I love this book – and would love everyone to read it.
Its message – about becoming better grownups by being more childlike – is so necessary, so important – yet is communicated with such a lightness of touch.
The book is beautifully produced – like a children’s book (and I mean that as a compliment) – with board covers, and thick pages, and clear type, and colourful illustrations. It’s the perfect format – allowing the message of childlikeness to live within the pages, rather than being drowned beneath a mass of words.
Yet there are words enough to challenge, encourage, inspire and change us. I noted down many (sixty!) short quotations – here are just a couple, from near the start and end of the book:
We become more fully alive when we listen to the child within us.Brad Montague, Becoming Better Grownups
[Children’s] unassuming honestly, open generosity, and playful curiosity brought me back to the child I once was and the grouwnup I so desperately wanted to become.Brad Montague, Becoming Better Grownups
There is so much more to this book than I can communicate here – so the best thing I can say now is get hold of a copy and read it yourself!
Here’s the link to the book on Amazon UK (though, of course, other retailers are available!)
I do appreciate that the book is rather expensive – but if you take a look at some of the other reviews, I think you’ll see it’s well worth it. (If you can’t buy it yourself, perhaps ask for it as a present?)
I should say that I have absolutely no link with the author, Brad Montague, or interest in the book – other than it speaks so eloquently on a subject that is very close to my heart.