Book Talk: As I See It by Chris Mentch
"We are all more the same than we are different. It is our individual strengths that create a multi-faceted society and a diversely talented culture" —a profound insight from the celebrated entrepreneur, stage and studio performer, and writer, Chris Mentch. As I See It—endowed with a blend of the analytic and the creative; the practical and the philosophical, is written on various experiences, inviting people with different backgrounds to delve deeper into their sense of spirituality, which the author espoused, is waiting within you. Seek it, embrace it, nurture it, and share it.
As I See It embodies his composition of songs and poetry, interlaced with an anecdote for each entry elucidating the concepts of the given themes so enlightening you could not help but savor each moment in reading with relish that transcends cultural boundaries. A selection of varied topics of interest ranging from the environment to love to relations to personal responsibility, where Chris invokes the readers to reflect the meaning of each line, hoping it could reverberate with them that will catalyze change.
As depicted in his first song, Namaste, This Christmas Day, Chris beckons all of us—one in the eyes of the Divine consciousness who reside in the universe could be one in spirit if we put our mindset, there is a place where light, love, truth, and peace to reign amongst us all. His advocacy for one in togetherness resonates with most of us who clamor for peace and unity amid these troubled times. Take a glimpse of this excerpt: He finds us scattered strangers, and He finds us, dear, as friends.
Moving on, let us take a look at the environmental issue. The Cry of Denali, created as gleaned by the author, shows a plea and talks about the ecosystem and the need to complete it for the Earth to be healthy. If it is knocked out of balance, those who thrive in it, including us, will suffer. We are answerable for our actions—paying the price for our comfort now at the expense of our Mother Earth.
Chris, undeniably, speaks from the heart, and it echoes into the reader's consciousness. As reflected in his song, Candlelight and Wine, endearing us to this line; 'Who taught the sunrise of fire and light and who made the moon glow to romance the night?'—delineates the zealousness and passion felt for one's true love gaze and the intimacy fitting the setting of the sole candle flame.
Interestingly, Chris has, without a doubt, a gift of gab. This collection of rhymes and verses manifests his deep-seated wisdom that leaves the readers in wonder. As we go through this life, relations come and go as the sharp-edge tongue inflicts indisputable pain. These lines would greatly impact his readers: 'Where Words Don't Come Easy; Careless words are left out on a cold and bitter wind; And here, we all pay dearly; When messages we send; Make enemies of friends; Won't be back again; Where Words Don't Come Easy.
Being a singer, composer, and stage performer, the author surely knows how to serenade his audience with this beautiful music, and I, for one, was enamored by his poetic charm and eloquence in his philosophical rhetoric.
The author's passion for his intelligible discourses throughout the pages is a distinct indication of his love and high regard for the readers with these profound words: Life is inherently worth living, and each has inherent value to ourselves and can pass that on to another that has lost their way.
Catch this awe-inspiring book, Mentch's As I See It, as these spirit-lifting poems, songs, and reflections, unfold the author's whole being and intentions to make a positive difference in the lives of others in very special creative ways.
Reviews and What Readers Say
" Unpretentious. Moving. This is not only a book to inspire. It also teaches us how to 'view' our lives."
— Anna S, The BookWalker
Review by Sarah Fisher
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