Thursday, September 23, 2021

[Review] - Spiritual Wisdom for a Happier Life

Self-help books are a dime a dozen. There are way too many authors giving their opinions on how we should live our lives. Don't get me wrong, some of these books can be very helpful. And, the others are nothing more than a time-waster. Now, this brings me to Spiritual Wisdom for a Happier Life, a book that's been sitting on my desk collecting dust for nearly four years. Revell, a division of Baker publishing group, had sent me a paperback copy in autumn of 2017. Upon receiving it, I read a few chapters, became bored, and put it down. I didn't pick the book back up until September 2021. 

The book is in eight parts (chapters) - Hurt and Suffering, Guilt and Shame, Anger, Anxiety, Sorrow, Fear, Happiness, and Love. Each chapter has a Bible verse and followed by a spiritual essay about specific human emotion. The author is a Christian clinical psychologist and uses his patients' stories throughout the book as examples of emotional pain and healing. 

Final Thoughts

Honestly, I'm the wrong reader for Spiritual Wisdom for a Happier Life. I'm not the biggest fan of so-called self-help books. These books can come off a bit too preachy, and sadly this happens to the case for this book. There was something about the narration that was offputting, and I became bored. The Christian aspects of the eight basic human emotions were interesting, but I couldn't relate to the story examples. 

In the end, I didn't like reading Spiritual Wisdom for a Happier Life. Don't get me wrong - there are plenty of good points and suggestions from the author. There are probably many readers that will love reading this and find it meaningful, but I'm not one of them.

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