What readers are saying about Book of the Heart:

 

This is a beautiful achievement.  It explores life episodes, writings and spiritual endeavours which have shaped the writer, and offers a tender guide to opening one's own heart.  I will come back to it many times.  (J.B.)

 

Book of the Heart really fascinated me. What intrigued me about it was the writer's constant quest for something deep and meaningful... her desire to make peace, to listen, to be guided and to struggle through a bad place in her life… I'm so amazed that she was willing to work so hard for it and also that she was willing to reveal the most intimate parts of her life and thoughts.  The book is so well written, profound and varied… I enjoyed it so much because of who I personally am – it spoke to me personally.   (Jane Campbell)

 

Erg indrukwekkend. Heel creatief geschreven met een grote eerlijkheid en intensiteit.  (Trans: Really impressive.  Very creatively written with great honesty and intensity.)  (S.Coppens)

 

Mooi boek... De schrijfster ... beschrijft haar zoekproces en hoe zij haar draai vond door goed te observeren / contempleren en bij zichzelf stil te staan zonder oordeel. Bij het lezen moest ik soms denken aan Etty Hillesum die in de oorlog veel mee maakte maar niet bitter werd en bleef vertrouwen in ‘het leven’... Ik vond Zoe’s boek herkenbaar omdat het leven inderdaad meer fases heeft dan alleen de bekende drie: onderwijs, werk, pensionering... (Helena Imminga-Berends)

(Translation of above): Lovely book... the writer ... describes her personal search process and how she found her way through careful observation, contemplation and still, silent looking without judgements. Sometimes this book put me in mind of Etty Hillesum who experienced much in the last world war, but never became bitter and retained her faith in 'life'... I found Zoe's book recogniseable because life does indeed have more phases than simply the well known three: education, work, pension...)

 

...wonderful book.  Profound and insightful... there was a pleasant vibe to it which kept me reading. Quite an achievement!  (Guido H.)

 

 

 

 

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Book of the Heart is a deeply moving and thoughtful book that enables the reader to explore, re-imagine and engage with their own life experiences.  It enabled me to watch and see my own life in new ways.  It is my hope that others will read Book of the Heart and see the many connections arising through our being alive, in relationship with self, with others and the energy of the universe.  (V.K.)

 

I absolutely loved Book of the Heart. I found it inspiring, amazing, recognizable in many parts, it often literally thrilled my heart, sometimes brought tears to my eyes, … it was really beautifully written and also therefore a joy to read.  (N.I.)

 

.Many congratulations on producing such an inspired book. It was very thought-provoking... Much of it was very poignant as well as revealing. Use of language was utterly brilliant and I so admire how you translated feelings, emotions and experiences into such a readable text.          (Janice Salmon)

 

If this had been available while I was still running journalling workshops, I would certainly have used it with students.  (P.L.)