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MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW

Small Press Bookwatch: June 2016
James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief
Midwest Book Review
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The Fiction Shelf – A Monk’s Way – Clark Eide

Critique: Impressively well written and consistently compelling from beginning to end, “A Monk’s Way” is as thoughtful and thought-provoking as it is unfailingly entertaining. While very highly recommended for community library General Fiction collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that “A Monk’s Way” is also available in a Kindle edition ($4.95).

Yankton Press & Dakotan

YAA To Host Author Clark Eide on January 15, 2016

American author and singer Clark Eide has launched his debut novel “A Monk’s Way: The Journey to Awareness,” detailing the remarkable quest of a modern monk named Jean Moreau and his journey toward spiritual awareness.

“A Monk’s Way” is available for purchase at Yankton Area Arts. In addition, YAA will host a reception for the author at GAR Hall on Friday, Jan. 15, from 5-7 p.m. Eide will be on hand to do a short reading and sign copies of his novel.

 Release of A Monk’s Way – Yahoo

A Monk’s Way, by Clark Eide, a Novel Journey Into Spiritual Awareness

Written as a parable for modern day life, “A Monk’s Way” is both a captivating novel, richly descriptive of life in an abbey, and a compelling guide to discovering a direct relationship with the divinity within. As Moreau traces his own path to purposeful wholeness, readers will also find ways to reflect on how to establish their own connection to their higher spiritual power.

PR Newswire

A Monk’s Way by Clark Eide, February 3, 2016 6:00 AM

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — American author and singer, Clark Eide is pleased to announce the release of his self-published book, “A Monk’s Way,” detailing the remarkable quest of a modern monk named Jean Moreau and his journey toward spiritual awareness is being received to rave reviews.

This gripping yet contemplative narrative is set in the fictitious Abbey of Kervennec, France where Father Jean Moreau is facing an existential crisis with his obsession over a woman, inevitably leading to a struggle with both his God and a power-hungry rival.

“Being in touch with the Creator is not a difficult thing, it just requires combining asking and perseverance,” says Eide.

Written as a parable for modern day life, “A Monk’s Way” is both a captivating novel, richly descriptive of life in an abbey, and a compelling guide to discovering a direct relationship with the divinity within. As Moreau traces his own path to purposeful wholeness, readers will also find ways to reflect on how to establish their own connection to their higher spiritual power. Within this duality is the parallel between the material and spiritual realms, providing each reader with applicable meditations and guiding instructions.

Many who seek to develop spirituality in their lives are stuck with the ideas and formula of traditional upbringing or religion that are insufficient.  Clark Eide was also in that rut, which is why he wrote this compelling story.

 In a pivotal, thought provoking interview, Clark can discuss the following: How do Monks live?  Can women become Monks? Do Monks really take a vow of silence and celibacy?  Do Monks deal with the same everyday difficulties and challenges as everyone else?  The epiphany one has after a wrong doing and taking the steps to make it right; The soul’s journey to wholeness; Finding the path of Awareness; A personal connection to a higher spirit and the Universe; A lot of ‘other’ things to find out in the world and the unique scenario of a monastery written for everyone who is searching for something.

“I wrote the book over the course of four years. And in my own humble journey, I discovered that people are hungry – hungry for meaning and fulfillment in life,” says Eide.  “What satisfies that hunger are not ‘things’. What satisfies is more subtle, waiting to be discovered. It is the spiritual dimension of life. Most have followed the traditional religious path to spirit yet therein lies the issue of an over reliance on traditional religion as their only reference to provide answers. But these are often complicated and inadequate, rarely allowing room for one to pursue that connection individually. I wanted to give people ways to achieve this framed within the context of a character’s personal experience, even one at the heart of a traditional religion’s institution.”

Insightful and at times enlightening, “A Monk’s Way,” posits an alternative to blindly following the conventional dogma of organized religion and presents readers with the tools to ultimately cultivate a more meaningful relationship with a higher power.

“A Monk’s Way” is available from Amazon.com for $12.95 print and $6.95 digital.  In addition, readers can also enjoy the companion book, “Ecstatic Prayers of Jean Moreau“available digitally for $2.99 and $5.95 in paperback.

For more information about the author, please visit www.clarkeide.com and follow him on Twitter @clark_eide.

ABOUT CLARK EIDE

Former financial services entrepreneur and professional singer, Clark Eide is an American-born monastery devotee and writer who lives in Uruguay and France. His travels around the world – from the US, the UK and Ireland to India, France and Australia – are driven by a conviction toward spiritual and cultural learning. He is a former member of the College of Psychic Studies in London, and currently supports the Self-Realization Fellowship of Paramahansa Yogananda in Los Angeles. He has been a long-time student of Transcendental Meditation, and he has had the opportunity to visit with Indian pundits both in situ and in the United States on practical matters and astrology. He continues to be a student of alternative therapies such as Healing Touch, massage, hypnotherapy and EFT, and has studied with yoga masters in several countries. These encounters and experiences have taught him that spirituality is about a direct connection to the Divine.