|About the Book|
Who Would I Be Without is a thoughtful and sometimes shocking account of an ordinary man’s quest for peace. Based on a true story, this passionate and philosophical story follows Nathan Vrite, an ordinary man living an ordinary life filled withMoreWho Would I Be Without is a thoughtful and sometimes shocking account of an ordinary man’s quest for peace. Based on a true story, this passionate and philosophical story follows Nathan Vrite, an ordinary man living an ordinary life filled with seemingly ordinary obstacles.Nathan spent much of his life tending to outward appearances and covertly seeking approval from the world around him in reaction to the single negative message many of us unknowingly believe every day: I’m not good enough. Despite more than a decade of sobriety and a newfound willingness to look at himself with often gut-wrenching honesty, Nathan’s rigid pattern of image management keeps him mired in a disingenuous life that lacks the depth of love and joining he has only begun to glimpse. He begins to question his careful existence the world tells him is normal when love offers him a moment of profound invulnerability.The emotional release that follows his love’s betrayal reveals a single thought which launches Nathan on a quest of self-discovery that takes him across the country, and into the darkest depths Self. Unknown to Nathan, his efforts of honesty and the elimination of judgment have built the very foundation upon which willingness rests, gently embracing him as he takes each terrifying momentous step.In Who Would I Be Without, we accompany Nathan on a courageous quest for this most elusive peace as he takes a resolute look at himself and begins to recognize that he is the only one responsible for his suffering. Along the way, we realize that Nathan’s story is our own, and that if we too are wondering how to find the peace and joy we sense is inside us, Nathan just may show us how a little willingness is all we need.Who Would I Be Without is a demonstrative guide to personal-growth hidden under the guise of an empowering story that leaves readers contemplating their own lives.