6.13.2011

three books, three outlooks.

okay: i read three new books in the past few weeks and i stand behind them (some more than others lol). any who, i am a very multi-faceted person so i think that is why the three authors appealed to me throughout the pages in three different ways. nevertheless, check em' out and see which apply to you :


FOR THE HOPELESS ROMANTIC:

Chip Ingram's "Love, Sex, and Lasting Relationships: God's prescription for enhancing your love life" was suggested to me by one of my homeboys (who i will not embarrass by mentioning his name lol). He said it was interesting and thought i would like it ... and i did. This book is for humans - married couples, newly single people, or even people who are single and wondering how they want to move forward. Ingram is honest and insightful - shutting down all of the superficial perceptions, expectations, and misconceptions about healthy relationships. If people read this book, i promise the married world would be a better place. I have personally gotten so much clarity, peace, and new perspectives towards relationships with this book.





FOR THE CRUDE SENSE OF HUMOR AND CYNIC OF LOVE:
Hilary Winston's "My Boyfriend Wrote a Book About Me" is a loud, "unclassy", crass nonfiction book about Winson's love life. After a bitter long term break up, Winston sees a book in Barnes and Noble where her boyfriend alludes to her as his "fat ass girlfriend". This funny, but quite pathetic story tells of her awkward dating life and reaches out to anyone who has been dumped, cheated on, lied to, or disrespected. More importantly, it stresses the idea of self-love and worth ... in a very messed up way lol.









FOR THE TRANSCENDENT MIND:



Eckhart Tolle's "A New Earth" is honestly like nothing i have ever read before. If you have ever felt like people around you do not see what you do in society? in life? in people?... this book has your name written all over it. it takes your mind and spirit into a totally different way of thinking. in fact, it was just the tool i needed to get closer with God and understand inner peace before my friend passed away a few weeks ago. Sometimes it can feel like life has you tied to a string and is tossing you around like a rag-doll. well, because of this book i now understand what toni morrison meant when she said, "if you surrender to the wind, you can ride it."


*as a disclaimer, there were some things i did not agree with in all 3 of these books. our jobs as readers are not to soak in everything like a mindless sponge, but instead we should read it all, and decide things for ourselves.

2 comments:

  1. Definitely gonna check out the last one!

    =)

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