This novel is a quest through the deep valleys and high peaks of a land you have never seen. It is a tea steeped in lingered love, with a rich flavor you have never tasted.
Quests take time, and they change us. We may return home geographically, but never the same person. If you resolve to join Isaiah on his quest, his thoughts, frustrations, defeats, and victories will become yours.
You may choose to leave the quest early or discard the tea before it’s ready, but you will always wonder why… why judging a man before walking a thousand miles with him tastes weak, under brewed, immature…and why those who finish the journey report such gracious glories!
If you are curious enough to start the quest, I encourage you to endeavor heartily!
May your thousand miles finish sweetly with the untold joy of conquering a summit and celebrating with a cup of fully matured, slow brewing tea! ...
“This is a journey I highly recommend taking! …it is almost impossible not to fall in love with a dynamic Japanese family that has an unconditional love and wisdom ready for you to receive. The images painted within each scene are profoundly inviting. I found my heart engrossed in each person and environment as if I were living through Isaiah’s skin.
This is a story that relates to readers on many grounds - those of us who have pains that need reconciliation, or who have introspective questions tied to emotions, faith, and quest for truth.
I find this book to be a testimony worthy of serious attention. A western world has been thirsting for a vision that can adequately blend our practice of worship with the depths of Asian culture and philosophy; this slowly brewed tea will satisfy.”