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Publisher's Note:

Forgiveness is approached from a yogic perspective. Learn to take control of how you feel and the choices you make and how to deal with life's unexpected situations.…

Forgiveness: The Path to Happiness

by Sandra Summerfield Kozak, M.S.

Overall Book Review:

Author Sandra Summerfield Kozak acquaints readers with a yogic perspective to achieve happiness in, Forgiveness: The Path to Happiness.

Delving into the subject of forgiveness, Ms. Kozak arranges the book into eight brief but concise chapters. Beginning with what forgiveness is, how to purge negativity, and ending with suggested resources which readers can use to help them continue to expand the practice of forgiveness in order to live a more peaceful, enjoyable life.

Within each chapter is one or more suggested exercise(s) entitled, “creating change” to help readers implement the regarded topic. These practical short segments invigorate the subject by taking the idealism of forgiveness from a grandeur idea into a manageable way of thinking and ultimately being.

Presented in a third person account, most of the material is probably something the reader is already familiar with, but the simple, succinct way in which it is presented may be a great approach for those who crave a less ornate philosophy and want a more hands on approach.

You don’t have to be familiar with yoga to enjoy this book. In fact, it doesn’t matter if you can’t tell your up dogs from your down dogs. Ms. Kozak teaches that beyond the physical practice, yoga is a straightforward user-friendly system of psychology with step by step methods to help heal people from pain – both in body and spirit.

Ms. Kozak’s approach to a higher being is respectful. So, whether the reader identifies with mysticism, Christianity, Judaism, or another form of worship they do not need to feel as if they are being indoctrinated or alienated.

Useful advice to create the change in order to let go of grievances, Forgiveness: The Path to Happiness, paves the way for a more freeing, satisfying life.

Content Analysis:

Profanity/Language:  None 

Violence/Gore:  Brief secondhand mention of abuse with no detail. 

Sex/Nudity:  None

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I appreciate books of all genres, but my main squeeze is fiction. Depending on my mood it could be romance or suspense; lately I’ve been courting fantasy. When I don’t have my nose in a book, I am locating tasty paleo recipes, writing in-coherent poetry, and crafting with paper.