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Touching the Jaguar
Transforming Fear Into Action To Change Your Life And The World
John Perkins

Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
June 16, 2020/ ISBN 978-1-5230-8986-4
Nonfiction /Memoir

Reviewed by Laura Hinds


From the book’s introduction: An Amazon shaman once told me, “Touching the jaguar means that you can identify your fears and barriers, confront them, alter your perceptions about them, accept their energy, and take actions to change yourself and the world.”

John Perkins is a New York Times bestselling author who has the courage and conviction to share the evil he helped to perpetrate on indigenous people and developing companies when he was an economic hitman.

Now he shares the story of his return to the Amazon and his inspiration to become an advocate to transform the death economy into a life economy.

When I was provided with the opportunity to read a review copy of this book, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but it did sound interesting.

Once I sat down to read, I quickly discovered that it was much more than interesting. I was captivated. I was so engaged that I was compelled to keep turning page after page, sometimes with my heart in my throat and other times with a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes.

While I’ve always known that greed and corruption run rampant in the world, I found it eye-opening when faced with just how bad it is. John Perkins presents alternatives and options to repair the damage done in this world, and that provides hope for the future. If ever we needed hope for the future, this is the time.

Please buy this book. Please read it cover-to-cover and then share what you have learned with others. While I sincerely hope that my review helps to promote how important it is, each of you who read it can make a huge impact by telling others about John Perkins and his amazing life stories.

Reviewer Notes: John Perkins has written nine previous books

Reviewed 2020