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Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite
As a child, G. D. Garner grew up amidst poverty. Perhaps that was the driving force that sent him on the pathway that he trod. He and his wife devoted everything to their work but nothing to each other. He realized that his life was empty, that he longed for more. Only after he lost all of his material wealth did he begin to perceive what was missing. Garner set out on a trip that would take him to seven continents. He and Heather, his significant other, traveled to places most of us only dream about and met people that we can only imagine. Greg learned many lessons on his journey, such as preconceived concepts are usually untrue and friends can be found in the most unlikely places.
Greg Garner shares his adventure and his artwork with readers in Through The Eyes of Madness. As if the fascinating journal of his life was not enough, the magnificence of the photographs left me awestruck. The bright and vibrant colors captivated my attention and will long stay with me. Greg shares his voyage with humor and intelligence. His travels take him from the Yucatan, to Panama, to Nepal, to Cambodia, to Australia and New Zealand. He lived and worked alongside the locals. He faced danger, death, and violence; he climbed mountains, faced scorpions and monkeys. Most importantly, he found a mission. He discovered a purpose for his life.
This book was written to raise money for seven families, on seven different continents. It is his desire that we help others. With the assistance of experts, he has developed a secret code. He promises a great treasure to the one that breaks the secret of the code. I am unsure that any treasure can surpass the one in this book. This is a fascinating look at the world through the eyes of Greg Garner. I highly recommend this book to everyone.