I am acquainted with the author, Melanie Tidwell. Before I even knew about “Sacred Soul Space”, I was talking to her about my own health journey and the things that I learned along the way. I told her I believed that wellness was more than just exercising and eating right. I believed that we needed to be balance in all aspects of our life, including emotional, physical, spiritual and financial health, I was so passionate that I wanted to share this with not only my friends, but on a grander scale. After I was done talking, Melanie said, “Well I wrote a book about that, do you want to read it?
“What? Of course”, I said. She sent me a copy so I could proof read it. The book was very well organized and each chapter had heartfelt stories and each principle taught was backed by scriptures and quotes. In fact it was so thorough; I used many of the ideas with my daily scripture study.
Her ideas brought many answers that I was able to apply to my own personal journey. This life is a time to prepare, but it is also a time for happiness. When we apply the principles in this book we can simplify our life and organize it in a way that we can finally breathe and know that who we are, is enough.
We all have a great mission in our life; it’s up to us to find it. This book helped me realize that’s its ok to get rid of the junk and just let go. When we find our unique gifts we can finally see how we can help support each other. We are all different for a reason.
I know this book will touch many lives as it did my own. I have seen first hand the healing that this book can bring to ones life. I know it was a labor of love and a gift to all that read it.
— Lori, Amazon Reader
When you start telling people about a book before you've even finished it, you know it's a keeper. Sacred Soul-Space is a treasure chest of not just wisdom, experience, and the intriguing story of the author's journey, but it offers tools to help each of us fill the measure of our own unique creations. This little gem is also a rich and well-organized resource for service, teaching, and speaking ideas. Well done!
— Carolyn Allen, columnist for Meridian Magazine
Sacred Soul-Space is perfectly crafted for busy people in a busy world. It is composed of short, bite-sized chapters, and each is self-contained. When you have just a few minutes, it is easy to enjoy any one chapter separately, but the messages are so compelling you might find yourself reading on and on, as I did. Catchy chapter titles and pithy beginning quotes summarize each message. I like to compare the book to a patchwork quilt because it is made up of so many interesting pieces, yet as a connected whole it is warm and comforting to the soul—just as a quilt is to the body.
The three major sections: Time Expansion and Management, The Emotional Promotional, and Bodyworks offer timely insights, guidelines, and eye-opening tips. I found it easy to scroll down the Table of Contents and find topics that reached out to my current needs. Surely there is something for everybody in this book. Because it is well-written, thought-provoking, clear, and encouraging, I highly recommend Sacred Soul-Space.
Sacred Soul-Space is filled with powerful, life-changing ideas that can help us build and strengthen our foundation on the gospel of Jesus Christ. Through engaging personal stories and profound insights, Melanie Tidwell’s explorations of principles, patterns, and personal revelation have inspired me in my own journey.
— Jane Birch, author of Discovering the Word of Wisdom: Surprising Insights from a Whole Food, Plant-based Perspective
Sacred Soul-Space inspires readers to journey within and discover paths to fulfillment for the greater good. Melanie Tidwell is a spiritual tour guide to simplicity and inner peace. Her unshakeable faith in the sacred connection to our Creator puts the sacred process of creativity to work in time management, health and wellness, family relationships, and service to others. If you need help with life issues, you’ll find answers here, backed by scriptural references and the wisdom of principled thinkers worldwide.
— Caroll Louise Shreeve, author of Life Is Good, The Wind Remembers, and Waves of Deception
The knowledge and tools presented in Sacred Soul-Space are helping me with changes I’ve been craving and attempting to make for years. I believe in the concept of expanding time but did not know, until now, how to actually accomplish it. Sacred Soul-Space is filled with sage advice, delightful humor, and the wisdom of great minds—past and present. Each chapter is brief enough to be read in a few minutes, yet packed with precepts to ponder and implement that can lead to a life of greater intention and increased joy. This book show us how applying patterns, principles, and personal revelation to all areas of life can lead to a deeper understanding of self and our God-given potential.
ByRobert Chalmerson January 18, 2017
This book has become my go-to reference manual for living a more successful, happy and productive life. The idea Melanie presents toward the beginning of the book on time management gave me a much needed paradigm shift in how I approach my days and spend my time. It was one of those aha moments where I felt like a light had been switched on that I didn't know even existed. I learned something incredibly life-changing but so sensible and seemingly commonplace that I was a little upset with myself for not being aware of it on my own. I'd never thought about time management in the way that Melanie presents in the book and I'm so grateful for the insight and knowledge she shares on using the 24 hours we're allotted each day to better accomplish our goals. And she just goes onward and upward from there with inspiring personal stories, pertinent scriptural references and advice on improving our emotional and physical health. It really is the ultimate self help book that is empowering, enlightening and encouraging.
