If you have been following me for awhile, you know I love books and everything about books: writing them, reading them, promoting them…teaching people how to write them. I enjoy reading a variety of books: Self-Help, Historical Fiction, Spiritual Books, Business Books, Philosophy Books, Inspirational Books, Leadership Books…and more. I like to incorporate my love of books into my blog several times each month with reviews, recommendations, and promotions. I am always delighted by the process of working with authors to bring new ideas to the public.
Betsy Otter Thompson contacted me and asked if I would be willing to read and review her book: Walking Through Illusion: Jesus Speaks of the People who Shared His Journey. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I knew it would be interesting. I wasn’t disappointed. Betsy writes in a refreshing perspective about age-old biblical stories and principles and makes them relevent today with Jesus explaining complex ideas like Truth, Beliefs, Heart, Death, Time, and more. This book is written in an unusual format: an interview style with questions posed to Jesus. At first, this was hard for me to get into…it didn’t seem to flow at all, but when I decided to read the chapters in order of my interest in the topic and viewed the chapters as a stand alone lesson, I hit my stride with the book.
The book does what all excellent spiritual books do…it makes you think, it makes you consider change, it helps you grow. Whether you view Jesus as your personal saviour or you view Jesus as a great spiritual teacher…you will find this book to be a valuable addition to your spiritual study.
Sheri Kaye Hoff, MA, CGCL, Life Coach, Author, College Professor