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  1. Harry Whitewolf Harry Whitewolf says:

    This is a beautifully written, easy to read novel that will suck you in from the very start Tears of a Phoenix tells the touching story of Jed a prisoner with a history of violence, who begins the road to healing himself, letting go of the past and working to make a better future, and making himself a better man, through psychological, spiritual and emotional understanding.Wonderfully told through Jed s voice, this simple tale is multi layered and expertly constructed, as it builds up Jed s hi This is a beautifully written, easy to read novel that will suck you in from the very start Tears of a Phoenix tells the touching story of Jed a prisoner with a history of violence, who begins the road to healing himself, letting go of the past and working to make a better future, and making himself a better man, through psychological, spiritual and emotional understanding.Wonderfully told through Jed s voice, this simple tale is multi layered and expertly constructed, as it builds up Jed s history of violence and the reasons behind it, of his Ghanan ancestry, of shamanic healing and of the future he wants to make for himself.I would suggest this book will interest readers of all genres, for its themes of self acceptance, healing and transforming, are surely universal themes that we can all connect with.It s hard to believe this is a debut novel, as it s written just as well as, say, Alice Sebold s work I d highly recommend Tears of a Phoenix and I m looking forward to readingof Helen Noble s books.Harry Whitewolf Author of Route Number 11 Argentina, Angels Alcohol


  2. Ram Batchelder Ram Batchelder says:

    This brilliant novel captivated me from the word go, pulling me headlong into the sordid life and troubled mind of a life term prisoner The story begins with a knife blade murder and the near death of the protagonist and a journey into a mysterious astral realm With vibrant first person writing flowing like rushing rapids through a rocky riverbed, Helen Noble s skillful word weave seduced me completely, and dragged me, spellbound and fascinated, out of the astral plane and into a frightening This brilliant novel captivated me from the word go, pulling me headlong into the sordid life and troubled mind of a life term prisoner The story begins with a knife blade murder and the near death of the protagonist and a journey into a mysterious astral realm With vibrant first person writing flowing like rushing rapids through a rocky riverbed, Helen Noble s skillful word weave seduced me completely, and dragged me, spellbound and fascinated, out of the astral plane and into a frightening prison realm The protagonist is a long time drug dealer and violent thug named Jed Johnson, now serving life in prison on the two strikes rule for grievous bodily harm, with intent After struggling with depression for some months he is called in by the female prison psychologist, who encourages him to journal as part of his therapeutic process and through his journal entries we learn of the violence, alcohol and alienation prevalent in the family he grew up in He tells his own story vividly the shoplifting, drugs, violent extortion, expulsion from school, and his first stint in prison for brutally assaulting the man his mother was going out with Later, when one of the girls who was helping him deal heroin died of an overdose, and a competing dealer framed him for her murder, Jed recalls how he shot up the dealer s house, unwittingly hitting the dealer s son in the leg That s the crime he s now in jail for.Jed befriends another lifer named Danny, who teaches him about the earth based spirituality of the Ashanti people of Ghana, whose focus is on the Goddess Ma at and the ancient legend of the Golden Stool As Danny tells him, It is Nyame who determines our individual nkrabea , or destiny Using only a drum, Danny leads Jed into a powerful shamanic journey Jed then enters group therapy along with several other inmates, who share stories of their violent crimes and the thoughts that led to them As Jed s awareness gradually grows about his own patterns of violent thinking, and alternative ways of being are explored, he is offered a job in the prison library a big step up and there learnsabout African spirituality In one group session, hit with painful memories, he bursts into tears His evident personal growth leads to his transfer to a lower security jail near his sister s home In a courageous step towards healing, he finally faces the victim of his gun assault, and apologizes for his wrong action He s then transferred to an open prison the final step towards an early release And he finally gains his freedom only to be mugged at knifepoint by his former teacher, Danny, who had escaped from jail and this leads to the near death experience the book begins with.So this is indeed the story of a phoenix rising from the fires of poverty, drugs and chronic violence into spiritual awareness and greater wisdom, and it is deeply inspiring, a precious gift for all who seek to make a similar transition in their own lives And it is potently authentic I often found myself wondering if the author had worked with prisoners herself, that she should have such rich fluency in prison lingo Each chapter title is an African word, together with its translation in English which provide a drumbeat throughout the book of the spiritual wisdom of an ancient shamanic culture This is wonderful work Thank you, Helen Noble Ram Das Batchelder, author of Rising in Love My Wild and Crazy Ride to Here and Now, with Amma, the Hugging Saint


  3. Deborah Lloyd Deborah Lloyd says:

    This fictional book has a compelling story with many messages in it This is a story of a young man in prison, exploring his childhood years of abuse and neglect, his impulsive nature, his belief system, and so on But, mostly it is a story of hope no matter what life has handed a person, it is possible to heal, making new choices and forging a life of integrity I especially enjoyed how this author explored spiritual and ancestry connections as a path to healing as well as needing support This fictional book has a compelling story with many messages in it This is a story of a young man in prison, exploring his childhood years of abuse and neglect, his impulsive nature, his belief system, and so on But, mostly it is a story of hope no matter what life has handed a person, it is possible to heal, making new choices and forging a life of integrity I especially enjoyed how this author explored spiritual and ancestry connections as a path to healing as well as needing support during times of change This book definitely is a page turner and a thought provoking read


  4. John Mcginn John Mcginn says:

    This debut novel is a moving and rewarding story The characters are very real especially the main man Jed.His time in prison and how he finally reflects on his actions and feelings are deeply discussed with no antipathy towards him.A great description involving some of the behind the scenes help that the prison service provides towards rehabilation is covered.A very pleasant read.


  5. Maisie Jo Manning Maisie Jo Manning says:

    I wasn t really a fan of this book the narrative was clunky, and didn t suit the main character at all The book didn t really seem to go anywhere, and the character was a bit confusing.


  6. Maria Barry Maria Barry says:

    Jed, what a character I could feel him breathing next to me, he was so real Then I thought, but this book is written by a woman, how did she get into the mind of a young black male from Ghana heritage, growing up in the violence of an inner city, with seemingly no hope for his future away from crime So I looked her up and found that she had experience working in the prison system, had probably seen far too many of these hopeless young and not so young men going round in a cycle of self abuse, Jed, what a character I could feel him breathing next to me, he was so real Then I thought, but this book is written by a woman, how did she get into the mind of a young black male from Ghana heritage, growing up in the violence of an inner city, with seemingly no hope for his future away from crime So I looked her up and found that she had experience working in the prison system, had probably seen far too many of these hopeless young and not so young men going round in a cycle of self abuse, violence and crime.Jed has a chance to find the strength within himself, to break free And this is the message that needs to be out there I d like to see this title put into the hands of teenage boys everywhere, before they fall into young offenders institutes, before they lose themselves completely but also into the hands of those who think things are hopeless.Hope abounds through the pages of this book, but not in some middle class soppy manner, but in a this can be achieved by anyone.I highly recommend


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Tears of a Phoenix [Download] ➸ Tears of a Phoenix By Helen Noble – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk The offer of a sensational ride alongside a unique individual in his quest to find freedom from his criminal past The offer of a sensational ride alongside a unique individual in his quest to find freedom from his criminal past.

  • Paperback
  • 238 pages
  • Tears of a Phoenix
  • Helen Noble
  • English
  • 09 August 2017
  • 1846949882

About the Author: Helen Noble

Helen writes from the heart to engage the mind and assuage the soul Her writing reflects her interest in the darker aspects of the human psyche and the resilience of the human spirit.