Almost everyone we know, ourselves included, yearns for some kind of self-transformation.
There are very few people in this world who can confidently state with undisguised bravado that they are happy, content, and satisfied with their present selves or lives. There is always something that needs to change or be changed.
It could be one’s station in life, appearance, conditions at work, or broken relationships. It is easy to desire or think of change but making the fateful leap toward making it happen is always the hard part.
Dr. Ronnie Hale’s groundbreaking book, Beyond Want: Finding Peace Now, attempts to show us the way. It gently exhorts the reader to make the long-awaited start on the journey towards self-transformation.
Like the proverbial philosopher’s stone that turns ordinary metal into gold, Dr. Hale lifts the
curtain on a “new way of being, living, and thinking”.
Knowing that most people read only the first two chapters of self-help books, he sidesteps it by putting the onus on the reader to catch his interest. Knowing that most people read only the first two chapters of self-help books, he sidesteps it by putting the onus on the reader to catch his interest.
He does this by asking the reader to complete a series of self-help clarifying questions that identify the change that he needs in his life. The succeeding chapters expand the discussion and keep it on an even keel by expounding on what really matters and prioritizing what is
important, a person’s thoughts, emotions, and feelings, moving to a place of being, finding fulfillment, how to handle fear, the unknown, and the gifts that a person can give to himself to find peace.
Dr. Hale, writing with a total mastery of the subject of change, is reflective of his four degrees in metaphysics including two doctorates. He has a moralizing, easily-read, laid-back palpable and relatable writing style. If there is one thing that sets the book apart, it is the author’s obvious passion and desire to assist those desiring to transform lives through providing the reader with information to empower themselves to do so, which reverberates from every page. Hale’s Beyond Want is recommended for readers who seek change; enabling them to discover methodologies for manifesting a life of their desire. Beyond want’s mind-altering concepts of change and self-transformation align themselves perfectly with what the world needs today given the state of its emotional health. Hale’s Beyond Want is recommended for readers who are not afraid to discover something new and who want to try something different. Its mind-altering concepts of change and self-transformation are exactly the medicine that the doctor ordered that can cure the world of its maladies.
– The Moving Words Review
Official Entry: The Most Moving Book Award, Jan. 2, 2023
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