The Breath of God: A Novel of Suspense

Front Cover
Hundreds of Heads Books, Incorporated, Mar 10, 2011 - Fiction - 418 pages
22 Reviews
A murder at the Taj Mahal. A kidnapping in a sacred city. A desperate chase through a cliffside monastery. All in the pursuit of a legend that could link the world's great religious faiths.
In 1887, a Russian journalist made an explosive discovery in a remote Himalayan monastery only to be condemned and silenced for the heresy he proposed. His discovery vanished shortly thereafter.
Now, graduate student Grant Matthews journeys to the Himalayas in search of this ancient mystery. But Matthews couldn't have anticipated the conspiracy of zealots who would go to any lengths to prevent him from bringing this secret public. Soon he is in a race to expose a truth that will change the world's understanding of religion. A truth that his university colleagues believe is mere myth. A truth that will change his life forever--if he survives.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Review: The Breath of God: A Novel of Suspense

User Review  - Ezzy - Goodreads

I can't decide which is more stupid- the plot, or the fact that I bothered to finish this book. I blame my eternal book optimism that the ending could be surprisingly clever, and the heavy nonfiction ... Read full review

Review: The Breath of God: A Novel of Suspense

User Review  - James Connor - Goodreads

A Thriller Where Meditation is the Meta-Hero. The Breath of God is a superbly written, entertaining thriller that contains a powerful message about the transformative power of meditation. Jeffrey ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Jeffrey Small graduated summa cum laude from Yale University and magna cum laude from Harvard Law School. He holds a master’s degree in the study of religions from Oxford University. Jeffrey is a popular blogger and an acclaimed speaker on the topics of rethinking religion in the twenty-first century and the common spiritual themes in the world’s religions.

Raised in a Christian environment, Jeffrey is active in the Episcopal church, but he has also studied yoga in India, practiced Buddhist meditation in Bhutan, explored the ancient temples in Egypt, and journeyed throughout the Holy Land. He lives with his wife and daughter in Atlanta.

For more information, please go to

Bibliographic information