The Light: A Modern Day Journey for Peace

The Light: A Modern Day Journey for Peace[Download] ➽ The Light: A Modern Day Journey for Peace ➽ Judith T. Lambert – Heartforum.co.uk A Quest For Truth A modern woman has an extraordinary dream that seems like a neardeath experience This gives rise to a quest for truth Dissatisfied with answers at home, she takes her search abroad A Modern Kindle Ò A Quest For Truth A modern woman has an extraordinary dream that seems like a neardeath experience This gives rise to a quest for truth Dissatisfied with answers at home, she takes her search abroad and enters a labyrinth of fortunetellers, religious scholars, Sufi guides and spiritual archaeologists Propelled by what she discovers, her journey continues to the foundation of religious unity ˃˃˃ Religion’s Common Denominator Is The Light God does not have a religionGod does not speak a languageGod does not have a cultureIt is we who require these The Light: PDF or things ˃˃˃ The groundbreaking novel on the neardeath experience that unveils the roots to a global spirituality˃˃˃ Gods and the names of God have changed in every era, yet one dynamic remains constant, the Light Scroll Up And Grab Your Copy Today!.

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 268 pages
  • The Light: A Modern Day Journey for Peace
  • Judith T. Lambert
  • English
  • 01 November 2018

10 thoughts on “The Light: A Modern Day Journey for Peace

  1. Heidi The Reader says:

    In The Light, Judy, the author, chronicles her dreams and her search through various countries and cultures for their ultimate meaning. She calls this book, a memoir, with some pieces changed to protect the privacy of the people involved. I found it to be an engaging look into the life of a spiritual seeker and a fascinating comparative study of all religions, their symbols, and common meanings.

    Judy talks to a librarian named Bill about symbols: I've been having some dreams with symbols that seem to be very powerful and consistent, and I'm wondering whether these symbols have a history or a larger meaning... Oh, yes, absolutely, he broke in. All symbols have a history and a commonality. There's no question about that... Images are the means people must employ to understand ideas and feelings. Without them, we cannot reason... but, you see, we often don't know where these symbols and images come from, do we? We forget their origin and the long history of their use, until we end by thinking that the symbol is the thing itself! I've heard it said that all symbols are mere pointers. It is like a man trying to draw our attention to the moon by pointing at it, but we mistake the moon for the finger doing the pointing.

    A beautiful description of the chaos at the river, Ganges: Over the course of the day, blessed pilgrims gathered at Mother Ganga to wash away their sins. Motionless holy men sat absorbed in rumination, their faces turned toward the sun in celebration of the endless cycle of mornings like this. The striking of wet clothing against the steps was accompanied by the distant ringing of temple bells, whose pitch and resonance varied with the preciousness of the material from which they were made- bronze, brass, or iron. And over it all hung a fetid haze smelling of smoke and of- well, I didn't want to think what else. I enjoyed The Light because Lambert made me feel as if I was there beside her in her spiritual wanderings. I enjoyed the travel parts of this book very much.

    The City of Light: ...The Gita, now he looked out at the Ganges, speaks of a radiant river of light. Westerners.. well, they often see a surface, and then they have no idea how to look beyond that surface. He gestured as if to indicate the whole city. This is the City of Light. Is this not what you were looking for? I do not mean any disrespect, madam, he hurried on before I could react, but if one cannot see the Light here, then one has not looked long enough.

    A description of inner illumination: Nothing changed. Or everything did, for though monk, mandala, walls, cushions, and robes all seemed to remain the same, I felt at last- and only for an instant- the sense of peace that had eluded me since my dreams began.

    The author changes immensely over the course of her journey: I feel a reassuring contentment from all I've discovered and all that I've been privileged to learn. I am a Jew, a Christian, a Hindu, a Muslim, a Buddhist, everything else, and nothing, all at once. I am...whole... And I believe that all religions possess and have knowledge of the Light. By claiming the Light myself, I can also retain my own personal stories, my own place, and time, and history... An empowering message and a timely one.

    If you enjoyed The Light, you may want to pick up The Realization of Being by Eckhart Tolle (a lecture, any of his talks are along this subject line) or The Invisible Hand: Business, Success & Spirituality by David Green (a memoir about another spiritual seeker and how he found the Light).

    Thank you to NetGalley and Ann Duran Productions for the opportunity to read and review a digital ARC of this book!

