Fantastical Dreams

“In the Land of Shiva: A Memoir” by James O’Hara

Posted on: June 30, 2015

K.R. Morrison, Author

Shiva Front Cover

From the moment I first read what this book was about, I was hooked. And why? I think I will let you see for yourself:

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When Brother Jim leaves his comfortable life teaching in Catholic high schools and travels to India, he finds himself unprepared for the challenges he faces.

His assigned task is to start his religious order in that country, but as he immerses himself in a land of unfamiliar customs and ancient religious traditions, he soon discovers that his mission has become deeply personal. Brother Jim questions not only all his vows, but his deepest beliefs.

As he travels across India and encounters holy men, thieves, rabid monkeys, and genuinely good-hearted people of all backgrounds, he realizes that the religion of his upbringing is but one of many paths to spirituality, and a sometimes oppressive one at that. On the eve of celebrating twenty-five years as…

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