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Children's LiteratureNo matter what religious or spiritual beliefs one espouses, this book can provide insights for coping with life as it unfolds. Sharing the common experiences of humanity, the author has spent many years inspiring people to reach inside themselves and find the courage to face life with an awareness of the spiritual world as a source of strength and unity. This is a thought provoking, encouraging collection of affirmations, quotations, and sayings representing 40 years of the author's life of studying, reading about, and learning the universal laws of the mastery of life. The works cited are from a variety of world religions, spiritual leaders, secular writings, and the author's own writings. He acknowledges that every life is fraught with difficult times, times of grief, and times of despair, as well as moments of joy and delight. Using a variety of sublime watercolor techniques, including stylized images in geometric patterns and symbolic designs, every page is illustrated to enhance the impact of the words. Drawing on the inner courage everyone possesses, this book reaches out to persuade the reader that there is direction and meaning in facing the suffering, fears, or other times of distress that exist as part of the universe of all life. Sample pages here and there, or read it the first time straight through; this title will warrant re-reading and sharing its wisdom with others. Philosophy students, religious teachers, and those with questions about life in general will benefit from time spent in the depths of this unique book. 2006, Barrons, Ages 12 up.