Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Twelfth Insight



I have just finished James Redfield's new book, The Twelfth Insight, so I thought I would do a book review for you.

The Celestine Prophecy, written in 1993 and originally self-published, became a word-of-mouth hit with its  action/adventure style of revealing certain spiritual concepts. In his third book, some eighteen years later, he picks up with the main character, building on the first book.

The Twelfth Insight brings together all the characters we find battling it out on our current world stage. Redfield has all ages, races, religions, and political players involved in a race to discover the twelve insights that will change the thinking of the world's inhabitants before it is destroyed by an apocalyptic group determined to start Armageddon.

Without giving too much away about the book for those that might want to read it, I have to say there were times the narrative seemed a little cheesy, but by the end of the book, finished late last night - I actually had the best night's sleep I've had in a while. It left me with a good feeling about humanity, world events, and what I need to do to stay centered during difficult times. But most of all - it left me hopeful, and excited to find others that feel as I do. I've always known that my spiritual beliefs would be tested and I guess we are at that juncture.

It is time to be who you really are, stand up for what is right, and live in integrity. But most of all, it is so important to be grateful and live in an appreciative state of mind because we are living in some amazing and transformative times. Remembering that we need the bad to understand the good, the dark to appreciate the light, and that this is all an elaborate play, designed to teach us what is truly important in life. We need the evil-doers as much as the light-workers to provide the contrast necessary to bring about the massive paradigm change that is surely coming.

This book would appeal to anyone who enjoyed his first book, to those who wonder what all the hoopla is all about regarding spiritual transformation, for anyone wondering how synchronicity works, and for those that need something that lifts their spirit during hard times.

ADDENDUM: James actually has four books. 

18 comments:

rosaria said...

Wonderful! So glad you brought this to our attention, Nancy. I enjoyed The Celestine Prophesy, and it came for me at an opportune time, when I needed to reclaim faith and hope.

I shall look for this book as well.
Thank you so very, very much.

Brian Miller said...

going on the amazon list as soon as i can get over there...thanks for the review on this...

maggie's garden said...

Just started this book.....glad to hear the ending on this is uplifting. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thank you for this, Nancy. I quite enjoyed the first one, and when I saw this is the book store I wondered about it.

Reya Mellicker said...

You should feel good about humanity, Nancy. Worry is not helpful in any way. We're trying! Right?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the review!
Trish

Deborah said...

I looked at this the other day, but I never read the second book, and it was so long ago that I read the Celestine Prophecy. I think I might read that first one again, so I can read the next two. Your review has made me want to do that. Thanks!

Nancy said...

rosaria - If you liked the first one, you should like this one.

Brian - I hope you like it.

Maggie's - I would love to get your opinion when you're done.

Leah - It's pretty good!

Reya - Exactly. We're trying.

Trish - Synchronicity is a corner stone of this book.

Deborah - I think this is the sequel - I don't think there is one in between, but I could be mistaken.

Nancy said...

Deborah - I was wrong - there is one in the middle. I think you could read this one without reading the middle one. I read them all, but this one only refers back to the original Celestine Prophecy.

Natalie said...

Sounds good if it makes one sleep well.....I'll have to get right on it! Thanks, Nancy. ♥

Gaston Studio said...

I also enjoyed The Celestine Phrophesy, so will be getting this one for my Kindle. Thanks Nancy!

luksky said...

I'll add to my list. I watched the Celestine Prophecy movie a couple of years ago and it was very moving to me.

ellen abbott said...

that is so true. we need the yin and yang. they are the two sides of the same coin. I read in a book once that the things we call 'evil' are really just things that we don't understand.

GYPSYWOMAN said...

great review, nancy! like maggie, i am so pleased to hear it's uplifting end-message - so another must read for my many stacks of must reads! thank you!

Grandmother said...

I live in gratitude and look for grateful others to be in relationship with. I want to be a positive force in this transition. Thanks for the recommendation.

Cloudia said...

Very nice, very well expressed.
Thanks, I needed to be reminded.


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Linda Pendleton said...

Thanks, Nancy for the review. Maybe one day I will have time to read it. :-) As far as the Celestine Prophecy, I actually enjoyed the movie and the message there more than I did reading his book.

gayle said...

Sounds very interesting!