When I saw this book at my dear friend's house, my heart skipped a beat. Literally. I knew I had to read it. My friend, noticed me noticing the book and she said, "Oh you have to read this!!". It looked so intriguing and I asked her what it was about.
Her hand immediately covered her heart and she began to share with me how much this book touched her Soul. How when she held it in her hands, her whole self molecularly changed. She was so engrossed in the story and beautiful way that it was written, that she felt herself change on a cellular level. Her mind traveled to Burma and her heart fell in love with the characters. She was so moved by the book, her husband had to read it, too! At that point, it was a no-brainer. I had to read and read it fast.
To say that this book is beautiful is an understatement. I've cried before reading stories but never did I feel so deeply moved by moments in The Art of Hearing Heartbeats. The tears that came were from a wholly other place. A place beyond space and Time. I fell in love with the characters and I wanted to be more like them in my life moving forward.
This truly is a spiritual book because it is a story about love, true Love. I am giving this book to all the people I cherish as a Holiday gift this season. I highly recommend you giving it to yourself first and see what happens within your own beautiful heart.