Monday, October 10, 2011

Where Has Oprah Taken Us Book Review

I received this book from Booksneeze in exchange for an honest review. All Opinions are my own.
Well what can I say. I didn't like it. This book is about Oprah, her religious beliefs, and her followers. There is also a lot of information about Oprah that I did not know before. The book was well written and very informative. I feel as though it lacked an ending. Oprah is not done yet, and is still taking us places. I also feel as though Oprah is just like any other baby boomer, in regards to religious beliefs. She is different because she is famous, and people tend to listen to her, no matter what she is saying. No doubt that she is extremely talented and well known. However who is really following her? Are people really following or are they just going along for the ride? I also feel as though this could have been a book about Oprah, rather then about her religion.
Stephen Mansfield is the author. He starts the book by stating that he is catholic, and that there may be some bias involved. I respect that he told me this, but it made me think that the bias is big enough to have to tell his readers. Wherever Religion is concerned there usually is bias.
All in all the book was a good read, It just did not keep me interested. I learned a lot about Oprah and religion. I also feel that the main theme of the book was that Oprah has the power to reach people. No matter what she is doing.

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