Knowing and learning to trust in God is perhaps the most fulfilling thing we can ever have. Coming to realise that there is a much higher being that watches us and is always ready t0 help us when we are in need bring peace and happiness in our lives.
But let’s face it, there are so many things that happen in our lives which makes us doubt God at times, and makes us even beat ourselves down trying to figure out who God really is and how much we mean to Him.
If you would really like to get a good understandings of your faith and come to understand how much God loves you, and what you should do remain in His love, then this book should become your new bestie.
My return to love book review here will be covering the gist of the book, the author, some meat of the book, the best place to buy, and my final thoughts about the book.
So let us get right into things and see how the book helps you grow your faith.
Name: A Return to Love
Author: Marianne Williamson
Best place to buy: www.amazon.com
Genre: Self Help Book
Publication Date: March 15, 1996
The Gist of the Book and More on Author
This book is mainly aimed at helping you know how, by coming to trust and work with God, you can make your life smoother and happier. It also goes into depth about knowing love and its true power as well as how we can express it in our lives amidst all the chaos and drama that goes on everyday.
The title pretty much gives everything away, and gives the gist of the book perfectly.
The book is all about coming from the constant struggles of health, finances, relationships you may be fighting against and come back to God, the source of love who will help you through the difficulties and get you to become loving and peaceful as well as spread the same to others.
The author of the book is Marianne Williamson, who is a well known spiritual author in the United States, and is a teacher.
She is the founder of two very helpful projects in the Us, which are Project Angel Food and The Peace Alliance. Project Angel Food is a program that has people taking meals to people who are struggling with in Los Angeles to their homes while the peace alliance is a project that is campaigning for there to be a peace department in the legislation.
She is also one of the board directors of an organization called the RESULTS. The organization is maimed at helping people who are poor in the United States.
She is also involved in the Sister Giant conferences which takes time to explain to folks where politics and spirituality meet in life. I have to say she is quite a dedicated woman in the ministry of God.
She has had more than twelve books published thus far, four of which have become best sellers in the New York Times.
What The Book Talks About
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
It takes courage to endure the sharp pains of self discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives.
You may believe that you are responsible for what you do, but not for what you think. The truth is that you are responsible for what you think, because it is only at this level that you can exercise choice. What you do comes from what you think.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?
In the absence of love, we began slowly but surely to fall apart. Available people are the ones who are dangerous, because they confront us with the possibility of real intimacy.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?
When infants aren’t held, they can become sick, even die. It’s universally accepted that children need love, but at what age are people supposed to stop needing it? We never do. We need love in order to live happily, as much as we need oxygen in order to live at all.
I am a glorious child of God. I am joyful, serene, positive, and loving. Love in your mind produces love in your life. This is the meaning of heaven.Fear in your mind produces fear in your life. This is the meaning of hell.
We’re hallucinating. And that’s what this world is: a mass hallucination, where fear seems more real than love. Fear is an illusion. Our craziness, paranoia, anxiety and trauma are literally all imagined.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
Third-level, life-long relationships are generally few because “their existence implies that those involved have reached a stage simultaneously in which the teaching-learning balance is actually perfect.” That doesn’t mean, however, that we necessarily recognize our third-level assignments; in fact, generally we don’t.
We may even feel hostility toward these particular people. Someone with whom we have a lifetime’s worth of lessons to learn is someone whose presence in our lives forces us to grow.
Sometimes it represents someone with whom we participate lovingly all our lives, and sometimes it represents someone who we experience as a thorn in our side for years, or even forever.
Just because someone has a lot to teach us, doesn’t mean we like them. People who have the most to teach us are often the ones who reflect back to us the limits to our own capacity to love, those who consciously or unconsciously challenge our fearful positions.
They show us our walls. Our walls are our wounds—the places where we feel we can’t love any more, can’t connect any more deeply, can’t forgive past a certain point. We are in each other’s lives in order to help us see where we most need healing, and in order to help us heal.
This book will cost you this much according to amazon.
Buy New $ 10.87
Buy Used – Acceptable $ 9.23
You can purchase the book on other platforms.
I think the theme in this book is applicable to whatever you believe or don’t believe. It clearly and succinctly explains the benefits of extending love, which resides within us all( believe it or not), and the overwhelming results we individually receive when we do so.
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