Review by Joey Madia
Scanning the nine pages of blurbs at the start of this important handbook for making a difference in a dark and troubled world, you will immediately notice the names: His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Neale Donald Walsch, Arun Gandhi, Louis Gossett Jr., Ervin Laszlo, and Edgar Mitchell, among many others. This, and the fact that it is now in its fourth edition, creates big expectations for The Rainbow Bridge, and, to me, it meets them.
To those who have been doing social justice and spiritual work for any length of time—for me it is more than two decades—you will find the age-old wisdom very familiar and the continually quoted names to be in many ways your standard fare. In balance, however, with this abundance of the familiar are sections of the book that are very original, profound, and most importantly, ambitious. Perhaps some readers might even think they are naïve.
For this reason in and of itself, I highly recommend this book. Because they are not naïve, and the wisdom and quotes presented by the author, as familiar and ubiquitous as some of them are, are worth reading, over and over again, each and every day. Every chance we get. Because they do not only operate in the same manner as prayers, sutras, and koans—they are the fuel of Hope. And, in order to participate in the activities underway and recommended in The Rainbow Bridge, one must have abundant Hope. Continue reading