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Roll Around Heaven: An All-True Accidental Spiritual Adventure (Paperback)
What could be called a memoir is more like a wild adventure, so fasten your seat belts! A spiritual journey of nearly 20 years takes Jessica Maxwell from a dubious skeptic, to a believer, to a healing holy woman. Along the way she attracts many spiritual characters including an enlightened pig farmer and a golf-loving Indian mystic. She connects a past life with her present situation, experiences energy bodies of several ascended masters, and has visitations from departed friends. Maxwell tells her story with great humor, joy, and compassion—and without proselytizing. We learn from this rollicking ride is that there is an amazing and powerful spiritual aspect to life if you are willing to show up, and are paying attention. ~ Jane— From Jane
December 2009 Indie Next List
“Adventure travel writer Jessica Maxwell takes us on her latest journey -- an 'accidental spiritual adventure.' With much good humor, wit, and no heavy religious baggage, she explores the spiritual landscape of her life. I found it hard to put the book down!”
— Susan Wood Taylor, The Traveler, Bainbridge Island, WA
An all-true accidental spiritual adventure that led one non-believer to lunch with Deepak Chopra, dance with Stephen Hawking, heal with Yogananda, banish evil spirits with Buddhist lamas, find true love in a Presbyterian church choir, share Celtic revelations on the isle of Iona, talk all night with the Daughters of Islam, and learn an abiding respect for all paths to God. When Jessica Maxwell--nationally acclaimed adventure-travel writer and self-professed spiritual klutz--saw a vision of her father's face filling the sky three days after his death, she had no idea that it foreshadowed a dizzying spiritual journey. Drawn kicking and screaming into the bright light of spiritual reality, she soon traded in her hip waders for halos as her world travels brought her face-to-face with enlightened teachers from all the great religions. Chronicling nearly two decades of Jessica Maxwell's spiritual adventures and filled with astonishing stories, witty asides, and breathtaking revelations, Roll Around Heaven offers readers a perfect recipe for spiritual success in a chronically baffling world.
“Jessica Maxwell is the Empress Tizzie Izzie of adventure writing. She’s ornate, lavish, unpredictable, commanding, witty, daring, and illuminated by a certain afterglow of spiritual awareness.” —Tom Robbins, author of Wild Ducks Flying Backward and B Is for Beer
"Jessica Maxwell and her book are the real deal. Inspiring, encouraging, full of enough good humor and awkward learning to make anyone on the spiritual path laugh and keep going. That's my kind of adventure."
Dr. Susan Corso, Huffington Post