Saturday, February 11, 2012

Desire to Inspire - Book Review


Okay, I'll admit it... I have gone nuts for this book.  I have already ordered three of them - one for me and I've given two away. I probably should order a case of them, because I can see myself giving them away to friends frequently.

I must admit that I haven't read the whole book, but I want to savor it, and I couldn't wait any longer to tell you about it. This is one of those books designed to inspire and it does. And you don't need to read more than a paragraph or two at a time to find yourself charged up to get something done.  

So,  what is it?  It's a compilation of thoughts on creativity, on being a force for good, about getting inspired to do your best work. It was masterminded by Christine Mason Miller.  I've been following her blog for some time. In her own words,

Desire to Inspire: Using Creative Passion to Transform the World aims to explore what it means to live a meaningful, inspiring life and how many of today's leading artists and visionaries have figured out how to do this...

She has gathered together a group of 14 contributors who are seamlessly woven into the book to share their best inspiration too. Many are artists, some photographers, writers, filmmakers. They speak of creativity through topics such as caring for the world, the choices you make, your dreams, your purpose, your mission, your journey, challenges, etc. 

I doubt I need to say it, but I highly recommend this book. When you read it, come back and let me know what you think. I'll still be here reading it over and over, page by page.


7 comments:

Mariodacatsmom said...

Sounds like a good book to have. Maybe I need to think about picking up for husband for inspiration on his art work.

Swirly said...

Thank you so much ~ your words mean the world to me!!

Cindy Michaud said...

Is this a "buy anywhere" book or a special order? Do tell.

Lou Belcher said...

Cindy.... Easy...peasy...If you click on the title of the book in the post, you will go right to the Amazon page. You could also go to her website if you'd like.

Lou

Shakespeare said...

Is it only in e-book format, or can we buy it hard bound?

I still haven't made the switch, I'm afraid. I'm going to ask for an e-book for my birthday, though.

Lou Belcher said...

It's hardbound on Amazon. Click on the title that is in color in the post and you'll go right to the Amazon link...

Have a great day

Lou

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