Saturday, January 10, 2015

Blog Tour/Review: My Good Friend the Rattlesnake by Don Jose Ruiz with Tami Hudman

My Good Friend the Rattlesnake, by Don Jose Ruiz with Tami Hudman
2014, 100p, Non-fiction, Inspiration
My Rating=4 Stars
Source: Received a copy from the publisher for an honest review

Navigate the highs and lows of life with spiritual guru and bestselling author don Jose Ruiz in this collection of short stories. From rattlesnakes and rebellion to swamis and shamans, these stories show you how you can find your true path and discover yourself in the process.

I read The Four Agreements by Miguel Ruiz, Don Jose's father, many years ago, and enjoyed it, so I was interested to read a book written by his son. This book has short stories and poems that deal with such topics as forgiveness, awareness, peace, action, detachment, judgment, respect, love, gratitude, honesty, discipline, transformation and much more!!

Mr. Ruiz is open in his past issues with drugs and alcohol and living on the wild side for a time. He tells stories that help explain what caused him to change and the lessons he's learned throughout his life. My favorite story was "The Four Keys of Transformation." He shares the four keys and tells a story that illustrates how applying them could work in a real life situation. I also liked "Welcoming Home the Love of My Life" which is a story where he was temporarily blind for a week. He needed to rely on his other senses to learn what was going on around him and felt love, truth and understanding in a way he never had before.

I don't agree with all the conclusions that Mr. Ruiz came to but I enjoyed reading his perspective on various topics. This is a thought provoking and interesting read!

About the author:

In 2010, Don Jose Ruiz released his first book titled The Fifth Agreement in partnership with his father, Don Miguel Ruiz. Following this publication, Don Jose began traveling around the US, Mexico, and South America. Don Jose inspires people in many different ways including: book signings, lectures, seminars, and hosting intensive journeys to Teotihuacan and other sacred sites around the world.

Among a few of the highlights, Don Jose has been asked to speak at conferences such as Conversations Among Masters, Celebrate Your Life and Conscious Life Expo. At these conferences, he has spoken alongside Dr. Wayne Dyer, Reverend Michael Beckwith, Caroline Myss and Gregg Bradden. He has been interviewed by many notable media publications, including LA Times, Univision, Fox News and Eckhart Tolle Television. Don Jose has also inspired many corporate entities by using the five agreements to enhance positive rapport among employees by inspiring creativity linked with common sense.

Don Jose’s message has been heard all over the United States, Mexico, Europe and South America. His journeys to sacred sites have also been translated into many different languages, including Spanish, French and German.

Don Jose’s message and The Fifth Agreement is rapidly growing and being shared around the world. His message is changing lives and is bringing people closer to themselves more than ever before. His passion is to help children stay away from gangs and drugs by developing a healthy outlet such as learning to play a musical instrument as well as develop other creative avenues. He will continue to share the wisdom of his family lineage through his own life experiences. Don Jose enjoys working with people of all faiths and cultures. He sees all men and women as equals and feels it’s a blessing to be alive.


Post a Comment