The 5 Feminine Power Virtues: A Woman’s Spiritual Roadmap to Love, Joy & Fulfillment
Empowered Life Productions (2012)
Reviewed by Christine Watson for Reader Views (1/13)
Article first published as Book Review: The 5 Feminine Power Virtues: A Woman's Spiritual Roadmap to Love, Joy & Fulfillment by Vanessa Halloum on Blogcritics.
“The 5 Feminine Power Virtues” by Vanessa Halloum is a refreshing book full of inspiration for both women and men. While her main audience is women, I think men can learn a great deal about enjoying and living life to its fullest by reading this book.
I can’t really say what my favorite part of the book was because, with each chapter, I kept thinking “this is the most important chapter.” Each chapter was full of great insight and empowering ideas for making the most of our earthly experience. The 5 power virtues include: Living in the Present, Authenticity, Sensuality, Spirituality and Gratitude. I thoroughly enjoyed each chapter and took powerful suggestions that I can implement into my daily life immediately, like taking walks and being present in nature. I particularly like Halloum’s description of religion and spirituality. She talks about spirituality being an inner journey and religion being an external process (for the most part). The author relates many personal experiences throughout the book, which allows the reader to form a connection. This book also gave me the opportunity to look at my own life and see where I am not living life as fully as possible. I was able to see my own life with a fresh perspective that is simple, but often forgotten.
I highly recommend “The 5 Feminine Power Virtues” by Vanessa Halloum for all women, (and some men too), because it’s so enlightening and refreshing to know how powerful these “feminine” traits are. It’s such a good reminder that women don’t have to become masculine to have power, but it’s also a potent wake-up call to live life more fully and take advantage of “now” because it’s all we’ve got. I plan to implement many of the suggestions Halloum has provided in this book, and I also will be giving this book to all the females in my family. I will keep this book at my bedside for frequent reminders to stay awake and alive every day.