Author Tackles Big Issues with Humor
“In a world teetering on the edge of its destiny…” Hollywood has made billions scaring us to death with ancient prophecies, punctuated with explosions and special effects, illustrating Earth’s demise from asteroid collisions, pole shifts, solar flares, a great flood, or alien invasions. But, the truth is, all we have to do is watch the evening news to realize that our final whimper is just as likely to be the result of our own ignorance, greed, and intolerance.
Is there another way? Instead of souls incinerating in some apocalyptic fireball, could the light of the New Age come from those souls awakening to a shift of consciousness?
Onesong Publishing is pleased to introduce ONE possible answer: hymnandme by Barbara Buck.
While thoughtful people ponder the end of life as we know it, the antihero of hymnandme could care less. He's just plain pissed. First his Nana gets ripped off by an unscrupulous, bible-banging televangelist, and now he meets some homeless guy claiming to be Jesus Christ!
Well, he's not looking for religion and he’s not asking for redemption. But since he's unmotivated, uneducated, and unemployed, he has the time—and the need—for a new adventure. When he decides it might be entertaining to hang a while with this savior du jour, he unknowingly sets off on a path that will change his life forever.
From hilarious to heartbreaking, hymnandme spans nine months in the lives of this curious, yet skeptical, young man, his new friend "Jesus," and the diverse tenants of a rundown “Hollyweird”
Would you know the real Jesus?
Would it matter?
Author Barbara Buck grew up in the wilds of Hollywood, California. She is a lifelong student of the world’s great religions, the occult, and writing. In her free time, the grand-scale storytelling world of theatre has been her muse. “It’s all story!”
“hymnandme had me at page one. It is wildly imaginative, funny, poignant and provocative in a second coming of J.D. Salinger kind of way. Barbara Buck has a unique voice that will appeal to a wide demographic of readers. It's a well written, laugh out loud book with characters and dialogue that won't get out of your head.” Jeff Eagle, award-winning screenwriter and winner of the Telluride IndieFest for “The Count of Monte Ceito”
“Rarely have I found a novel that is this spiritual and so fun to read.” Ann Ulrich Miller, novelist and publisher of the metaphysical newsletter, The Star Beacon.
Here’s your chance to figure it all out before the Mayan calendar ticks to a close. With any luck, hymnandme will open a few doors to a deeper spiritual understanding and we’ll all wake up, on the other side, still here, ready to begin a new, kinder adventure.
Or, at worst, you’ll die laughing!
hymnandme is available at Amazon.com in print and Kindle editions.
"Not your grandmother's Jesus!" - Alley Guy