Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Book Review - "Blue Ocean Bob Discovers His Purpose"

I was pleasantly surprised when I received a copy of "Blue Ocean Bob Discovers His Purpose" to read and review! This book is filled with beautiful illustrations, a great story with a wonderful message that is written in rhyme and will hold the attention of children while getting the message across to them.
This is volume one of a new series, The Adventures of Blue Ocean Bob. It is written by Brooks Olbrys and illustrated by Aleksandra Beaucher. And how this series has started is wonderful! Olbrys has studied the work of Bob Proctor and after Olbrys' son was born he wished to have these principles be available and more geared toward children, hence the creation of Blue Ocean Bob. I encourage you to check out the website: www.blueoceanbob.com.

This book begins with introducing the reader to Bob, someone many children and adults can relate to. Bob daydreamed about what his life may be like and he lived a good life, but he was not content with what he had. Something was missing for Bob, so he went on a journey to discover what else there is to life. Bob begins with consulting his closest friend (and bird) Zena and then goes to visit the sea creatures as Bob believes them to be "generous, happy and wise." Bob receives advise from various creatures. One of my favorite lines in the book is the advise Bob receives from Doc, a turtle. Doc advises, "Discover your passion, then simply jump in. Decide what you love, what excites and inspires - then make that your purpose and watch what transpires." This advise leads Bob to discover his purpose and knowing what he needed to do! Bob is reminded that although his purpose is set, he will "face crooked pathways and challenges too."

This book is a great story with a great lesson for children and adults. I am looking forward to more adventures of Blue Ocean Bob!

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*

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