Divinely Inspired is the story of author Jerry Pollock to lift himself out of the despair of Bipolar Disorder, near suicide, migraines, anxiety, neurotic behavior, and scientific cheating to emerge on a path to God. Jerry’s transformation from a damaged and ravaged soul to merging into God’s Light, as outlined in Divinely Inspired: Spiritual Awakening of a Soul, is seen through unusual miracles of Divine intervention that initiated the author’s spiritual journey. Jerry’s climbing of the spiritual ladder is a very gradual and personal process as he tries to improve his flawed character. He comes to realize that God is the master scientist responsible for both Evolution and Creation.
As his story unfolds, readers are inadvertently empowered to embark on their own spiritual journey, as best as they can, by adhering to the Creator’s original self-help plan, The Ten Commandments. The author contends that the Ten Commandments are the basis for all self-improvement. This memoir represents the author’s first steps to stand in God’s place of Holiness. His own journey of belonging to God is continued in his novel, the Messiah Interviews, published in paperback form in January of 2009 along with a printing reissue of Divinely Inspired.
A touching narrative that reaches out to the reader and proves that it is never too late to find God. The author believes and rightly so, that the original Ten Commandments are not only to maintain order in a chaotic world, but they are also in their essence, the source for any human efforts at self improvement. A thoroughly engrossing narrative style and almost conversational tone makes this an easy, fast and extremely satisfying read, yet one that leaves the impact of a gentle loving wallop, if there is such a thing.
Denise M. Clark, Denise’s Pieces Book Reviews
The author writes from a Jewish perspective on spirituality and admits that it would perhaps best serve a Jewish audience, but I have to disagree. No matter what faith we carry, if any at all, we can all learn something from this book. Its honesty is both liberating and refreshing.
Elizabeth Batt, Elizabeth Batt Book Reviews
Jerry Pollock has discovered that very few men of science like him have.
We each have available to us, if we recognize and seek it out, a loving and supportive force, an organizing intelligence that in reality is the being of
all of us.
Steven Hawlings Martin, Author of Keys to the Kingdom
The devilish paths his childhood demons led him on are painstakingly described in vivid detail so that the reader cringes when Pollock explains what happened. Divinely Inspired gives the reader a frightening glimpse inside the veiled world of mental illness. For those who are not familiar with Bipolar Disorder, this book is a real eye-opener. With this knowledge in hand, readers should never look at the mentally ill in the same dismissive way. The fortitude and accomplishments of the author cannot but help move the reader.
Camden Alexander, Curled Up With a Good Book
If you read and enjoyed Jerry Pollock’s not-so-fictional novel, Messiah Interviews: Belonging to God, you’ll want to pick up a copy of Divinely Inspired: Spiritual Awakening of a Soul. In Divinely Inspiried, the author’s spiritual journey brings him past the memories, the hurts, and the disappointments of his earlier years, and moves him toward a life of enduring richness and meaning. In true memoir form, Pollock shares his life in a candid way, holding nothing back, and the reader will be amazed. The dedication of his wife, Marcia, that is so lovingly portrayed in Messiah Interviews, also shines through in Divinely Inspired. Having spent his life as a scientist, Pollock bravely shares his belief that Evolution and Creation are not mutually exclusive because God is the master scientist. A true companion to Messiah Interviews, but also a book that will be enjoyed on its own by those interested in reading how one man’s spiritual journey leads him to inner peace and the discover of the wisdom of God.
Cheryl Malandrinos, The Book Connection Blog