Courage, My Love should not be mistaken for a self-help book, nor a book on how to have the perfect relationship or be a perfect person. Rather, this is a beautiful book of prose written by an author who has undergone much hardship and sadness herself, but has still found a way to love, to examine what makes us tick, and what makes relationships all worthwhile.
Some of her viewpoints may not be ones you agree with, some will. Her words will make you think and question love, life, and how you give to others, how others give to you, and how you can change and grow as an individual. Above all, the message I took away from this book is that love must come from within ourselves, and once we love the person we are, we are able to give back tenfold.
Overall, very easy to read, with beautiful, poetic prose. It is food for the soul, something self-help books do not fulfill. I hope it gives as much soul food to others as it did for me.
For understanding and achieving love and fulfillment.... this is the book. Excellent info and insights!
All Merle Shain's books are great to read when you are nursing a broken heart, need encouragement, or just need some insight. I am sad that she is gone and there will be no more. I have all of her books. I keep and treasure them. She has a great way with words that just speaks to your heart and somehow makes you feel better. Courage my love is the same. It speaks to your heart and just makes you feel better.