The Book of John – Not the one in the Bible
Through his personal experiences John shows how he ultimately reached that place of peace and understanding that the world can neither give nor take away. Rather than meditating in a cave for twenty years, John has taken life head on in outrageous and sometimes unbelievable experiences that led to his awakening. This book reads like Hunter S. Thompson, Wayne Dyer and Jesus debating the meaning of life while bungee jumping blindfolded out of an Apache helicopter backwards and eating sushi together. The reader will be shocked, crying and then laughing uncontrollably over his strange and wonderful life full of hardship, supernatural experiences and spiritual epiphanies.
The story moves along at a good pace, and just when the reader thinks that he/she knows what is going to happen next, something out of the blue occurs. Lots of suspense and surprise and wonder. John tells the story in the present tense. That gives it a sense of immediacy. The humorous touches throughout are great! They balance out the sad stories in a yin-yang kind of way. John’s voice in the prose is clear and persuasive. The reader can hear him saying these words sitting as if right next to them. Too many writers try to generate an “authorial” voice and end up sounding contrived. This book, on the other hand, clearly comes from the heart. It peels back layers of mystery yet never goes so far afield that the reader cannot follow. It is a journey the reader will love taking!
This book will kick off the reader’s year in the right direction, leaving them feeling uplifted, lighter, and exploding into a million pieces of joy!
About John T. Long (Birmingham, Alabama Author)
John is a licensed practicing attorney, counselor and personal life coach who has helped thousands of people. He was born in Birmingham, Alabama and has a B.A. in American Studies (a self-study concentrating in History, English and Sociology.) from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa.
At thirty-five, while working full time as an insurance claims adjuster, he decided to go to law school at night and graduated from Jones School of Law in Montgomery. He is twice widowed and has two boys and two grandchildren.
He is a self-taught metaphysician, carpenter, writer, artist and musician. John has spent tens of thousands of hours in research, self-examination, meditation and prayer discovering the nature of reality, the Universe and himself. He spends his free time in helping others through his experiences.