4 out of 4 stars
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Richard L. Haight is the author of The Unbound Soul, and it is in the genre of nonfiction. Richard L. Haight shares his true story with us. The author has written this memoir to assist everyone in building a strong spiritual foundation to overcome the challenges we face on the planet. The author starts sharing his autobiography with us, from his childhood to adulthood. Richard experiences visions, which are not clear to him. In the visions, he agrees to follow the wish of his savior, Jesus. As Richard grows from childhood to adulthood, he attends classes to gain knowledge in martial arts, healing, and meditation. The quest to accomplish the aim of the spiritual leader, makes Richard move from city to city to seek the solutions of his problems. The book is not only a memoir about Haight. But also, the author has added the knowledge and skills acquired to inspire and motivate people, who have no hope of their ambitions.
I liked the author's style of inventing some words, which were not standard in the English dictionary. The author compared the invented words to the usual words in the English dictionary so that readers would appreciate his creativity. There were a few of them, and the odd words could be found in the glossary of the book, at the end of the narrative. The invented words were unique, making me feel the presence of the spiritual awakening process.
Also, I liked the science themes Richard included in his work. The ideas made me experience the relationship between the body and the mind or the soul. Some scientists might not agree to the discussions given by the author, but others would appreciate how the two entities collaborate to make each a unique being. There were some links I followed on the internet to confirm the authenticity of Richard's arguments concerning the science topics.
I was curious in following the themes of the various religious groups, which were discussed in the book. The author was unbiased because he did not recommend or condemn any religious group; people might be worshipping. I wanted to explore the spiritual groups unfamiliar to me to gain more knowledge, in addition to what I already possess. The book triggered many thoughts in my mind, and I give the necessary credit to Haight for the thorough job done.
What I disliked most was the names of the various kinds of martial and healing arts provided by Haight. The terminologies in the martial and healing arts were a bit distractive to my attention. The martial and healing arts were strange to me, but I enjoyed reading the whole narrative.
I, therefore, rate the work 4 out of 4 stars. Giving the work three stars would be unnecessary, as the whole narrative was educative and inspiring to me. I found three grammatical errors in the work, but Richard's work was professionally edited. People who want to have an insight into their ambitions in life should read this work, as there are skills in the book to assist them in making wise choices. Children may find the book difficult to comprehend because the reader must process and analyze the discussions critically to understand the central theme.
The Unbound Soul
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