Verdict: If SPIRITUALITY 101 does not completely demystify the nature of man’s spiritual journey, it’s nevertheless an interesting read.
Constructed like a self-help book-cum-self-directed study complete with glossary and homework assignments, Ivan Figueroa-Ote
Figueroa-Otero makes it clear in the opening chapters of SPIRITUALITY 101 that his is not a book about God or even religion, per se, but rather a guided path that will help the reader to understand and harness his own spirituality. By the end of the book, Figueroa-Otero writes, he hopes that readers will have their own answers to “life’s archetypal questions: Who am I? Where do I come from? Where do I go from here?”
Figueroa-Otero may not have complete mastery over his subject, and sometimes ventures off into tangents that add little to the narrative (or make little sense, such as his comparing selfish human behavior to Ricky Martin’s song “Living La Vida Loca”), but he’s an engaging writer whose interest in his subject makes it interesting to readers.
If SPIRITUALITY 101 does not completely demystify the nature of man’s spiritual journey, it’s nevertheless an interesting read.
Reviewed by J.E. Cornett for IndieReader