Your Ad Spot

May 11, 2020

My Rating - 5 out of 5 stars
Publisher - Critical Eye Publishing
Genre - Humorous Fiction/Self-Help
Publishing year - 2020
Language - English
ISBN - 978-0998429342 
Pages - 354

My Review - 

Journey of a JuBu is a debut book written by Blaine Langberg. It is based on a spiritual journey of the protagonist's alter ego. The story starts when a publisher tells Jacob Silverstein to drop his main character, Adam. If he does that, he has a chance to become a bestseller, but how can he kill Adam? Jacob created Adam so he can hide behind him. He was afraid to share his secrets, so killing Adam is like killing a part of himself. 

He was 24 hours to decide, and he was adamant about not dropping Adam that he re-writes the whole story. Adam is arrogant, lost, and a total jerk. He has issues at the office, and he can't control his own body. Whenever he felt stress, his eye starts twitching. His refusal to seek medical guidance creates tension at home. Jacob has a challenging task to change Adam's POV. He starts writing about his friends, who helped him in the process of getting better. 

After a traumatic incident, Adam made his mind to be a better version of himself. He arrives at a Buddhist monastery, being Jewish, he has a hard time accepting specific facts. But the monks helped him in every possible way. He thought that now he is ready to face the world, but he has a long way to go. Life throws some hard choices in front of him, or we can say Jacob did, so he can finish his journey. 

Adam's spouse Minnie represents a notable role, but her diverse perspectives on religion and spirituality bothered him. He wants Minnie to accept his beliefs, so she can also live a good life. While Minnie has no intention of doing so. As they say, the spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. One can't force others to follow it.

Blaine Langberg wrote this story when he was dealing with anxiety. His narrative is heart touching and felt real. The characters are not perfect or superficial; they are humans. They made mistakes and learned from them. The book focuses on the traditional way of healing as well. 

I read the book The Energy Healing Bible a few months ago. The author shows the way of healing by releasing memories that are stuck in our subconscious mind. These energies create different difficulties, like Adam's eye twitch and Jacob's ear twitch. 

Blaine Langberg focused on this aspect as well, which makes the story compelling. I really like the scene when Jacob and Jesus discuss religion. The book is fast-paced and filled with humor. At one point, you are reading about spiritual stuff, and at another, about the television series and Adam's naive behavior. To be honest, I never read a book like this. It is refreshing, entertaining, and connects with the readers. I highly recommend it. 

PS - A portion of the proceeds of the book will go to the Silver Platter Foundation, which donates money to the families of those suffering from blood cancers.

Grab your copy from - Amazon IN Amazon US

No comments:

Post a Comment