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By David Treciak

Josh Turner, a young widower, is in the hospital, dying of cancer. His treatment is pretty much drugs to diminish the pain, along with TLC from nurses and friends that visit. It is the drugs that enable Josh to sleep and thereby dream, and it is the dreams that enable him to meet Max. It is Max who puts the meaning into his life and death.

Max is an extraterrestrial who has been around for thousands of years; and has visited many other inhabited planets in many other solar systems. Ergo, Max has knowledge way beyond Josh (or for that matter, us). The Ordinary Life and the Extraordinary Death of Josh Turner is filled with samples of his wisdom.

For instance, about greed, “Yes, the fact [is] that your civilization places materialism above all else. The sole consideration is almost always what will create a quick profit, not the long-range impact, or what is beneficial to all.” More, “This preoccupation with economic progress now dominates your civilization's consciousness. As a consequence, your people have gradually lost touch with their spiritual selves”.

In Josh's dreams, he visited Max's past lives and places. Planets with people who, after almost annihilating themselves, came to learn the ways of the universe. They found an old and better way of life…no slaughtering! And they discovered the evils of allowing technology to rule our lives instead of using science as a tool like for medicine or teleportation.

Here is a book that is easy to read with words that flow in quick cadence. This intriguing novel is not about death, but about life and discovery. We learn that life should be about fun…singing, dancing, playing sports, skiing, climbing mountains, music…as the central part of our lives, not a sideline or luxury. And especially, no war or violence. Upon death, one's energy joins all other energy sharing information and experiences in a never-ending chain.

This reviewer has read thousands of books and suggests you run, not walk for your copy of The Ordinary Life and Extraordinary Death of Josh Turner. It is in the top twenty of spiritual, meaningful books. You will laugh, you will cry but mostly you will appreciate what you have and what you can be. Thank you, David Treciak!

Richard Fuller
Senior Editor
Metaphysical Reviews

Pertinent Info:

199 PP, 6 x 9, Issue Date: 2011
ISBN 978-0-9836694-0-1
Cost: $15.95
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