|Author: John Catenacci |
Release Date: December 14, 2012
Not to be.
Not long into their marriage, Dianna discovers she has an aggressive form of breast cancer.
Hand in hand, they begin a 17 year spiritual journey into the nature of love and healing. Along the way, she discovers and fulfills her life purpose and, in the process, takes John by the hand, gently helping him to reveal, then fulfill, his own.
In the beginning, John, being much older, thought he would be her teacher but gradually discovers in the most important dimensions of life quite the opposite is true. With Dianna’s guidance, he ultimately discovers we are all teachers, we are all students and we are all one.
Theirs is a story of courage, determination and a lightness of being, as they descend into the deepest valleys of crushing disappointment, pain and suffering only to rise again to ever higher peaks of appreciation, gratitude and love. Throughout it all, their journey is laced with light and laughter.
Even today, after her passing, they continue their relationship, piercing the Illusion that veils this reality, exploring its limits while continuing a spiritual journey without end.
Well I will be honest, I really loved this book. It shows how love transcends every imaginable barrier, and the lessons and blessings love gives. Catenacci starts off by talking about meeting Dianna the woman who is in technicolor, she lights up a room and has the healing energy of an angel. What was really profound for me was the fact that she was a humble teacher even being about twenty years his senior. Her vivacious life and outlook on it is evident throughout the book. It's like you can feel the energy and her spirit within Catenacci's words! I mean look at her picture can't you see the healing energy just radiating from it.....
This book is great for people who want to see the boundlessness, and limitless aspects of true love. I would also recommend it for people who have grieved the loss of a loved one. The author heals you with his words, and even shares how her contribution in her lifetime shapes him to this day!!
Rating 5 out of 5 !! Loved it
After spending his youth doing cement construction work while getting his education, John Catenacci earned a Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. He went on to work on the Apollo 11 Project as a member of the USAF in California, then as an engineer for the Dow Chemical Company in Midland, MI, doing both process research as well as designing and building chemical plants.
Mid-career he became interested in group dynamics, leading to another 20-year career in team building that took him across the U.S., Canada, Europe and Saudi Arabia.
With a sprinkling of published short stories and articles in small magazines along the way, his abiding passion has always been writing, something now coming to fruition in this, his first book
I was given a review copy if this book in exchange for my unbiased opinion. I was not financially compensated for this review!
~Priestess of Hearts