- ASIN: B0077DEX5G
- Publisher: Quest Publishing (22 Nov. 2003)
- Language: English
- Print length: 382 pages
- Genre: Travel and Personal Transformation
The BookViral Review:
Many of us believe we have little control over our lives and therefore struggle to find meaning out of the things which happen to us. There are countless books dedicated to the subject of personal transformation but in her debut release Questing Marilyn: In Search Of My Holy Grail: Personal Growth Through Travel Marilyn Barnicke Belleghem shares a perspective that is refreshingly devoid of abstract complexity as she asks “How do I want to create my Self. And What must I let go off to make the new Me?
In sharing her “Quest” she reminds us there is no map for navigating the complicated web of the human experience. A journey that is greatly influenced by the choices we make and the people we meet as we navigate the minutiae of everyday living.
Embarking on a revelatory journey throughout England and Ireland Marilyn gives us a memoir deserving of our attention. One that reflects on the nature of life, the relationships we forge, the choices we make and where they might ultimately lead us. But it’s in the baring her emotional wounds and vulnerabilities that she gives us the authenticity that readers have come to demand.
Questing Marilyn might be written in unpretentious and simple prose but that doesn’t detract from the fact that it is a deep and ambitious book. As Marilyn says, “The journey into the soul is a solitary one” and “While we start with a guide, we come to a point in our Quest when no one can accompany us.” And it’s the raw honesty with which she writes that will strike a chord with so many readers.
A highly engaging memoir that leads to much reflection Questing Marilyn: In Search Of My Holy Grail: Personal Growth Through Travel is strongly recommended.”