Reviewed by Poppy J.

Deepak Chopra’s book (now in paperback), Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul, is a guide for people interested in changing their lives and broadening their horizons. It is a book that is best read slowly and carefully.

The book is divided into sections that detail how to reinvent your body and your soul, while offering ten steps to wholeness. Explaining the process as described in the book is difficult, so I won’t try to go into it here. Suffice it to say, that the instructions center on improving awareness of self and others, emphasizing love of self and others and offers strategies for finding, understanding and revealing the true nature of your soul.

Most people go their entire lives without thinking about their soul. This is because the soul is seen as separate from our daily lives, coming into action only at death.

Dr. Chopra’s book reveals that the soul is part of your every day life, and has always been there – a person just has to develop an awareness of the soul in order to learn how to nurture it, allowing each of us to live to our fullest potential.

My favorite section of Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul relates to “letting go.” In this section the soul and the ego are at first incompatible, until they are reconciled by describing why we constantly react the way we do to being judged, or not being accepted by others. Each section of the book comes with real life examples and stories from other people’s lives. The stories are always on point, illustrating a facet of life that we will all find familiar.

Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul is interesting, insightful, potentially life changing and important to read now. I would also add that anyone who is struggling with personal issues can benefit immensely from this book. The insights gained will allow anyone to reframe his or her perspective – which is usually when the real answers to our problems magically come to us.

After a decade of working in several NYC law departments and teaching, Poppy decided she enjoyed writing full-time. She currently works as a freelance writing consultant, and lives with her husband and sons on the East Coast.

This book was provided free of any obligation by Three Rivers Press. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.