Books that teach the power of Love
The Power To Stop™
The Power to Stop™ is a spiritually-oriented 30-day training program that teaches how to stop out-of-control behaviors, undo bad habits or end substance abuse.
The secret of success is the experience of self-love, which is learned through four practical, easy stopping skills. There's a skill for the mind, a skill for the spirit, a skill
for the heart and a skill for the body. Each skill is practiced every day until practicing disappears and the skills become a way of life.
The Power to Stop™ is different from every other book about stopping because it frames the development of stopping skills as a sacred path to self-love, personal
power and enlightenment. The program accelerates personal growth, restores connection with God and renews deep, rich meaning in life. Take the happy leap from wasting
your life to saving it with love.
The Power to Stop™ program is available in three convenient and affordable formats: as a do-it-yourself book, as a 30-day online coaching program or as a weekend
boot camp. For more information go to www.powertostop.com
The Power to Stop is within you. Embrace it and it will embrace you.
- Revs. Deborah and Paul Phelps, Miracles One Foundation Church
You donít think you have the power to stop? Stop that thinking. You do have the power and now you have the tools.
- Rev. Tony Ponticello, Author of After Enlightenment and Co-founder of Community Miracles Center
I love Karen Bentley, she glows.
- Lisa Natoli, Author of Gorgeous for God
The Power to Stop is truly a treasure that will change your life.
- Robert and Mary Stoelting, Co-founders of Pathways of Light
The Power to Stop is designed to transform your spiritual understanding into a living reality. It's well-written, funny, engaging, effective and practical.
- DavidPaul Doyle, Author of The Voice for Love
Finally, a book that offers a quick and effective way to stop those destructive behavior patterns we all struggle with.
- Rev Myron Jones, Author of Healing Family Relationships
The Book of Love
Love is the answer to every problem, so it's essential to acquaint yourself with a new and non-romantic perspective about what it means to be a loving being. But
exactly how to do you go about being love? Does it mean that you must selflessly serve or support others? Or that you have to put up with intolerable situations?
Or that you have to seek out and find like-minded people so that you can experience good chemistry?
The Book of Love cuts through the confusion and presents you with a simple strategy of harmlessness that can be adapted to any and every difficult
situation. It's easy to be loving when things go your way, but it takes great wisdom and intention to be love when things don't go your way. It's a paradox because
you must have difficult people and challenging situations in your life to transcend the ego and to deliberately, consciously choose to be love. This, in fact, is the
speediest way to learn your Truth.
Since God is Love and only Love, your experience of Self as Love automatically strengthens your connection to God. The Book of Love invites you to
embrace the highest and most loving vision of Self. It's the radical idea that your experience of Self as Love is the experience of Self as Christ or Buddha. The goal
of this book is to inspire you to be your Christ-self under the most trying situations and to thereby manifest the second coming of Christ on Earth now through you!
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
10 Radiant Ideas
Many of us hold ideas about God that are very old. They have been passed down by our parents, who got the ideas from their parents, who got the ideas from
their parents, and on and on. 10 Radiant Ideas introduces you to ten exquisite love-based ideas about God, but they are ideas that are completely and totally
independent of any organized religion.
Your beliefs about God and the purpose of existence are very important. This is because your beliefs drive your decisions. Your decisions drive your attention and
your behavior. And your behavior determines your happiness. The idea that God is Love and only Love is very important for your spiritual fitness because you
cannot whole-heartedly go towards something youíre afraid of. So to make progress, it's absolutely essential that you undo your fear of God. Some people are
hesitant about being exposed to new or different ideas about God, but there's nothing to worry about. Nothing can happen to you and nothing will happen to you
unless you choose to change your mind about what you believe. This puts you in the driver's seat.
10 Radiant Ideas does the service of opening your mind to radically new, unconditionally loving and benevolent ideas about God. And, of course,
once the mind is opened, anything becomes possible. Anything.
This book very simply and with clear examples explains A Course In Miracles (ACIM) in a language you can understand. I enjoyed the format and the author's writing style. I had previously tried to read other books, including the text of A Course In Miracles itself, and found them very technical and hard to understand.
Many people would define this book as "New Age." I found it to be pretty down to earth, describing a philosophy or a way of thinking that could be used in whole or in part no matter what your religious beliefs. The author asks you to merely consider the ideas she presents, to try them on and see if they ring true for you and fit what you want for your life.
The book is only just over 100 pages, but it really is a great introduction. The back of the book includes sites for ACIM and a list of recommended ACIM authors and their books.
I may adopt some of the ACIM ways of thinking...or I may not...but I can tell you that I felt soo good, soo calm and peaceful and filled with an experience of God's love for me after reading this book. I read it just a few days ago, underlined and highlighted much of it, and then read it again really slowly today, just to let it sink in deeper.
If you are a seeker looking to explore a different way of thinking than what you currently have, you will probably like it. If you aren't really open to new ideas, then the "10 Radiant Ideas" won't be too attractive to you. Nevertheless, I think it's a great book, and the author succeeded at her goal: To explain ACIM to someone totally unfamiliar with it, and to do it in a way that gives the reader a real sense of what it might be like to believe in this way.
- Ms. O. Khannah-Brown
Why don't we see the Kingdom of Heaven? We don't see it because we are in it. Heaven is within. We are looking without from Heaven and haven't seen it because it is within. Karen Bentley's book makes it clear that we have been mistaken in our thinking and need only change our minds.
- Robert Leroy, Chairman of Open Doors
Karen Bentley cuts through the confusion and makes complex Course ideas very easy to understand. It's a gem.
- Mo Jessup
10 Radiant Ideas will grab your attention and hold it from the first page to the last...To meet Karen is to experience an energetic presence that pulls you into her vitality and love. While reading her book, I felt as though I were with her in person, interacting with deep conversation about life and its meaning. Karen's writing is intensley personal...As I got deeper into her book, I realized that I had underlined something on almost every page....
- John Nagy, Chairman of The Quest Foundation
I was swept away by grace as I read Karen Bentley's wonderful book, 10 Radiant Ideas. Not only are these ideas radiant but they sparkle with the clarity of a diamong as they reflect the Truth with shimmering simplicity.
- Maureen Mueller
An uplifting and inspiring work.
- Robin Quinn
Karen, I read your fabulous book, and it is truly an amazing work.
- Peggy Munson
Riveting God stuff that makes you seriously think about your basic beliefs. I especially like the idea that God is love and only love and does not judge or punish us. The last chapter includes a complete reinterpretation of the Lord's Prayer.
- Anonymous Reader
This book is the clearest, most concise explanation of A Course In Miracles I have ever read. Bentley has the rare ability to discuss complex ideas in a way that makes them easy to understand and consider. This book would appeal to anyone who desires exposure to an alternative view about God, but without attachment to any religion. It definitely opens your mind to a new way of thinking.
- Anonymous Reader