  2. Aly says:

    Religion is different for every one. I enjoyed going on a journey/adventure to find peace with this author. I don't read many books like this either but this was fun for me to see how I liked this book. I experienced something different in this book. I was taken on a trip to find spiritual light. * I received this book from the author and this is my honest review*

  3. MizzSandie says:

    Won this in Goodreads Giveaway (my first ever win) - thank you! :)

    This was a mixed bag for me.
    I liked the writing and found both the characters and their relationships well described and interesting and very honest and believable. People came off as real people, and was portrayed both from their 'good' and 'bad' sides, and there was enough of a small learning curve for Jude, the main character to keep it dynamic but without making it so steep that it seemed forced. I would have loved to have dived much deeper into people and their relationships and growth and personal revelations and am only hoping this is something that will be more central in future books by Lambert.

    The 'plot' on the other hand I had a hard time connecting with. The main character Jude searches for, and finds, symbols and talk about Light in the different religions she explores and is together with her friends astounded by this - and that all religions and many great thinkers have this in common, and that Light, is the Godforce driving it all, all religions simply a distorted and limited image of The One. This to me is so basic, so obvious already a well established and accepted Truth, (and only a small fraction of Truth at that), that I simply have a really hard time to connecting with the OhMyGoshNess CoudlThisReallyBeTrue WhatControversy HowShocking of it all because that couldn't be further from my own experience. To me it is in no way controversial and there is no shock factor to the fact that the Universe and everything in it is the creation of The One, the Light and we are all particles of light journeying towards illumination, Homebound, on a journey of Exploration. And just like all of us have Light and dark aspects to us, some more of one than the other, and we all have beliefs that are aligned with Truth and some that are out of alignment with Truth, so all religions are manmade interpretations of Truth that have been distorted through and fabricated by the human minds and belief systems. Of course. So there are gems to find, just as there is crap to find in all religions, in all humans, in all of Life. There are smaller and greater distortions, there is all shades of Light and Darkness and everything in between to be found in the universe, all a part of the same continuum, all part of All That Is.
    So I cannot join in on the Aha'ness! of it all, and didn't like the plot, but I still think the book was worth the read, the best parts for me being the writing and character developments and descriptions.

  4. Meredith says:

    This book was a very enjoyable read. I very much appreciated the material and the drawing of easy connections across cultures, communities and faiths. These connections are real, and if people could see them it truly would bring a greater peace to our troubled globe. That being said, I personally would have found a deeper look at practices, both current and past, as opposed to a surface-scraping of similar references far more engaging. For me, presenting this book as a novel cheapens the author's journey by making the reader wonder which parts are true and which are fiction. A memoir would have made me feel more connected, or a work of creative nonfiction perhaps more engaged.

  5. Laura VanZant says:

    Amazing, thought-provoking, and deeply influential

  6. Helen says:

    I won a copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review.

    First impressions: I thought the front cover was quite appropriate and that several of the quotes were very interesting and thought provoking.

    The black moment is the moment when the real message of the transformation is going to come. At the darkest moment comes the light - Joseph Campbell, 'The Power of Myth' (1988).

    In the dark, without light, I saw from my mind, from my heart. I saw from the light in me, that is me. It is not the object or the meaning applied by man, but rather that radiant power within that illuminates images into meaning for all mankind - Anon.

    Overall I liked this book. I did think at some stages it repeated itself a bit - for example in chapter 1 it opens with a summary of the initial dream but then within a few pages Jude is recounting it all over again to Rick almost word for word. However this relaxed writing style worked well for me as a reader and I found that the characters themselves (Jude, Rick, Bill, etc.) were well developed and felt real/authentic. It was also refreshing for this type of book to not try and force any views upon the reader or attempt to convert them in any way.

    It does name-drop quite a few other books which might be a bit of a turn-off for some people. It was clearly well-researched (as is evident by the extensive bibliography at the end) and thought out but when the titles and authors popped up in the text itself I felt it a bit off-putting at times. I think it would have been better if they were referenced as foot-notes. They occurred in what was supposedly a casual conversation but it made it feel more like an academic meeting in some places.

    Unfortunately I also found a few typos which readers may find distracting. (on pg. 62 it reads transforming him into a being of light which shown back for all to see - I think it was meant to be either 'which was shown' or 'which shone'. On page. 96 it says 'young man stepped in front of me tried to stop me with the briefest of blows' and I think it should be 'and tried'. Also, on pg. 74 it says He voice grew warmer as he spoke - instead of 'his' voice grew warmer and on page 120 it says But how could put all of it into these few words? instead of how could 'i'). It is self-published and done well but there are still a few minor issues in the formatting in some places - there are a few needless blank pages (pg. 87 and pg. 115) and a few problems in the glossary.
    The glossary was very helpful and thorough but there were a few formatting issues like the entries did not always follow the same pattern or line up in the same style.

