A touching narrative that reaches out to the reader and proves that it is never too late to find God. The author believes and rightly so, that the original Ten Commandments are not only to maintain order in a chaotic world, but they are also in their essence, the source for any human efforts at self improvement. A thoroughly engrossing narrative style and almost conversational tone makes this an easy, fast and extremely satisfying read, yet one that leaves the impact of a gentle loving wallop, if there is such a thing. Denise M. Clark, Denise's Pieces Book Reviews Most people thank goodness only know insufferable stress from the accounts of others, but those who know it from personal experience will take comfort from the ways in which the author has contrived to find a peaceful way to handle his battle with anxiety, manic depression, migraines, and that sense of emptiness and sadness. Ian Tattersall, Ph.D., Curator of Anthropology American Museum of Natural History The author writes from a Jewish perspective on spirituality and admits that it would perhaps best serve a Jewish audience, but I have to disagree. No matter what faith we carry, if any at all, we can all learn something from this book. Its honesty is both liberating and refreshing. Elizabeth Batt, Elizabeth Batt Book Reviews Jerry Pollock has discovered what very few men of science like him have. We each have available to us, if we recognize and seek it out, a loving and supportive force, an organizing intelligence that in reality is the being of all of us. Steven Hawlings Martin, Author of Keys to the Kingdom The reader cannot but be impressed by the honesty and courage of the memoir. The author aims to help people attain inner peace. I hope that the author succeeds and achieves his purpose. Chaim Seymour, American Jewish Libraries Review Through primal therapy, he exorcised his painful youth and then his feelings guided him to his spiritual rebirth into the paradigm of the Judeo Christian tradition. That the author is able to provide intellectual, psychological, historical and spiritual content is impressive. A Tilt-A-Whirl of a biography. Audrey De LaMartre, Steps for Recovery In his provocative book, Divinely Inspired, Dr. Pollock details his personal journey to his discovery of God that helped him overcome more negativity than one person should suffer. Here is a story that begins in the depths of despair, physical and mental illness, uncaring and cheating parents and a deep sense of inadequacy; and ends with an understanding of not only spirituality but of faith. Richard Fuller, Metaphysical Reviews The strength and uniqueness of this tale is its sense of reality, even grittiness and steaminess, not found with most books dealing with personal spiritual growth. Pollock's book is of interest to anyone suffering and looking for spiritual guidance and how spirituality and related beliefs are incorporated into one's life. Henry Berry, The Small Press Book Review Courage, wisdom, and strength and the unrelenting desire to teach rather than preach are what the author arms himself with. This book has had a profound effect upon me. I'm not only considering what is written among these pages as a description of experiences. I'm considering it a handbook for those seeking to get on the right path. Jennifer Hollowell, J.M.H. Creative Solutions Divinely Inspired: Spiritual Awakening of a Soul by microbiologist and biophysics expert Jerry Pollock is the story of his personal journey beyond Bipolar Disorder into the embrace of God's love. Professor Pollock has written a candid and moving spiritual guide to accepting the wisdom of God. The pages of this published testimony are aptly written to accurately reflect Pollock's faith, and offers unforgettable guidance and encouragement to fellow seekers to shed emotional negativity and devastation to search out --Kam Aures, Rebecas Reads
About the Author
Life may have a destiny for us all. Dr. Jerry Pollock's destiny seems to have changed from being a research scientist of forty years to becoming a spiritual writer of the arts. Jerry's first book, Divinely Inspired: Spiritual Awakening of a Soul, was a memoir published in 2003 with a second edition due out in January 2009. His second book is a fiction novel, Messiah Interviews, and has been written as a way to give back to God. Messiah Interviews will also be published in 2009. Dr. Pollock was born Jewish in 1941 in Toronto. He didn't know what it meant to be spiritual until God entered and changed his life at the age of 57. He is now 67. Despite onset adult Bipolar Disorder and growing up neurotic in an unloving and non-nurturing home environment, Jerry succeeded in academics. He has a Masters degree in Pharmacy, a Ph.D. in Biophysics from Israel, and further training in Microbiology. He is the author of seventy-five scientific publications, and is Professor Emeritus at Stony Brook University on Long Island. For most of his life, Jerry was trapped in his neurotic brain. After twenty-five years of primal therapy, he has brought all of his unconscious repressed feelings to consciousness. He has finally emerged from the devastation of the womb and childhood. With the help of Divine miracles, he has kicked out the manic depression that entered his body at age 50. For the past ten years, he has embarked on a path to gain spiritual wisdom and share it with others. He is married to Marcia, his bashert or destined one. They reside in Florida.