Should be required reading for the whole world....
In our lives, we occasionally read a book, watch a movie, or have an extraordinary moment that creates a profound change within us, something so transformative that it resonates at the most immense depths of our being, something that changes our perception of ourselves and the world around us. At these moments, we feel as if someone has lit a candle in a dark room, and we can suddenly see and experience things that we have never seen or experienced that way before.
And so it is with this book. The ideas and concepts within this book are not new, but the spirit in which they are delivered is unlike any book on this subject matter that I have come across. This book is well thought out, beautifully formatted into a natural unfolding of its message, and powerful in its delivery.
This is by far one of the most profound books that I have ever read. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. If you are searching for meaningful change in your life, this book is a must read.
– Ronald S. Eppich, Founder, Sovereign Order of the Mystic Knights of St. Mary Magdalene
Love without Cause is a workout for the emotional self. Ms. Augustine’s 52-week program of practical exercises helps the reader reboot from an emotional and mental standpoint.
Her tone is both warm and conversational as she deftly talks us through life’s emotional hurdles, whether in the workplace, at home, or in the broader community. Ms. Augustine has interspersed real-life stories that help us unpack and rewire our belief systems, with a focus on real love.
This book is one I will keep by my side and refer to for a long time to come.
– Adele Royce, Author of Truth, Lies and Love in Advertising
Every once in a while a book comes along that shakes you to your core, holds a mirror up to your face, and gets you to think deeper about how you move through this life.
Love Without Cause is doing that for me.
I read it once, start to finish, because I couldn’t put it down.
Now I’m going through it as the author intended, as a 52-week program.
The idea is to “create inner transformation, renew your thinking, and BE love in a world that doesn’t deserve it” (as the subtitle says).
It’s a book about love, but not any of the normal kinds of love we usually hear about. This isn’t about friendship love, loving your neighbor as yourself, or romantic love.
It’s a different kind of love I had never heard about before - dorean love - which is not so much a feeling as a mindset, not as much an action as a way of being.
Since I started embracing this book and this concept, I’ve been happier, more at peace, and less affected by the world swirling around me (which isn’t always pleasant and loving).
I have to tell you, too. I’m not one for fluffy self-help books, and I rarely recommend books of any kind.
This isn’t a light beach read. It’s kind of heavy, it’ll make you think, and it might make you hurt a little.
In the end, it’ll make you a better person, even if no one notices except you. If you have any of the experience I’ve had, you will feel more alive and transformed after reading this book.
Don’t take my word for it, though.
Check it out, read the Table of Contents and the back cover, and decide for yourself.
You can read it in one sitting as I did, or go through it as a 52-week program, like I’m about to.
I think the beginning of spring or the beginning of the second quarter is a perfect time to start this.
I’m proud to know you, Rebecca Augustine. Congratulations on a wonderful book and huge accomplishment!
– Steve Roller, Copywriter Café
In reading Rebecca’s book (and in the nature of full disclosure Rebecca is a friend of mine) I was struck by the fact that, whether she said this overtly or not, she emphasized that Dorean Love (the Gift or Grace of Love) was nevertheless the responsibility and necessary action of every individual.
In so doing I would argue she moved Dorean Love from being either a mere adjective or a lesser adverb to being a True Verb – an “Existential Action” of the individual.
I was also impressed by the fact that almost every chapter was short, pragmatic, useful, and easy to actually practice. Both customs, the reassertion that Love is a True and Active Verb (rather than just a feeling or conditional state), and this emphasis of the useful and succinct over the theoretical and speculative, are brave habits in our modern world.
Read, practice, use, and live. Love as human in the Divine, and as being Divine in the human.
– Jack Gunter; author, inventor, investor, and friend
As I read through the weeks and did the work it became clearer and [I had] more of an understanding of what to do. As I was getting to the end of the book it became crystal clear.
As I read through it I thought, you are not only telling your story, but mine, and thousands of others' stories. And I cried for you, me, and the others. . . .
And as I read this book I could see your hope, understanding, compassion, and love. . . .
I have read many self-help books over the years and never have I had one move me like this one. It's truly what we all need right now, so thank you.
~Robert Vaudrin, Reiki Master Teacher