet Bookwatch Midwest Book Review More...

Reviews for "Seeking the Light"

Seeking the Light is an impressive piece of work. It told me a lot about an organization of which I had known little save what I saw in the media. It is a significant contribution to sociology of religion, especially the reports of research on status, attitudes and motivations of both members and ex-members. Robert S. Ellwood Emeritus Professor of Religion, University of Southern California More...

Reviews for "Spiritual High"

"I was thrilled to get a copy of Spiritual High to review because one of the author's John-Roger was one of the first people whose books I read when I opened myself to the spiritual world in the 1980's. This book is so easy to read, and if you have a child who is connected to drugs or to substance abuse, you will gain a lot from this book. I know from email I have received to our web site www.maitreya-edu.org that there are many of you out there who have children who are into substance abuse and drugs. This beautiful book shows that one can achieve a spiritual high without the use of drugs or substances of any kind. I loved reading this book, and I don't even have a child with a problem. Even for an adult the advice is brilliant. The co-author, Michael McBay M.D., writes from personal experience having lost his career and most of what he had worked for because of abuse of drugs, and also of how he got everything back including his medical licence. This is an absolutely wonderful book and I cannot say enough about it. Published by Mandeville Press, you can see their web site on www.mandevillepress.org (I also spelled the url out as well) everyone should have a copy of this book in their home. John-Roger has an incredible background in the metaphysical field, he has so many achievements, I do not know where to begin. Just buy this book, you will not regret doing so" Margaret McElroy Host of radio show "Sixth Sense" on KKNW 1150AM in Seattle, Wa. More...

Reviews for "Spiritual Warrior"

A Practical Guide to Facing Adversity WITH INTEGRITY John-Roger's latest contender for the 'Best-Seller list', Spiritual Warrior, seems at first to be the kind of book I prefer: short. Yet his words became meditations taking me on timeless inner journeys. As I finished' my first reading, I realized that it was just the beginning. Beware of this book. You could be entering a maze that will amaze you and from which you may never want to escape. Spiritual Warrior is a 'tool kit' for discovering our true spiritual selves while staying protected from the adversity that goes with the territory. In an age where it's fashionable to decry humans as the pillagers of the planet, John-Roger reminds us that "Only human beings are capable of observing the presence of God in all things, including themselves. Human beings are sacred for that very reason. If you could understand that simple fact, you would never need to read another self-help book." Quite a claim. Yet quite a book. I was struck by the almost 'matter-of-fact' way he talks about spiritual matters. He discusses the (unusual) concepts of 'manifesting your spirit', 'moving from the unknown to the unknowable' and 'bridging the left and right sides of consciousness' with the savoir faire of someone for whom discerning the worlds of spirit is as natural as making a cake. Yet he does this without trace of ego or superiority. In the course of my own personal growth, I've read a lot of so-called self-help books. Yet this is the first one that actually seemed to read me! Cliché spiritual ideas that have become just so much vocabulary seemed to penetrate the fog of my mind and make more sense. I've always cringed at 'organized religions'. Now I know why. In his chapter 'Moving from the Unknown to the Unknowable' he says, "God is unknowable ... some people take what they know about God and start preaching it so they can get more people going in one direction. This gives the illusion that God is a known quality. As a result, people cease to seek inwardly, having the idea that because many people are following a particular way, it must be right. But that is a fallacy. Nothing in the world can relieve us of our personal responsibility for seeking the truth. How can something as noble as religion get us into so much trouble? Because we constantly confuse what we know or think we know with what is truth. The Spiritual Warrior has to be able to discern the difference." The notion of 'Observation as the key to letting go', I am familiar with. Now it's becoming more of an experience. I felt things stirring in me. A new sense of freedom showed up. The excitement of realizing that even I could open the inner doors to a profound spiritual awareness. It's as if the material was simply a vehicle for keeping my mind occupied while my soul danced and played with some invisible energy somehow impressed onto the paper. A mature grasp of the nature of 'abundance' was something always out of my reach. I could never detach myself from its association with 'money and things'. Now in my consciousness and in my life I'm beginning (a touch smugly) to experience what it means. John-Roger makes no pretense that the path of the Spiritual Warrior is easy. Au contraire. He encourages us to take on greater challenges in order to promote our spiritual growth. What he does do is de-mystify the mystical and place it within reach of all of us who are ready. As I read on I felt like I was being guided through different levels of experience. By the time I'd reached the end of chapter 10 I felt ready to, as he says, maintain my 'spiritual convergence'. My what? You may well ask. "Well, I think I'm beginning to grasp it: it's when "inside us, who we are as an eternal being meets the person who is here temporarily. Here the Spirit, the emanation from God, meets us, the selves we know. This is our point of convergence. A point of concentration or attention." It would be easy to ignore Spiritual Warrior for its apparent 'jargon' and casual Americanism. But we'd miss the fact that he's introducing some very profound ideas in a very different way. The difference being that these tools really do work. Paul Hunting More...

