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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

SPOTLIGHT: Brother John: A Monk, a Pilgrim, and the Purpose of Life by August Turak @annasacca @augustturak

Brother John:
A Monk, a Pilgrim, and the Purpose of Life 
by August Turak
Glenn Harrington (Illustrator)

Step into this Non-Fiction and recipient of the prestigious Templeton Prize illustrated book.
Continue below to learn more about the book, the author and watch promotional videos.

Publisher: Clovercroft Publishing
Publish Date: Octboer 21, 2018
48 Pages
Genres: Christian, Non-Fiction

Recipient of the prestigious Templeton Prize, Brother John is the true story of a meaningful encounter between a man going through a mid-life crisis, and an umbrella-wielding Trappist monk. This magical encounter on Christmas Eve eventually leads the author, and us all, to the redemptive power of an authentically purposeful life. Uplifting, deeply moving, and set in the magnificent Trappist monastery of Mepkin Abbey, Brother John is dramatically brought to life by over twenty full color paintings by Glenn Harrington, a multiple award-winning artist. Brother John's inspirational message takes place at Christmastime, and its inspirational message and rich illustrations are sure to bring the reader back again and again throughout the year.

About the Author:

August Turak is the author of Brother John: A Monk, a Pilgrim, and the Purpose of Life (Clovercroft Publishing), recipient of the prestigious Templeton PrizeTurak is an award-winning author, speaker, consultant and contributor for Forbes and the BBC. He is also the founder of the spiritual and educational nonprofit the Self Knowledge Symposium Foundation (SKSF). August retired as a successful entrepreneur and corporate executive. He attributes much of his success to living and working alongside the Trappist monks of Mepkin Abbey since 1996. As a frequent monastic guest, he learned firsthand from the monks as they grew an incredibly successful portfolio of businesses. His book, Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks, was published in 2013 by Columbia Business School Publishing. When he is not praying and working alongside the Trappist monks of Mepkin Abbey, he works with his nonprofit and lives on a seventy-five-acre farm near Raleigh, North Carolina. 

For more information, please visit and follow him on Twitter.

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