ByJulie Woodon August 16, 2016
Melanie’s wonderful, Sacred Soul-Space, is the kind of book that is life changing. Implementing her ideas and suggestions has expertly guided me to make practical changes in my life. Changes that are making my journey here more productive and joyful. Her sweet personal stories enriched the book and had me laughing one minute and crying the next. This book will change the way you think about and plan your daily life, and you will come away a more peaceful, organized, and happy person. I loved this book, and have already purchased copies as gifts for my daughter and a dear friend.
ByBrenda Watsonon January 17, 2017
This is not a "bookshelf book." This book is one that I will read and refer to again and again. My copy has lots of underlining, bookmarks and notes added. It is the perfect handbook for dealing with all of the ups and downs of life within a Christian perspective without causing more guilt or sounding preachy. In fact, Melanie gives us plenty of practical advice that we can use or modify to fit our personal needs. Her chapters are short and to the point without beating the subject to death. I admire her candor, wit, and realism.
ByRoy Tidwellon October 18, 2016
I was very impressed.
As the author is my daughter-in-law, i was a little excited and at the same time a little curious as I started to read and found myself asking a question.
"What makes you so qualified to address this or that subject?". All most without exception the next paragraph or sentence quoting world renowned authority supported the subject or idea. I found it refreshing and instructive. I plan to keep it around to refer back to as I strive to improve myself in so many of these areas. I was pleasantly surprised to find it available in Kindle format that made it much easier to read on my tablet.
ByAmazon Customeron September 10, 2016
I love efficiency and the feeling of accomplishment. When I became acquainted with the author, Melanie Tidwell, and became introduced to her teachings on time management I was immediately hooked. She taught me principles that truly were life changing for me. These principles were taught to me over five years ago and I still am implementing them each day.
Melanie and I met years ago. I was in a difficult spot at the time. I had just had my 3rd child- three kids under the age of 3. Life was busy and felt overwhelming at times. I attended a class where Melanie shared with me some very powerful and concrete answers that I was searching for. I began applying her teachings and immediately I started to feel my burdens lighten and more peace came into my life.
Like other reviews, I love the way this book is written. I am still a very busy mom, but now I have 5 children. I appreciate how each chapter is bite sized. Even with my busy schedule, I am able to take 5 minutes a day and read just one chapter. This book is worth making time for!
This book can and will be a game changer for anyone who desires to live life to the fullest and make the most of each day.
ByTiffany Whiteheadon September 7, 2016
Every once in a while I come across a book that becomes a favorite because I can read it over and over and never tire of the refreshing messages contained inside. This is one of those "keeper" books! If read thoughtfully and with intention, it has the power to encourage readers to change their lives for the better as the author states, one "small and simple" step at at time.
Not only is it visually beautiful, the messages and thoughts throughout are equally inspirational and thought-provoking. My favorite thing is how the author illustrates the similarities between her life's experiences, scriptural passages and quotes from individuals who believe in the power of light and love in our lives. By sharing those connections, she encourages her readers to broaden their perspective about the power we have within ourselves to create emotional and spiritual space to live the lives we are intended to live. The chapters are short, concise and jam-packed with interesting quotes, stories and lessons you can put into practice right away. I definitely recommend this book and have already purchased additional copies to give away as gifts.
ByFaye Yeeon September 5, 2016
As I read Sacred Soul-Space, elements needed to earn my respect were evident from the beginning. Melanie Tidwell's intent to take readers on an intellectual and spiritual adventure is clear. Each chapter is short because they are tightly folded Origami works of art. As the words move from the page into consciousness, a deeper dimension of Heavenly Father's love for us unfolds.
Our capacity as professional educators, counselors, or parents requires us to expend personal reserves of time and patience. Melanie Tidwell generously shares inspiration supported by personal experiences, thoroughly researched literature, and scriptures. Our faith is often heavily tested. The words she writes reflects tender respect and acknowledgement of all of us as Spiritual Beings trying our best to live this earthly life. There is inherent hope and trust that designing our own solutions will be made easier with the insights shared in Sacred Soul-Space. Thank you Melanie for making life choices which prepared you to become an inspired scribe.
Faye Georgette Yee
M.Ed., M.S. Marriage and Family Counseling
ByClaire Oleron August 18, 2016
This is a book of encouragement, wisdom, inspiration, and spirituality. It is a book that encourages the reader to increase one's understanding of oneself and one's world. It teaches what is really important in life, how to recognize what is important, and how to live fully with appreciation of one's gifts and talents. Each chapter has an interesting title and quote that whets the reader's appetite to read on and on. It is full of ideas and suggestions and personal experiences on how to incorporate its wisdom into one's life. It is also a book full of spiritual teachings. One of my favorite quotes says: "...When we properly place the godly trait of perfection as an aspiration reserved for the next life and instead are contented to strive for excellence in the here and now, improvements follow." It is a book that can be referred to again and again. Excellent book!.