Review by Rox Burkey
Author Daversa offers readers a guide to identify and understand spirituality for themselves. He admits his primary framework is Catholicism, but that any background will find value in his life discoveries. From his years of research, study, and personal experience he suggests a framework for individuals to become more complete during their life journey. His five principles toward spiritual enlightenment are:
“1-Accept God into your life and Jesus Christ as your savior;
2-Complete your formal education;
3-Learn more about yourself, your health, and your mental well-being;
4-Learn more about the needs of others;
5-Learn more about the natural environment in which we live.”
As the author explains how one can embrace and optimize each of these principles, he draws upon the teachings of historical figures who he feels have epitomized these higher levels of enlightenment. He quotes those who have truly lead people rather than dictate to them. His belief in everyone taking responsibility for their actions is emphasized by examples from his life as from historical events.
One of the messages he delivers, which resonated with me, is that the loving and caring family in which a child is raised is the foundation for making responsible choices in life. Those who started in a dysfunctional or broken family can use his principles to achieve a better life and higher goals to positively impact the world and every man: raise their spirituality.
I recommend this International Best Seller to those who want to grow personally and learn ways to give back to the world in positive ways for future generations. It is easy to read and take away values which are meaningful to the individual. Not everyone is in the same starting or ending point on their journey. Spirituality in the 21st Century will make you think.
Frank P. Daversa was raised in South Hempstead, NY. It was during his college years that he honed his writing skills. He earned his A.A.S. degree in 1981 with honors. Two years after earning his B.S. degree in 1986, Frank moved to Houston, TX.
He worked 14 years in the corporate world before becoming a writer in 2007. He published his first web article on spirituality in 2008, and his first book, Young Adolf in 2011. He published his second book, Politics in America in 2012.