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.