Child of the Dawn by Gautama Chopra is a magical journey of awakening. Unlike most books that teach about the spiritual laws, this book tells a fictional tale about a young man on his own journey to be awakened.
“In this splendid debut, Gautama Chopra, son of bestselling author Deepak Chopra, has crafted a rich and colorful tale about a young boy’s search for meaning and empowerment.
He was lost. Somehow during his young life, he had lost his way. Lost from where? Lost from what? Ah, well, you will see, we are not speaking of being lost in a labyrinth of streets in a twisted medieval city… His displacement, his disorientation, was of a more desperate and desolate nature, for he did not understand what he was lost from.
And then one day, inspired by his dreams of mirth and magic, he was drawn toward a search for power and lasting happiness. It was a search for meaning, a quest for love, the justification of his entire existence. And thus began his journey of awakening – a journey which led him from the realm of his dreams to a world of chaos, and back once more to a place where dreams really do come true.” – Child of the Dawn
Child of the Dawn is a remarkable book. I have never before read a book that puts so many of the spiritual laws I’ve read into a story. For many people, reading about it as a story will help them to remember it and also help them really “get it.”
Hakim, the young man in the story, is lost and unsure what to do in his life to achieve everything he wants. For this reason, he is highly relatable to just about everyone that reads this story. He seeks the answers from a “wise one” and through his magical journey, he finds the answers. His tale is memorable, and all of the lessons he learns on the journey are as well.
This is a tranquil read that can easily be read in one sitting. It is written very well and in an easy to understand manner, which is quite amazing because the message in the story is so strong.
This is a great book to read for people of all ages that are on their own spiritual journey to being awakened. It would also make an excellent gift, so keep this in mind for the holidays. I highly recommend this book for everyone to read.
* Thank you to the publisher of Child of the Dawn, Amber Allen, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.