Author Discussion & Signing with Tom Holmes & More

Tom Holmes  will talk about his book Forty Days Alone in Thailand, Jesus, Buddha, Thai Culture and My Self. This will lead to a discussion on Pluralism and then role it plays in the 21st Century. (Tom is bringing some wine to help lubricate the conversation.)


Why Forty Days.... 

 In 2009, I realized that I had forty days of unscheduled time in Thailand between the seventh mission trip I had helped lead in the “Land of Smiles” and an international conference in Pattaya on the Gulf of Thailand. I was at a point in my life where I felt the need to test my two primary relationships: with God and with my self. I grabbed the opportunity to test these two relationships by traveling around Thailand alone—with my limited Thai vocabulary and my neurological disorder--to plunge into the deep end of the cultural pool, if you will, and see if I would sink or swim. Before leaving I joked with my friends and family that my only traveling companions would be my self and God, and I didn’t know if I would get along with either one. I wrote Forty Days Alone in Thailand partly as a spiritual travel memoir, but partly as a way of encouraging readers to risk moving out of their cultural comfort zones as a way of meeting themselves again as if for the first time.

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Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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7419 Madison St.
60130-1502 Forest Park
Forty Days Alone in Thailand Cover Image
ISBN: 9781500622053
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - August 4th, 2014

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