Saturday, 6 November 2010

Book Review - Walking Through Illusion



"It was predictable; she understood hate. And giving up what she understood for something she didn’t, seemed pretty risky to her. She had survived, however. At least she could appreciate that. To handle her hate, she had to put herself at the helm of her experience instead of at the effect. True, she couldn’t control her father, but she could control her response to his behavior." - Betsy Thompson

Walking Through Illusion which is Betsy Thompson's seventh book, is centred around biblical people who either knew Jesus or knew of him, and were influenced by him in one way or another. From Batholomew, Paul, John, Mary Magdalene, Aaron, Judas and Pilate, their experiences are shared not in the usual fashion of drawing a biblical story but instead focuses on the emotions they might have experienced while allowing the reader to be reminded that these are emotions of everyday people. As each person and emotion is discussed, you will observe how easily disillusioned we can be, be it in our own lives or when trying to understand other people. Some of the questions raised by the author include - is approval or acceptance necessary, how do complaints affect us, what are we searching for and more!

The question and answer sheets included at the end of every chapter may seem like it can offer you a small lesson to carry forward as you come to the end of the chapter but instead raises questions and churns out very thought provoking memories and sentiments you will have to think about. You will find yourself challenging the illusions you have chosen to believe and carry on in your life while realising that you have the ability to change the situation you are given, at any point you want to. This is an ideal book for those who are at crossroads in their personal lives or for those who have come to a point in their lives where they know there is more to life but can't seem to figure what the 'more' actually refers to. Of course, it is also makes for a wonderful read for those who are looking to better themselves emotionally and are seeking personal growth.

Betsy Otter Thompson who is is the author of six other books has always had her work gravitate toward the media. A native Philadelphian, Betsy has worked as an account executive for WFIL radio in Philadelphia, and from there went to radio stations WPEN and WFLN. After that, she became a commercial print model and acted in television commercials in New York and Philadelphia. For seventeen years, she worked in Los Angeles at the motion picture and television company Castle Rock Entertainment as the Assistant to the Chairman and CEO. In August 1999, she followed her boss to Warner Bros. as he took a new position there as President and COO, and became his Executive Assistant. She is now writing full time. Betsy's writing began unexpectedly while going through an especially difficult time in her life. She believes that her books were the answer to her prayers.

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Title: Walking Through Illusion. Jesus Speaks of the People who Shared his Journey
Author: Betsy Otter Thompson
Published: 2009
Published by: O Books
Format: 242 pages, Soft Cover
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Total - 120,836

1. Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out
Amazon Kindle - 42,559
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Smashwords -

2. Frequent Traveller
Amazon Kindle - 35277
Paperback -
Smashwords -

3. Dora's Essentials - Books, Blogs & Smiles 1
Amazon Kindle - 462
Smashwords -

4. Mirror Me Martha (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle - 281
Smashwords -

5. Drive On Hope (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle - 190
Smashwords -

6. Blog-A-Licious Directory 2012
Amazon Kindle - 1
Smashwords -

7. Pandora's Reading Room 1
Amazon Kindle -
Paperback - N/A

8. The Cat That Barked (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle -

9. Dora's Essentials - Examining Anxiety
Amazon Kindle -

10. Dora's Essentials - Books, Blogs & Smiles 2
Amazon Kindle -

11. Elevenses from Around the World
Amazon Kindle -

12. Genetically Modified Foods vs. Sustainability
Amazon Kindle -

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