cover image SETTING YOUR HEART ON FIRE: Seven Invitations to Liberate Your Life

SETTING YOUR HEART ON FIRE: Seven Invitations to Liberate Your Life

Raphael Cushnir, Author . Broadway $21.95 (272p) ISBN 978-0-7679-1384-3

Spiritual guru Cushnir (Unconditional Bliss) contends that "to live in accord with love is to set your heart on fire," and offers readers a life-encompassing technique that promises to spark that blaze and liberate their lives by calling forth their best attitude. Drawing from his own transformation following a painful divorce and from years as a lecturer, and writing in a compassionate, inspirational tone, the author emphasizes the need for patience and practice when learning his seven interconnected "invitations" (including requests to question everything, live like you're dying, love like you're dancing and feeling everything). Tips on identifying triggers that cause emotional shutdowns, exercises to stretch one's perspective beyond limiting notions about self and others, and role-playing to see others as an expression of oneself are just a few of the creative exercises Cushnir employs to expedite the process to becoming a stronger, wiser person. (Apr.)

Forecast:Cushnir's article in O magazine (November 2002), along with mention of his book, will have piqued readers' interest, so expect strong sales.