Mari Howard

Mari Howard, author, painter & storyteller
Helpful votes received on reviews: 52% (67 of 128)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 290,531 - Total Helpful Votes: 67 of 128
Walkinmg the Labyrinth: A Spiritual and Practical &hellip by Sally Welch
Sally Welch's knowledge of labyrinths is obviously wide, and in her book she explains the possible history as known of these ancient symbols.Labyrinths are neither only "New Age" nor only useful for Christian worship, and although they are thought to have been used as a version of 'pilgrimage' in Medieval times, we can't really be sure of any details. Their beginnings are much more ancient and pagan.

However, this is a practical guide to Labyrinth Walking, so after a short history, we move on to how to make and to use a labyrinth. Labyrinths are full of potential, and the book includes both more liturgical uses and some very creative, indoor or outdoor uses, which can be… Read more
The Light Never Lies (Crater Lake Series Book 2) by Francis Guenette
I really enjoyed this follow-up to Disappearing in Plain Sight, the first Crater Lake story. Guenette continues use-ing her counselling training and experience to weave a compelling story of complex characters into a great entertaining read. And she;s realistic enough to both tell it like it is - not supplying a rosy romantic ending for everyone - and to thus leave ends hanging so there can be further books. We readers feel these lives go on into a future like our our own, full of unknowns and possibles.

Her obvious interest in exploring the various different groupings which can make up a 'family' works through the novel, as does her concern to include a number of Native… Read more
disappearing in plain sight by francis l. guenette
disappearing in plain sight by francis l. guenette
This became as real page-turner. To begin with, I found the style and the lengthy descriptions, a bit much - but I persisted and was soon drawn right in. Guenette, who has worked extensively in trauma counselling, paints interacting portraits of a group of troubled people and demonstrates the truth that we all see our lives, and especially those of others, through the spectacles of our own experiences, and our own consequent needs. She raises, through story but not through asking directly, the question of what is a 'good' person. She explores particularly the results of loss.

On her blog, you can read some of the articles on attachment which Guenette has written professionally… Read more