The following are professionally published reviews of Answers From Silence.

by Rose Rosetree, author of “Aura Reading Through All Your Senses”

in Midwest Book Review

Excerpt: “And his descriptions of living in Enlightenment are, simply, the best I have read anywhere. Far as I’m concerned, the twinkly-eyed jazz composer and concert pianist has found the best way to communicate spiritual connection I’ve ever read. Move over, Bhagavad-Gita. (Fortunately there’s plenty of space on that blessed bookshelf.)

“Thus, Chappell’s Answers from Silence is in the tradition of Autobiography of a Yogi. Paramahansa Yogananda’s magnificent autobiography no longer stands quite alone on my bookcase shelf. Indirectly but substantially, Chappell has told us his life story – the parts that count: His petty jealousies and insecurities, the guilt and confusion and all the other milestones of his personal development. No holding back for him and, perhaps, consequently, less holding back for us.”

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by Rose Rosetree, author of “Aura Reading Through All Your Senses”

in Pathways Magazine

An abridged version of the Midwest Book Review appeared in the Summer 2010 issue of Pathways Magazine, introduced by these words: “Jeffrey Chappell’s book made the cut because of only one thing. This is an outstanding self-published book, authentically new and true, and it happens to be about the most important topic of them all.”

by Ruth Douillette

in Foreword Clarion Book Reviews

Excerpt: “Who wouldn’t want a personal answering service for the daily questions that flood our minds; answers to questions about relationships, careers, spirituality, and the like; personalized wisdom delivered straight to our hearts? But where can we find such a guru?

“There’s wisdom within each of us in the form of an Enlightened Self who will direct us, Jeffrey Chappell writes. He defines enlightenment as ‘the shift of identity from that which is bound by time and space to that which is eternal.’ Whether we know it or not, everyone is on the path of enlightenment and everyone has an Enlightened Self, he believes.

“This may not be the book for people whose feet are rooted firmly in terra firma, but seekers of enlightenment will be interested in Chappell’s take on the matter.”

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  1. Jeffrey, I wanted you to know how deeply grateful I am to you for writing Answers from Silence. I now have read it slowly, cover-to-cover, having dipped into it periodically over the past year and a half; and I already have started to read it again the same way, then likely will read it yet again. In it I have found a ‘clear-away-the-clutter-here’s-what-gives’ synopsis to my own seeking over the years.

    You point out a simple notion (one of many you offer that have stuck with me) — if I’m seeking, then I’m not being. So I now find myself taking great joy in a wholly new (yet it’s always been there) sense of simply allowing myself to be “invaded” by being, letting the ocean gently reclaim the dew drop, as is its nature, just as it is the dewdrop’s nature to be reabsorbed.

    What an extraordinary gift you have given us all! Thanks, and more thanks.

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