Book Review and Giveaway: Lifting the Wheel of Karma by Paul H. Magid


Point Dume Press

Publish Date:
September 23, 2011

From Publisher for Review


Lifting the Wheel of Karma Book Summary:
A Profound Spiritual Journey of Extraordinary Healing and Redemption

Joseph Connell is a gifted high school athlete from Montana, loved deeply by his family, yet tormented by nightmarish visions he can neither explain nor escape.

He believes the answer to what threatens to crush him can be found in the knowledge possessed by a mystical old wise man, who lives deep within the remote Himalayas of India.

If Joseph is ever to find the peace he so desperately seeks, he must get this wise old man to reveal what he truly knows, but that will not be easy…for this sage knows far more than he admits.

A modern tale that harkens back to the myths of antiquity. It takes you on a remarkable journey, while exploring the themes of healing, redemption, forgiveness, sacrifice, and ultimately...peace within.

Review: Slightly reminiscent of Dan Millman’s ‘Way of the Peaceful Warrior’, Lifting the Wheel of Karma is the story of Joseph who has been tormented by dreams and visions of attacking demons since he was little. Raised on a farm with his older brother, Billy, Joseph has grown more and more remote from people, yet excelling in martial arts to help exorcise the demons from his dreams. Yet nothing seems to help. Then he is in a horrific accident and is paralyzed on the right side of his body. Longing for release, yet needing something more he travels to India to meet with someone he thinks can help him gain mind over matter. But there are more important lessons for Joseph to learn first…of karma and personal responsibility.

Lifting the Wheel of Karma is a book that can change your life and the way you look at the world as a whole. It brings to light the interconnectedness of all life, something sacred and precious, that the majority of us cut ourselves off from. Lifting the Wheel of Karma teaches us, through Joseph’s eyes, an ancient way of viewing the world and our place in it. Beautifully crafted and packing a powerful punch, Mr. Magid has written a novel that will bring you a sense of peace and fulfillment.

Giveaway Information: There are 3 copies available for this giveaway! Open to residents of the United States only. Leave a comment with your email address. No purchase necessary. Open entry until January 27, 2012. Winners will be chosen at random. As always, please make sure to follow this blog to find out about more great giveaways!

Author Bio: Paul H. Magid started writing his debut novel, Lifting the Wheel of Karma, twenty-five years ago while still in high school. It took him so long to complete because he tried repeatedly to abandon it, but the work refused to be forsaken. Eventually he realized that sharing this story with the world was, in fact, his Dharma.

Along the way he has worked as a Wall Street financial analyst, a waiter (not a very good one), a Hollywood Agent Trainee, a real estate developer, a summer day camp director, an award winning screenwriter, and independent filmmaker—including his autobiographical film, A Life Unfinished, which screened in The Hamptons International Film Festival.


  1. Star, it's not often as a reader that you can say a book can change your life. So it's high praise to hear you say that about Paul's book. Thank you!

    Good luck to all who enter the giveaway :)

  2. I would like to read this book. Please enter me in contest.

  3. I'd love this book. Email is dogboijoe [at] gmail [dot] com

  4. Dear Star,

    Your Review of my Baby truly touches and warms my heart, so for that I thank you greatly.

    To be candid, I didn't know if the 25 years of effort in writing my novel would receive the reception I hoped for (something I'm sure every writer frets over), so it truly means the world to me to read your thoughts and feelings on Joseph and his journey.

    Please email me anytime, for any reason. You and your readers can check out my new book trailer and related videos on my YouTube channel at:


  5. This sounds interesting. I would love to win a copy of this book.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  6. Sounds like a great read. I would really enjoy this book. Thanks for the chance to win it.


  7. Thanks for the giveaway! (:


  8. Thanks for the giveaway.

    E-mail: bookandmoviedimensionblogger (at) yahoo (dot) com

  9. Please enter me.
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  10. Thanks for this great giveaway. I cant wait to read it
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  11. I wish to have this book.I'm interested to win this, can't wait to read this story.


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