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The Silent Steps Of Grace: A Gripping Tale Of Tragedy, Transformation And Triumph (The Tenzin Trilogy Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Alan Mesher
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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THE SILENT STEPS OF GRACE is a gripping tale of tragedy, triumph, and transformation. It spans the turbulent period in world history from 1925 to 1967 with particular emphasis on the Tibetan Holocaust and the Vietnam War. The central character, Tenzin, is a young Tibetan monk of exceptional promise. When the Chinese invade Tibet and approach his monastery, Tenzin's superiors order him to flee. He is instructed to cross the Himalayas and make his way to Delhi where an airplane ticket to Los Angeles is waiting for him at the American embassy. Months later, he arrives in America exhausted, his robe in tatters. Alone in a strange country and unaware of the fate of his family and fellow monks, he learns that everyone he loves has been executed by the Chinese. Plunged into a deep grief that would crush a lesser person, he claws his way out of his despair to become a beacon of hope, compassion, and wisdom in his adopted land.

THE SILENT STEPS OF GRACE is more than an engrossing story. It is also a spiritual guide for overcoming life's challenges. It will provide you with hope, courage, inspiration, and a method to handle the difficult tests that life brings everyone, without exception. You won't want to be without it.


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  • File Size: 1195 KB
  • Print Length: 326 pages
  • Publisher: Oversoul Communications; 1 edition (February 17, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007D6JCFI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #928,500 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An exquisite Spiritual Adventure to be savored . . . December 31, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
At one point in The Silent Steps of Grace, the narrator tells us that “. . . Grace could be hard and merciless. She requires you to travel down a long dark tunnel before she allows you to emerge into the light.” In his first novel, author Alan Mesher has crafted an intricate spiritual adventure through which readers may experience the many shades and textures of darkness of this world. The atrocities of war. The bitter poison of betrayal. The loneliness of exile. And yet, through it all, Grace's presence glimmers steadfast at the end of the tunnel, relentlessly guiding the reader to emerge into the light.

The Silent Steps of Grace is the story of Tenzin, a tibetan monk, a true spiritual warrior who is willing to walk through the darkness as often as it rises to strike him down. More important, he is a man who is willing to devote his life to teaching others how to find the strength and wisdom to take those sometimes subtle, often elegant, always silent steps of grace. As Tenzin tells his friend, “No one is coming to save us. Not in Tibet. Not in America or anywhere else. We must save ourselves.”

I recommend that you read The Silent Steps of Grace. Savor it. The subtle layers and echoing themes of Mesher's writing will open your heart and make it stronger. It will show you that there is always a way to find the light, even when you are navigating the deepest darkness.

I think of Tenzin often. His story stays with me as if he is an old friend I have neglected to contact for a while. I wonder what he's up to, and I look forward to hearing about his latest adventures when I see him again. Thank goodness this is the first volume of a trilogy. I will be happy to hear from my old friend and to discover where his next adventures take us.

At one of many profound moments in this story, Tenzin says, “A moment of beauty requires no apology.” And so it is with The Silent Steps of Grace. A moment of beauty. You will not be disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating and Enlightening... May 16, 2013
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Alan Mesher takes us on a journey of the classic battle between good and evil and mankind's enduring challenges. We're shown that we do have possibilities; that hope, light, and love have profound outcomes and can conquer many obstacles. Alan treats the reader to numerous pearls of truth and wisdom that upon reflection, enjoin themselves to laughter and joy while nurturing our inner selves. There is much to savior in this tome and much to look forward to in the coming installment. A welcomed and refreshing read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't Put the Book Down. December 5, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I recently attended a speaking engagement that Alan Mesher spoke at and it was wonderful. He told us lots of stories about real people he had worked with over the years. We could have sat there for hours listening to more stories. The book is a great find and one that is hard to put down. He is a wonderful writer and the book is written so well. It will be my gift of choice this coming year and there is so much healing that comes with it along the way. Fabulousssssssssssssssssss
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5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating Read November 6, 2012
By Carol
Format:Paperback
The Silent Steps of Grace is one of the best books I have ever read. Not only does it have an interesting and captivating story line, but it is also full of the wisdom and history of Tibet. It is also written with a creative and heart-warming flare. As someone who is not an avid reader, I can honestly say that I couldn't put it down. I thoroughly enjoyed many hours living with Mesher's fascinating and lovable characters.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly engaging! October 15, 2012
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The Silent Steps of Grace is a finely interwoven story with a powerful message. The stage is set by the beginning of Tibet's brutal invasion by soldiers from China and the end of peace for Buddhist monastics. While villagers and monks are mercilessly slaughtered, a relationship between teacher and student that spans lifetimes defines the legacy of Tenzin, a monk of the Black Hat order. As the incarnation of his teacher's brother, Tenzin is sent to America and brings what was seemingly lost to a family of souls in a Center in California. The people to whom Tenzin are magnetized experience profound awareness and healing which alters their destinies and increases the strength of their family and community. If you have read works by Dan Millman, Elizabeth Haich, Carlos Castaneda, Deng Ming Dao, then prepare yourself for a very different spiritual journey. You will find yourself relating to each facet of yourself in every person in each of their journeys. There is a goldmine of healing and methods of overcoming the ego, the smaller part in each of us that comes with a myriad of opportunities for growth. I hope you enjoy Alan Mesher's book as I have.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful read... May 26, 2012
By Linda
Format:Paperback
You will be transported into different worlds, as the novel shifts back and forth in time from Tibet to America. The author masterfully weaves this adventure together with real-world magic and leaves us wanting more. Am very much looking forward to the author's next novel in the trilogy. Excellent!
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4.0 out of 5 stars I am a Better Man For Reading It May 27, 2014
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Alan Mesher has written an unfolding adventure of an extraordinary boy who escapes the Chinese invasion of Tibet and the murder of hundreds of thousands of Tibetans to find himself in Los Angeles wearing a tattered monk's robe and speaking no English.

This is a deeply spiritual book in the form of a novel-at-its-best. I was so hooked that I would have read it in a single session had I started it in the morning.

The writing is clear, the characters well-developed and the grand story unfolds with enthusiasm. I finished reading it as a better man than when I began.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A tapestry magically woven together.
"Thank you so much for the wonderful experience of "The Silent Steps of Grace". I have gotten away from reading, but I could not put the book down. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Carolynne Melnyk
5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful story that will take you on quite a journey of your own.
I started this book in the early part of 2013 and could not put it down. Alan Mesher writes with fluidity and keeps the reader involved from cover to cover. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Darci Dixon
5.0 out of 5 stars A timeless adventure of the triumph of higher awareness over the...
This is a remarkable book written by a remarkable man. It's one of the best I've read in years, and a thoroughly enjoyable read! Read more
Published 13 months ago by Robert
5.0 out of 5 stars Alan's Mesher
I have read "The Silent Steps of Grace" as well as other books of his and have seen him in person many times. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Marva Adshade
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved the Story
I purchased the Silent Steps of Grace from you and read it. It was very interesting, I could not put it down and cannot wait for the next book in the series. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Jeanne Deaver
5.0 out of 5 stars Best for Alan Mesher to date.
This has to be the best work yet from this author who has the ability to involve you with his characters in a very personal way. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Gives wisdom and hope
Gives readers a wonderful perspective by which to view the world. We are all here to learn lessons by facing obstacles. Read more
Published 16 months ago by teresa c.
5.0 out of 5 stars Wisdom and Safety
Being in Tenzin's world is like indulging in a world of comfort, safety and wisdom. Each day I joyously anticipated spending more time with him as I read on. Read more
Published on October 23, 2012 by Nancy Director The Really Healthy Company
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