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Image and Likeness

Image and Likeness

by Derek Olsen


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"The world is aching. It is you who will show all of Greece the Way."

These words, from a mysterious martial arts master named Zhang, transform the life of a soul-searching, unemployed doctoral graduate, Cassandra Yin. Her family knows the aching he speaks of-having immigrated to Athens from Xi'an, China when Cassandra was twelve-they now find their world threatened by a new wave of Greek ethnic nationalism.

But when Master Zhang disappears without completing her training, Cassandra finds unexpected help from a stranger being pursued by kidnappers-Adrian Loukas, a Greek-American painter with a talent for replicating sacred religious icons. Joining together, they discover that the saints of Greek Orthodox Christianity and the Taoist masters of ancient China have more in common than either one would have expected-and that only a living knowledge of both East and West can bring peace and harmony to their aching world.

Image and Likeness is a spiritual time-travel adventure with a message relevant to our times-blending yin with yang, philosophy with fantasy, and mythology with travelogue.

Other books by Derek Olsen: The Clepsydra (2018)

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ISBN-13: 9781945432422
Publisher: Eco-Justice Press
Publication date: 12/02/2020
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Derek Olsen is a world-traveler and interfaith philosopher based in Tacoma, WA. He has given occasional talks in association with the Unity Church and currently teaches high school English, drama, and humanities.

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