Karma or The Hand of God?

I am reposting today so that I can share with everyone. Just found out that I am lucky lucky lucky. Yeppers and of course you are too then. I have 3 of the "Lifting the Wheel of Karma" books to giveaway.  And I am thrilled to do so!  So adding a Rafflecopter on the bottom so you can get your own copy soon.  I will give you one week to get in on this one!  Hurry it is easy to win and you know you want to read with me, don't you?

I want to show off!  This is my first book of the New Year, Lifting the Wheel of Karma.  And lucky me, it is also an autographed copy!  Paul H. Magid  found that you can not out run a good book.  Honestly!

He started writing this when he was in high school.  But often just put it down for other endeavors.  But it would come back to him time and again.  Along the way he has worked as a financial analyst, a waiter, a real estate developer, a summer day camp director, and then as an award winning screenwriter, and independent filmmaker—including his autobiographical film, A LIFE UNFINISHED.  Finally he listened to that inner voice and got down to brass tacks and finished his debut novel.  I have to say, for that I am really thankful.

The synopsis for his book follows:

Joseph Connell is a gifted high school athlete from Montana, loved deeply by his family, yet tormented by nightmarish visions he can neither explain nor escape.  He believes the answer to what threatens to crush him can be found in the knowledge possessed by a mystical old wise man, who lives deep within the remote Himalayas of India.  If Joseph is ever to find the peace he so desperately seeks, he must get this wise old man to reveal what he truly knows, but that will not be easy…for this sage knows far more than he admits.

I picked this book up for my review with Tribute Books (they also have an interview with Paul on their site) and then found that it was the wee hours of the morning.  It has been some time since I have been so deeply engrossed in a story.  Having had some traumatic experiences myself growing up, I found that I identified with the feeling of healing within whole and healthy.  It is through those very painful experiences and the subsequent healing that I found my own Dharma.  (That would be my purpose in life.)  Finding that opening my home to those in need has been a fulfilling life.  Some may find it to be a somewhat confusing  life as to who is here when.  But I have been rewarded with life long friends, exciting tales and seeing the fullness of healing in others.  And yes Paul, I do believe strongly that only in forgiveness do we ever find complete healing.

Paul shared a story where a journey is required for Joseph to come full forward.  Walking alongside Joseph, you will find an inner peace.  At least I did.  Two thumbs up?  Well heck, I say that and five stars!  Thanks to Nicole for turning me on to a new author.  I can't wait to see what is next.  Paul do not wait to get back to the typewriter as we are all behind you.

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  1. Lenore, I'm so glad you were able to kick off 2012 in such a spectacular way by gaining such insight from Paul's book. It's always a thrill to introduce you and your blog readers to a new writer that you like.

  2. I hope you enjoy the read.

  3. What a way to start the new year. Yours is starting out better than mine. I can not get over how you can open you home to individuals that you don't know. I give you and your man a huge pat on the back because I could never be that giving of a person. I just don't have that kind of giving and trust in me. You are truly an amazing woman.

    You know it's a good book when you start reading and you don't realize it's in those wee hours of the morning until you have to stop and go to the bathroom and you look a the clock. lol

  4. Sounds like an interesting book. I love books where a person goes through a spiritual journey. It is so much more interesting (to me) when a person changes within, rather than an action/adventure type of situational story.

  5. Thank you for the giveaway! This sounds like a very interesting book. I love to read and am always looking for new books/authors and enjoy reading reviews from others.

  6. This looks like such a good book!

  7. looks like a great read - thanks for the giveaway
    robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

  8. Sound interesting. I'm trying to get more reading this year. Between the e-reader and Kindle app and a few hardbound books I am starting out pretty well. I'll be back to check out what your reading often

  9. What was amazing about this book was the way that in a slow but steady pace you are given the opportunity to look at the world in a different way. The book was captivating and engaging and I found that once I started the book I did not want to put it down. The spiritual nature of the book was amazing and I found myself being very interested in what the author had to say and the characters that he used to bring across his message. I think all of us are on a path or a journey in our life and this book makes you look at this path through a new lens and makes you reconsider the possibilities that may lie in front of you in the future as well. This was a great read!


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