About the Book:
Losing a job always delivers a hard blow, but it was especially hard for forty-something author Louise Lewis, one of many victims of the technology industry’s dotcom implosion. No Experts Needed: The Meaning of Life According to You! tells the story of how she pulled herself together and discovered a new life of meaning.
Just minutes after being “set free”, Lewis, a single woman with a mortgage to pay, sits in the San Jose, California, airport panicking over her future. While toying with the option of giving into depression, she receives a powerful message from God that instantly releases the weight of her worries. “This is just a new chapter in your life. You hold the pen, I’ll guide your hand, and together we’ll write one hell of a chapter.” through Spirit’s continued involvement, Lewis is inspired to ask normal, everyday people to answer Spirit’s question: what is the meaning of life?
No Experts Needed: The Meaning of Life According to You! weaves through a vast collection of spontaneous, thought-provoking answers and inspirational stories that demonstrate how the simple act of listening to Spirit can add meaning to every moment of your life.My Review:
After being permanently laid-off from her administrative job, this author decides to "take time off" to decide what she would like to persue next. She asks "Spirit" for some guidance and gets an answer that tells her to pick up a pen and he will guide her.
Curious as to what she is suppose to do, "Spirit" leads her to the ultimate question to ask people---"What is the Meaning of Life?" And for the next two years she starts to travel and asks this very question to people that she meets along the way.
She covers a tremendous amount of ground in our own country and abroad and gets some remarkable answers. Every patter of life she seems to cross, poor and rich, urban and rural, black and white (and every race in between), and every age. She certainly gets some interesting responses to a question that seems to be too broad to answer, but everybody has an answer, not one seems to not know their own personal take on why they are here on this earth.
This is an astonishing and surprising book to read. I wasn't sure I would like it at first. It seemed to "inspirational" and "spiritual", but I changed my mind pretty quickly.
Grounded in her own self-assurance, this author holds a very unique balance between her spirituality and her wickedly entertaining sense of humor. It is a very enjoyable booke to read with alot of insight that makes you think. Delightful!
About the Author:
Louise Lewis’s twenty-year career in marketing and advertising sales in the high-tech industry ultimately led her to write her debut book. A Louisiana native, she now lives in Southern California, where she spends her time writing and volunteering at a local children’s hospital.
Thanks to Tracee and Pump Up Your Book Promotion for the chance to review this book!