CLIMBING LIFE’S ETERNAL LADDER by Wayne MacPherson

CLIMBING LIFE’S ETERNAL LADDER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This debut inspirational self-help work draws on philosophy, psychology, poetry, and religion to guide readers searching for everyday spiritual fulfillment.

MacPherson encourages his readers to scrutinize their superficial, selfish, corporeal values so that they may “climb the rungs upon the ladder of life” and achieve greater senses of their places in the universe. He prefaces each chapter with an original poem, explaining complex ideas, such as the nature of truth or the advantages of embracing the natural world, in understandable and relatable ways. Throughout, he offers candid language and engaging storytelling as he addresses a range of topics, including ingrained anxieties associated with time, the ways in which people’s egos lead them astray, and the philosophical meanings behind the lyrics of rock bands Rush, Genesis, Queen, and the Moody Blues. By the end of the book, he seeks to change readers’ outlooks on the world “from ‘me’ to ‘we,’ ” so that they may unselfishly work together to create a more righteous world. Overall, this book presents a poignant, amiable, and nondenominational perspective on the idea of a life’s purpose. It’s filled with feel-good inspiration as well as thought-provoking religious philosophy, and it will likely appeal to a wide range of readers. MacPherson offers a progressive yet approachable spiritual outlook that takes the theories of evolution and the Big Bang into account rather than denying their validity. He also presents his own life experiences as learning opportunities in a down-to-earth, approachable manner, making it easy for readers to internalize his spiritual journey.

An inspiring and refreshingly open-minded treatise.

Pub Date: Oct. 28th, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-5043-6801-8
Page count: 200pp
Publisher: BalboaPress
Program: Kirkus Indie
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