Reviews for "The Blessings Already Are"

In this beautifully written book John Morton reminds us that we are already in the midst of God's blessings. That's a hard concept to grasp when we feel surrounded by chaos. Morton shows us how to align ourselves with God and enjoy peace within ourselves. Always doing everything in a loving way is the key. This isn't easy, but with perseverance and dedication it is possible. We need always call to mind that we are one and what we do for each other we do for God and for ourselves. As we raise the standards by which we live we have the responsibility to live up to these standards. Challenges from family and society will show up when we do this. keeping your agreement with God, no matter what others think, is business between God and you. God is always there to help us leave a situation better than we found it. This means we need to maintain our focus on seeking the highest good in every condition. "What if God's big joke is to hide inside you and everything else in the world?" Everything that happens is an opportunity to seek the Higher Good. We make these choices every day. There's an abundance of every day wisdom in this book. It is one worth reading over and over. John Morton is Spiritual Director of Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness and has produced a variety of audio and videos works. For more information contact www.theblessings.org. Reviewed by Jean Bonnen Natural Awakenings Magazine April 2003 More...

Reviews for "What's It Like Being You?"

Here is a work of spiritual brilliance. It combines timeless truths of the soul with new ways of being that guide the reader to who and what they really are. The soul based philosophy offered in this splendid book can only make for a more soulful world, as well as a unique unfolding of one's essential purpose and destiny. Jean Houston, Ph.D. Bestselling Author & Researcher More...

Reviews for "When Are You Coming Home?"

When Are You Coming Home? John-Roger and Pauli Sanderson ask us in this inspiring and intriguing new book. "Home" in this book is our soul, that divine spark of God within each one of us. John-Roger writes that the soul is the source of our inner knowing, and its inherent nature is joy, peace, compassion, love and laughter. Our soul is forever young and forever experiencing from a place of neutrality and acceptance. No matter what we do, think or feel, we are always welcomed home by the forgiving God within, the One who loves us unconditionally, just as the child is welcomed home by the father in the biblical story of the prodigal son. John-Roger writes that the way to come home, the way to know the Soul, is to be still, listen within, and breathe. Our souls will bring forward exactly what we need to know and learn in the most perfect ways for each and everyone one of us. And our learning is always and in all ways with love. In this tender memoir of John-Roger's personal spiritual journey, we get a glimpse into how he has learned to follow his spiritual heart and bring his learning forward to comfort and inspire so many. Written in John-Roger's friendly conversational tone, this book captured me from the start and made me feel welcome to travel along on John-Roger's remarkable yet ordinary journey of ever-increasing self-awareness. John-Roger's openness, humor, and poignant vulnerability touched me deeply and brought me a greater awareness of our oneness and a greater love for our humanness. Even though we may live markedly different lives, we are all souls traveling together on this divine road home. As I read this book, I felt as though I was with a good friend looking over John-Roger's shoulder as he discovered more and more about himself. Between the chapters, we are asked to reflect on how the book is resonating within us, to check out how John-Roger's message works or doesn't work for us. Although at times my mind struggled to comprehend certain aspects of what John-Roger wrote, my heart resonated with his words and the power of the truth within them. "Love it all," John-Roger says. His loving comes through strong and clear, and I chose to love my mind in its attempts to analyze what I read. What I found was that I was further comforted, moved, and enlightened about my own spiritual journey. And I experienced an "understanding that surpasses understanding," just as John-Roger wrote about in this book. When Are You Coming Home? includes an exquisite guided meditation by John-Roger on CD entitled Inner Journey Through Spirit Realms. This peaceful meditation provides us with a perfect experience for getting to know ourselves as souls and as one with God, what John-Roger calls Soul Transcendence. May this precious book and CD serve as a personal, loving guide to your own soul's return home. And may your travels within be filled with light and love. Teri Wunderman Ph.D. Miami, FL Thinkholistic.com, December 26, 2003 More...