Sunday Book Review – The Courage to be Creative – Doreen Virtue


Book reviews by D.G. Kaye

My Sunday book review today is featuring two wonderful and inspiring books from Doreen Virtue. Doreen is a best selling author of over 100 books and a doctor of psychology. She works with angels and besides books, she offers several types of angel decks, podcasts and has appeared on several television shows through the years.


Courage to be Create - Doreen Virtue

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You were born creative, because you are the creation of the Creator, as we all are. If you don’t feel that way or your artistic endeavors haven’t worked out, this book can help you. Doreen Virtue, the beloved author of over 100 best-selling books, card decks, and audio/video programs, shows you how to gain more than a dozen forms of courage that lead to creativity – including an unshakable belief in yourself and dedication to seeing your sacred ideas and dreams through to fruition.

In these pages, Doreen reveals the secrets behind her own incredibly prolific creative output, details what guides her writing process, and offers an unprecedented window onto what it really looks like to be self-employed in the creative arts. In addition, each chapter features useful tips to lead you to discover your natural talents as a writer or artist and in other creative vocations or avocations. Doreen also includes summaries of fascinating psychological studies that showcase how to become a successful and satisfied creative individual.

Filled with real-world advice, scientific research on creativity, and true stories, The Courage to Be Creative both lays bare the divinely guided path to “birthing” a creative work and charts the earthly path to jump-starting your creative career (including confidently navigating the labyrinth of literary and creative agencies, publishers, marketing outlets, and much more).

This extraordinary book merges the spiritual with the practical, demonstrating how to courageously harness your innate gifts for purposeful artistic pursuits and lasting fulfillment – creatively, personally, and professionally, as well as financially – and leave your unique mark on the world.


My 5 Star Review

As a long time follower of Doreen Virtue, and a reader of many of her books, I couldn’t help but want to read this one too. One may think there is only so much one can write about angels, but if you’ve read Virtue’s books you will know there are many angels among us and each serves a particular realm they govern over.

This book resonated with me because the author shares more of herself in this book with her journey to becoming a writer and obstacles she’s overcome in her own life in pursuing her dream to be a prolific writer and a messenger of the angels with her words. She also shares what it’s like to have a low self-esteem and how she learned to build herself up and pursue her dreams despite the rejection along the way.

As a writer myself, who writes about overcoming low self-esteem and growing through adversity, it was interesting to read from a most popular fellow author that many of our paths are not easy. Virtue offers a wealth of positivity in this book by recognizing that we all have creativity within us. She shows us the way to find our own creativity and use it with the useful tips offered in this book and includes an extensive list of references we can use to build our creative selves and places we can let our work be seen.


Chakra Clearing by Doreen Virtue

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When you clear away negative energy residues from fear and worry, your natural spiritual power awakens. This innate power allows you to know the future; freely communicate with God and the angels; and heal yourself, others, and the planet. In Chakra Clearing, Doreen Virtue guides you through meditations and visualizations to clear your chakras, which activates your inborn healing and psychic abilities.

Enclosed you’ll also find a download link for meditative audio that complements the material in the book. The audio starts with a morning meditation designed to begin your day with a bright, positive energy frequency and surround you with healing light. The relaxing evening meditation that follows clears away energy that you may have absorbed during the day, and invites angels to enter your dreams and give you divine messages.


My 5 Star Review:


Another inspirational self help guide and book from a great author and communicator with angels. 

Virtue is a master at showing us the way to heal ourselves with the help of meditations and learning how to manifest healing and desires with the summoning of angels. In this book she introduces us to the Chakras, where they are positioned in our bodies and how to recognize blockages which can stagnate the energies within us. Her guidance will help us understand how the Chakras work, and her tips on how to clear the blocked energies which govern our bodies is written to demonstrate how visualization can manifest and regenerate the light within us. There is also a section about how to call on your angels, and what the different angels represent when calling on for protection.

