5-Star Reviews by Readers’ Favorite

Readers’ Favorite has given 5-Star Reviews to both of Patra’s books, The Mystical Ark, A Vessel of Blessings and A Mystical Approach to Spiritual Living.

The Mystical Ark: A Vessel of Blessings by Eileen Patra is a novel that blends different genres into one story—adventure, visionary, and mystery, with strong spiritual themes. Photographer Elena Rowan and her archaeologist friend, Zak Erdmann, are on a summer field expedition when they make a stunning discovery in the Sahara Desert. They discover one of the most precious artifacts of all time—the legendary Ark of the Covenant. What makes the discovery even more puzzling isn’t just the Ark but what it contains. Contrary to popular belief that the Ark contained the tablets of the Ten Commandments, what they discover is a portal into another dimension. And thus begins a spiritual adventure that will excite and transport readers.

Eileen Patra’s novel is original and beautifully written, combining elements of ancient Jewish lore with the exciting landscapes that depict the setting, an environment that suggests mystery, just like the world in which the Ark of the Covenant was built. The writing is atmospheric and there is a lot of suspense that reinforces the sense of intrigue permeating the writing. The characters have depth and they are elaborately developed, with traits that accentuate their humanity. The quest for knowledge is exhibited by the key characters, a quest that slowly reveals a deeper, spiritual longing. This is an intelligently plotted story that will remind readers of an ancient heritage. In The Mystical Ark: A Vessel of Blessings the author develops a spellbinding, pulsating story. It’s a book you can’t put down. (Romuald Dzemo for Readers’ Favorite)

A Mystical Approach to Spiritual Living
A Mystical Approach to Spiritual Living enlightens readers about the spiritual, mystical things in life and how they can transform their existence into one that connects to the universe and all its abundant blessings. Eileen D Patra’s The Mystical Ark depicts two characters—Elena and Zak—who unearth a groundbreaking secret about a higher supernatural power and the nature of the Divine. The discoveries of these two characters from The Mystical Ark are explored further in A Mystical Approach to Spiritual Living for both fans of supernatural fiction and others who haven’t read the book. Eileen discusses different profound ideas that include truth, infinite abundance, reverence for life, God, rest, vanity, fearlessness, and other important phenomena that one must fully understand to become a truly spiritual and enlightened being.

Simply mind-blowing and life-changing! A Mystical Approach to Spiritual Living gives readers a different, spiritual view of the world that unlocks immeasurable treasures and endless possibilities. The book’s introspective questions and practice sections are perfect for individual consumption and the group discussion points in every chapter contain questions and instructions that will accelerate understanding for readers in groups. My favorite lesson from the book reveals that picturing and embracing the good I wish to see in the world is more likely to bring it to fruition than focusing and dwelling on the evil forces. Eileen D Patra creates an immersive, elaborate book with several interesting personal stories, quotes from the Bible and Buddha, and actionable instructions. Fans of philosophical, spiritual books and anyone who is currently frustrated and is barely surviving life’s challenging hurdles will discover how they can thrive and find a peaceful, harmonious balance.” (Foluso Falaye for Readers’ Favorite)

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