Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Tragic Treasure by Dianne Rosena Jones... inspiring book!
Underneath the story of the author’s tumultuous life’s journey, lie the most important ingredients of one’s basic survival—inspiration, hope and self-love. This story is a heart-wrenching look into the life of a woman who faced tremendous loss, abuse, anger, and self-hate. The author taps into her inner strength, which was dormant during various times in her life, in order to stand when the tragedies of life surmounted. The reader bears witness to her self-reflection and survival. The life she was living before she found the greatness within bent her emotionally, mentally and physically almost to the point of no return.
This book is inspiring and unlike most self-help or motivational books, it taps into the reader’s soul. It forces the reader to look into the events in their lives and their reactions to them. The fact that it’s interactive is an added touch for readers. The lists or questions allow the reader to reflect on things within their lives and modify their negative, self-loathing thoughts. Through this book, the reader can become the strong individual that Ms. Jones became once she learned her own worth.
I have given this book four stars. There were some editing issues throughout the book that kept me from giving it five stars. I strongly feel that once this book is professionally edited, it will receive five stars from all readers as the content is powerful and uplifting. Ms. Jones is a very talented author and writes in a way that readers will understand. I look forward to reading more of her books.
I recommend this book to those in the midst of a struggle or celebrating the triumphs beyond the struggle. It reaffirms that in order to survive the tragedies that one endures, one must know who they are, own self-love, and tap into the strength within...