Posts Tagged ‘love’

by Bradley Kyle

Herbie and the Tune

Herbie and the Tune

Set in a heavenly airport, this lovely allegory finds Herbie preparing for his flight to earth. What follows is a wonderful discovery that the tune (pure joy) can still be heard in the physical world. With thanks to the gentle guidance of the pilot, Herbie learns how to listen out for the tune.

This is one of a series of books aimed specifically at children from ages 3 to 11, with Herbie and the Tune recommended for the ages 4 to 9. In clear print, with beautiful illustrations by Gabriel Evans, it is an easy to understand explanation of incarnation, but also of how to hear the Tune of pure joy even when on earth. An activity section at the back includes a ‘Share With Me’ page which can be used to involve a child even more in the story, such as what would they ask the pilot before visiting earth, and what do they imagine the Tune sounds like. There is even a simple ‘Spot the Difference’ exercise and an illustration which can be copied and coloured in.

This book ticks the boxes in so many ways, and I am sure others in the series do too. As the publishers say, “Each Pick-a-Woo Children’s Book is designed to: Embrace Love, Touch the Heart, Kindle the Spirit and Enlighten the Mind”. Their series of books lovingly explore stories of angels, spirits, love, meditation, emotion, feelings, souls, chakras, auras, crystals, prayer, fairies, healing, listening, universal laws and more so there can be no area which is left untouched!

Review by Joan Osborne

Published by Pick-a-Woo Woo Publishers


ISBN: 978-1-921883026


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 By:  Betsy Otter Thompson

Walking Through IllusionWalking Through Illusion

features a series of short stories about biblical people who either knew Jesus or knew of him, and were influenced by him in one way or another. It is about people who lived long before Christianity began. The author believes that we don’t take our beliefs with us when we leave here; we take the love we found from having them.

Each chapter focuses on the growth of the particular person and each chapter is complete within itself with a specific theme. At the end of each chapter, there is a worksheet with questions designed to bring the ideas from the book into the reader’s everyday life in a meaningful way.

The author presents a behavioural aspect in each chapter and not only describes how that behaviour influenced the events in that particular person’s life, but also holds up a mirror for the reader to look into if they will. The questions are designed to bring in a new awareness of how we so often sabotage ourselves and set up those sequences of events that present us with the most frustration, despair and challenge. Some of the ideas are somewhat hard to grasp, but the whole basis is that we can be our own best friends and our own worst enemies – a well known concept to many, but this book helps to throw light on some of the patterns we develop and how we attract others with those same behaviour patterns into our lives! But the overall message is that love can bring a new dimension and each of us is free to love in the face of reasons not to. “If we love, the heart goes deeper to reveal our true identity. If we don’t love, more opportunities arrive through which to do so.” Read this book again and again and see how many mirrors you can walk through – I certainly had moments of revelation reading this book, and I know you will too.

Publisher: O Books


ISBN: 978-1-84694-292-1


Reviewed by: Joan Osborne

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by Eileen CaddyGems of Wisdom

For many years people have relied daily on the simple teachings of Eileen Caddy’s guidance on faith, love and stillness to assist them in their meditations. This perpetual calendar brings inspirational and practical messages from her book, ‘Opening Doors Within’ to everyone seeking their true inner self and spiritual truth.

The day this calendar arrived, I had just returned from the funeral of my “baby” brother and was feeling overwhelmed and devastated by the thought that he was not around any more. In my head I knew his spirit was eternal, but my heart was weeping for his loss. I opened the calendar and the message for that day rang a bell so clear and true I could not help but be uplifted by it.

Eileen Caddy lived her life by that inner guidance that she called “the God Within” and continues to encourage us all to find our own inner direction. This calendar is a must for everyone – the messages are simple, but so very true, and each message is accompanied by an enchanting photograph of Findhorn. Peace, inspiration, comfort, guidance – all these and more are contained within this simple but profound offering.

Review by Joan Osborne

Published by Findhorn Press  www.findhornpress.com

ISBN: 978-1-84409-146-1


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by Patty HarpenauThe Life Codes

The first thing that struck me about this book, before I even read it, is how beautiful it is. Stunningly presented in hardback, it is filled with amazing photography, artwork and thoughtfully laid out text. Drawing on wisdom from three major belief systems – Islam, Judaism and Christianity – the author describes a young woman’s experiences in Jerusalem following the death of her father where she learns fundamental truths about the nature of love, healing and abundance. The book is designed to be read in seven stages, whether over the course of a week or in longer stages.

Definitely a book to be savoured – it takes time and attention to take in the depth of the teaching, but it is well worth it. This is a wonderful book to work with, highly recommended.

Review by Willow Thomas

Published by Bantam Press  www.thelifecodes.co.uk

ISBN 978-0-59306-467-2


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