A New Earth Book Review
by Steve M Nash
Self help books don't come more controversial than those written by Eckhart Tolle. And his A New Earth is no exception - a spiritual guide to life. Personally, I enjoyed this more than The Power of Now book which I found hard to grasp. Tolle's A New Earth covers similar ground, but in a much more readable form, for me...
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)MY BOOK REVIEW
of A New Earth
This book simply teaches about the importance of the present moment, the now
. It talks about stillness, silence and enlightenment. And it talks about the tyranny of the egoic form (the Pain Body). It talks about the future of humankind, too. (Wow, what a book! ;-))
Actually, A New Earth is an amazing book
, and a lot more engaging (and easier to read and comprehend) than Tolle's first landmark book The Power of Now
, in my opinion anyway.
Like many other readers, I also intend to read it many times over.
However, I do not think, as critics seem to want to refute, that it has the answers. I don't believe self-help books (or any books, for that matter) are meant to have answers - good self-help books simply try and show you where the answer lies within you. And that's what Tolle's book does, admirably so, for me anyway. A note of caution.
To many this
book might seem a lot of spiritual mumbo jumbo ("unutterable twaddle" as The Daily Express puts it) - what the heck is a pain body when it's at home?
And there are many Christians that seem to be reacting defensively to Tolle's message (as summed up by this fascinating book called A New Earth, An Old Deception: Awakening to the Dangers of Eckhart Tolle's #1 Bestseller
by Richard Abanes), so this book might not be for you. I just thought I should mention this. (By the way, what the heck's a pain body? Well I think it wrote A New Earth, An Old Deception
Personally, I find it hard to find fault with the truth that there really is no past and there really is no future, there is just now. It's a simple message that you have may have read many times before so if you believe that you don't need to read this book, then fine don't read it.
As I think the Self Help Collective
website testifies, I am not a fan of gurus. Instead, I believe in you, and I believe in me! I also believe that we all sometimes just need a helping hand along the way. And Tolle's A New Earth
does that for me.
What do you think about A New Earth - are you a fan or do you hate it? Do let me know - please comment below!