Gem is a girl who feels that everything in life has a deeper meaning, but she doesn't know how to find it. When she saves the life of a wandering monk, she asks him to be her teacher. He refuses. But he has no choice. Gem and the monk have many adventures together, some dangerous, some humorous and all of them deeply spiritual. But who is the teacher and who is the student? Gem's story is a heartwarming novel about personal growth and two peoples' search for the infinite.
|Publisher:||Cosmic Egg Books|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Joost Boekhoven is an author, professional pianist, photographer and film maker. He writes about music, personal growth and spirituality. He lives in the Netherlands.
Table of Contents
The Visitor 1
The Search 74
About the Author 105
Gem's Second Book 106
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Gem's story touched my heart and soul, and gave me an extraordinary feeling of peace." Kathy Williams, publisher and author of I Survived/ Thorns of two Roses
I just reread “Gem’s Story” after a gap of several years, and found it even more inspiring, thoughtful and spiritually deep than I did the first time. It is a timeless story of love and personal growth, full of experience of the world as well as inner and outer wisdom. I appreciate its combination of depth and simplicity. Its style reminds me of that of Paulo Coelho in his wonderful book “The Alchemist”. I highly recommend “Gem’s story” to spiritually-minded readers who wonder what life is all about. Richard Gauthier, author of “Microvita: Cosmic Seeds of Life”
What a gem of a book! A precious gift, a work of art. The story is told in delicate, powerful prose, deeply humane. It describes the journeys of a monk and a girl in a subtle way that drew me immediately into the story. It shows the deep yearning for the spiritual path that both characters seek, each in their unique and touching ways. The style: A sequence of brief chapters with the inner voices of both, where the characters often express their emotions and thoughts about the same event. A powerful style figure. I often felt a smile, sometimes tears. Both voices are so recognizable, so universal! I felt touched by the natural courage, the sincerity and growing self-reflection and wisdom of the two main characters. I was also touched by the author's psychological maturity, his capacity for deep empathy with both characters. It was beautiful for me to see how, in spite of their different natures, they gradually come closer to each other. In the end they have a deep connection - and at the same time complete inner freedom. A valuable book for yourself and a gift to make a friend very happy. Adeline van Waning, MD PhD, author of The less dust, the more trust... meditation and scie