Miracle of Anna An Awakened Child by John Nelson
Book Review by Dawn Thomas
Publisher: Roundfire Books / John Hunt Publishing
Release Date: January 25, 2019
Literature, Fiction, Spirituality, Hindu, Religion, Metaphysical & Visionary
Maggie meets Thomas at a Hindu retreat. They share a night together in the back of his van. This coupling is blessed by the local Gugu. She foretells of a special child that will be born from this union. Nine months later, Anna Jane Langford arrives. She is born fully realized which proves to bring many challenges to Maggie’s life.
Before Anna’s birth, Maggie was an elementary art teacher. Because of her unmarried status, this is problematic for the school superintendent. She decides to try her hand at writing a children’s book. She bases it loosely on her daughter’s connections to others. Anna does not have any desire for schooling. She wants to spend most of her time meditating and connecting to spirit. This proves to be a problem and Maggie must become a homeschool teacher. Word gets out within the Hindu community and other families approach Maggie to teach their children along with Anna. Although reluctant, Maggie agrees and takes on several students, but it isn’t long before a crisis occurs that jeopardizes Maggie’s teaching and Anna’s position in the community.
The story is written in the third person present tense. I was captivated by the story and could not put it down until I finished reading it. There are many references to spirituality, yoga and the Hindu religion. I recommend this book to anyone that is interested in past lives and spirituality.