A True Story of Abuse, Betrayal and Unconditional Love
Her family secrets burst in the spotlight when Aimee and her sister went to the authorities. In this riveting memoir, Aimee Cabo shares the inside story of a young girl’s courage to stand up to her abusers.
Love is the Answer, God is the Cure follows a woman who triumphed against all the odds, persevered to find true love and form a family that could withstand anything.
Fearless yet respectful!
when treading through a raging sea”
Rarely do the secular and the spiritual so smoothly intertwine. In this collection inspired by radio favorites and cross-genre hits, readers discover a musical world where songs by some high-profile musical stars that many would not associate with the spiritual or the religious encourage an introspective narrator. The narrator looks inward, examines life in correlation with the Bible, and recites verses that reveal personal hardships and unexpected survival.
In this collection, readers discover a large playlist, one filled with artists ranging from Rihanna to Selena. The poems possess a psalm-like quality, one celebrating song and introspection by continually praising God for his blessings and guidance. In the poem “121, #4: ‘Diamonds’ by Rihanna,” readers find hope and renewal and the advice that turning to God during turmoil is foremost. The original song’s lyrics establish self-determination and the declaration to always seek the positive: “Find light in the beautiful sea / I choose to be happy.” Like Rihanna’s song, the poem utilizes the imagery of the sea: “Some of us can drown / when treading through a raging sea.” The poem juxtaposes the positive imagery conveyed in Rihanna’s song, but the piece continues with the line, “But we learn to float above / When finding hope in God, we discover we are free.”
Readers again find the assertion of finding hope in the darkest of times by relying on God in the poem “121, #3: ‘Something Just Like This’ by Chainsmokers and Coldplay.” The poem opens with the line “God doesn’t need us to be perfect,” which introduces readers to the concept that God is a being of acceptance, not of wrath. As the poem continues, readers discover another theme that permeates the collection: be humble, and realize God is the only way, the only true sustenance in times of need. The original song focuses on superhero qualities and “fairy tale bliss,” and the singer makes the continual plea, “I want something just like this.” Nonetheless, in the poem included, readers find a more affirming message: “He made us perfect as can be, / according to his will, / we were on his list.”
In “111, #1: ‘Stereo Hearts’ by Gym Class Heroes and Adam Levine,” the poem’s speaker declares, “I can imagine God being my stereo.” Similarly, the song’s original lyrics state, “My heart’s a stereo / It beats for you, so listen close / Hear my thoughts in every note.” Readers can easily see the catalyst for the poem. Later in the poem, the speaker offers another anecdote about relying on God while discovering one’s individuality and self: “But if we finally find our notes, God can take us by the hand.” This line parallels Ephesians 5:19, which states, “Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord.” The poem reminds readers that God reaches people in their own time, by whatever means necessary, and that after they find God, they should praise him in all things, by all means. For readers seeking a unique path to scriptures and an even more unique path to interpreting them, this collection offers a very different reading journey.
For those who appreciate a more visual experience, this collection houses artwork that both explains and celebrates not only the individual’s relationship with God but also an individual’s relationship with the world around them. Fearless yet respectful, humble yet bold, this collection takes faithful readers on a journey of wonder and awe while possessing the power to reach those new to the faith in a meaningful way.
A painting precedes each poem.
This book is an anthology of 48 poems. Each is Aimee’s personal, heartfelt reaction to a song, and each is a prayer.
If you are a Christian, or used to be but wavered, you will find the poems to be inspiring. They are not to be read, but taken in and allowed to simmer. They then are likely to put peace into your heart, and lead you to inner strength and acceptance.
Personally, I much prefer prose to poetry, and am a Buddhist rather than a Christian, but I accepted a review copy of this book because my previous contacts with Aimee impressed me with her genuineness and desire to be of benefit. She wants to share her inspiration, and have it spread; to make our little planet a better place for everyone. As I said, if you are part of her very large target audience, you will find this book to be an invaluable resource.
Very unique and satisfying to read and enjoy!
Inspired by The Holy Ghost by Aimee Cabo Nikolov is an innovative and different kind of poetry book. Inspired by her religious beliefs and convictions, Aimee uses the power of music to create poetry. Very unique and satisfying to read and enjoy, the poems resonate well on an emotional level and stay with you. This book has a unique approach to emotional healing and a journey worth taking as you read this poetry book. Highly recommend.
Very touching, meaningful, emotional happy moments, something to look forward to during the times of the pandemic.
She is definitely an artist worth of respect.
Aimee Cabo Nikolov continues to expand her sensitive modes of expression. Where will she lead us next?
Aimee is an inspiration!
Cabo is definitely an inspiration, as she is inspired, whole-heartedly by her faith and beliefs. Her words are powerful, and even if you’re not totally connected in faith or beliefs, no matter your connection with a higher being, the words are moving and emotionally charged
It is powerful, heart-wrenching and inspirational.
To know what she has survived to get where she is now, should give everyone hope for a better future.
A must read!!!!
Wow! What a journey inward, this book really asks you to take a look at yourself and the world around you and appreciate each moment. I would recommend reading this book to anyone who feels like they have strayed from the path of happiness, the book is insightful, delightful, and eye opening!
I would highly recommend reading this book.
Aimee fully opens herself up to the reader and writes in a way that both brings light to her trauma as well as gives her own life story an inspiring and uplifting. I found the book to be an incredible read and sheds light on an important issue that is often ignored.
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