by J Douglas Bottorff Book : Fiction
Surprising read   (2009-09-02)
This book was a complete surprise for me. I was expecting some sort of Greek mythology and wouldn’t you know it was something COMPLETELY different.
Stuart Adams agrees to work for a rich man named Wes Barnes. Also working with Barnes is an archaeologist, Dr. Niki Mikos. Their job is to embark on a search for a scroll with knowledge that could change the world. This search is one that Niki’s father had been working on before he was killed in a plane crash. In this manner, she is carrying forth the mission in his honor. This is her burden to bear…maybe. Stuart is currently ensconced in the relationship of his dreams. He knows himself he knows his world he’s happy…maybe. And Barnes? He has his secrets, too, but they shall take a little longer to be shown to the reader.
It turns out that Stuart and Niki are connected. Through 2000 years of reincarnation. She knows, he doesn’t, she believes, he doesn’t. But through an amazing journey, Stuart finds himself, really finds himself. He fulfills a prophecy of Pialigos – the Whisper. It’s that “have I been here before - I know I have-I belong here” sort of feeling.
His mission is to find this scroll. And spread the Word throughout the world. Yes – that Word. For, you see, his past life includes being friends with whom we know as Christ, studying with him and others, and knowing the true word. Unexpected, no?
Mr. Bottorff has managed to tell a story in a manner unlike any other. I love books about “alternative” ways of seeing spirituality. I have read many of them and NONE has taken on this path. Not even close. Inventive, passionate, and even educational, you don’t want to miss this read.
This book was truly astonishing for me. I felt like the story was meant for me. I felt like there was a message in this book for me. And I think you will, too.
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