Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Book Review/Giveaway: Lifting the Wheel of Karma


Lifting the Wheel of Karma Book Summary
A Profound Spiritual Journey of Extraordinary Healing and Redemption

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.

A modern tale that harkens back to the myths of antiquity. It takes you on a remarkable journey, while exploring the themes of healing, redemption, forgiveness, sacrifice, and ultimately...peace within.

Paul H. Magid's Bio:
Paul H. Magid started writing his debut novel, Lifting the Wheel of Karma, twenty-five years ago while still in high school. It took him so long to complete because he tried repeatedly to abandon it, but the work refused to be forsaken. Eventually he realized that sharing this story with the world was, in fact, his Dharma.

Along the way he has worked as a Wall Street financial analyst, a waiter (not a very good one), a Hollywood Agent Trainee, a real estate developer, a summer day camp director, an award winning screenwriter, and independent filmmaker—including his autobiographical film, A Life Unfinished, which screened in The Hamptons International Film Festival.

Paperback
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 9780984016068
Pages: 192
Release: September 23, 2011

MY THOUGHTS:
This is a delightfully fun read, fast moving and one that will make you think.  Do you believe in Karma?  How far would you go to find peace, around the world?  Would you give anything up?  As you read about Joseph you will feel for him, root for him and have quite the journey as you travel with him to find the peace he is seeking.  A very good read.

You can read more about this book and Paul on his website at: http://www.paulhmagid.com/

*I received a complimentary copy of this book for review from Tribute Books 


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WANT TO WIN A COPY?
Author, Paul Magid, is generously giving away 3 copies of this book to my readers!  
Here's what you need to do:

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Leave a comment telling me something you learned on Paul's website: http://www.paulhmagid.com/
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This giveaway will end at midnight on Tuesday, January 17th.  Each winner will be notified via email and will have 24hrs to respond or new winner(s) will be chosen.  Author Paul Magid will send the winners their books.

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40 comments:

  1. Dear Lulu,

    Thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to share my novel with your readers.

    It's the support from wonderful people like you that reminds me that the 25 years it took me to write my Baby was time well spent.

    I have a new book trailer, as well as related novel videos up on my YouTube Channel at:

    www.youtube.com/paulhmagid

    Thanks again and had a splendiferous day!!!

    Gratefully,
    Paul H. Magid

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  2. Lauri, thanks for hosting Paul today. I'm so glad you enjoyed his book. A novel that raises questions in your mind as you are reading it - is always time well spent. I appreciate how much you got out of it.

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  16. Paul had worked as an independent filmmaker and his autobiographical film, A LIFE UNFINISHED, screened in The Hamptons International Film Festival. :)
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  39. This story takes you into different aspects of the Spirit Realm. Although I feel some will not agree on what Joseph did, where he went, or how he handled his life, there is one thing I am sure all will agree on and that is the outcome. Joseph found forgiveness, for himself, for others, and encountered the meaning of pure love, of giving and of receiving. In his quest, he found the meaning of his life and his purpose. Although his road may not be the one I would take, or you would take, it led him to his destiny. A story of one man's journey to his Spiritual awakening.

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