martedì 15 novembre 2016

Review & Giveaway: My Name is Wonder by Ronald Chapman


My Name is Wonder
by Ronald Chapman

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GENRE: Self-help (spiritual)

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BLURBS:


My Name is Wonder chronicles the transcendent adventures of a little goat with big dreams. Join Wonder and his wisecracking guide, the mysterious crow Mac Craack, on a journey through the scenic landscapes of the American Southwest and into the heart of a mindful presence. Along the way, you’ll meet an unforgettable cast of creatures, each with an important lesson to teach.


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My Review:

It was a charming and engaging story that manages to reflect on yourself.
This book is the story of Wonder, a small nice goat that takes a journey that will change him profoundly. He feels himself to be different from the other animals of the farm and wants to know the world. He leaves with the old goat Oren that will be his spiritual guide. During his journey he meets some animals very funny and original, each one will be the bearer of a unique experience and of an important message
I loved Wonder, he is a really fun character, cute and tender and I enjoyed also the advice of the wise Oren.
The story is really flowing, a page leads to another, it's really hard to put it down thanks to the very short chapters. Even if the messages that leaves are very deep and complex, the story is very simple.
I recommend it to everyone, adults and children.



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EXCERPT:

Consciousness returned in ebbs and flows. Wonder was first aware of darkness. Was it nighttime already? When his awareness next stirred, he felt a blanket of straw beneath a body that still felt sluggish and numb. He heard vaguely the subtle sounds of other creatures around him. He tried to lift himself to look around but could not.

An otherworldly vision came to him then. Oren looked down upon him. There was a twinkle in the old goat’s yellow eyes as he spoke without the movement of his mouth. “My dear Wonder, this is most certainly an interesting detour. Remember, there is no path that is not in the Light. The secret is in what you do with the path that finds you.”

The vision slipped away as Wonder again lost consciousness.

The next thing he knew, the darkness had grayed into morning and his head felt like a hollowed-out gourd. As he rolled up, he found he was able to stand, albeit awkwardly. Staggering around like a newborn kid, he surveyed his surroundings. He was in an old, barnlike structure, filled with bales of hay and an odd collection of creatures large and small including a dozen or more goats.

From the rafters, he heard a familiar croak. “Wonder wondering?”

He looked up to find Mac Craack peering down at him. The bird was a welcome sight in this strange place.

“Where am I?” he asked, his voice slurred so that the words all ran together. Wonder shook his head to clear it, and as he did so, he discovered that something metal had been clipped into his right ear. He turned in a tight half circle, trying to see what the jangling thing was.

“Calm, calmer, calmest,” croaked Mac Craack.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:


Ronald Chapman is owner of an international speaking and consulting company, Magnetic North LLC. In addition to international accreditation as a speaker and national awards for radio commentary, he is the author of two novels, My Name is Wonder (Terra Nova Publishing, 2016) and A Killer's Grace (Terra Nova Publishing, 2016 and 2012), two works of non-fiction, Seeing True: Ninety Contemplations in Ninety Days (Ozark Mountain Publishing, 2008) and What a Wonderful World: Seeing Through New Eyes (Page Free Publishing, 2004) and the producer of three audio sets, Seeing True: The Way of Spirit (Ozark Mountain Publishing, 2016, 2005), Breathing, Releasing and Breaking Through: Practices for Seeing True (Ozark Mountain Publishing, 2015), and Seeing True – The Way of Success in Leadership (Magnetic North Audio, 2005). Ron provides a wide array of social media content at www.SeeingTrue.com,
content for people in substance abuse recovery at www.ProgressiveRecovery.org,  and other content from his master site, www.RonaldChapman.com.  He holds a Masters in Social Welfare from The University at Albany (New York.) Prior to his relocation to Atlanta, Georgia in 2008, he was a long-time resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico.


LINKS

Ron Chapman Websites:

http://www.RonaldChapman.com/ for other information from the author.

http://www.SeeingTrue.com/ for ongoing social media content including blogs, v-logs, graphical materials, etc.

http://www.ProgressiveRecovery.com/ for materials relevant to those in recovery from substance abuse.


Note: My Name is Wonder is one of two novels by Chapman being released simultaneously by Terra Nova Publishing, the other being A Killer’s Grace. The publisher commented, ““It is remarkable that these two books can be so very different but somehow speak to the same messages.”




PRAISE

“…a book for the ages, with profound truths simply stated. First there was Jonathan Livingston Seagull and then Yoda—Now there is Wonder…”
-Beverly Molander, Minister and Radio Host of Activating the Power of Yes

“…an exploration of human nature and into the allegorical realm that shows us how to be wise teachers and guides…”
-Paula Renaye, Author of Living the Life You Love

“Clarity is an aspect of love, it is seeing clearly. Ron Chapman sees with those eyes. He pays attention as few do to the miracles around us.”
-Stephen Levine, Author and Teacher






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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE

Ronald will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

3 commenti:

  1. Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

    RispondiElimina
  2. I have enjoyed the tour. Sounds like a great read.

    RispondiElimina

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