Monday, November 12, 2007

Back to the Garden: Getting From Shadow to Joy by Patrice Dickey

ISBN: 9780977086511 - PD Communications (2006)
Reviewed by Joanne Benham for Lori Plach (9/07)

*Writers Digest Independent Publishers 2006, Honorable Mention, Inspirational
*Independent Publishers (IPPY) Awards 2006, Honorable Mention Spiritual/Inspirational category
*Best Books 2006 Book Awards Finalist, Spirituality
*Best Books 2006 Book Awards Finalist, Aging/Death & Dying
*Atlanta Writers Club Competition 2006, First Place Non-Fiction

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Imagine coming to a beautiful garden. You need peace and tranquility. You desire to take in the beauty and peace of knowing that you are not there alone. You have entered a garden with many paths within its borders. Once visiting this garden, you will want to return often -- coming "Back to the Garden" is very simple -- all you need to do is open the pages of this book.
Like in a garden, where the grass and flowers grow, you will grow when inside its pages. You will find the different paths to self-awareness, self-discovery and self-acceptance. You can be at peace with your thoughts. "Back to the Garden" is a collection of many different stories about people from a wide range of walks of life. These stories will encourage you and give you an opportunity to take on a different perspective. When you read some of these stories, you will find that others have fought incredible odds and won.
Patrice Dickey has won numerous awards for her educational excellence. She shares how you can break from the shadows and come into the light of a happier life. With the many short stories in their own individual sections, you can come "Back to the Garden" and find just the morsel that will help you at any given time. This book is a must have for anyone who desires to feel true joy. Patrice Dickey has been truly blessed with a way of educating others into seeing the joy and contentment in life. She is very encouraging and helpful. Joy definitely flows throughout the pages and your life will seem different after being here.  There is an accompanying CD by the same name where Patrice has selected stories so you can visit the garden when riding in your vehicle between appointments or anytime you need a pick-me-up.
The garden gate is open. Read "Back to the Garden," and come in and savor the time you have in this beautiful place!

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