in the Mind
Interesting read … Recommended … 4 stars
Writer Batey says she attributes
her first book to a chronic itch in the unreachable part of her
back. Batey introduces the reader to a spirit, Life Guide, Sasha
who helps guide humans toward taking a new look at life. "Spirits
in the Mind" is presented in three parts in which a lady
in the autumn years of life learns she has life guides who will
take her though the process of learning that she was not at fault
for many of the disappointments of her life. The reader is introduced
to terminally ill Tiger Man a grumpy fellow who with the help
of guide Sasha learns to live in happiness. The third person
introduced is a young girl who has had experienced a difficult
life due in large part to the unkindness she received at the
hands of a step parent.
Batey helps the reader understand
that God allows us each the resources we need to develop inner
strength to help us along life's journey. Batey says Sasha and
Thomas are the names ascribed in the book to our helpers Faith
and Hope. Spirits in the Mind renders perceptiveness to guide
the reader toward walking the path set before us with the assistance
of Life Guides who may come to us in forms that we do not at
first comprehend or be familiar with. Accepting guidance, especially
how to, when it comes to us is illustrated by writer Batey in
this richly drawn, inspirational work.
Coming to appreciate and understand
our angels and guides is presented with style and grace by the
author who has put the wisdom accumulated over a life spanning
eight decades to paper following the unearthing of the original
handwritten pages in the basement of a recently purchased home.
Batey's canny knack for taking those pages and turning them into
an inspirational accomplishment meant to be enjoyed by readers
is a testament to the writer's skill.
"Spirits in the Mind"
is a well-written work presenting potent encouragement captured
with witticism and elegance. The volume is certain to enchant,
enable, fascinate and enthrall.
Nice book for a rainy afternoon
spent in front of the fire or for a sultry summer day in the
swing on the porch with the sound of bees and birds and kids
and critters nearby.
Inspirational read, true to the
genre, happy to recommend.