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Vendor: Destiny Image
Publication Date: 2011
Maya is a young woman with extraordinary prospects drowning in intense discontent. In the midst of this discontent, she meets Cha Ma, a guru. Immediately, she comes to believe that Cha Ma is an avatara human incarnationof the goddess Kali, the most malevolent, destructive of all Hindu deities. Spellbound, Maya runs off to India to live in Cha Mas ashram as a Hindu. Her choice hurls her parents, Paul and Marie, into a battle far beyond their wildest imagination for they must fight for their daughters life, and even her soul, as she teeters on the edge.
From 1995 to 1997, Jovan Jones lived in a South Indian ashram and traveled around with a Hindu guru. She earned her MA in Political Science from Harvard in 1998. Soon thereafter, she moved to North Carolina in order to be near her parents, Ryven and Brenda, and to raise her son, Isaiah. She taught Social Studies and Language Arts in Cumberland Countys public schools, where she was chosen to be the countys Teacher of the Year and NCs Southeast Regional Teacher of the Year Runner-Up. Presently, she serves as the Mentor Facilitator in the large public school system, working with mentors and beginning teachers to increase teacher retention and efficacy.
disatisfiedCeres CaliforniaAge: 55-65Gender: male2 Stars Out Of 5January 30, 2013disatisfiedCeres CaliforniaAge: 55-65Gender: maleThe book does not give enough peronel insight into why the aurthor made the decissions to do what she did. Why did she turn, from Christ. What made her abandon her Christain upbringing and her parents, to seek salvation from other gods. Was it more fashionable, or was it an intellectual decision. What kind of relationship did she have with her parents before her conversion. Lots of questions with no answers.
Richard R. Blake4 Stars Out Of 5November 8, 2009Richard R. BlakeMaya, brilliant, and successful in her academic pursuits became enmeshed in a search for truth and false enlightenment that led her to the brink of darkness. As a result of meeting with Cha Ma, a Hindu guru, the direction of Mayas life changed directions. In the midst of her doctoral program Maya decided to put it on hold, relinquished the lease on her Boston apartment, abandon her faith, and leave her family behind in an attempt to find truth through the study Hinduism. She traveled to South India to the ashram of Cha Ma, in the hope of finding truth and of moving to a new level of enlightenment.Jones describes encounters with angelic beings, embattling to influence the outcome of the lives of those experiencing spiritual warfare. She uses these illustrations to powerfully describe the impact of prayer in changing the results of these battles from spiritual annihilation to spirit empowered victory. A helpful glossary of recurring vocabulary, unique to the setting of this novel and to followers of Hinduism is included.Chasing the Avatar is a fictionalized account of Jovan Jones personal plunge into fear-provoking evil. Jovan is destined to impact a new generation of truth seekers, as she leads them to answer the question What is truth, by examining their relationship with the one true God and His Son Jesus.Jovans writing is intense, disturbing, informative, and spiritually perceptive. Her story is heartwarming and fascinating. There is an openness in her writing that demonstrates the vibrancy and passion of one who has found forgiveness and victory through the Christ of whom she writes.
Rosie Johnson5 Stars Out Of 5November 5, 2009Rosie JohnsonThe book is insightful and enlightening. It is one of those books that you can not put down. However, it did not ended. Is there a sequel to Book 1?