Karen Bentley's The Book of Love tackles such timeless precepts as human views on love, ego, pride, and happiness. Bentley makes a very strong case for using the methods she outlines in this book to transform your life and make yourself happy by asking for what you want and by not allowing yourself to act in hate.
The book identifies concepts and explains convincingly why those beliefs are misguided and downright wrong. An excellent example is the commonly held idea that not acting on a situation is a sign of weakness. Bentley builds her argument by using (of all things) Newton’s Third Law of Motion, which states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. “The opposite of hate and anger is peace and stillness. Action keeps hate going. Non-action stops it.” She goes on to give five facts that dispute the “no action is weak” argument, the best of which is that “giving in to provocation is a mindless uncontrolled response.”
The invaluable information is presented in a logical non-threatening manner, and the easy-to-follow directions leave readers with plenty of work to do and a great road map for getting it done. If you like self-help books, do not miss The Book of Love. It deserves a space on all works in progress bookshelves (and aren’t we all works in progress?).