I first heard about this book when it was announced as the next book in the Oprah book club and thought it sounded pretty interesting, especially since Oprah was having a worldwide lesson online based on this book. This is a paperback with only 316 pages, written by Eckhart Tolle. This book is inspirational and causes you to think about the purpose of your life and how you can change your life for the better. I had a little trouble at times understanding the ideas in this book and had to re-read parts to grasp what was being said. The principles are repeated throughout the book so it feels like you are constantly being told the same thing over and over again. There is reference to ideas from not only Christian beliefs but other religions as well.
Eckhart Tolle is basically teaching to live in the moment and stop trying to feed your ego. You have to eliminate negative thoughts. Learn to be conscience of your senses. Don't automatically label things the way you think they are. Accept things for what they are, good or bad.
Since this book can be a little hard to understand, I believe it can be helpful to read it more than once. Although I didn't take the online classes Oprah offered. I did take a look at the website on oprah.com and it helped me understand some of the concepts a little better.
I have tried many of the exercises suggested, and it does help you change your way of thinking. It will definitely take some time to remember to "live in the moment", but if it can help make life more enjoyable, it's worth it.