Friday, January 11, 2019
Book Review: 'Understanding The Jesus Code' by Carolyn Berghuis
From brokenness to wholeness, the choice is ours to make’
Indiana author Carolyn Berghuis is currently pursuing an MA in Pastoral Theology at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, being an "East" meets "West" type of woman, Carolyn has a unique ability to appreciate truth wherever she sees it. She also holds a BS in Mathematics, a MS in Holistic Nutrition and a doctoral degree in Naturopathy. Carolyn is an inspirational speaker, creator of The LIVE Method (Love Is Victorious Everywhere), holistic healer, and free-lance Catholic writer. She has discovered the path to real happiness and success. Her weekly on-line reflections on acatholic.org inspire readers across the globe and her heart for healing propels her forward as she seeks to assist those on their journey towards happiness and wholeness.
As Carolyn states in her Introduction, ‘While in our hearts we yearn for prosperity, happiness, and peace, many never experience the fullness of life they desire, and it’s time for this to change. A quick look at the world today and we see individuals not meeting their full God-given potential – brokenhearted, unfulfilled dreams, and broken families. We witness patterns passed down form one generation to the next that limit happiness, Even though we are all born into a family all too often we feel alone. Out of this loneliness we turn to the world for love and comfort only to find greater heartache and challenges. Families are suffering, families are under attack, and as a result, society is experiencing anguish because we are not reaching the fullness of life God has for us.’
Reading Carolyn’s book is a refreshing experience after reading so many self-help books that are more author specific memoirs that books that offer the nidus for change and for seeking self-happiness. Yes, the overtones are Christian doctrine but Carolyn admixes these with her naturopathic personality traits and the result is a wholesome healing journey toward true and lasting happiness.
As Carolyn states, ‘Understanding the Jesus Code uncovers the nine common blocks to happiness, while offering the fresh approach required to get beyond them while offering great tips to fix what needs fixing. Using The Jesus Code can help you to victoriously transform your life and experience all the happiness and peace you could ever imagine. This book offers a road-map for individuals who seek to transform the hidden, and not so hidden, wounds claiming authority over their subconscious mind. By removing transgenerational blocks to happiness and peace you become free to experience the life God offers mankind – a life full of richness and blessings, illuminating a divine blueprint that under-girds the family for generations to follow.’
Focused on scriptural references but adding the naturopathic aspects so well understood through her years of practice, this book is one of the more ‘compleat’ approaches to finding peace and happiness. A solid and very accessible guide to a better life!
Editor's note: This review has been published with the permission of Grady Harp. Like what you read? Subscribe to the SFRB's free daily email notice so you can be up-to-date on our latest articles. Scroll up this page to the sign-up field on your right.