Monday, September 24, 2012

Book Review: "Embracing Obscurity" by Anonymous

To be honest, when I opened this book to review it, I wasn't sure if it would be able to keep me engaged and hold my attention.  Was I ever wrong  :)  This book hit so many points...pride, humility, pride, jealousy, greed... 

The author is truly living the values espoused here by remaining Anonymous.  I believe the purpose of this book is best summed up in this quote from  the introduction:
"We're drunk all right.  We're intoxicated with a desire to be known, recognized, appreciated and respected.  We crave to be a "somebody" and do notable things, to achieve our dreams and gain the admiration of others.  To be something - anything - other than nothing."

I doubt the author is Catholic, but he/she did discuss many things taught by the Catholic Church.   The author goes through almost all of the seven deadly sins.  In fact, each chapter has some discussion questions at the end to inspire more thought, reflection and discussion of the virtues discussed.

One of my favorite chapters is 'Embracing Suffering' is important to embrace whatever crosses we are handed in life and follow Christ.  It is also important  to recognize our own self-worth.

"Embracing Obscurity" is an easy read that helps the reader recognize and appreciate their own self-worth, and face some of life's daily challenges with a more positive outlook.
A good  book that will benefit whoever reads it.
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