The Book of Love
The purpose of The Book of Love is to show how to strategically use your most difficult relationships to manifest your Christ-self. The
term "Christ" is used in a non-religious, non-denominational way to describe the wholly loving and benign divinity that dwells within us all.
The fastest and most efficient way to begin to recognize self as a loving being is under fire. It's easy, for example, to be loving when things go your way
and when the people in your world are pleasing. It's not so easy, however, to be loving when other people thwart or disappoint you. In these situations,
it takes effort to override the automatic impulse to be hateful or sad and to deliberately act with awareness of self as Christ.
Challenging situations and the people who push your buttons are extremely important and useful because they inspire your divinity to emerge. Otherwise,
who would bother to do the work? It's a paradox. Everyone wants to learn about love from happy, loving experiences where others are providing love to
us. But love is only learned when you provide the love that's missing. This is how you recognize and experience self as love.
The Book of Love gives the reader six powerful, practical and easy tools for overriding the impulse to be hateful or sad and for acting as a
loving being, no matter what. They include harmlessness, forgiveness, gratitude, peace, communion and asking for what's wanted. Use of these tools
automatically strengthens the connection to God and restores the reader's awareness of his or her own irrefutable, immutable goodness. Awareness of
goodness is essential for a happy and wholesome life experience.
Ideas from The Book of Love are drawn from the universal principles in A Course In Miracles, also known as ACIM
or "The Course." A Course In Miracles is the path to God without religion. It's not necessary to be familiar with A Course
In Miracles to read or appreciate The Book of Love.
Here's what raving fans are saying about The Book of Love
Click here to read a professional, 5-star independent review by Marie Jones (of Book Ideas) of The
Book of Love.
♥This book is like the yellow brick road to enlightenment. It's simple. It's innocent. And it's inspiring. Karen Bentley makes an enlightened way of life practical and doable. She takes the perfectly ordinary and makes it perfectly extraordinary. It's basically around joining in the ordinary and allow it to open to love. This allows us to bring the Kingdom of Heaven to earth, thought by thought, moment by moment. Her authenticity shines through the material.
- Vicki Poppe
♥Emotions such as anger, resentment and hatred manifest themselves in the body as sickness. The Book of Love provides powerful insights to heal the human spirit to achieve optimal health and well-being, which is essential if we ever hope to achieve optimal health and well-being. Healthcare in the 21st century will focus on the prevention of sickness and disease.
- Dr. Peter A. Viteritti, Northboro MA
♥This truly is a book I will read again and cherish. The author totally convinced me that my idea of love was really more ego-based than heartfelt, and that my ego was doing nothing to bring me the happiness I seek. The Book of Love is really about being the most spiritually evolved humans we can be, and of course the end result of that being totally loving and harmless to others.
- Marie Jones
♥I love this book. It's so beautiful, so clear, so crisp, so well organized. It's just fantastic.
- Jill Geller
♥I enjoyed reading The Book of Love and found it very spiritual and thought-provoking. Well done!
- Yolande Brodeur
♥I finished your book and loved it! Congratulations, Karen, it certainly deserves every possible praise and success! I keep sending you best wishes for Oprah to call, because that seems to be what you want. But you do not need Oprah to call!
- Maria Celeste Maia
♥I really loved your book. This is a winner. It's really, really good. I was really moved by it, and I want to read it a second time.
- Marj Reppert
♥I've been meaning to write you to thank you for writing The Book of Love. It's enlightening and refreshing. The book really makes you stop and think about how we think about love. I've found your exercises in love to be very helpful in my daily life -- especially the one where you say to yourself "I could see peace instead of this." I have introduced that to my family and have found myself saying it out loud in front of my son. I could go on and on about this book....I think it should be a prerequisite for people to read before they enter into a relationship, get married, have children, etc.
- Lita Motroni
♥Karen, I don't know how you feel, but for me "guilt" has got to be the greatest culprit that most people use to hold themselves back from greater peace and any degree of happiness. The Ron Kovic story really drives home with poignancy guilt's "secret wish to kill yourself" that you demonstrate. Your book is a great gift to us...Thanks.
- Jack Roddy
♥Everyone in the world is searching for true and lasting happiness. Most are looking for love in all the wrong places. How do we find it? Karen Bentley's new book, The Book of Love, gives the reader a new framework for thinking that will lead them to the awareness of the real Love that lies at the core of everyone's being.
- Robert and Mary Stoelting
♥The Book of Love deals with a very important topic, namely love and spirituality, which I feel is one of the major antidotes to a divided world.
- Samuel P. Oliner, PhD, Professor of Sociology, Project Director, The Altruistic Personality and Prosocial Behavior Institute
♥If you're really interested in peace and in stopping the violence in our world, then you should read this book. I like this book because it makes it so easy to understand how to be a more loving being.
- Greta Gunther
♥What Karen Bentley has to say about how we love and where it will lead us makes sense. My mind has been opened.
- Liz Thompson
♥This is a practical love lesson for anyone who needs it.
- Neil Sumner
♥This author is genuine and helps one find the way to being a truly loving human being.
- Dr. Bernie Siegel, Author of Love, Medicine and Miracles and Prescriptions for Living
♥...This is the kind of self-help book for which there is a large audience. The author has read widely and speaks her truth from the place of her own experience. While the spiritual overlay here is more metaphysical and New Thought, with healthy doses of A Course In Miracles, it always feels inclusive and the material seems directed to the big middle of seekers. I think this is a terrific book and one of the best of the books I've been asked to review.
- Joe Durepos, Writer's Digest Book Award Evaluator
♥My personal criteria for a good book is if I want to keep reading it with a highlighter and pen in hand. This is that kind of book.
Overall reaction = 10 (top score)
Writing = 10 (top score)
This book is "excellent" compared to other competitors in the same category.
- 2003 Benjamin Franklin Award Book Reviewer
♥I enjoyed your book tremendously.
- Elsa Holstrom
♥The Book of Love has helped me to see not only that I can extend love but than I can also choose to live in harmlessness. This is not something I had really ever looked at beofre. Not only to avoid attack -- but to avoid responding to attack -- is to live harmlessly. Thank you for this most important insight.
- Steve Whitson