I’ve Been Thinking… By Maria Shriver {Book Review}

I’ve Been Thinking… By Maria Shriver {Book Review}

I received a copy of “I’ve Been Thinking” ($20.00 value) in exchange for this review. Any opinions expressed here are honest and my own. 

As I have never read any of Shriver’s previous books, I was pleasantly surprised how well I could relate to her book…I’ve Been Thinking……Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for Meaningful LifeThe book was very thought provoking and held a lot of faith in it which I was surprised.  That in itself is a keeper for me as these types of books are hard to find as some tend to shy away with writing a book and referring to religion throughout….especially those people who are in the limelight.

Each chapter began with a quote justifying the chapter and then ended with a prayer.  Some of the prayers are so good, I just might sneak them myself for youth group gatherings on specific topics…such as gratitude, blessing of good health, kindness, and forgiveness.

I enjoyed that Shriver was very down to earth and really shared the importance of family and faith and there is so much in life to enjoy if we just take a step back and look for it.  There are so many things that are just fluffy in this world and when we step back and take a look at the basics and realize they have been right there in front of us in the first place for a meaningful life.

All in all, good book and as mentioned, I was pleasantly surprised.  At the very end she does a rundown of reevaluating life and touches on specific topics like work, men, love, etc and also mentions a specific religion, which I was a bit disappointed on some of her views, but I also realize we need to meet others where they currently are.

I’ve Been Thinking can be purchased at Amazon, Barnes & Noble or anywhere books are sold.  Get your copy today as you won’t be disappointed!


About the Author

Maria Shriver is the mother of four, a Peabody Award-winning and Emmy Award-winning journalist and producer, the author of six New York Times bestselling books and a bestselling coloring book, an NBC News Special Anchor, and founder of The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement. When she’s not thinking or writing, she can be found hanging with her kids.


Cynthia Tait

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