This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Gisela Dixon for Readers' Favorite
Lying Beliefs: Stretching the Boundaries on Your Path to Enlightenment by Mr. Maurice Johnson is a philosophical, part-spiritual, part-memoir work about how human beings are shaped into believing and thinking about themselves and others due to demands placed by other humans and society in general, and how that takes us away from our “natural” or inborn way of feeling and thinking. Maurice Johnson goes into a considerable amount of detail to illustrate the idea that we are born pure, body, mind, and soul and that our environment, culture, society, and of course other people’s influence change us into people with a set of beliefs that are false and “man-made.” By this definition, we don’t really know ourselves unless and until we shed this man-made image of ourselves that is different from our consciousness at the time we were born. Lying Beliefs: Stretching the Boundaries on Your Path to Enlightenment is divided into various chapters that illustrate these points in detail, which include bits from his personal life. There are also various references and a glossary at the end which readers may find helpful.
Lying Beliefs by Maurice Johnson is a book about a very unique perspective on life and how we see ourselves. The writing style is simple, engaging, and the book is written in an informal, conversational tone that creates an easy connection with readers. I found some of the insights and perspectives very interesting and these definitely gave me something to think about. I wouldn’t mind going back and re-reading some of the portions as I feel I may get more out of it the more I read it. A book from a unique perspective and one that I would recommend to all!