The god that you are -
When each of us is born we are full of potential. Not only potential in what we can
do, but also how we can be. However, as our lives take shape, ‘life’ happens to us
and we tend to lose sight of those possibilities. But it is possible to return to
that state of open opportunity, to find again that being, full of potential -
There is a great deal of information available today for women about being a goddess. But until now there has been very little available for men about inhabiting their natural destiny – to be a god. The god that you are is a book about realizing that destiny, the potential to fulfil the true providence of men. It is a manual for life that not only describes what it means to be a god, including the qualities of a god, but looks into and, in plain English, demonstrates to men how to BE gods.
In the process it also deals with healing, self acceptance, authenticity, consciousness,
(Although The god that you are was written specifically for men, there is much in the book for women as well.)
© Martin Guinness 2018
Reading Martin Guinness is a double pleasure. He knows how to tell a story that attacks our senses like a magnet, but he also knows how to write in a manner that is a bit rare these days. His playfulness with the English language is refreshingly new, his ability to tap the reader on the shoulder (or the funny bone) with surprising little incidents that are completely unexpected and then make something ongoing about those moments as the book rolls along reminds this reader of the pleasures of reading Philip Roth: challenge the mind while sneaking in an indelible story that makes you forget you just read something that will linger in your puzzlement memory long after the book is finished.
The opening brief chapter is like a stab in the back of the hand that is going to turn the pages in this gradually unfolding journey we take with Max Wheeler. It is rather startling to have the main character's wife of thirty three years die abruptly, but that kicks off the tale of an aging television foreign correspondent who some time later is in Baghdad gazing out at the fireworks of war while a tagalong brilliant photographer watches and eventually pairs with Max -
Not that love after a certain age is a new topic or that the physical changes that advancing years hamper our style, the tautness of our skin, the gradual detumescence of our libido machinery, or the resilience of our spirit are novel concepts, but the manner in which Martin Guinness molds them touches us inmost every chamber of our brain and memory. He is a fine writer -
Review by Grady Harp -
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