Where Has Oprah Taken Us? by Stephen Mansfield

October 24, 2011

In this book, Stephen Mansfield delves into a very popular public figure: Oprah Winfrey. Mansfield understand the very huge impact that Oprah has had on our culture and tries to answer the questions of how she got to be where she is. He looks into her past, telling about her childhood and many of the trials that faced her as she rose to a prominent place on our television sets. He then takes a look at what Oprah believes. Mansfield comes right out in the beginning letting his reader know he is a Christian. He says he will try to be as objective as possible but there may be times when he is not. He does give his opinion completely in italicized sections of the book.

This book was amazing! Oprah has interested me for a long time. I have often wondered why she is so popular and why so many people follow her. “She is just another person just like me,” is often what I thought. After reading this book I have found that her being “just like me” is part of her charm. The book was very informative about what Oprah really believes and Mansfield did a great job at pointing out the flaws and even the dangers in these beliefs. I greatly appreciated that He was not out to attack Oprah and trying to get his reader to hate her. He was out to help the reader understand her more and even to prepare the reader for conversations we may have with those who believe at Oprah does. I would suggest this book to anyone!

I received this book free from Booksneeze.com!


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