Friday, March 23, 2012

Lifting the Wheel of Karma

Lifting the Wheel of Karma, Paul H. Magid, Point Dume Press, Fiction, March 25, 2012, 218 pages.

Synopsis: Joseph Connell is a gifted high-school athlete, loved deeply by his family, yet tormented by nightmarish visions he can neither explain nor escape.  
A horrific accident forever alters the course of young Joseph's life. Determined to find the magical elixir of knowledge he believes is possessed by an old wise man living deep within the remote Himalayas of India, Joseph embarks on a quest to find him.
The mystical old man he seeks will not so easily reveal what he truly knows. As Joseph must learn, the secret is not of the world outside, but rather of the world within -that resides in the heart of each and every one of us.

My thoughts: When I first agreed to read Lifting the Wheel of Karma, I must have thought it was from a Christian perspective. Now knowing that it was not, I honestly don't agree with what it's saying. But, I won't rant about that any longer. The writing is very unique, I think. On one hand, there were quite a few grammatical errors, misspellings, and so forth. I had an advanced review copy, so that is understandable. They won't be on the official copies. On the other hand, the writing drew me in instantly, and this perplexes me. Usually I don't like anything if the editing is bad.

In conclusion, I don't agree with anything that he said concerning worldviews. However, the writing was very good.

*This book was provided free by the author. I was not required to write a positive review, and the opinions expressed are my own.*

My rating: 3 stars

Upcoming reviews:

  • The Paradise War by Stephen R. Lawhead
  • The Silver Hand by Stephen R. Lawhead
  • I Am Ocilla by Diane Graham


  1. Thanks for the review! (I'm really excited about the The Paradise War review... I've been meaning to read those so I want to know what you think...)
    Keep up the good work!

  2. You're welcome, and thank you for the support! I'm about 100 pages in, and will have the review up shortly!