Through the writing of one man and the inner thoughts of another, we too live through wrenching pain and revitalizing joy and peace. From death to life giving ecstasy, we follow the life journeys of two men separated by generations and culture as they find meaning and rest for their lives.
With the drowning of his parents in 1928, a white infant is orphaned in the Canadian north. Tulugaq Kagagi is lovingly accepted into the home of a childless Ojibwa/Inuit couple, Peepeelee and James. He leaves their home in his teens to continue schooling at seminary in the south. The next thirty years of his life is spent in traditional religious vocation. During this time the enfolding of Spirit, its peace and presence slowly fade from his life.
In midlife, upon his adoptive father's death, he returns to the cabin of his childhood and discovers a series of letters written by his great-grandfather, Minominike. His religious education and worldview is challenged by the unconditional love and truth expressed in these letters. As he reads the words of this old man's life his heart is returned to a time of embrace and spiritual oneness that he has not known in decades. Feeling the wind of the Spirit and sensing the inner whisper of a still small voice, meaning and love are again awakened in his heart.
We travel with him on a path of revelation opening his heart to the unity and benevolence surrounding us all.
This is a novel that pierces the core of humanity's longing for inner peace and opens for us the simple joy of being. The letters of Minominike bring insight and encouragement to live in the reality of transcendent love.
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Touching Spirit: Letters of Minominike by James Washburn is the best spiritual book I have read since Conversations with God by Neale Donald Walsch and The Shack by William Young. Absolutely inspiring and empowering. The old saying, "You can never go back" is so wrong. Sometimes you must reconnect with the past in order to complete the future. I highly recommend this for anyone—any culture, any religion, any walk of life. It brings you back to what is most important. Love.