Fiction / Spirituality / Contemporary Romance / Travel
Date Published: November 23, 2018
When James Wilder signs up for a yoga retreat, something he's never done before, he's desperate to hit the reset button on life. Divorced, fighting cancer, and convinced he's hearing the whispers of the gods, he writes love poetry inspired by the great Sufi masters, Rumi and Hafiz. And in his wallet, he carries the business card of a beautiful woman he's never met. When she unexpectedly turns up on the mat next to his, everything changes.
From the foothills of Boulder, Colorado, to the turquoise waters of St. John, from the rice paddies of Bali to a dusty trailer park in San Diego, the gods lead James on a spiritual quest to find Great Love. Driven by ideals and bedeviled by his own flaws, he encounters a series of teachers--all female incarnations of Shakti, the Divine Feminine--who guide his evolution as a poet, a yogi, and a man
This was a read that I was not expecting to understand as well as I did. I loved the inside look we got. It really intrigued me.
I think that the story John Leslie Lange tells here is a very inspiring one. It has darker elements as you are dealing with serious situations, but there is a silver lining in the way the main character overcomes it. This was a great read!
Emotional and Powerful, he has such a great voice and I'm glad I got a chance to read.
About the Author
John Leslie Lange is a writer from Boulder, Colorado. He's also been a certified yoga teacher, a personal finance professional, an international investment banker, a geologist, and a carpenter. As a young man, he spent time in seven different universities and graduate schools in three countries, earning a degree in geology as well as a master’s degree in international business management. Today, his life motto is "Seek, create, and enjoy beauty," and his writing reflects his deep interest in spirituality, science, travel and the larger questions in life. To date, he's written two novels, five screenplays and a book of poetry.
In 2017 John and his wife, Marielena, sold their home and are currently traveling the world, often with backpacks, walking sacred Caminos and visiting endangered natural wonders. Someday they hope to find a new home, perhaps a grass shack near turquoise waters.
Look for his book of poetry: Hafiz and I: Faint Echoes of an Ancient Heart coming in 2019.