I don’t like to be the bearer of bad news because I like to take a positive, pro-active approach to life. Sometimes it’s hard to constantly ignore, however, what is in plain sight and so very visible in the media.
The breakdown of the family unit has been evident through many socio-economic indicators. The whole culture of a society suffers when the family unit deteriorates. Crime increases, education is no longer valued, we look up to people who are esteemed to be the most valuable members of society yet, all too often, these are the very people whose moral compasses have gone haywire.
But, the good news is, each one of us can do something in our own lives to grow strong families who will have stories of happy relationships that reign through generations.
I’ve noticed there seems to be a dearth of “good news stories” on bookshelves in bookstores. Here are the top 5 genres of books that are the most sought after according to booksellers.
- Romance/erotica (1.44 billion dollar industry)
- Crime/mystery (728.2 million)
- Religion/spirituality (720 million)
- Science Fiction & Fantasy (590.2 million)
- Horror (79.6 million)
Frankly, I am surprised religion and spirituality ranks up there as high as it does. Perhaps because people are looking for answers for the ills of today’s society. Better yet, I’d like to think that books of spirituality and religion sell because people have faith that a better day is coming!
Here is what you can do in your own small way to make your relationships, your family and your world stronger.
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