A quick, inspirational work about how to achieve one’s dreams.
In her nonfiction debut, Mills reconceives the typical length of a self-help or motivational book, offering an attractive, graphics-heavy, pamphletlike work that can be read in a quarter of an hour but pondered for much longer. She uses brightly colored page segments and oversized typefaces to lay out what she sees as the key essentials of life, such as seeking inner peace and remembering the simplicity of childhood play. She also addresses the necessity of happiness and how one may find it in even the darkest moments. The tone throughout is one of exuberant encouragement—a pep talk in primary colors. For instance, she tells readers that they are already the best versions of themselves, declaring that “There is virtually nothing that you are not capable of achieving.” She liberally peppers the text with inspirational quotes, culled not only from Scripture, but also from a wide selection of motivational speakers and current writers (with a few oldies but goodies thrown in), and it’s all gathered around the book’s central ideas: visualize the life you want, locate what can help you achieve it, and then move forward. Throughout the book, there’s a very pleasing emphasis on personal action—the idea that your fate is very much in your hands. However, it’s also cognizant of the fact that some readers might need a little help, and it quickly zeroes in on what form that help should take. After vague mentions of “the Divine and perfect Love” inside each person, Mills gets more specific, urging readers to “let go and let God” and referring to an “Angelic Support Team.” The book’s Christian target audience will likely find this to be an immensely cheerful little book to keep in their pockets, and even non-Christians may enjoy its heartfelt message of encouragement.
A short, colorful book of spiritual happiness.