If you intentionally or accidentally missed Oprah’s selection of Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth for her book discussion and her Monday evening webcasts, I’d like to suggest reading this one anyway. Tolle is an extraordinary voice in a world that is, often, quite insane, and his books seem to speak simply and directly to one’s inner self. As he says, “Millions are now ready to awaken because spiritual awakening is not an option anymore, but a necessity if humanity and the planet are to survive. Everything is speeding up – the madness, the collective egoic dysfunction, as well as the arising of the new consciousness, the awakening.” Tolle addresses the preoccupations of human beings, the egoic madness that obscures our true purpose, and he addresses that “higher self” without promoting any religion or philosophy, without engaging in the divisiveness that furthers the madness. Truly enlightening. Request A New Earth from Heights Libraries.