Moraru shares her own challenges in finding unconditional love and reflects on the need to master it personally before being capable of giving it to others. To that end, she contends that a deep relationship with God is the first step, promoting “the idea that God is all we are,” and she urges readers to practice forgiveness while staying focused on the present moment (the guide lays out meditation techniques as a way to achieve this). Her strong yet unorthodox Christian faith plays a crucial role throughout, though she makes clear that she does not subscribe to any particular dogma. While touching on organized religion’s tendency to instill fear, she asserts that fear and love cannot exist at the same time, identifying them as “opposite realities” and encouraging readers to put aside any activities that spark fearful thinking–including time spent watching television or engaging in social media.
Readers may find some of Moraru’s suggestions unconventional, such as her encouragement to stop any current psychotherapy in favor of trying hypnosis or her assertion that depression and sickness are just illusions covering up a “perfect[ly] healthy spiritual being,” but her intent is clearly to help others achieve serenity, evident in her proposal that “the purpose of everything is love and harmony.” Moraru’s writing will be most helpful for Christian readers who enjoy thoughtfully reflecting on complex spiritual topics.
Takeaway: An exploration of the peace of unconditional love, based on a relationship with God.
Great for fans of: Ruth Chou Simons’s When Strivings Cease Wilkie Au and Noreen Cannon Au’s God’s Unconditional Love.
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