Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Review: The Art of Meaningful Living by Christopher F. Brown

"Meaningful living is choosing your passions over your fears. It is accepting what you cannot control and focusing on what is in your power."

Too often our meaningful lives and the things we are passionate about are buried under disappointments and lost dreams.

Christopher F. Brown, LCSW, MBA, offers a powerful book combining psychological concepts with beautiful, provocative artwork done by John Palmer to help us move beyond the pain in our present lives to something more valuable and joyful. Divided into four stages, Brown has put together this thought-provoking guide to transform a life filled with dissatisfaction to a life filled with true meaning. Open to any page and begin your own journey toward a meaningful life.

Received from the publicist for review.

The text was beautifully written in such a way that you feel calmed. I could almost hear the text in Bob Ross's hypnotic intonations.

My favorite quote (from the Collaborator's Note) was:

Just as the feelings that art evokes are personal and subjective, so too are the key elements of each person's meaningful life. Take what is helpful and leave what is not. The result will be your meaningful life, which is as unique as you are.

This one gets four stars. I immediately clicked with the book even though I'm not normally an art kind of person. The artwork by John Palmer was abstract, but somehow fit with the text. The combination of art and psychology was new and quite intriguing. This was a larger format, coffee table book printed on beautiful, silky paper and would make a lovely gift.

★★★★ = Really Liked It


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