Eden Refugee

eBook (PDF), 149 Pages
(4 Ratings)
Price: $10.00
Eden Refugee viscerally reflects the experiences of a young woman consumed by sex, drugs, rock’n’roll, unrequited love and a constant quest for spiritual enlightenment.
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  • By Dawn Kilby
    May 29, 2010
    "Dark poetry at its finest. Highly relatable with its cosmically mind-blowing truth of emotions. Emotionally, mentally and spiritually invigorating. Reminds you, even within darkness, there is light. Don't be afraid to seek it. Seek it and you shall find it."
  • By Christine Bode
    Jan 15, 2010
    “I keep Eden Refugee on my nightstand. Remarkable for its honesty and encompassing approach to those aspects of the human experience directly concerned with the heart and the search for fulfillment.” Paige O’Neill Everett, WA “Eden Refugee has so many wonderful passages, making it easy to enjoy reading one page that seamlessly flows to the next. Christine Bode has a keen sense of the world around her including her stories of love, heart break and music. Eden Refugee is one of my favourite coffee table books that my family and friends see when they visit; nearly everyone reaches for it.” Chris White, website designer, host & blogger Kingston, ON “Eden Refugee is an openly honest and frank look into our own lives and not just that of its author, Christine Bode. She covers such a depth of human ecstasy and suffering, a real tidal wave of emotive outcry until finally reaching the safety of the warm dry beach, only to start afresh on the next page! Escape is the poignant drudgery of... More > those without hope or glimmer of a future. Who of us has not had such moments? We can only think as we finish the poem that our own lives are not reduced to such darkness. Magazine Dreams is such a common experience, either male or female! Who has not dreamed after the perfect mate from an untouchable medium? Christine has a way of taking something as simple and enjoyable as watching the Rocky Horror Picture Show and making us laugh at it and ourselves all over again. She even walks into those difficult family emotions in For My Father and Eden Refugee, the title for the book. The Revelation moved me as it was such an artful way to express the courage to face the future and should honestly be the opening note to a self help/positive thinking book! Bravo! Daily Affirmation is less elegant due to its frankness and very self deprecating; but one that will strike a cord with any woman who is feeling down about herself and it does happen to us all at one time or another, sisters! I thought that Too Busy was spot on! What more is there to say about the madness of the Western Lifestyle? Many of her poems are about seeking love and wanting to be loved. Even those of us in relationships feel this way at times. Christine does have a way, though she pines for a true mate, of making her experiences your own in the search for ultimate love and understanding. We all understand this deep seated need to be ‘at-one’ and whole. The longing for this deep connection is universal and she is able to communicate this to the reader. Christine also branches out into the realm of spirit, mystery and religions. She has found a certain level of peace, acceptance and hope through Love I Am and also I Know Why You Are Here. Synchronicity explores those odd moments we all have when the world suddenly shifts. There is such audacity in the book Eden Refugee because Christine uses her own life as the material for her creations. It is far easier to read a book such as this than to write one which many of us will never have the courage to do!” Gretchen Cornwall, lead singer of World Tree and writer Margate, Kent, UK "A Singer/Songwriter's Review of Eden Refugee" Christine Bode has written her heart down. For lack of better words…most likely I am not grammatically perfect and my Grade 8 English teacher (god bless her) would be in tears…but since I am a songwriter…if I were to write a song about my friend, then I would write that in the lyrics to describe her. Her passionate words are written on pages in black ink and are spread like a broken pearl necklace scattered across the pages - the emotions and thoughts of days and moments made of the stuff of pearls…over time, through pain creating beauty. As I was reading each poem in Eden Refugee I felt oddly like a voyeur peeking through a window…into Christine’s life. Some of the poems deal with subject matter that is heart rending. I was quite simply in awe and amazement at her courage to put her life under the glaring light of scrutiny. Every woman or man hides secrets and guards them carefully. We all have experienced rejection, hurt, sadness, madness…then the other side of the coin, joy, rapture, love, lust… We wear masks. We all do. Christine removes her mask…with an honest, raw passion to show the true face underneath. She’s not afraid to take the risk. Christine Bode has the potential to continue to grow with her obvious talent in writing poems. I for one look forward to reading more of them. It would be a wise investment to add this book Eden Refugee to your personal reading list and as well you’ll be supporting a new and upcoming emerging Canadian literary talent! Christine Donovan /singer/songwriter Kingston, ON< Less
  • By Jamie Lynn Morris
    Oct 15, 2009
    "Eden Refugee" The cover screams read me and the poems are insightful and poignant.
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Christine Bode
September 29, 2011
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