REVIEWS & ENDORSEMENTS
This book feels like a guilty pleasure in its own right! I forgot I was reviewing a professional book and became completely immersed in the characters and story. Reading it was like curling up on the sofa with a good novel.
â€¦.Free from theoretical jargon and academic language, this book is a delight to read, very thought provoking and hard to put down. Ordinary lives, written about in ordinary language, make for an extraordinary book which offers its reader, professional or lay, a valuable insight into human nature. ~ Sue Roe, Therapy Today
I would recommend this much needed and very well written harmonious helper to anyone ever plagued by guilt. Thanks, Caroline for this amazing and enlightened read. ~ Riki Frahmann, Mystic Living Today
This interesting 259 page book on guilt was very unique and I got the message as I went along. I have read many self-help books on how to deal with shame and guilt, but the format for this treasure was so different, and snuck right in there when I wasn't looking.
.... I would recommend this much needed and very well written harmonious helper to anyone ever plagued by guilt. Thanks, Caroline for this amazing and enlightened read ~ Riki Frahmann, www.mysticlivingtoday.com
â€œCaroline Brazier has produced a â€˜tour de forceâ€™. Her book is part novel, part autobiography, part commentary but, above all, it is a deeply spiritual exploration of perhaps the most elusive and yet most universal of all states of being. Guilt feelings, appropriate and inappropriate, afflict us all and in these pages we see how they can cripple lives and lead to self-deception and gross self-denigration. This gentle, sensitive and yet ruthlessly honest book combines the gifts of the talented story-teller, the insightful therapist and the wise spiritual traveller. It will make you laugh and weep and it will also compel you to re-visit much of your own experience with heightened awareness and awakened conscience. â€ ~ Brian Thorne, Emeritus Professor of Counselling, University of East Anglia; Lay Canon, Norwich Cathedral
â€œThis is an extraordinary book which brings a novelistâ€™s art to the exploration of humanityâ€™s most pervasive and complex affliction. It is a spiritual thriller which defies categorisation and is compulsively readable.â€ ~ Brian Thorne, Emeritus Professor of Counselling, University of East Anglia; Lay Canon, Norwich Cathedral
"Caroline Brazier has written an amazing dissection and re-weaving of guilt and all its pained relatives. It is perhaps the most complete "anthology" of the permutations of guilt that I have ever seen, subtle, complex, multi-faceted and nuanced, layer upon layer of yet another meaning of the effects of guilt, as experienced by children with no such rich language or comprehension to define all of this as this author does for them and us. Such language now provided through the eyes and heart and intellect of a very astute and brilliant adult author, psychologist, spiritual companion and human observer, makes it as rich a tapestry of guilt as a finely elaborated needlepoint on a wall at Versailles. I was truly amazed. I loved the interweaving of the story line/narrative as it grew in suspense and at different life stages and from different perspectives of the same event by different people. Also, the minutia of vision that so vividly described the natural world around, the small detail of each home, child, street, and neighborhood, allows the reader's feeling of being there to be as rich as possible. I can see various readerships who would find practical value both personally and professionally from this work, from reading it as a novel to reviewing one's own life and parenting styles, to psychology and spiritual guidance. I shall surely never see guilt in the same way again, and I will listen with even more compassion to those so suffering from its stings." ~ Dr Gay Barfield, educator, author & person-centred marriage and family psychotherapist, and former founder and co-director with Carl Rogers of the Carl Rogers Institute for Peace; Center For Studies of the Person
an amazing dissection and re-weaving of guilt and all its pained relatives ~ Dr Gay Barfield, educator, author & family psychotherapist, Center For Studies of the Person