1. For those who love spiritual fiction books, this is one book you won’t be able to put down!

    A book filled with entertainment, tips, tools & techniques that will inspire you and give you a new prescription on how to view life differently from how our society perceives it. Ruth’s passion and creativity are expressed in her work. For forty years, she practiced individual psychotherapy. She devised her orientation to working with the unconscious inner world from her interest in imagery…Read More

  2. Dr Cherry has written a most marvelous contemporary fable.

    Illustrating how we can use our rich inner landscapes and inner guides--our archetypes, our eudaimons, those voices inside that are both ours and "not ours"--to find true guidance and intuitive wisdom, and how we can reshape our lives by letting go and releasing the emotional blocks we’ve thrown up. Open Your Heart is a brilliant must-read that shows just how much fun personifying our archetype…Read More

  3. 5 stars

    This book captured me and would not release me until the last page. Although it is an amazing work of fiction, it is very inspiring and thought provoking. The unique characters felt real and there are some delightful surprises. -Patricia Gordon, EdD…Read More

  4. Lately I’ve been in a rut of putting down books and not picking them up again.

    I lost interest at one point and just never continued. This was definitely not the case with this book, “Open Your Heart” by Ruth Cherry! I thought I’d probably like it just because I’d read another book by her and really loved her style of writing and especially her narrative tone and voice. Not dry or boring, but spunky, sassy and like how real people talk --- like a friend. From the ver…Read More

  5. Truly a labor of love

    Open Your Heart is a comforting message in the face of uncertain crossroads. Recommended for anyone caught in the throes of a mid-life reexamination of their existence. Open Your Heart is a book about integrity. Only complete integration of even the messy parts can set things aright and make a person whole. A fabled tale of the unconscious, the familiar personalities who visit Anne might be compar…Read More

  6. What a very cool and unique book!

    OPEN YOUR HEART by author Ruth Cherry PhD is one of the most original and just flat-out interesting and charming novels I’ve read in a while. I’m not sure how to even describe it, as it is a fiction novel, yet doesn’t read like a typical one… more like a ‘real experience’ that a woman (the narrator Annie) has with her ‘guides’ that are part of herself and who help her change and g…Read More

  7. Open Your Heart by Ruth Cherry, PhD, is one of the more unusual and uniquely-styled novels I’ve had the pleasure of reading lately.

    I became interested in the story right away with the writing, and subsequent meeting of the various characters who appear and teach Annie (and us) how to love, open our heart, have passion, and be free to be who we really are.  More philosophical and witty than a typical straightforward novel, “Open Your Heart” has many interesting characters and stories in Anne’s development that keep you…Read More

  8. Open Your Heart by Ruth Cherry PhD is one of the more different, and fun, books I’ve read in long time!

    I was completely drawn in from the get-go in the different characters’ personalities and watched as they slowly became entwined and deeper in Annie’s life and her psyche—their character roles and purposes were revealed. Enjoyed Ms. Cherry’s literary ‘voice’ and thought the characters to be really well done. This isn’t like a normal novel where they are real people, but they have such…Read More

  9. This book was a lot of fun and really different from most I’ve read before.

    Once I started reading I didn’t want to stop until I’d finished the whole thing. It pulls you in from the beginning, and I really enjoyed Ruth Cherry’s voice and story writing style. The characters and subplots (or sections, parts of Anne’s life) were well developed and not predictable, and the conversations were some of the absolute best I’ve come across in a long time. The dialogue was…Read More

  10. With great warmth and pathos…

    Dr. Ruth Cherry offers women a wonderful opportunity to explore their many selves. I love this book and highly recommend it as a nurturing tool for women in mid-life transition. -Rev. Leona Evans, author, Nothing is Too Good to be True…Read More