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  • By Kathleen Helms
    Nov 11, 2007
    "In the Course of a Dream: Emmanuel for Love -- Ruben Bailey © 2007" I learned about Ruben Bailey's book purely by chance – another writer had been assigned the review and usually I ignore the assignments (in fact, they filter straight through to my trash folder as I get far too much email to even skim, much less read 40 daily assignments) but this one did not get caught by the filter for some reason. That was unusual enough to merit a glance at the book assignment, which left me intrigued enough to visit Ruben's website, www.pennyformythought.org. I was struck by several details. First and most obvious, the book dealt with dream messages, which is a subject I can relate to on a personal level. Second, I had just finished re-reading Isaiah, my favorite book in the Old Testament, where the name Emmanuel is first used (twice!) to refer to God. The penny connection is the one that did it for me though. When I saw that pennies featured in his tale, I had to request a copy... More > of the book. The book is not long – 232 pages – and it is simply, honestly written. Are there better written books out there? Absolutely. More entertaining? Sure. More scholarly, instructional or educational? Hands down. And still, it's one of the most powerful books I have ever read, perhaps because of its simplicity. Ruben lays out his dream recollections with no varnish, whitewash or decoration. Here it is, here's what I have come to believe it means, take it or leave it. You almost get the feeling he doesn't really care if you believe him, he simply has to tell his story and what you do with it is your call entirely – but the message he's sharing is clearly shared out of love and his concern is evident: he wants to share the message with you so that you, too, may become enlightened. As I read the book, I would find myself zoning out. When I started to read about a series of dream and shared experiences he went through with his sister and his mother, I zoned out and watched the rest of the segment unfold in my mind – though I had not read an additional word – and when it was over, I found myself weeping with relief. What had gotten into me?! I began experiencing Ruben's dreams in this trance-like condition, as if he was getting inside my head and sharing them with me on a personal level rather than through the printed medium. Many times, the dream unfolded in trance just as it would prove to unfold in the book. A friend suggested I was merely using my imagination and anticipating the plot line, which would possibly be an explanation if some of the plot wasn't so totally unexpected and “out there” as to defy the boundaries of my expectations! Overall, the book leaves you with a feeling of encouragement and a message of hope. I give it two thumbs up and a highly positive recommendation. Categories: Religion, Spirituality, Dreams, Inspiration.< Less
  • By Tony Witzel
    Sep 14, 2007
    "Emanuel for Love" Ruben's message of hope and joy is divinely inspired and inspiring. Echoing the chords of phophets of old, he brings an important, contemporary voice to the forefront. His love song will resonate in hearts around the world, including those who yearn for more than the cold dogma of the mainstream. If you're interested in true Self discovery, this book is a must read!
  • By David Kahn
    Aug 9, 2007
    "A rare book by a rare person" Ruben has a unique style that allows readers to understand his spiritual path while encouraging them to follow their own. His story is inspirational, showing how any of us can overcome our obstacles and realize that they are truly a gift. It will leave you feeling more inspired to continue on your own path.
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Product Details

ISBN
9780615151786
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Ruben Bailey
Published
December 7, 2010
Language
English
Pages
252
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
0.96 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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