If you’re a believer in angels, or wish to learn more about the subject then this book is for you.

Two winning and insightful books by Doreen Virtue.

45 thoughts on “Sunday Book Review – The Courage to be Creative – Doreen Virtue

    1. Yay Adele, just one more thing in common between us. 🙂 I may possibly have all her books lol, and that equals many, particularly her angel books. ❤


  1. Isn’t it amazing that we have to say “courage to be creative”? Shouldn’t that be our default? Isn’t it what made us who we are? But you’re right–and this book sounds great.


    1. You’re so right Jacqui, but I think many people for whatever reasons, never find how to unleash their creativity, and so books like these become helpful aids in doing so. 🙂


  2. These sound like great books, Debby. Amazing that we need to be encouraged and couraged to be creative since we’re born that way. 100 books is a lot of books! I’m going to do some browsing. 🙂


  3. I found these two reviews to be fascinating and fun and they make me feel like I want to learn more about angels. I totally believe in the value of meditation and in the chakras. I’m ready to learn more. Thanks so much Debby!


    1. So glad to enlighten you Pam. I’m obsessed with Angels, and I’ve learned mostly about them through reading almost all of Doreen’s angel books. 🙂


  4. The angels and divine inspiration are some of my favorite ways of believing, Debby. I think Doreen has a great point since we all start out so sure and content with our “scribbles” and “coloring doodles.” I have always wondered why one person or another stopped “creating?”
    This will be a future area I will need to read at least a few of her books. . . someday! 🙂 Thank you for sharing two fantastic reviews!


    1. Thanks so much Robin. I’m so glad to hear this post resonated with you. I believe we all have some distinct creativity quality within us, but some need a little push to help develop it, and other’s may have had their abilities suppressed somewhere in their lives. Virtue offers avenues on how to find and develop our creativity. 🙂 xx


  5. Reading that The Courage to be Creative includes practical tips on “navigating the labyrinth of literary and creative agencies, publishers, marketing outlets, and much more” has put it very near the top of my BTR list and to get out my Angel Cards once again.

    Thanks so much for sharing, Debby.
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”


      1. Not sure if they’re HERS, actually – I got them many years ago when I lived in NYC – before Louise was well known herself, actually. My metaphysics mentor, Eric Pace, was a student *with* Hay, back in his day.

        Had to order more of those large coffee drip filters the stores seem to have decided nobody needs anymore last nite – and jumped over from your link to check out the Courage book first.

        I found a used paperback for under $2.00 that will be here in a week to ten days.


  6. I love Doreen Virtue’s books. I have many of them but these two are new to me! As for her oracle cards – I have so many sets of them sitting on the shelf next to me. I had the pleasure of going to one of her shows here in Adelaide many years ago. It was a memorable evening.


    1. Wow, so nice to know another Doreen Virtue fan! How exciting that must have been to see her live! I too have a few of her Oracle decks and have yet to master them, lol. 🙂


      1. I’m a non-conformist when it comes to using oracle cards. I follow my intuition and use them in many unconventional ways. They may lie on the backburner for a long time before I get the urge to use them again!


  7. Debby my lovely, your abundant heart shines through in your sharing of Doreen’s work. ❤ hugs Xxxxx


  8. Two lovely reviews, Debby of two unusual books. I like how Doreen has included details of her own life in her first book…that always works so well for books like this. The Chakra one definitely interests me. I was on a Chakra course a few years ago which I loved and found it terrific, since then it has fallen to the side, Doreen’s book is one I might look at to pick up my interest again.Many thanks for sharing.?


    1. Thanks Annika. I’m glad you found these books interesting. I know how life can keep us busy and we sometimes ‘fall off to the wayside’, lol. 🙂


  9. Wow! Over 100 books! Amazing. I’ve recently become interested in chakras and so reading your post, Debby, on Doreen’s book reminded me to pay attention. I am definitely intrigued! 🙂


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