Some of my Favorite Books for August

“Corrie ten Boom: Keeper of the Angels’ Den” and “Eastern Wisdom: Western Soul”

For the month of August I read two books, “Corrie ten Boom: Keeper of the Angels’ Den” by Janet and Geoff Benge, and “Eastern Wisdom: Western Soul” by Richard Singer. In this post I’ll provide a little information about them. 

In “Corrie ten Boom: Keeper of the Angels’ Den,” Janet and Geoff Benge tell the story of Corrie ten Boom, a woman who lived in Holland during World War II, and how she survived living in a concentration camp. She went through some horrible things, including losing one of her sisters, who was also imprisoned with her,  but she was eventually released, and spent the rest of her life speaking and writing about her experiences and the things she learned from them, until she died when she was in her 90s. If you’re interested in reading this book for yourself, you can find it here.

In “Eastern Wisdom: Western Soul,” Rick Singer provides 111 different meditations that he divides up into 11 different chapters (yes, that’s 10 meditations per chapter). The meditations in each chapter focus on a specific principle – these principles are:

  • Mindfulness
  • Truth
  • Change
  • Ego – Illusion
  • Our True Nature
  • Unity – Oneness
  • Simplicity
  • Compassion
  • Anger and Resentment
  • Death
  • Enlightenment

Rick Singer also provides a real-life application for each meditation, so you know how it applies in your daily life.

After these 11 chapters, Chapter 12 talks about the 12 Steps Based on Eastern Wisdom, and at the end Rick Singer provides a list of suggested readings you can find out additional information from.

This book is an excellent book for people who are looking for quotes or meditations they can reflect on about different subjects. You can find out more about this book at Rick Singer’s website.  The book will be released August 25 – you can pre-order on Amazon here. You can follow Rick on Facebook here.

Those are my two reviews for this month. Since September is the month when people start getting back to their normal routines and kids go back to school, next month’s post will focus on a few books that will help make that transition easier.




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