The Rainbow Bridge

Bridge to Inner Peace and to World Peace

Non-Fiction - Inspirational
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 04/18/2014
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Author Biography

With graduate degrees and ten professional certifications in Knowledge Management, Change Management, Project Management, Quality, and Agile Methodology, Brent Hunter is the author of five books, an IT professional, producer, former psychotherapist and National Certified Counselor. He has held many positions ranging from a software engineer experienced in 10 programming languages, to Systems Analyst, Project Manager, Technology Manager, and CIO/Director of IT, in addition to being the Chairman and CEO of his own companies. Hunter has worked in many industries including insurance, healthcare, banking / financial services, education, consulting services, entertainment and military / defense at companies such as General Electric, Wells Fargo Bank, Robert Half International and Blue Shield.

Hunter is also a social media pioneer as the founder of the first Internet-based global community started in 1994 called “The Park,” with more than 700,000 members in 190 countries worldwide.

Brent earned a B.S. in Math and Computer Science from Clarkson University, an M.S. in Counseling and Human Relations from Villanova University, and the equivalent of an M.S. in Information Systems after he graduated from the General Electric Company’s fast-track Information Systems Management Program.

Brent is an Eagle Scout, a graduate of the U.S. Army Airborne School, and is involved with a number of global civic organizations, including a past position in the United Nations Association of the U.S. as the Vice President of Communications in the Northern California Division.

Hunter’s first book, The Pieces of Our Puzzle: A Multi-Faceted Approach to Personal Health and Well Being, provides a holistic synthesis of the world’s major schools of psychology.

Another one of Brent’s books is The Rainbow Bridge: Bridge to Inner Peace and to World Peace, which illuminates the common ground in the world’s major wisdom traditions.

In addition, Hunter has compiled two books of quotes about wisdom, Nuggets of Wisdom: Quotes to Ponder and Inspire and More Nuggets of Wisdom: Quotes to Ponder and Inspire, and has written the upcoming The Park Odyssey and The Power of KM: The Extraordinary Value of Knowledge Management.

After being born in Brooklyn, NY and living in Upstate New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and San Francisco, Brent currently lives, plays, and works in Los Angeles with his wife Dea, Golden Retriever Maisie and North American Sphynx Bindi.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lisa Jones for Readers' Favorite

The Rainbow Bridge by Brent Hunter focuses on religion in today's society. Brent believes that every religion is ultimately reaching for the same goal. He also gives some excellent advice for finding an inner peace. The author strives to find a middle ground that can connect many, regardless of race or religion. There is a variety of quotes and poems throughout the book which helps readers to understand what Brent is trying to portray. The Rainbow Bridge connects us all and the meditations provided in this book can connect anyone to this bridge. By focusing on things in our own lives, we can change our thoughts and opinions and this in turn will make for a better world.

Brent Hunter has taken a great deal of time preparing this book. The Rainbow Bridge was unlike anything that I had ever read before. The clever way in which the author demonstrated the points made the reader feel as if they, too, could achieve such goals. If indeed today's society took notice of just a few simple ideas from this inspiring book then the world would be truly a better place. As a reader, I especially liked the poetry since it was not only inspiring but very uplifting. It was as if a huge weight had been lifted from my soul. Some might try and fail at some of the ideas mentioned, but the one thing to cling onto is hope. We all should take note and continue relentlessly on our own journey. The best thing for me was the way in which it brought people together from different backgrounds or religions. The Rainbow Bridge was fantastic and inspirational. I enjoyed it and it certainly gave me a lot to think about.

Jane Allen Petrick

Published in three editions since 2001. Printed in twenty-three languages. Winner of the Living Now Bronze Medal for World Peace. Multiple prestigious endorsers, from His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama to the noted scholar Robert Thurman. So what more could Brent Hunter offer us in a fourth edition of his soul-provoking book, The Rainbow Bridge: Bridge to Inner Peace and To World Peace?

As with its previous editions, The Rainbow Bridge: Bridge to Inner Peace and To World Peace offers the reader a set of universal principles, a distillation of the common ground in the world's major wisdom traditions. Brent proposes these principles not only for living one's own individual lives to the fullest, but for the generation of world peace, harmony, and cooperation as well. For example the universal principle, "As you think, so it is," affirms that thoughts, intentions, and expectations about the way something should happen have a direct impact on how it actually happens.

The unique contribution of this fourth edition is the addition of concrete practical actions the reader can take to help move his or her own behaviors more into alignment with the wisdom of these principles. So, for example, Hunter explains the powerful practice of focusing on common ground as a means of strengthening one's practice of the Golden Rule. As he puts it, "…taking part in conversations that don’t divide us, we can often find something to appreciate in the other person. While we might not be best buddies with the other person, at least we can learn to be in harmony with them."

The Rainbow Bridge: Bridge to Inner Peace and To World Peace is simply written. So simply written in fact that it may, at first, seem trite. But Brent Hunter has constructed an exploration that is meant to be approached in iterations: read, then reread, then reread again. That is exactly what I plan to do.

Mamta Madhavan

The Rainbow Bridge - Bridge to Inner Peace and to World Peace by Brent N. Hunter is an inspirational book with a very original theme that will guide readers to work towards a peaceful co-existence. The author tells readers to create a Rainbow Bridge that will help people to live in a world filled with harmony and peace. This bridge, which represents peace and unity, is also found in the world as music festivals, films, and more. The book also addresses terrorism, poverty, and living with a lack of hope, and tells readers how to improve their lives with positive energy and peaceful thoughts.

I found the book an inspirational read. In times of strife and unhappiness, this book comes as a breath of fresh air. It makes us think and tells to build a world filled with compassion, love, understanding, and peace. The ideas are insightful and profound and it is a call for world peace. 'We can indeed create peace and harmony on this planet and we have everything we need — right here, right now. If we take it one step at a time, it’s an achievable goal.' These lines are motivating to effect changes in the mind set of people who have gotten used to living amid anger, hatred, and jealousy.

Rainbow Bridge Poem for Pets, a poem in the book which the author has shared with readers, is a beautiful poem that connects pet owners with their pets permanently. A very inspirational theme that is relevant in today's times. It is a beautiful book that is worth owning.

Faridah Nassozi

Rainbow Bridge: Bridge to Inner Peace and to World Peace by Brent N. Hunter is a compilation of the basic elements of peace and the guiding principles that will enable us to cross into a new world filled with love, kindness, dignity, respect, honor, forgiveness, compassion, friendship and support; a world free from the tragedies and destruction that fill our world today. It is very important to attain inner peace if we are to attain global peace. This inner peace can be achieved by adjusting the way we see the world through changing our interpretation of situations, adjusting our perspective, self-reflection, meditation and prayer. Attaining world peace will also be facilitated through the endless opportunities of the 21st century, embracing the work of humanitarian organisations and their roles in our end game.

Rainbow Bridge: Bridge to Inner Peace and to World Peace by Brent N. Hunter is a book with the perfect ingredients for a perfect new world. By emphasizing the need for inner peace, Brent N. Hunter shows us that the work that needs to be done begins with ourselves; first, we need to cleanse our own minds before we can cleanse the world. The book draws attention to the common need to achieve the ultimate global goal, love and peace, and how this goal can be achieved by simply embracing the common governing principles that will allow us to overcome our current circumstances and cross into a new era. The carefully selected quotations at the end of the book have a soothing effect that transforms your way of thinking and changes your perspective so you can see life in a new light.