September 21, 2010

Review: Manual For Living: Reality: A User's Guide to the Meaning of Life

By facing death as a two-time cancer survivor, Seth David Chernoff learned to experience the fullness of life. In his award-winning new book, A Manual for Living: Reality, A User's Guide to the Meaning of Life, he offers straightforward guidance for achieving lasting happiness, overcoming fear of death and finding true purpose.

He has lived his message, and pulls no punches as he writes about the hard subjects of death, illness, fear, finding balance, our toxic environment, our perception of what is real, our finances, and our need to accumulate. He deals with change and major transition, living in the "now" and so much more by answering the questions:

Why are we always in such a hurry? Can we really micromanage our life?
Are our physical ailments caused by frustration, anxiety or stress?           
Why are we stuck in the past?           
Why is it such a challenge to maintain inner peace?           
Why doesn't hard work always equate with results or fulfillment?             
Why can't we evolve through effort alone?           
Why doesn't receiving everything we desire guarantee happiness?
How can we find fulfillment and true happiness?           
Does spirituality have a "time" associated with it?             
What exactly is a spiritual life, an inspired life, a fulfilled life?
What is the meaning of life?

The author recommends using a single chapter at a time as a guide to the current demands of our life. Because Manual for Living: Reality covers so many topics that vitally concern our lives, this approach makes sense, especially if we are facing the final journey, or have a loved one who is going through a reversal or transition. 

I've always considered myself a spiritual person.  Reading this book just confirmed that belief.  I learned so much from this book that I feel overwhelmed.  This would be the perfect gift for someone who is going through a rough time right now.  It's absolutely amazing.

Spirit Scope Publishing 
June 7, 2010
296 pages
$15.95 US

Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book for free from Atria Books.  All opinions expressed are 100% mine.  If you purchase a book using my Amazon or Barnes and Noble link, I will receive a small portion of the purchase price.

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