Book Review of The Little Book of Big Knowing: Tiny Bursts of Insight to Wake Up the Soul
By Michele Sammons
138 pages, 2020
Looking for a lighter take on deep subjects all wrapped up in a hug? Just as glimmers of sunlight coax flowers to bloom, The Little Book of Big Knowing: Tiny Bursts of Insight to Wake Up Your Soul reminds us who we are. Bring an open heart and a curious mind to Michele Sammons’ collection of word bursts designed to awaken you . . . to yourself.
Like champagne bubbles or pop rocks, the tiny bursts in The Little Book are best taken in small doses and savored. So enjoy the short sessions with each of the 100 write-ups like a sweet daily tonic. When you reach the end, you can start again. With tiny chapters that feature topics ranging from the cryptic “Neutral,” to the mundane “Acceptance,” and the directive, “Calm Down Already,” each written to the universal rather than the specific, you’ll glean what fits for you. Depending on where you’re at emotionally, in your professional endeavors, or personal life, the offered subjects will have varied meanings each time they’re read.
The magic of this book is that its insights spark your own. Then let your mind wander, maybe even taking notes. If you’re a planner, or journal user, count on Sammons’ words to prompt your own jottings. I haven’t done much journalling in the last several years, but this book got me thinking about my life, my past, my future, and who I am at the core. I may buy a journal and go through The Little Book of Big Knowing again and then jot down the thoughts that come to mind.
To connect with most audiences, The Little Book of Big Knowing uses God and the Universe somewhat interchangeably. It’s not a religious book per se, but Sammons does talk about the flowing source of love toward the reader. The book reflects that love through its caring, joyful tone.
Everything about The Little Book of Big Knowing, from the bright blue cover to its colorful, flower-like embellishment is fun. Parts of its whimsical embellishment accompany each of the chapter topics, adding graphic interest to every page. To me, these bits seem to represent the many sides to all of us—serious, playful, joyful, disciplined—and you’ll decide what each write-up means for you. That the pieces all come together in a radiant bloom reminds me of the many roles we fulfill in our busy, varied lives. Or, because the topics are universal, perhaps the fragmented patterns that come together illustrate unity between us all.
At a time when the whole world is emerging from the dark days of the Covid-19 pandemic, this book would make the perfect gift to encourage a friend. Or gift it to yourself. In a recent interview, the author said she wrote The Little Book of Big Knowing for the woman she used to be. Sammons lives in Tennessee, has a BA in International Relations, is a meditation teacher and a certified life coach with an intuitive, spiritual focus. She hopes her words will inspire and nourish readers’ spirits as they journey along on their various paths.
What I like best is opening to any page, reading for just a few seconds, and feeling encouraged, enlightened, and energized. Who doesn’t want a tiny burst of insight?
To find out what others think of The Little Book of Big Knowing, you can visit the listed blogs on specific dates during her blog tour and read their reviews and author interviews. Or, if you’re already convinced the book is right for you, purchase a copy.
Blog tour dates:
March 29th @ The Muffin
What goes better in the morning than a muffin? Join us on the WOW blog today and celebrate the launch of Michele Sammons’ book Little Book of Big Knowing. You can read an interview with the author and enter to win a copy of the book too.
March 31st @ Create Write Now
Today, author Michele Sammons shares a guest post on the subject of consciousness. CreateWriteNow.com
April 1st @ Editor 911
Join Margo as she shares a guest post by Michele Sammons about energy and how it influences your creative process.
April 2nd @ Balance and Joy
Visit Sheri’s blog today to see her spotlight and review of Little Book of Big Knowing by Michele Sammons.
April 3rd @ Eden Literary
Deirdra will be showcasing Little Book of Big Knowing by Michele Sammons. http://www.edenliterary.com/
April 5th @ Ramona Mead
Join Romana as she reviews Michele Sammons’ book Little Book of Big Knowing. https://ramonamead.com/
April 8th @ Deborah Adams
Join Deborah as she shares a guest post about Spirit by Michele Sammons, author of Little Book of Big Knowing.
April 9th @ Boots, Shoes, and Fashion
Linda features author Michele Sammons book Little Book of Big Knowing.
April 11th @ Knotty Needle
Judy shares her insights into Michele Sammons’ soul-inspiring book Little Book of Big Knowing. http://knottyneedle.blogspot.com/
April 12th @ Freeing the Butterfly
Visit the Freeing the Butterfly blog today and read Michele Sammons’ guest post on the spiritual path. https://www.freeingthebutterfly.com/blog
April 14th @Beverley A Baird’s Blog
Join Beverley as she shares Michele Sammons’ guest post on mindfulness. https://beverleyabaird.wordpress.com/
April 15th @ The Frugalista Mom
Join Rozelyn as she shares a guest post on manifestation by Michele Sammons, author of Little Book of Big Knowing.
April 15th @ Choices
Join Madeline at her blog Choices today where she shares a guest post by Michele Sammons about consciousness.
April 16th @ Author Anthony Avina
Join Anthony as he shares his thoughts about Michele Sammons’ book Little Book of Big Knowing. http://www.authoranthonyavinablog.com
April 16th @ The Faerie Review
Visit Lily’s blog today and read Michele Sammons’ guest post about meditation. https://www.thefaeriereview.com/
April 18th @ It’s Alanna Jean
Visit Alanna’s blog today as she reviews Michele Sammons’ book, Little Book of Big Knowing. https://itsalannajean.webnode.com
April 20th @ Coloring Outside the Lines
Join Cara as she reviews Michele Sammons’ book Little Book of Big Knowing.
April 21st @ Speaking of Spirit
Join Linda as she shares Michele Sammons’ guest post on spirit guides. https://interfaithmoments.blogspot.com/
April 23rd @ A Writer’s Life
Join Caroline today as she shares a guest post by author Michele Sammons on intuition. http://carolineclemmons.blogspot.com/
April 23rd @ ReadingGirlReviews
Gina shares her thoughts on Michele Sammons’ book Little Book of Big Knowing. https://readinggirlreviews.com/
April 24th @ CK Sorens Blog
Visit Carrie’s blog today and read a guest post by author Michele Sammons on the topic of meditation. https://www.cksorens.com/blog
April 25th @ Strength 4 Spouses
Join Wendi as she reviews Michele Sammons’ inspiring book Little Book of Big Knowing https://strength4spouses.blog/
April 27th @Beverley A Baird’s Blog
Visit Beverley’s blog again as she reviews author Michele Sammons’ inspiring book, Little Book of Big Knowing.
April 28th @ Books Beans and Botany
Visit Ashley’s blog today as she reviews author Michele Sammons’ book, Little Book of Big Knowing. https://booksbeansandbotany.com
April 29th @ Strength 4 Spouses
Join Wendi as she shares a guest post by Michele Sammons about present-moment awareness. https://strength4spouses.blog/
April 30th @ My Question Life
Join Kara as she interviews author Michele Sammons about her book Little Book of Big Knowing. https://myquestionlife.com/
May 1st @ CK Sorens Blog
Join Carrie again as she reviews author Michele Sammons inspiring book, Little Book of Big Knowing. https://www.cksorens.com/blog
May 2nd @ Shoe’s Seeds & Stories
Visit Linda’s blog today where she reviews Little Book of Big Knowing by Michele Sammons. https://lschuelerca.wordpress.com/