Shoe Lover Delivers Life Lessons in New Short Story Collection

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Author Charline E. Manuel announces the release of her new book, “The Metaphysics of Shoes”

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“The stories underscore the motivation to enjoy conscious movement toward a greater appreciation for the quality of life we choose for ourselves.”

In her new book of inspirational short stories “The Metaphysics of Shoes: 12 Extraordinary Steps to Empower Your Sole's Journey” (published by Balboa Press, May 2012) Charline E. Manuel uses the love of shoes that many people have to help people – shoe lovers or not – along their own journeys through life.

In the 12 short stories of “The Metaphysics of Shoes,” Manuel uses shoes as a medium to deliver life lessons for personal, professional and spiritual growth. She draws from her own life experiences, offering a personal take on such universal themes as desire, hope and choice. The stories also highlight the process of transformations in life, and Manuel, always using shoes as an extended metaphor, offers insights into the emotional drive that propels people along their journeys.

Manuel says, “The stories underscore the motivation to enjoy conscious movement toward a greater appreciation for the quality of life we choose for ourselves.” She hopes that this appreciation will challenge the reader and motivate them to make every experience extraordinary and a step toward happiness and fulfillment.

“While ‘The Metaphysics of Shoes’ is a shoe lover’s delight, even if you’re not a shoe lover, by the time you reach the conclusion, you may well have a different perspective, and a mindset to consciously direct your shoes toward fulfilling your deepest inner potential,” she says.

At the conclusion of each story in “The Metaphysics of Shoes,” Manuel offers readers her perspective on the lessons presented through the characters’ transformations. She provides prompts for how to incorporate the lessons into everyday life while asking questions to engage the reader in finding out their own areas where they can grow and become more empowered.

About the Author
Charline E. Manuel is a spiritual leader and ordained minister. For over 17 years, through her lectures, personal growth seminars, retreats and workshops, she has helped many people grow spiritually, set and achieve goals and fulfill their dreams. She is also the author of the book “Pray Up Your Life” and the “Pray Up Your Life Self-Exploration Companion Workbook.”

Balboa Press, a division Hay House, Inc. – a leading provider in publishing products that specialize in self-help and the mind, body, and spirit genres. Through an alliance with indie book publishing leader Author Solutions, Inc., authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages the self-publishing model. For more information, visit To start publishing your book with Balboa Press, call 877-407-4847 today. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter.

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