An Inner Truth reflects the truth that lies deep within us. It’s the truth that rejects fear, insecurity and jealousy. It’s pure and stands alone, without carrying the weight and influence of other people.
In this book you will meet Rachel, a young girl whose feelings become influenced by a family member's personal fears. Rachel begins to feel insecure, thinking that nobody wants to be her friend. Her mother and her teacher work together to help Rachel see that her strength lies in the light that she carries within.
An Inner Truth is a book for both children and adults. It demonstrates the power and influence of words. Words can cause children to doubt and feel insecure, but they can also build, encourage and empower children, giving them the necessary tools that will allow them to overcome and face challenges in life with bravery, optimism and confidence.
I was drawn towards An Inner Truth by the cover, which gave me a warm feeling and immediately intrigued me to read it. Having a young daughter myself, I am always on the lookout for books which I can add to her library. I am glad to have another treasure to include in her library now. This is a book which no parent or teacher should miss. We live in a harsh world where not only adults but children must fight for self-acceptance, wherein we find all eyes constantly judging us. This book is one of the best I have come across that deals which the delicate topic of self-validation.
It is the story of a young girl named Rachel. Just like any girl her age, she is playful, energetic and friendly. She moves into a new city with her mom. Rachel has new school and she is excited to meet and make new friends. Before she enters her new school, her mother gives her some advice which stems out of her own experience. Rachel's mother fears for her and tells her that there are chances she might not be accepted or be made fun of. In such a circumstance she is to keep quiet and keep her thoughts to herself. The young Rachel is bewildered with this advice. The words keep running in her head and form a giant that begins to consume her confidence. The clouds of self-doubt hover around her, making her feel small and doubt the intent of others.
Rachel is unable to get rid of the clouds that threaten to engulf her. The day ends with her crying into her mother's arms. Her mother promises to speak to the teacher. The teacher helps her mother realize that she was just feeding her insecurities and hurt of her past into Rachel. She realizes that she needs to let Rachel shine from inside with self-acceptance. So does Rachel value herself and gain confidence in herself? Does she let he light shine? Read the book to find out.
This book is beautifully written in rhymes that makes reading fun and pleasing for the kids. The theme is well-sketched out and you do not feel that the author is dragging even once. It includes valuable inputs for parents who at times feed their own insecurities and fears of the past into their children, the result being that the children are unable to adjust to others and lack self-esteem.
Temi has done an astounding job in writing a simple yet profoundly touching book that speaks volumes about self-love, self-validation and letting the light shine from within.
To end I will share a quote from the author:
“Be true to yourself, and don’t let anyone take the light that
you have inside. You are everything you need and if you know
this, I promise everything will be alright”
I received an ARC of the book in exchange of an honest review. My views are completely my own and in no way biased towards the author or publisher.
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