Book Reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this book.  I enjoyed it so much that I will add this to my personal library.  The author covers what we know about Marie Laveau, what we can assume based on the history of the time, and what we can assume based on other folklorist recording practices at that time.

Why is this book so highly recommended?  I don't understand.  Books written as fiction to teach principles are like nails on chalkboard to me.  
I didn't find the information that was poorly attempted to be profound.  
It might have been if it hadn't been watered down by a poorly told story.  
Attention to all authors, not that you should listen to me, but if you do listen to me STOP IT!  Don't write in this style.
End of rant.  I want my time back because I read the whole damn thing.

I am not recommending this book and I'm not not recommending it.  I was surprised that I didn't hate this book.  Trent Shelton is part of the Rachel Hollis team and I'm totally meh about his message.  It just doesn't ring true to me and feels like he failed in one area and using that failure to try to make money by how he "recovered" from it.
I thought his book was well done.  I didn't find it helpful to my life and I doubt anyone who has done any serious work on themselves would, but if you haven't read any self help and need some motivation you might look this book up.  I would recommend other books first, but we each are different and this might speak to you.

I'm not sure I would recommend this book.  I try to only recommend books that I think others will find value in.  I found value in this book, but I'm not sure anyone reading this would.
I am absolutely fascinated by those who have visions of the Virgin.  Catholicism is a form of magick and meditation.  
I loved reading about someone outside of Catholicism's experience with the rosary and the Virgin.  I loved hearing about the Black Madonna and the miracles people experienced.

Most everything else I've read lately has been either meh, crap, or a fun reread of books I read years ago.  It has been incredible rereading beginner's spirituality books from my perspective now.  I remember the joy of reading those words the first time.  The skepticism.  And now I'm finding I see something different in the words.  

What are you reading?

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