“Why?” is a book about Life 101 and attempts to answer many questions that we are all curious about. It’s a self-help and a spiritual book that incorporates various points of view integrated with my own to answer some of life’s most difficult and mysterious questions – in a simple way. This is a feel-good positive book that crosses geographic, cultural, and religious boundaries.
The human life is full of questions with a few answers. Is there a God? If there is a God, why does he kill innocent children? Why do some people survive against all odds while thousands others die? Why are there some people who are criminals and can kill without any compunction, while others are good human beings. What happens to us when we die? Is there a heaven or hell? What are ghosts? How do we deal with sad events?
The book Why? addresses these and many other questions. The book takes perspectives from many religions and philosophers intertwined with the author’s own views on the different topics. The book addresses various topics like the concepts of destiny and karma theory. It provides views of different religions like Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Judaism, explaining these concepts in detail which explains why some of the unexplained events take place.
Why? also goes into some depth on topics like meaning of life and death, role of religions in our lives, life after life, God, how animals and other living organisms co-exist and the roles they play, evolution theory, parallel universe, and others.
The book explains some of the life’s most difficult concepts in a simple way for the masses to understand and enjoy. Besides covering many mind-stimulating topics, the book provides a lot of self-help advice with examples and specific takeaways. For example, one of the chapters is titled “How to handle sad events?” and provides some advice on how to deal with the sad events to reduce your pain. Another chapter covers the power of positive thinking and how we can control our own events. The final chapter outlines specific steps that people can take to better their lives and take their inner self to the next level.
Why? is a thought provoking work that amalgamates concepts of religion, life, death, science, evolution, into a simple and easy-to-understand book that should help change people’s lives with easy to follow tips.
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Why? Answers to Life’s Most Important Question
Author House (2008)
Reviewed by Kam Aures for RebeccasReads (11/08)
Have you ever wondered why certain events occur? What causes things to happen to certain people but not to others? How is it that a young child can die in an airplane crash but a convicted murderer can live to a ripe, old age? Why do some people fall victim to natural disasters such as hurricanes and tsunamis whereas others remain untouched?
What are the reasons behind these events? Are they random? Are they pre-determined? Are they destiny? Why did God cause these things to occur, or did he?
These and other questions are at the heart of Mandeep Khera’s book “Why? Answers to life’s most important question.” The book has lofty goals, as stated in the Prologue, as it
“is intended to provide readers with the meaning of God, religion, death, life, happiness, the power of positive thinking, a parallel Universe, and other thought-provoking concepts.” The author attempts to address some of these issues providing us with
insight of both a religious and scientific nature.
When I first read the main concept of the book I was a little skeptical as to how someone could expect to answer such important questions, especially in a book as compact as one with only 140 pages. However, once I began reading the book, I really enjoyed the
thought-provoking discussions of these issues as well as the act of looking at certain issues from different viewpoints other than my own. Khera makes many good points and
has some very convincing arguments as to why he has come up with the answers that he has.
The author’s writing is very clear and flows smoothly. “Why?” is a book that the average person will be able to read and comprehend. Khera illustrates his points with examples that we are all familiar with and can easily relate to. I think that anyone can benefit from
the majority of the advice that he gives, particularly the “Thirteen Steps for a Contented
Life” at the end of the book. “Why? Answers to life’s most important question” is an excellent book that will stimulate your mind and provide instruction on how to live a more happy, positive life.