I'm a tough reader to please, particularly when it comes to self-help, healing, spiritual journeys, that sort of thing. What struck me about Truth Heals is that it is so, so open, direct, straightforward. It respects the reader like few books do. I've been very distressed with the egregious lack of truth in our society today -- in politics, in business, in the media, in religion, in our personal relationships and even within our own personal lives. We lie to each other and we lie to ourselves. Too often we don't see it that way, we think a white lie, or a deception, or just a bit of PR spin on a given issue is ok. It may be, but what Dr. King talks about, in such an open and honest manner, is that continuing to live with these lies or untruths, on whatever level, is ultimately harmful. We all know it, deep inside.
This book is really about making people face the truth about their own lives. To take responsibility for healing themselves instead of suing, blaming, offloading on others. That builds character, and that's what this world sorely needs. Strong, healthy, sane individuals.