Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Book Review: 'It Tickled the Whiskers of My Soul' by Rebecca Rose

Now and then along comes a writer who is able to share a life that was sliding downhill, found reversal and shares that with readers in a manner that allows all readers young and old to relate. Rebecca Rose is that writer - a significant author and significant humanitarian.

In a beautifully illustrated ( by Cassia Friello) format the narrator (Rebecca) writes letters to her children about how to overcome obstacles in life with her spiritual teachings she has learned and now shares – not only for her children, but also for the reader, and the readers’ loved ones. As she states in one of these little letters of the book, “Let me begin by saying this: I believe Truth is like God’s fingerprint on our soul. I’m convinced we’re created with an intrinsic capacity to feel it. I’ve discovered that “finding” Truth is not purely an intellectual or analytical exercise. It’s a feeling, a shiver of knowing, For me it ‘s like something tickling the whiskers of my soul, letting me know I just brushed up against it.’

With the aid of an adorable little fox that goes from a child’s stuffed toy to a real animal (along with other animals) Rebecca shares poignant moments in her life and the lessons she learned form them. This is a book for her children to read later – it is a book for us to read now. Grady Harp, April 18
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.

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