Author: Flavia Murugi

Reviewed by: Faith Oneya

Flavia Murugi’s inspirational book Inspiration Simply Simplified distinctly reminds me of Chicken Soup for the Soul which is a series of books, usually featuring a collection of short and dense inspirational stories and motivational essays. In fact, what set the two books apart was the uniquely Kenyan context. Plus Murugi’s book is small enough to read in our horrendous Nairobi traffic jams.

InspirationThe author shares bits and pieces of her childhood (and adulthood) and weaves in relevant religious notes to keep the spirit nourished.

The friendly tone, easy language and ‘relatable’ characters stories make for a very enjoyable reading. If you read it for any reason at all, then read it because the stories are all told in an interesting manner and are full of valuable lessons at the very end. Like my friend Melissa says, ‘inspirational authors always tell you the things you already know but in a more interesting and articulate manner’.

If there is a single negative critique I would have of the book then it would be that the language used seems to me to be ‘too casual’. In as much as it draws in the crowds (anyone picking up the book can read it to the end. Philip Ochieng’ was not the editor), it would somehow spoil the party for the grammar cops out there.

The author is living the inspired life she wishes for all of us. I had the opportunity of meeting her and basked in her glow. Her words are her. Read more about the author here:

https://literarychronicles.wordpress.com/2013/04/10/meet-the-inspirational-writer-flavia-murugi/

Go on, get the book!