Rumble Tumble Joy
by Kathryn V. White

Om Mandala LLC, 2014. ISBN 978-1-939-96402-1.
Reviewed by Jude Whelley
Posted on 11/17/2014

Nonfiction: Life Lessons; Nonfiction: Faith/Spirituality/Inspiration

Rumble Tumble Joy is one of the most intensely personal, yet widely applicable books I have read in a long time. Kathryn V. White's poetry and prose reflect her journey to body acceptance, self-love, and confidence. She takes us on her path from deep wounding to flourishing, creating with her readers a "synergy of restoration." What a lovely phrase!

The artwork, also done by Kathryn, reflects her joyous spirit. I was tempted to get out my crayons or colored pencils and add my own color. The Reader's Discussion Guide questions can be used as journal prompts as well as for small group or book club guidance. The Q and A with the author is as insightful as her writing as a window into Kathryn's journey.

This excerpt from her poem Chrysalis shares her joy and wonder at her on going transformation and embrace of life.

The only wonder is
This whole process
Keeps happening to me

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Kathryn V. White's creativity takes form as fiction, non-fiction, poetry, collage, mixed media, drawings, and paintings. She is deeply committed to her own personal and spiritual growth and supporting these in others. She believes the evolution of human consciousness is pivotal for successfully and wisely navigating these times of individual and global change and crisis. Visit her website.

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