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An Honest Look At A Book

on August 2, 2012


I just finished reading
“Room of Marvels” by James Bryan Smith so I thought I would review this fascinating work of fiction with the thought that I may review other books in the future.

The premiss of the book is about a man who has suffered some great losses and ends up going to a Monastery on a silent retreat.
He goes through a process of healing in an unusual way.

I found this book very easy to read as I wizzed right through it ( when I actually took some time to quietly read).

I could relate to the main character’s grief (maybe on a smaller level) and could feel the pain of his losses.
There is a weight that comes with loss and hurt, and I believe we all have experienced that heaviness.

There is the spiritual realm that connects the grief with hidden pain.
It takes him through a faith filled and therapeutic path allowing himself to surrender and heal.

Beautifully woven, the tapestry laid out in words is easily transformed to visuals in my mind.

I ask that no matter what you believe, you allow yourself the privilege to be swept away into the story line.

There are scriptures sprinkled very relevantly throughout, without the preachiness that can accompany some stories.

I found this story so thought provoking and powerfully written.

I believe that so many can benefit if they journey on the path to healing hurts by reflecting on the images and questions and possibilities presented.

Above all I was reminded of the greatest gift we have been given- the ability to love one another.

I highly recommend this book.


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