It doesn't happen often that one stumbles into a new book and
sees many pieces of the puzzle of life suddenly fall into place.
That was my experience a few nights ago, as I got lost in the
timeless words of Changing Planes by Laurie Brenner.
When I received my order from Amazon, I was relieved the book was
not too long, and I figured I would read it in a just a few days.
As it turned out, I couldn't put it down, and I finished reading
it the next day.
I don't think words can properly convey what I gained from
reading this book, and since I believe that each person benefits
differently from the same experience, I won't bore you with
details of why this book is just so amazing to me - I will let
you decide for yourself how it will affect your life.
Changing Planes tells the story of Madison, a young and
ambitious VP of an upper scale department store. The moment
Madison reaches her gate and waits to board a plane headed to the
Caribbean, odd things begin to happen, but she quickly quiets her
screaming intuition down with a pacifier of rational
explanations. Strange occurrences continue after the plane takes
off, and they rapidly escalate until Madison has two choices -
she can ignore the gifts given to her and continue her life with
a limited perception, or she can embrace a new reality and change
The end of the book is jarring to the senses, as the reader
awakens to the awareness of how choices made throughout life can
deeply affect every step of our journey. Our lives are so
intricately interconnected with those of others that a small
change can alter the course of many destinies.
Changing Planes made me laugh and cry, but mostly it gave
me the opportunity to take an honest glimpse deep down within my
own soul. As I held the book in my hand, I felt almost as if
Universe had gifted me with an extra chip to play a more exciting
Laurie Brenner's style of writing is delightful and easy to
follow, sprinkled with just enough humor to make it appealing to
the young and old alike, and her spiritual lessons are powerful
enough to make the story unforgettable.
Changing Planes is not just a story; it can be YOUR story,
if you dare to look within with an open mind and a heart ready
for personal transformation.