5 out of 5 stars
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The book Chasing His Destiny begins with the miraculous birth of Eugene Lawrence Wright. His mother, Angelica, believes that Beulah was sent by God to save them both during childbirth. This event becomes the talk of the African American community in Dillard, South Carolina. As a young child, Eugene proves to be exceptionally gifted academically and outperforms his teachers. Everyone around him believes he is destined for great things.
Beulah had a significant impact on Eugene's life and discussed destiny with him, something he did not comprehend at the time. Unfortunately, Beulah dies when Eugene is still a boy. Following this, he finds a new friend and confidant in James Wilson Wright, his father. Little Eugene is more than willing to continue understanding more about destiny. But shortly afterward, Eugene's father also passes away. At the tender age of ten, Eugene loses two of his most influential figures. Armed with high aspirations and cryptic advice, he embarks on a mission to uncover his true purpose while still working to fulfill his father's dreams.
Where does Eugene's journey take him, and how does it end? I encourage you to pick up a copy of the beautifully written book, Chasing His Destiny, authored by John W. Roberts.
I appreciate the author's writing style, which is simple yet captivating, giving the book a realistic feel, almost like a biography. The author skillfully portrays the protagonist's internal conflicts, insecurities, and beautiful bonds he shares at different stages of his life. The protective affection of his parents and Beulah and the bonds he shares with friends, colleagues, mentors, mentees, and love interests are strikingly relatable.
The story narrates one incident after another, describing Eugene's professional success. The author highlights how the protagonist continuously challenges himself and excels at responsibilities, even in unfamiliar territory. I appreciate this quality being emphasized. We are all blessed in different ways, and it is for us to work towards making the best of what we have, finding joy in improving it, and considering it our responsibility to give back in whatever way possible.
Despite his achievements, Eugene still feels unfulfilled and unsure of his destiny. He's also struggling with loneliness, which is a common experience in today's world. Many people feel like they are aimlessly running through life without a clear purpose, causing them to miss out on the big and small joys around them. This aspect is dealt with very well, making the story relevant to anyone looking for a more meaningful and satisfying life. I loved the character development and the way this story advances. The author does not mince words, and the book undoubtedly provides insight for individuals on their path to destiny.
I did find a few minor errors in the book. These errors can be addressed in the next round of editing to ensure an error-free book. I must add that the book is professionally edited. I recommend an index page with the chapter numbers, names, and page numbers for easy access if and when needed. However, the errors and the lack of an index page do not call for a reduced rating. Since I have no negative comments about the plot, writing style, or the way the storyline progresses, I rate this book five out of five stars.
I highly recommend this book to mature readers who appreciate a beautifully presented plot with a philosophical slant. It provides insight into the purpose of life and is an excellent read for individuals seeking self-discovery. The cover justifies the pot of gold in terms of the wisdom this book has to offer.
Chasing His Destiny
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