Spirit Tales

Spirit Tale One - The Wheelwork

Fiction - Supernatural
40 Pages
Reviewed on 02/06/2014
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Author Biography

Good day,

I'm Messianic Rabbi (MRav) Sipporah Joseph from The Netherlands.

Spirit Tales is a religious fiction, mystery, supernatural book series focused on Jewish and universal values.
I’ve written Spirit Tales to be understandable for both Jews and Gentiles! Spirit Tales are based on the Jewish Bible and Brith Chadashah (Jewish letters also called New Testament).

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    Book Review

Reviewed by Bil Howard for Readers' Favorite

In “Spirit Tales Spirit Tale One: The Wheelwork: Don't you know you're not alone!” by Rabbi Sipporah Joseph, teenaged Danit embarks on a journey that helps her define her identity and examines those things which determine who she is. The tale of Danit is narrated by Grandma Sasson as she teaches her grandchildren while a storm rages outside on the first day of the Feast of the Tabernacles. She calls them “Spirit Tales” rather than fairy tales, because they are stories about the great Adonai. In spite of her efforts to try to make friends, Danit was continually being bullied, much to her despair. After opening her prayer book and saying a prayer of gratitude, she is suddenly whisked away by a whirlwind which brings her to a strange place where the waters of the sea are like crystal and she is introduced to an angel named Understanding. As Danit seeks answers, Understanding walks beside her and guides her journey. Will she discover who she is and what she is all about?

Rabbi Sipporah Joseph does a superb job of illustrating a moral lesson about discovering who we really are via Grandma Sasson and her tale of Danit. You will feel like you are one of the children eagerly listening to Grandma Sasson unravel her tale as you read this wonderful work by Rabbi Joseph. The emotional attachment, mystery, and suspense that is created throughout the narration draws you into a deeper connection with the moral that is being taught. Inspiring, enlightening and warm, “Spirit Tales Spirit Tale One: The Wheelwork: Don't you know you're not alone!” is a profound work of great spiritual value that will change attitudes and must be shared with everyone around you.

Dr. Oliva Dsouza

Grandma Sasson has some interesting and educational stories to share with her children and grandchildren. This particular story is about Danit, a young girl who is 'taken away' to meet El Dio and the angel called understanding. Through her journey into a realm where God talks to her about removing negativity from her spirit and being a positive person, she learns the actual meaning of being a daughter of God. She learns that wisdom and understanding go a long way in making a huge change in life.

Rabbi Sipporah Joseph writes with strong conviction and her faith shines through in her written word. Though Spirit Tales - The Wheelwork: Don't you know you're not alone! is a very short and concise book, it surely packs a punch. The feeling of rejection that Danit faces at the end of the day is something we all have faced at some point of time and maybe some supernatural help would have helped us too. How lucky we all would be if we were swept away like Danit to the "crystal clear" beach, where a conversation with an angel of the Lord would help us to get a different perspective about our lives. God always looks out for us and keeps talking to us. It is us humans who do not listen and then blame God for abandoning us. Just like the wind blows, God is whispering to us all the time, we just have to believe and be strong in our faith and he will surely deliver our soul.

Dr. Oliva Dsouza

Grandma Sasson has some interesting and educational stories to share with her children and grandchildren. This particular story is about Danit, a young girl who is 'taken away' to meet El Dio and the angel called understanding. Through her journey into a realm where God talks to her about removing negativity from her spirit and being a positive person, she learns the actual meaning of being a daughter of God. She learns that wisdom and understanding go a long way in making a huge change in life.

Rabbi Sipporah Joseph writes with strong conviction and her faith shines through in her written word. Though Spirit Tales - The Wheelwork: Don't you know you're not alone! is a very short and concise book, it surely packs a punch. The feeling of rejection that Danit faces at the end of the day is something we all have faced at some point of time and maybe some supernatural help would have helped us too. How lucky we all would be if we were swept away like Danit to the "crystal clear" beach, where a conversation with an angel of the Lord would help us to get a different perspective about our lives. God always looks out for us and keeps talking to us. It is us humans who do not listen and then blame God for abandoning us. Just like the wind blows, God is whispering to us all the time, we just have to believe and be strong in our faith and he will surely deliver our soul.

Miss D. Donovan

Spirit Tales Spirit Tale One: The Wheelwork is a recommendation for students of Messianic Jewish studies, and provides the first in the 'Spirit Tales' series of stories: this opener centering around what influences identity.

First, an introduction: its author, Messianic Rabbi(MRav) Sipporah Joseph, is a born Jew and a Jewish religious storyteller with not just a heritage to claim, but a personal faith deeply rooted in Messianic Judaism.
Her stories thus center around and explore elements of Messianic Judaism using the storyteller mode as a user-friendly way of accessing deeper spiritual understanding, and are "…based on truth and truth and inspired by His writings. Inspired by Him whose residence is far above earth."

The Wheelwork opens this dialogue with a story most definitely not a fairytale but a 'spirit tale' which reflects a dialogue with God, and begins with a prologue that sets Grandma Sasson as a family storyteller with a message for all: "“The ruach blows wherever it pleases.
You hear its sound, but cannot tell from where it comes or where it goes. God is He, He is Ruach (Spirit) and Ruach is speaking to our ruach (spirit) revealing great mysteries, knowledge, wisdom, understanding and joy. Just like the wind blows He is whispering to us, can you hear it?
When you’re quiet on the inside you might here His gentle whispering, the still small voice. Adam and Chava (or Eve) knew the sound of His voice and Presence. We need to learn again to know and recognize the Voice, Ruach, EL Dio and let Him inspire us in our daily lives.”

The opening story in the series, The Wheelwork, is set in a faraway fictional country where a big city holds citizens actively engaged in competitions, fights, and other
self-serving activities. It centers upon young adult Danit, daughter of Lot and Zillah, and it happens on a typical day for a student expected to attain a university law degree. Despite her success and path on the fast track for further societal success, Danit "… felt an emptiness inside herself, but couldn’t find words to describe it."

When her parents seem to abandon her, Danit finds herself within a whirlwind of personal and spiritual revelation, transported to a strange new world somewhere between living and dying, where all things are possible: "“What is happening to me?!” Danit cried out. But at the same time she felt a peace that surpassed all understanding.
She was inside the whirlwind and was taken to a place she had never known before."

Her journey to uncover a previously-elusive understanding masked by the patterns of her goal-oriented world will change not only her life, but the lives around her; for
The Wheelwork is all about the process involved in setting these forces in motion, and provides the rudiments of a healing encounter that will set the winds of spiritual change in motion for Danit - and for readers.

Understanding, faith and love are facets of life that Danit has never before realized, and they sweep her away in a tide of newfound self-examination and, ultimately, understanding.

It's rare to find a religious treatise based on Jewish Biblical teachings that hold the potential to reach out to a non-devout audience; but the storyteller form holds within it a greater power than plainer writing. All this is reinforced by a concluding section of 'questions' by Grandma Sasson's young listeners which further clarify points presented in the story.

The result is a powerful vision of redemption, recovery, and spiritual awakening filled with moral, ethical and religious insights especially recommended for Jewish readers looking for Messianic parables that are both different and highly accessible. It's deserving of five stars for its unique focus and insights, highly recommended for any who enjoy parables with Jewish roots.