Conversations with History
The author shares twenty-two individual interviews with a wide variety of personas, all of whom have a drive to share their hugely relevant insights for those of us in the here and now.
The book is a fascinating read with a wonderful flow. I felt as if I was sitting right there with the author as she visited with each person, in my own living room. Along with the interview, each chapter includes background information as well as further reading for each historical figure–and all are incredibly interesting and varied. I was familiar with some, but not all, of the characters, and after reading this book I have incredible respect for each of them.
Every interviewee’s message is truly relevant to our lives today, both specifically and as a whole. Personally, there were direct reminders and messages that spoke to exact situations that I am currently experiencing. To those souls, and to the author, I say thank you–messages received and greatly appreciated!
Not everyone Susan Lander wanted to interview made it into this first book–and I look forward to more volumes! I wondered about the reasoning of selecting 22, and if it had any relation to numerology. (Mr. Poe, I very much look forward to reading your interview soon!) Hopefully this is the beginning of many such published collaborations between the author and historical figures.
It does not matter whether you believe this work of authorship to be a true accounting or complete and total fiction, you will both benefit and be positively changed by reading it. The messages transcend your acceptance of the format: why not give it a whirl?
I was not financially compensated for this review. Hay House gifted me my choice of this book in exchange for my honest opinion of it, through their Book Nook blogger program.