Liza, an orphan girl living on the cold streets of London in 1834, is able to rise above her squalid surroundings to bring joy to the lives of others. Although only 11, she displays amazing courage as she cares for a younger child and ekes out a bare existence through the approaching winter, guided by the wisdom embodied in letters left to her by her mother. When Liza meets a wealthy gentleman, her mysterious, almost magical manner causes him to re-examine his own life. Over time, he and others around him are transformed as they begin to understand the depth of Liza's insight. Sydney Banks's simple, inspiring tale illuminates how love and compassion can bring peace and contentment to people of all ages and from all walks of life.
Sydney Banks, well-known philosopher, author and lecturer was born in Scotland in 1931. For nearly 40 years, he lectured at universities and clinics in the United States, Canada and Europe, sharing his unique philosophy and perception. The understanding of what Sydney calls The Three Principles of Mind, Consciousness and Thought have begun to change the practice of psychology and psychiatry and has been an affirmative and constructive force in the lives of thousands. Correctional facilities, halfway houses, even homeless shelters have introduced the The Three Principles with outstanding success. Sydney passed away in 2009, but his profound insights into the function and power of human thought continue to help countless people experience significant results in their work and their lives.