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Official Review: Awaken you wonderful we: How do we creat...

Posted: 04 Oct 2018, 11:05
by Dolor
[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Awaken you wonderful we: How do we create heaven on earth? The secret of one page table reveal all the real causes of all phe" by Van Duy Dao.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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Awaken You Wonderful We: How do we create heaven on earth? The secrets of one-page table reveal the real causes of all phenomena and problems by Van Duy Dao is a nonfiction book that displays all the elements to prove that the world is a giant hologram of interdependent phenomena. It tackles the most popular health problems, causes, symptoms, and recommendations. While most of the modern medications only make temporal relief, Van introduces readers to the Eastern philosophy, traditional medicines, healing techniques, and the advantages of using them. Aside from not having a harmful side-effect, the knowledge compiled in this book can save the readers from spending a great amount of money. Curious? Read it!

The information in this book came from a wide variety of educational and research sources. All references were detailed enough with citations and website links without stepping on the copyright-infringement gray zone. The weird traditions and strange habits from around the world were also cited. All of them were new to me other than the use of Henna art during Muslim weddings and the foot-binding issue in China. Scientific research, experiments, and theories were mentioned, too. My heart was squeezed when the Russian scientists in the late 1990s, were experimenting on telepathy using a mother rabbit with her eight newborn kits. The 9 rabbits were killed in the process.

The book's detailed presentations involved not only a lot of quotes from both less popular and known personalities, but also an image, poems, song lyrics, informative stories, and tabulations. The author did a great job at listing the alternative medicines and healing techniques to achieve a happy and healthy life. I found the traditional medicines and healing techniques very useful because I am using them. I am not dependent on the modern drugs. Among the quotes in this book, I liked this self-explanatory quote from Confucius: “By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is the noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.”

Even though I lauded the author for his efforts in compiling every little detail, there were matters noted which I didn't agree on. To name one, the author wrote that "our gods" died due to the ignorance of the people and used the death of Jesus (peace be upon him) as an example. Jesus (peace be upon him) is not my God. In Islam, he was Allah's messenger. All the messengers were mortals. My God, Allah (S.W.T.), is the Almighty, the Ever-living, and the Self-subsisting One. I noticed that this book's table of contents was found at the back. It would have served its purpose if it had been in the front pages. A plethora of subjects overwhelmed me. I suggest keeping the most related matters only and making the book succinct. The grammar errors and syntax problems prevented me from giving this book a perfect rating.

My final rating for this book is 3 out of 4 stars. I will not hesitate to bump it up after a round of thorough proofreading and editing. I recommend this book to the mature readers only because there were matters tackled that young minds can't understand yet. Those who are interested to know more on the Eastern philosophy, traditional medicines, and healing techniques should start sinking their teeth on this book. However, those who are not into lengthy reads and those who are not interested in the topics I stated above should better find other books to read.

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Re: Official Review: Awaken you wonderful we: How do we creat...

Posted: 05 Oct 2018, 16:48
by stacie k
This sounds like a book for deep thinkers. It doesn't really capture my attention right now, but I'm glad you were able to enjoy it. Great job on the review!

Re: Official Review: Awaken you wonderful we: How do we creat...

Posted: 05 Oct 2018, 19:14
by kwahu
I skipped reading this book severally because I didn't think i would enjoy it. I seem to have gotten a better view after reading the review. The medicinal aspect of it is great and will enable people save a fortune. I also like the learning of wisdom through experience, really the toughest.

Re: Official Review: Awaken you wonderful we: How do we creat...

Posted: 06 Oct 2018, 12:43
by Sarah Tariq
No doubt the book provides the rich knowledge on eastern philosophy and medicine. This book reminds me of another book like this, "Health Tips, Myths and Tricks." Anyways, you did a great job by putting all aspects together. Thanks for this honest review.

Re: Official Review: Awaken you wonderful we: How do we creat...

Posted: 07 Oct 2018, 04:55
by Kajori50
This seems like a deep book dealing with philosophical aspects.

Thank you for the great review.

Re: Official Review: Awaken you wonderful we: How do we creat...

Posted: 07 Oct 2018, 19:20
by T_stone

Those who are interested to know more on the Eastern philosophy, traditional medicines, and healing techniques should start sinking their teeth on this book.
There's definitely a lot to learn from this book. Great review

Re: Official Review: Awaken you wonderful we: How do we creat...

Posted: 08 Oct 2018, 00:42
by Dolor
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Thanks for reading my review and leaving your thoughts in the comment boxes.

Re: Official Review: Awaken you wonderful we: How do we creat...

Posted: 08 Oct 2018, 20:55
by ea_anthony
This book is most likely not an easy read. As a christian I am sure there would be some ideas that would not align with my faith. The reason for Jesus Christ's death for one. However, I am curious sort and genuinely enjoy reading as widely as possible. Why would the table of contents be found at the back? That is a new one.

All references were detailed enough with citations and website links without stepping on the copyright-infringement gray zone.
This must have been quite tricky. :tiphat:
Great review by the way!

Re: Official Review: Awaken you wonderful we: How do we creat...

Posted: 08 Oct 2018, 20:57
by jcoad
Great job summarizing what is a very complex concept for a book. You sound like an expert. This book is no my idea of enjoyable reading. Amazing job reviewing such a scientific book!

Re: Official Review: Awaken you wonderful we: How do we creat...

Posted: 09 Oct 2018, 08:09
by Sahani Nimandra
Thank you so much for your detailed review! I'm really not into these kind of books, but the information is great. Since I'm from the East part of the world, I pretty much know a lot about this side.

Re: Official Review: Awaken you wonderful we: How do we creat...

Posted: 06 Jun 2019, 07:18
by gali
A nonfiction book that set out to prove that the world is a "giant hologram of interdependent phenomena" sounds deep. Well done to the author for giving detailed references without breaking copyrights. Using quotes from people and books adds more depth to the book. Hopefully, those errors you mentioned were fixed by now. Not for me, but I am glad you found it helpful. Thank you for the review!

Re: Official Review: Awaken you wonderful we: How do we creat...

Posted: 06 Jun 2019, 07:28
by Ferdinand_otieno
This seems more of a thinking philosophical book that would definitely require me to think through every single sentence. I would have to pass on it, despite the incredibly detailed review.

Re: Official Review: Awaken you wonderful we: How do we creat...

Posted: 06 Jun 2019, 07:32
by lavellan
Thanks for your review! Personally, I don't agree with alternative medicines, but this book should be a good resource for those that do. However, I do agree that we can learn a lot from Eastern medicine. It's a shame that the book is a bit lengthy and contains errors. I understand why the author's stance on the death of gods and Jesus would have bothered you.

Re: Official Review: Awaken you wonderful we: How do we creat...

Posted: 06 Jun 2019, 07:37
by kandscreeley
This definitely sounds like a book that you should take your time in reading, as it is a deep subject that requires thought. I think there are definitely some things that Eastern medicine has correct, but I'm not sure I'd agree with the author on everything. Still, it seems like it would be worth reading to see what he has to say. Thanks so much.

Re: Official Review: Awaken you wonderful we: How do we creat...

Posted: 06 Jun 2019, 07:41
by Lunastella
I like very much the idea of resorting to alternative and holistic treatments and prevention methods to achieve optimal health. However, I get the impression that this book tries to cover too much and, perhaps, it would be more useful if it was better organized.
Thank you for your thorough review.