Awakening the Soul of Power: How to Live Heroically and Set Yourself Free
Christian de la Huerta
Soulful Hero Media (2020)
Reviewed by Tammy Ruggles for Reader Views (02/21)
“Awakening the Soul of Power: How to Live Heroically and Set Yourself Free,” by Christian de la Huerta, is a must-read book to regain your personal power and purpose. This easy-to-read guide helps readers be the hero in their own live, in order to be a hero to others.
If you’re the kind of person who works hard to the point of exhaustion, hates to say no, or spreads yourself too thin, this book is written with you in mind. It doesn’t just show you how to be a better you, it shows you how to recognize and use power that you already have inside, or once had but lost. This advice covers many areas of your life, including work, family, relationships, school, faith, etc. It can help you identify patterns of toxicity in relationships and help you understand, fix, or avoid repeating them. And if you’ve ever been in a power struggle with a partner, a coworker, friend, or boss, the author offers ways to maneuver fairly, through power.
Another strong point is that it is directed at the person who has low self-esteem or feels unworthy to possess happiness and success–instead, centering on building skills toward confidence and self-improvement. This book has something for everyone but is focused and has a direct message.
If you think heroes only exist in fairytales and action movies, you’re only half right. This author shows you that you can be a hero to yourself and to others, and that you already have the makings inside–you just have to recognize it and do a little work on yourself. If you don’t know who you are deep down, or have been using the wrong strategies, de la Huerta explains how to come out of the darkness and into the light. His information is grounded in serious research, with a delivery that is casual and friendly. He covers so many facets of self-destructive behavior, you are going to recognize some of your friends, family, and maybe even yourself as you read.
This book would be a great gift to give someone who is struggling in life. One of my favorite chapters is coming out of victimhood and learning to replace negative thoughts and behaviors with positive ones. His several chapters on Power Plays are enlightening, and I’m thinking this book would be great for adolescents trying to sort themselves out as they get closer to adulthood or have just entered it.
His sections on forgiveness, truth, and gratitude are topics you don’t always find in self-help books today. One of the author’s strengths is that he covers a lot of ground in such a short space, and in a language we can relate to. If you’re looking for a self-improvement book with fresh angles, check out the insightful and uplifting, “Awakening the Soul of Power: How to Live Heroically and Set Yourself Free,” by Christian de la Huerta.