The Compass

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Perseus Books, Apr 13, 2010 - Fiction - 224 pages
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The Compass is a life transformation novel that will guide you on a journey of self-discovery. At the core of The Compass are specific lessons about belief systems and understanding who you really are in order to live out your destiny.

Jonathan, the main character, escapes his suburban life after a tragedy that alters his plans for the future. Paralyzed by grief, he decides to journey across the globe in an effort to realign his inner compass. He sets off with just a backpack, leaving behind his career, friends, family, and home. His travels begin in the dessert of Nevada, continue on to the pristine mountains of the Adirondacks, and then to a medieval village in Romania. At each destination, Jonathan encounters a pivotal person who offers a major life lesson, and he begins to realize that each individual was placed on his path for a reason.

The Compass is a metaphor for the journey of our lives.

In the tradition of the The Alchemist, The Compass provides readers with specific life lessons about authenticity, self-empowerment, and belief in their dreams. As humans we are all connected—by love, pain, and sometimes even by tragedies or events we cannot control. Each one of us travels a unique path, yet we are linked by experiences and emotions. In this connectedness, there is life.


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"Sometimes you must let go of the life you had planned in order to make room for the life ahead of you" Read full review


Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Authors Letters
Readers Key

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Tammy Kling is an international author, humanitarian, and literary coach who helps guide world changers to create projects that transform. Her books have been translated into several languages and her work has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Dateline NBC, Extra, and Primetime 20/20, among others. Her life’s purpose is to write books that change lives.

John Spencer Ellis is an internationally recognized personal development and wellness expert. John has earned four degrees. In addition, he is a philanthropist, professional speaker, and educator. He is also the CEO of the Spencer Institute for Life Coaching and the National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association. He is the creator and executive producer of The Compass movie.

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