Living Beyond Belief is a self-help motivational book that some
may see as fitting in nicely with the New Age genre. This book reaches 265 pages in length, with 11 chapters discussing innocence, death, purpose, cleansing consciousness, looking at things realistically rather than emotionally, acting rather than reacting, and much more.
Author Jaia Lee shares
personal experiences of discovering her unhappiness and the steps she took to
change course on the dark, bumpy road she was traveling to a smoothe, scenic and comfortable one. Through sharing this tale so honestly,
Lee inspires her readers to create positive responses in their thinking process. I absolutely loved her humorous analogy of how each individual forms their own box; in fact, readers will find that
Lee’s light wit scattered throughout the book, helping us see the absurdity of our actions. Interesting scientific fact is used to make the author’s point occasionally. I found it particularly interesting that there is no such thing as the “typical” human brain, because each brain is individual.
Lee holds a master's degree in spiritual psychology and has a career as a life coach practicing in Texas, as well as
being a certified nutritional educator, chef, and the co-founder of the Healthy and Whole Living Foods Community. She is also a singer
who has released an album entitled Pandora’s Box. She is currently involved in several books and producing a meditation CD.
Sadly, I could find no information on ecological alternative printing choices such as recycled content, and it was equally unfortunate to discover that this book was printed and bound in China – which means a large ecological footprint from transport alone. Still, I could not find it within my heart to dock this book more than a star for this one aspect. Overall, I enjoyed the issues and solutions the author shares throughout the book.