The Miracle Worker's Handbook by Sara Loos

The Miracle Worker's Handbook

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This self-help manual details how to find inspiration from within.

In her nonfiction debut, Loos sets her encouragements for readers to find their inner “Miracle Worker” amid clear acknowledgments that ordinary life can make that difficult. She recognizes that teachers, strangers, bosses, and even loved ones can sometimes hurt their self-esteem and drain the energy out of their day. But throughout her book, she insists that these factors don't have the final say; everyone, she contends, has the power to choose between “high-vibration (positive) and low-vibration (negative)” alternatives. Her volume is a series of meditations and challenges to readers to choose the positive—or even to let it choose them, because she contends that each of us acts as a powerful magnet, attracting “the pieces of our story that make up what we consider reality.” This theme of personal choice makes the bulk of her book simple and encouraging (sometimes a touch too simple, as when she urges readers to make “yummy” rather than “yucky” choices, but even this is offered slightly tongue-in-cheek). The duty of a Miracle Worker, she asserts, is to look into the darkness and negativity of life and find “the gift that is waiting to be unwrapped…to find the light in which to travel.” In clear, accessible prose, set to a soothing cadence, she leads her readers through several different aspects of what it means to find their inner light, calling on them to see that if they want to create something “magical” in the world, they must first find it in their own lives. The tone throughout remains vaguely Christian-themed, but readers of any denomination or none will find plenty in these pages to encourage them to clarify and eliminate the sources of stress in their lives. Loos’ optimism is bracing.

A refreshingly uncomplicated and realistically life-affirming handbook for banishing doubt and negativity and embracing daily optimism.

Pub Date: Oct. 2nd, 2015
ISBN: 978-1-5043-3906-3
Page count: 166pp
Publisher: BalboaPress
Program: Kirkus Indie
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