Messiah’s Handbook by Richard Bach – Book Review

Messiah’s Handbook is a great book. It is well written. I am sure the author understood life, existence, death, people, religion and society in a very deep manner. His pieces of adviceĀ from the book are precious and meaningful. The book inspires me to do what I want and live with the consequences rather than compromising and sacrificing myself. I take the author’s advice and choose not to live my life flatly. This book has changed my perspective towards life and living. This is a short book but cute and apt.. just perfect and I love it so much. Each and every page is a gem and one can always derive an inspiring message from the pages. I would like to mention a few of my favorite lines:

“The only thing that shatters dreams is compromise”

“There is nothing to which you cannot give your consent, there is nothing from which you cannot withdraw it.”

“No one can solve problems for someone whose problem is that they don’t want their problems solved.”

There are many more wonderful quotes like these. Richard Bach advises that one must pick this book, close eyes, ask a question, randomly open a page, choose left or right page and read it. He says one can find an answer to their question. I liked playing that game.

A Defense of Honor by Kristi Ann Hunter

I enjoyed reading A Defense of Honor very much. The story is set up in England in older times. It started off with Graham who was looking for a unique girl for himself to fall in love and ends up meeting Kit. Before anyone might start assuming that this is just another love story, let me tell you, this is a very unique love story. Kit is a very strong woman. I am really impressed with the way the story revolves around her, her guilt and her work of helping other women who are in need. Kit’s friends Daphne and Jesse are special in their own ways. I must say, it blew my mind reading about the Haven Manor, the kids that are growing up there and the dedication the three women have towards taking care of those kids. Graham who was aimless at the beginning of the novel finds a purpose after meeting Kit and visiting Haven Manor. Though he initially doesn’t approve of Kit’s methods for raising funds for the welfare of the kids, he understands eventually and forgives her. The story is also about how Kit was carrying the guilt and how she could never forgive herself. The point where Graham beautifully explains Kit about trusting God instead of taking things into one’s own hands is very nice. It hit a very delicate chord in my heart, as well. I totally enjoyed the book. Cheers to the author who established a very beautiful and strong female lead character. The story runs very smoothly and in perfect pace.