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!
“It’s hard to describe this novel. It is a love story, but not like you’ve ever read before because it’s so much more. Its deep intellectually, but in a way that is captivating. You just can’t put it down. Watching the main character develop over time is fascinating.
G.B. Amazon, India
“FIVE STARS ISN’T ENOUGH. I can’t recommend this book strongly enough. The writing is excellent. For a first novel, this author shows talent rarely seen…The symbolism alone will make you to want to read and re-read this novel...Overall, Slow Brewing Tea, leaves the reader craving for more…I cannot overstate how much the world needs this novel right now.”"
"I am not a prophet, but in my humble opinion this book will go down as one of the most epic Christian novels of the century. Big prediction, I know. But, read it slowly like the slowly brewed tea, and tell me I’m wrong.”
Isaiah set off on a ten day motorcycle adventure in northern, rural Japan. His quest, at the age of twenty, was to photograph the quiet mysterious culture, meet a Japanese woman and find The Tao (the way). He took stunning photographs, fell deeply in love with an extraordinary Japanese woman and found an old man willing to teach him the way, the truth and the narrow gate. Over the next forty years Isaiah’s life tumbles through lessons of pain and redemption, loss and victory in search of a path of unconditional love and faith.
Be transformed by a journey into traditional Japan, a mystical land of tea ceremonies, Japanese gardens, rich culture and unexpected spiritual revelations.
Slow Brewing Tea is an epic spiritual adventure and a touching love story that will compel you to look deeper at your relationships with your God, your spouse and the path beneath your feet.