Friday, May 29, 2015

Every Day A Hope by Marci M. Matthews

(Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book!)
about book:

Through tiny stories and illustrations, Every Day a Hope encourages and empowers readers to examine emotionally difficult issues, while instilling confidence, introspection, and creativity. In each page, Marci M. Matthews addresses familiar concepts in a unique manner, designed to evoke thoughts, feelings, changes in perspective, and the ability to embrace the positive.
The concepts in Every Day a Hope are taken from Matthews’ work with survivors of sexual violence and PTSD, but the book is accessible to anyone who wants to find new ways to approach life with a positive outlook. Accompanying pages encourage readers to embark on their own explorations by asking questions and providing space to draw, write, keep lists, and create in whatever ways inspire them the most.

my thoughts:

Marci M. Matthews' book, Every Day a Hope, is the perfect blend of creativity and self-help.  Filled with short stories and drawings, this book provides plenty of hope and positivity with its messages about friendship, speaking to your heart, and so forth.  There are pages that ask you to jot down your own thoughts or ideas about what makes you happy or what you've learned today.  In these passages of self-reflection you are able to see the ways in which you are moving forward with your life.  These exercises are a way for you to begin working on your own emotional state of mind and I absolutely loved them.   

Every Day a Hope is a great little book that helps to open its reader's mind and heart to what they are holding deep within and letting it go.  Its truly a powerful and emotional reading experience.  I love how the author asks us to share our own stories/feelings within the book; thereby making the book even more personal for each reader.  This is definitely a book I would wholeheartedly recommend to anyone and everyone interested in working through some of their personal issues.  Every Day a Hope provides its readers with positivity and the understanding needed in order to work towards a more hopeful future.  Such a great book!

Thanks so much to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book!

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