26 Sep #BookReview – The Calling by Priya Kumar !!
When the author, Priya Kumar, asked me if I would like to review this book, I gladly agreed.
The book came beautifully wrapped in a gift paper with a gift mug as well. There was a personalized message from the Author about happiness!! The Calling copy was autographed. Thank you Priya !!
I read fiction books mostly and I have hardly read books like these in the past. Something about this book got me hooked. Here are my opinions about ” The Calling”. I really liked the cover image.
- Title: The Calling – Unleash Your True Self
- Author: Priya Kumar
- Genre: Non-Fiction, Self Help, Motivational
- Pages: 166
- Publisher: Books That Inspire
- ISBN-13: 978-9352589708
Synopsis : The Calling is a spiritual adventure. It is an encounter with the truth, the wisdom and the force that is innate to us all. At the brink of a divorce and personal breakdown, Arjun took a trip into the heart of the Himalayas, on the insistence of a sadhu, who predicted that the journey up to Hemkund Sahib would align him to his purpose and change his life forever. At every turn the mountains holds secrets and tests that urge Arjun to evolve into the person he had denied to be – himself. Pretenses, falsities, confusions and untruths fall apart as Arjun is forced to confront the mess he had created in his life. What started off as an opportunity to escape reality, turned out to be an opportunity to escape from the dwindling spiral of self-created misery.
About the Author:
Author of the national best seller, “I Am Another You”, Priya Kumar’s books have won six international awards. She is an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker, who has inspired over a million people across the globe toward peak performance through her Personal Breakthrough Workshops. Her writing, like her speaking, is an extension of her purpose-to make people’s lives better.
My Take on the Book:
The Calling consists of 11 Chapters –
- Why don’t good things last
- The journey
- It takes long
- The blue hand
- The circle of life
- The failed test
- The second test
- Everything changes
- The stone
- The good seeds
- The purple thread unraveled
The lead character in the story is Arjun. The protagnist finds himself low at all times. He is frustated due to chances of divorce and not so fulfilling career. Arjun goes on an official trip to The Himalayas where he meets with an accident on the way. He gets deeply wounded and doesn’t hope to survive but a sadhu heals him miraculously. The sadhu insists him to visit Hemkund Sahib, a Sikh pilgrim site where Arjun would find answers to all his problems.
Along with Chandu, the transporter Arjun is all set to his destination, Hemkund Sahib. They both travel in a donkey. Arjun faces a roller coaster ride in life and at last the book ends on a positive note with Arjun realizing his mistakes. The book is about Arjuns Journey. It deals about self realization in life.
The book is motivating and thought provoking. I liked that the book is in narrative format rather than instructive format. The Calling helps us to become better human beings. I treasure this book. Priya has jotted her ideas beautifully into a storyline. The book really touched me. It was a worthy read at a much needed time.
This book was sent to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.