    Having said this, the text itself reads well, flows at a good pace, and is quite engaging. The book has a relaxed/informal style to it which made it easier to absorb the information, rather than the reader being bombarded with an academic-like report/account. I think it would have been nice to have some more illustrations or photographs accompanying the text. There is one diagram on page 187 but it is only briefly explained within the text itself and it is not mentioned in the text that it is discussed in more detail in Appendix A. Would have been better to add a footnote to let the reader know it was discussed later on at the back of the book.

    All in all, I would definitely still read other books by this author - I am going to keep an eye out for a copy of her book A Mother Goddess for our Times. It kept me interested, made me think and taught me some things. Once the typos are corrected in a future edition it would be worthy of a higher rating.

    Religion is a candle inside a multi-coloured lantern. Everyone looks through a particular colour, but the candle is always there - Mohammed Naguib, First President of Egypt 1901-1984.

  7. dreamingofpages says:

    'It's as if I have been propelled by an unknown force into the night sky. But what I see is not the night sky. There are no stars. Rather, it feels like I am floating, suspended in a cosmic, empty space.'

    After having an extraordinary dream, the author embarks on an insightful journey abroad in search for peace and truth about the Light.
    Throughout the book she goes to visit different countries and explores all the different religions.

    I don't normally read books about religion and spirituality so I was quite hesitant to start this one, but much to my delight I actually really enjoyed it!

    I really liked the author's writing style, because it had a conversational tone to it, which made the book fun and easier to read. One thing that I liked most about this book was the characters. I found that the characters were so well described and came off as real and relatable people, with all their good and bad sides. Some made me laugh and some I was deeply intrigued by. I would have loved to learn more about the characters and the author's relationship with them.

    However, I found that I couldn't really get into the actual plot of the book. The conversations she had with all the people that she meets on her journey were insightful, but not (in my opinion) particularly interesting. I thought most of the things she discovered was already common knowledge and not especially controversial.

    On the whole I thought the author did an amazing job at putting together her findings and thoughts into the book. I could really see her character growth throughout the book and how she changes as a person as a result of the things she's discovered and experienced.
    I would recommend this book to people who enjoy reading about different cultures and religions because I myself learned lots from reading this book.

    * I was kindly sent this book by the author in exchange for an honest review

  8. Grace Viola says:

    This is more like a 3 and 3/4 stars. I Judith Lambert sent me The Light. Not going to lie I judged this by the cover. I started this book thinking it would be a dry nonfiction story about different religious in different counties. I grew up in a Christian family and have always been intrigued by different views on religion. So, I started it assuming it would be a bit dry and I'd learn a thing or two. However, I was pleasantly surprised. This book is fiction but explains religion and culture in a great way to keep the reader mesmerized. I could see myself traveling to all these countries asking the same questions. It makes my heart ache to travel right now and not stop. I couldn't put it down the other day. I kept reading to keep traveling along with Jude and keep my wonderlust at bay. I finished this book in two days. This book, also, taught me so much about religion. To end this review here is a quote put in the book that hit me.

    Religion is a candle inside a multicolored lantern. Everyone looks through a particular color, but the candle is always there.

    ~Mohammad Naguib

  9. Klancy says:

    Thank you to Judith T. Lambert for providing me a copy of her book for an honest review.

    I have to confess that I don’t usually read non-fiction stories, so I don’t really have a point-of-reference I can use as a comparison.

    HOWEVER, I was very impressed by Judith T. Lambert’s writing! Her journey to discover the truth behind the symbol of the Light had a conversational tone that made it easier and more enjoyable to read.

    And her revelations were very insightful. Ever since I read her book, I can’t help but find symbols of the Light in the world around me!

    Highly recommend this book if you enjoy reading about other cultures and religions. Lambert does an amazing job linking each religion to the concept of the Light, and it’s obvious that she’s passionate about her work.

  10. Julia Huynh says:

    Goodreads Giveaway Book Review:

    My opinion of this book is along the lines of a quote that somebody once said : It did not change my life but changed my perspective.

    In this day and age where religion is open for everyone and accessible but also openly discriminated against; I feel this books opens up the world of religion from West to East just a bit more. This narration of a spiritual journey was a little tedious to read, but exposed me to thoughts that I would never have had myself or necessarily come across. I think keeping an open mind and being accepting is one of the most important qualities a person should have, and I think this book subtly promotes this way of thinking by showing you religion and culture beyond the stereotypes that you may find yourself surrounded by.

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