This book was a joy to read. I really liked the feelings of peace and hope it inspires. It make me think a lot about my personal and spiritual goals and the work I haven't really be doing to achieve them. Bender writes from a perspective that is easy to identify with: that of someone who longs to have peace and tranquility but never seems to achieve her ideal. She gave me a lot to think about in my own quest for peace and I hope to achieve a measure of it eventually, as she has.