After years of wandering now I resume my pursuit of understanding thyself n spiritual reading is always a must to accompany one's personal growth. This book may seem to be a little bit of cliche however the discourse indeed is always the same: how to unlearn the things which we learned in our childhood as they r indeed our hindrance to let our true selves surface from deep down our masks.
The author claimed that the first 7 years of our life is crucial to the formation of our personality n as if we got a relatively miserable childhood we r less likely willing to love - as a kind of handicap instead of selfishness. So in this way we must put aside the unnecessary burden e.g. Guilt, inferiority, anxiety. Thus we need to rebuild a self image kind of thing.
Overall a bored read BUT could be useful n helpful if the reader is urgently seeking a way to help themselves. Perhaps will suit the lost teens more as the language there is awfully lucid...
Of course even though it is "simple" but it is never easy to put it into practice and IMHO I think such kind of reading is valuable to people of all ages at all times - even though I am presenting it not so positively I did actually gain sth from it. Everyone faces the same problem in their own way and it is impossible to say it is easy to tackle everyone's own issue. And this book asks you to review our problem fundamentally yet NOT to blame our family but to accept who we are then work on it. Do the modification we could and be the better person we could be. On this level I do find the book even for jaded and wearied readers like me is still useful - cos it gives you a quick fix and quick reminder of everything. AT THE END it is not about how good the book is, but how motivated and determined we are to make the CHANGE we ought to make for long. So in this light I still give this book a four stars (actually 3.5 will be more accurate) and recommend people to read it ONLY IF they have time.
The other thing worth mentioning is the weird typesetting ... Once every few pages there will be a full blank page with only one quotation (either from Bible or other popular sayings). Yet there is one page, which is weird to me by ALL MEANS -- a full page of running lines which keep repeating three words: "God is love". Erh. As a catholic I won't hv any objection however I won't give in to this forceful way of indoctrination. Really TOO weird. Erwh.