Somewhere in Africa, the blacksmith’s widow is rumored to still be alive. And her dark magic is Dave’s last hope of ending a twenty-year curse. If only he can find her.
Deep in the heart of Africa, there is a power as old as the Earth. This is a land where ancestors walk among the living and impish spirits dwell in the forest. Occult knowledge is guarded by secret societies, and blacksmith artists carve sacred masks that invoke deities. Here, art is magic…and it is not for the uninitiated.
An ocean away, Dave is a struggling artist who longs for adventure in distant places. When fate brings him to West Africa, his dream becomes a reality, and he’s drawn into a world of ritual drumming, ancient traditions, and vodoun magic. But the dream soon turns to a nightmare.
The mysterious illness comes on violently. As Dave convulses with pain, the villagers call it a curse, suspecting sorcery or ancestor spirits. At first, Dave’s not so sure. Back in America, his doctors lead him down a dangerous road of pharmaceuticals and opioid painkillers, but the condition only worsens. As the years go by, Dave’s suspicions deepen, and he must decide. Was it really a curse that beset him all those years ago?
Facing a life of disability and heartbreak, Dave’s final desperate quest for healing brings him back to West Africa to answer that question. To find the source, he must question everything he thinks he knows, and put his trust in the words of a shaman and in spiritual forces he’s not sure exist. But in the end, it’s his own demons he must confront, before the curse finally destroys him.
A touching and profound real-life adventure story that spans continents—and worlds.
Finding the Source is a memoir unlike no other and is written by the incredible author Dave Kobrenski and wow, what a story he shares with us readers! Dave Kobrenski will take us readers on his journey to West Africa and all that occurred during this time. The journeys he has in West Africa are full of ups and downs and provide deep meaning to his life and it makes for profound reading.
I adore memoirs because they give the reader insight into a person’s fascinating life but I love memoirs with travel themes (for example ones that take us to a new country unfamiliar to us) because the reader is whisked away on a journey and if the author of such a memoir is brilliantly descriptive about the places he and or she visits, the reader will feel as if they are right there experiencing every moment the author is. Finding the Source written by the extraordinary Dave Kobrenski is just this type of read as it is an incredibly powerful memoir that whisks the reader away to West Africa.
The reader thanks to the author’s impeccable descriptions will feel as if they are right there and that is rare for an author to accomplish so the fact that Dave Kobrenski has shows us, readers, that he is an incredibly talented author who knows how to transfix his readers with ease! That is why I already have to implore you lovely readers to have a read of Finding the Source because you will never come across another book like it! However, if you need more convincing then continue to read to learn more!
Finding the Source is a sensational, poignant, and informative memoir that will introduce the reader to Dave Kobrenski, the writer, narrator, and focus of this book. Dave whilst in America longed for more and longed to travel which took him to West Africa. It is in West Africa that he is drawn into a world of ancient traditions and vodoun magic and he can’t believe his luck, that is until he is fraught with an auto-immune disease that hits him hard and fast. The reader will follow Dave as he comes to terms with his condition and what it means. Treatment in America comes in the form of opioid painkillers but Dave’s condition only gets worse. This forces Dave back to West Africa where he is told he has a curse and he must put all his trust and faith into spiritual forces and a shaman as he desperately tries to get better, and this book lovers is the short premise of Kobrenski’s incredible story.
The profoundness in Dave Kobrenski’s story is sensational and many readers will feel a host of different emotions while reading this book because of how emotive Dave’s journey was. I found myself reading Finding the Source at an alarming rate because it was captivating as well as engrossing; Dave’s remarkable literature will have you turning the pages at an alarming rate, and I adored how he was able to do this.
As well as Dave writing his story in an extremely compelling way, he also is excellent at describing the settings and places in this book. Dave’s beautifully descriptive writing of West Africa will make the reader feel as if they are right there; this is how I felt and because I did I felt as if I was with Dave on his journey and that for me was incredibly transformative and informative.
To conclude my thoughts on this thought-provoking and emotive book, Finding the Source is a remarkable, memorable and informative story that readers are going to love so I, of course, have to award this superb book five stars! So please, if you love memoirs, especially those with deeply moving themes that are open and honest then have a read of Finding the Source, you will not regret it!
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