This book is wise and witty, much like Michael Mirdad himself. You’ll want to read through it more than once…savoring every word. It is an easy read that is full of insight…the prayers and exercises are tremendously helpful in guiding one through a dark time. It discusses the transformation process that will get you through life’s challenges. The process includes five stages: dismantling, emptiness, disorientation, re-building, and a new life. Mirdad likens it to childbirth, where the pain can seem endless, but is quickly forgotten with the arrival of a new baby. It all sounds so simple–so logical–in Mirdad’s words. A must-read for everyone who is struggling through difficult times or who is looking to achieve new depths of spirituality.

T. Sue Collier