Official Review: It's All About the Heart by Lenore Schur

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Official Review: It's All About the Heart by Lenore Schur

Post by EmunahAn » 10 Apr 2018, 13:16

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "It's All About the Heart" by Lenore Schur.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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The cold gusty wind adds an extra chill in the air as Jannie sits taking coffee and as she thinks things over. Her heart is heavy and she realizes that the excitement that had been present as she began her life in college is fading out. Derek, Jannie’s friend, comes to her rescue and suggests she talks to Mr. Sherman, an eighty-five-year-old man living by himself.

This sparks a new journey for Jannie as she sets out on the path of self-discovery. Mr. Sherman’s wise words and kindness inspire her so much that she begins to rethink the decisions she has been making and whether they feed into her overall purpose as a person. They discuss various topics such as character, purpose, bullying and the true concept of love. Every meeting with Mr. Sherman makes Jannie wiser and more equipped to handle life issues. The author of the book, Lenore Schur, borrows the nuggets of wisdom in the plot from the Bible. This spiritual approach to life is reflected in Mr. Sherman words.

It's All about the Heart by Lenore Schur is a self-help book whose message and themes are contained in the conversations that are in the account. This helps the author present the topics discussed in a subtle and delightful manner which made it easier for me to grasp the content and relate to the theme of the book. Jannie poses the questions while Mr. Sherman answers her through enlightening illustrations of accounts of people he has come across before. I thought the author’s style was unique and ingenious.

It's All about the Heart is written in simple language that makes the book a quick read. The author does not bog down the reader with too many details. In between the conversations Jannie has with Mr. Sherman, additional scenes are included breaking the dialogues. This helped me meditate on the discussions of the two main characters. I did not feel rushed or pushed to understand the themes explored by the author. On the contrary, I was able to flow effortlessly along the storyline.

The importance of the message of Lenore Schur’s book cannot be over-emphasized. It's All about the Heart addresses issues very prevalent in today’s culture and society. Many people are struggling internally and very few people seem to be paying attention. Worse still, the society expects those who are hurting to just ‘move on’. Lenore Schur has a different opinion all-together. In the book, It's All about the Heart, she investigates how one can heal from past pain and how, like physical pain, emotional hurt should also be attended to and not just be left to time. The book was definitely worth every minute of my time. I rate it 4 out of 4 stars.

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Post by kandscreeley » 11 Apr 2018, 08:34

Interesting. A fictional self-help book. I don't know that I've seen that approach often. It sounds like the dialogues are full of interesting and useful information. Still, I don't think I'm going to pick this one up right now. I will keep it in mind for the future, though.
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Post by kfwilson6 » 11 Apr 2018, 14:34

What a great review. It sounds like this book can provide some great life lessons without being too pushy about it. Mr. Sherman sounds like a good man to get to know.

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Post by cpru68 » 11 Apr 2018, 17:29

It is wonderful to know that there are authors out there who are able to come up with fresh ways to engage the reader. I love the idea of presenting a life lesson type book by having two characters speak to each other. It would seem from reading your review that it was an easy,enjoyable read but you gleaned much value from it. Another book to add to my want to read shelf. Nicely written!
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Post by Laura Bach » 12 Apr 2018, 04:09

I think I like this unusual subject. Feels like a book with this plot can become a masterpiece. I always enjoyed a book based on conversation, or scenes with two persons that talk about something and it ends up changing the view of one person. It gives a life to the characters when they learn from each other.

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Post by holsam_87 » 12 Apr 2018, 04:26

As someone who has experienced a lot of past pain and emotional hurt not only as a child, but as an adult, I think that this book would be a great book for me. It would help me to have some great skills to go over because as great as my counselor is, sometimes having something tangible works better.
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Post by crediblereading2 » 16 Apr 2018, 23:06

Sometimes, all that is needed is an intelligent and righteous person to provide good advice and be a role model for vulnerable hurting persons, to heal and learn from.

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Post by Riszell » 19 Apr 2018, 05:00

This is a very appropriate book I could recommend to someone who feels they don't have a purpose in life.

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