Mind manipulation or the manipulation of thoughts and feelings has always been a big part of our day-to-day reality. It doesn't come to any free-man as a surprise that manipulating our drive for goodness, many giants' marketing campaigns use animals or babies or sex to provoke a desired reaction - trust, a smile, or resentment, hoping we will re-act to their messages with an inner smile while observing babies, animals or sexy bodies. In the same way, manipulating our drive for goodness politicians use a particular dress code, or a body posture, a smile number 16, so we believe they are sincere.
Manipulating our attraction towards “well known”, using our trust mechanisms, the billionaires these days use all sort of un-sub/conscious messages to build their Billionaire's Kingdoms
This book continues the story from The Walk.
Alan Christoffersen is on a journey, a soul searching walk across the US. He started in Seattle after he lost everything. His wife died, his partner stole his business, and his cars and home were repossessed. He was thinking about giving up and ending it all but something stopped him. Instead, he grabbed a map and figured out the farthest he could walk on land and set his sites on Key West Florida. At the end of The Walk he was attacked by a gang and serious injured. He ended up staying with a woman who he had helped on his walk. He fixed her tire and she gave him her card. He forgot all about it but when he was taken to the hospital that number was the only contact info on him. She came to help and offered him a place to stay while he healed. While he was there he realized he wasn't there for her to help him. She needed help herself.
After Alan was healed enough to return to his walk he saw young woman being attacked by a group of men. He helped her and she began to walk with him. After she finally talked about her situation his heart really went out to her. She was an abused child put in the foster system. She was nearly 18 and since she knew she was going to be on her own soon anyway, she ran away and was living on the streets. She was a great girl and didn't deserve her situation. Alan really wanted to help her.
This is a great soul-searching story for both the character and the reader. I found several little gems to add to my quote book. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series and continuing the journey along with Alan.
There is a reason that Tessa Afshar is one of my favorite Christian authors. She pens Biblical fiction with consummate skill and keen insight, and “Thief of Corinth” is no exception. The ancient world of first-century Corinth springs to vivid life and offers readers a tour of the culture and people residing there. Despite this antiquated setting, Afshar draws many parallels between Corinth and the modern world. The issue of women’s rights—or acute lack thereof—features prominently, as does the fallout of a broken family and the repercussions of strained and severed relationships, friendships and peer pressure, and financial struggles.
With unerring acumen, “Thief of Corinth” weaves social and personal concerns and how the two intersect in the lives of the characters. Ariadne, the young heroine, challenges the status quo with her fiery personality and sense of self-preservation. Her cunning and naiveté create a duality that makes her all the more relatable and sympathetic. As readers follow her journey and understand the great impact of the past and how she came to make her choices, they realize the prospect and the cost of restoration. Perhaps the circumstances of her life have, in fact, tuned her ear to the whisper of redemption. Likewise, this novel targets a larger audience besides Christians. Readers outside the faith will doubtless enjoy Ariadne’s story and be touched by its telling and its outcome, gleaning the treasure of “Thief of Corinth” and serving as a testament to the power of love regardless of the time and place.
I received a complimentary copy of “Thief of Corinth” from the publisher. I was not required to post a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.
"Yin and Yang Consciousness States of Universe are NOT positive nor negative. There are only negative and positive applications of Yin and Yang states of consciousness within Yin and Yang charged environment.
Each one of us, as a soul incarnated to experience different states of Consciousness Manifestations, tries to understand the positive applications of Yin (Intuitive) combined with Yang (Reason) states of Consciousness.
Applied together within what I call Alchemy of Love or Alchemy of Soul or Alchemy of Humanity these Forces direct us towards the implementation of Clear Ratio Guided by Intuitive Wisdom. This is the highest implementation of Intuitive (by definition Yin) Truth (by definition Yang) within Humanity's learning implemented so far." Nuit, Mindful Being