A Step in the Right Direction


Non-Fiction - Inspirational
416 Pages
Reviewed on 04/27/2015
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Author Biography

It is my wish to inspire all who cross my path.

I grew up, as an average girl in a normal Christian family and would never have believed if anyone had told me that I would become a Reiki Master/Practitioner someday.

It is not that I was unaware of alternative forms of healing; or that I did not believe in it; I just didn’t give it much thought. But, then my father passed away in 2004, which changed my life in more ways than one.

I came to the realisation of just how short life really is and that there is so much more to life, than just work. Then, for a few years I landed up searching for something, but grasping at straws really. I found myself enrolling for different courses, but never finishing any.

Funny how things happen; because just as I planned to follow a career on a Cruise Ship, I had second thoughts and landed up doing Reiki Level 1 at Reiki Gauteng Holistic Healing Academy; where I met my dear friend Lee.

My life took an amazing turn and I realised that I found what I had been searching for so long... now I know to call this inner peace.

I subsequently finished Reiki Level 2 and Masters and this is what inspired me to write this Daily Devotional, as I wish to share as much love and light with the world, as humanly possible.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Gisela Dixon for Readers' Favorite

A Step in the Right Direction by Jennifer Rossouw is an inspirational book that is meant to nurture, self-soothe, and heal. A Step in the Right Direction is essentially a collection of short stories and inspirational thoughts that are arranged and meant to be read on a daily basis, piece by piece. The book is set out in the sequence of months from January to December, and each month has a unique, special theme attached to it. This is then followed by an inspirational message for each day of the month, which is meant to guide the reader toward self-reflection, awareness, and peace. Jennifer Rossouw also draws from her knowledge of Reiki and briefly provides information on the angel of the month, the crystal of the month, and the zodiac sign associated with each month.

A Step in the Right Direction by Jennifer Rossouw is a great daily devotional book and I found the stories and messages to be truly inspiring and thought-provoking, just like they are meant to be. The words are simply written and can be easily read and understood by anyone of any age or background. More importantly, they convey basic, universal truths and are applicable to anyone’s life. Personally, this is a book that I will certainly continue to read on a daily, ongoing basis as I find that it imparts a sense of peace and serenity which is something most of us can use more of in our busy, modern lives. A wonderful book that I would highly recommend and would encourage everyone to read.

Michelle Stanley

A Step in the Right Direction is a holistic daily devotional by Jennifer Rossouw. Each month has a motivational story, zodiac sign, angel and crystal. A few monthly themes are: January - Who am I?; February - Love; April - Forgiveness; June - Balance; October - Surrender; and December - Inner Child/Play. The author teaches readers how to accept the positive and negative flaws they have through a journey of self-discovery, and states that the most important relationship people will ever have is with themselves. If you get to know your qualities or inner worth, then you will feel contented, peaceful, and view the world in a more positive light. There are uplifting quotes from notable figures, and lovely images of crystals associated with the zodiacs have information explaining their healing values.

A Step in the Right Direction was written by Jennifer Rossouw to encourage people with words of inspiration so they may find comfort, joy and happiness through her messages assigned for daily meditation. This is not the typical daily devotional one usually reads that inspires through religious texts, as the author is a Reiki Master/Practitioner who believes holistic healing can transform us into changing and appreciating our own lives and our surroundings. Most of the quotes and monthly stories that the author has specifically selected for this book are taken from the Internet. I found this daily devotional book, A Step in the Right Direction, by Jennifer Rossouw pleasant to read, as well as informative and enlightening.

Vernita Naylor

A Step In The Right Direction by Jennifer Rossouw offers an unique concept to daily devotionals of spiritual enlightenment for the whole year. Jennifer grew up as a Christian, but when her father died she went on a quest of self-discovery. This self-discovery enabled her to find her calling, which eventually transitioned her into becoming a Reiki Master/Practitioner. In A Step In The Right Direction, Jennifer opens each month the same way, but with some differences. In each month there is a different emotion expressed, a story related to that emotion, an assigned angel, type of crystals for that month and a zodiac sign associated with that month. Every day of the week within each month, A Step In The Right Direction by Jennifer Rossouw provides a well-written form of enlightenment to help you get through the day, week, month and year.

For me, A Step In The Right Direction by Jennifer Rossouw was different yet enlightening. It helps the reader to see daily devotionals in another form and facet. For each element presented in the daily devotionals, one will come away with hope and motivation as they evolve throughout each day. The short stories (some of which you may be familiar with) offer an added touch, as well as hope and insight, because of their great, rewarding and touching elements. If you are looking for an original concept to daily spiritual enlightenment, A Step In The Right Direction by Jennifer Rossouw is an ideal choice.