U R The Solution: An AO Adventure

Authors: Mark Victor Hansen & Bill Froehlich
ISBN: 978-1607466741
Publisher: Fastpencil Premiere

So what do we get when the bestselling author of Chicken Soup series collaborated with the writer of TV series MacGyver? A phenomenal, life-altering adventure that will not only motivate and inspire you but will also make you realize your true potential. In this profound fable, told through an enchanting fantasy peppered with real life events, we are invited to open the portal of our imagination and step into a playful new reality to discover a startling revelation about ourselves and the world around us.

The story introduces Ashley and Brian, two innocent children curious about the events happening around the globe. Both children know that the adults have real problems to deal with and as far as they are concerned the adults are helpless. One fine day, Ashley and Brian are led astray by a well-meaning older child, Tommy. Following on a path led by Tommy, Ashley and Brian plummeted down into the darkness.

Soon the children find themselves in a magical world, where they meet a mystical character, AO, who challenges them with questions and inspires them with infinite possibilities. As Ashley and Brian struggle to find their way back home, their journey through the magical landscape presents new challenges that triggers them to discover intriguing solutions.
With a special emphasis on the power of imagination, authors Hansen and Froehlich reassure us that everything and anything is possible if we let ourselves believe that “possible walks among us, many times unseen, unfelt and unheard.” Shedding new light into worldly problems we all face, U R The Solution: An AO Adventure also takes us on a spiritual journey. It reiterates that our problems begin when we think that we are separated from our Divine Source thus triggering negative energy to take control of us.

With the clever concepts of Fear Free Glasses and Without-a-Doubt Goggles, the authors explore real life solutions to the problems that exist in our world today. From global financial crisis to the Gulf Oil Spill to global warming, the authors guide us on to the correct path through success stories of real people, providing plausible solutions.

A modern day fable for adults with insightful success stories and several meaningful themes, U R The Solution: An AO Adventure provokes reader’s imaginations and prods them with urgent questions, inspiring them to formulate creative and innovative solutions to tackle the issues they face. If there’s one thing U R The Solution will teach readers, it will be this: we all have within us the power to change ourselves and subsequently change the world. U R The Solution is a revelation for anyone looking for inspiration to change their course of life to ultimately make a significant difference in the world.

Reviewed by Hamdhoon Rashad for Bookpleasures.com

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The Winner Stands Alone

In The Winner Stands Alone, highly acclaimed, phenomenal writer Paulo Coelho takes a uniquely different approach delivering an engaging story that offers an insightful display into the astonishing behind-the-scenes life of the Superclass comprising of the incredibly rich and famous. Departing from his usual way of inspirational storytelling, the result is quite invigorating: an eye-opening, rich, and involving novel about wealth, fame, love, and loss.

The ruthless, self-made and extremely wealthy Igor Malev is a man on a mission – to win over the heart of the love of his life, Ewa, who left him for another man. In the glittering universe of the film and fashion world, Igor takes a series of enormously shocking and devastating steps to prove to Ewa that his love for her is as pure and powerful as ever.

One of the major questions explored in this novel is the importance of paying the price for following your dream. Does the winner stand alone? How far are you willing to go to regain a love lost? Is there a limit to such an obsession?

Told just over 24-hour with bold and ambitious characters, this fast-moving page-tuner places the readers in the heart of the breathtaking locales of Cannes, amid the glitz and glamour of Cannes Film Festival where what seems to meet the eyes is just an illusion as  the famous and wealthy converges for their annual rendezvous.

In sum, The Winner Stands Alone most definitely is a stand-alone addition to Coelho’s inspirational novels. It is close-the-last-page-and-look-at-the-world-differently good.