Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Book Review - 65 Sayings Inspired From My Night’s Dream

65 Sayings Inspired From My Night’s Dream

By: Fatai Oladapo Adebanjo
Publisher: Digital Publishing of Florida, Inc.
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 978-1-937183-74-5
Reviewed by: Amy Lignor
Review Date: August 1, 2013

There is nothing to fear but fear itself. One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. There are many sayings that have become the backbone of America’s history. These sayings came from men and women who offered the world inspiration, hope and a driving determination to be better.

From Abraham Lincoln to JFK and beyond - there are a list of human beings that have graced us with their lives, and left a lasting impression because of the faith they embodied.

While reading this book of sayings, I was truly reminded of how dreams can become reality. Whether a person calls it a visitation from the Divine, or simply a dream where they wake up because they suddenly know whatever truths they may not have known before and need to write them down - it doesn’t matter. What does matter is sharing the information with others, and this writer has done just that.

This small book is filled with unique insights into various areas of everyday life and concern. Are these solutions to all the problems we face as humans and as a nation? No. What they are is a way to change, envelop or understand another point of view.

Opening yourself up to a different point of view is important. If it doesn’t happen, we cease to learn. From the social classes to the fight to attain wealth - each saying comes along with a description to better understand the author’s point, as well as a Lesson to be learned from each saying. This is about personal reflection. This is about giving yourself the chance to see a ‘light’ that you have perhaps missed along the way.

There are so many excellent sayings in this book that it’s near impossible to pick just one for a review. However, being from a small town where wealth and the difference between social classes was immense, the author has one saying that really struck: “There is a trace of hard work in wealth acquired by a man, no matter how he made his wealth.” Some will shake their heads immediately at this. Some will talk about the ‘upper crust’ who actually did nothing except be born into the family and inherit the wealth that was left behind by someone else’s hard work. The truth of the matter is, it goes far beyond that. The Lesson is interesting, as the writer points out that hard work is not the only key to wealth. Being optimistic, prudent, disciplined and patient, comes along with it.

Such is the recipe for success.

Quill says: An inspirational learning tool that offers readers a chance to see all sides of various situations so that learning can continue.

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