[Book Review] The Breath of God by Jeffrey Small

Posted 28 March, 2011 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 3 Comments

About the Book:
A murder at the Taj Mahal. A kidnapping in a sacred city. A desperate chase through a cliffside monastery. All in the pursuit of a legend that could link the world’s great religious faiths.

In 1887, a Russian journalist made an explosive discovery in a remote Himalayan monastery only to be condemned and silenced for the heresy he proposed. His discovery vanished shortly thereafter.

Now, graduate student Grant Matthews journeys to the Himalayas in search of this ancient mystery. But Matthews couldn’t have anticipated the conspiracy of zealots who would go to any lengths to prevent him from bringing this secret public. Soon he is in a race to expose a truth that will change the world’s understanding of religion. A truth that his university colleagues believe is mere myth. A truth that will change his life forever—if he survives.

About the Author:

Jeffrey Small, Jr. is the author of the mystical thriller,The Breath of God, the writer of the spirituality blog, OneReality, and a speaker on religious and spirituality topics.

Jeffrey graduated summa cum laude from Yale University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. While at Yale, he served as Publisher and Senior Editor of the Yale Herald. He then graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School where he was elected to the Board of Student Advisors and taught speech, legal writing, and research. More recently, Jeffrey earned a Masters in the Study of Religions from Oxford University in England where he was a member of Oriel College.

For more information, view Jeffrey Small’s Web site.

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My Review:
Wow. That’s all. Wow. There’s not another word that I can use to describe my thoughts after reading this book. I was in complete shock when I was done reading this novel. It’s certainly one that is different from any I’ve read lately. Jeffrey Small’s talent shines brightly through this work of riveting fiction, as he pulled me in, shuffled me through the pages of this interesting journey, and set me down somewhere in the middle of it all. 
When you think of Christianity, you  think of living by the Bible and living for God and in His image. Well, this book takes the read on a whole new adventure of finding out what Christianity is, as Grant researches for his thesis. He travels all around to study and write out his thesis, not knowing what’s coming up next. But then when he thinks he’s found what he needs, he learns something new. 
The suspense that Small weaves into the story is incredible. It’s a book that had me on the edge of my seat many times through out, and the characters really blended well in their roles. I read this book in less than a day, as I sat there unable to put this book down for anything. It truly, truly captivates the reader with a whirlwind of emotion, thought provoking material, and amazing research.

I highly recommend this fantastic read to everyone out there. Whether you’re looking for suspense, emotional, thought provoking or historical, this has it all. It’s 4 star praises will earn it’s way to readers every where, and I am highly anxious for another amazing book like this from this new to me author! Great job, Jeffrey!

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*This book was provided for review by FSB Media*



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