Monday, March 1, 2010

Finding Inner Peace During Troubled Times: Exploring the Lost Art of Christian Meditation

by William Moss,
The Barnabas Agency, 2009

While I applaud Moss for his many accomplishments in the business world, as well as for joining AA at the age of 85 and remaining sober five years (and counting), I don't think his essay merits a book that costs buyers $5.99. At 26 pages (many of which have lots of white space), a maximum fee of $2.99 would suffice.

Much of the book is a recitation of Scripture, which any reader with a decent Bible Concordance could easily locate on her own. Furthermore, the simple, step-by-step example of Christian meditation is no more than one could find through a quick google search. Facing pages are blank for "thoughts and prayers," but really, the book does little to evoke either. While I have not researched what other books are available on this topic, I don't advise purchasing this one, unless you have money to burn.

On the bright side, if you have a manuscript to flog, perhaps it's worth taking a look at The Barnabas Agency...

[Note: this book was provided for review by The B & B Media Group]

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