CNB Book News: Four Powerful Stories Of Love, Growth And The Soul
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
“Rachael’s Return” by Janet Rebhan
(NAPSI)—Caroline Martin has everything but the thing her soul craves most: a daughter. During a routine hysterectomy, she unwittingly aborts the little girl she’s always longed for, leaving the unborn baby’s soul in limbo. She shares a hospital room with a pregnant woman who’s just been shot by her boyfriend. Her unborn child is barely hanging on—and the soul of Caroline’s hovering baby cannot resist the urge to rebirth via this unclaimed fetus.
In the aftermath, two engaging heavenly guides struggle to find a way to help Caroline and her would-be daughter forge the link always meant to be between them—before the child’s brutal father makes good on his vow to steal the girl and disappear with her. Purchase at https://amzn.to/2X4W5qZ.
“Big Wild Love” by Jill Sherer Murray
Jill Sherer Murray lived in a dead-end relationship into her 40s before she finally let it go. She was like millions of women who struggle with whether to stay in a loveless marriage, a bad relationship, or give up on dating altogether, believing love isn’t in the cards. You may even know someone struggling with a similar decision.
With warmth and honesty, Murray shows how letting go can free you from a life that isn’t serving you.
She knows this is true, because she did it herself—and ultimately attracted the love and life she wanted. “Big Wild Love” shows how to find the way back to the self once thought lost. Purchase at https://amzn.to/34aBnHy.
“Finding Venerable Mother” by Cindy Rasicot
When Cindy Rasicot moves to Thailand with her husband and teenage son, she finds herself strangely adrift in a foreign culture, unprepared for the challenges she encounters. On an impulse, she signs up for a conference where she unexpectedly meets a Thai Buddhist nun, Venerable Dhammananda Bhikkhuni, who leads her on a spiritual journey from which there is no turning back.
This soulful and engaging memoir is the story of one woman’s journey of physical, emotional, and spiritual healing through her connection to a loving Buddhist teacher who fully accepts and nurtures her in a way her own mother never did. Purchase at https://amzn.to/2R5CLWL.
“Broth From the Cauldron” by Cerridwen Fallingstar
A collection of “teaching stories,” this is a literary Wiccan soup for the soul. It is a distillation of the wisdom Cerridwen Fallingstar has gathered from her journey through life and from her 40 years as a Shamanic teacher and Wiccan Priestess.
At turns poignant and humorous, it chronicles her trajectory from a Republican Cold War upbringing to Pagan Priestess, offering a portrait of a culture growing from denial to awareness. Accessible to any audience interested in personal growth, “Broth from the Cauldron” is for everyone who’s ever stood at the crossroads wishing a fairy godmother would come along and show the path. Purchase at https://amzn.to/2XaGAOm.
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