Cypress Tree Odyssey: Making Sense of Trials & Tests on & Off the Golf Course

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By Todd R Dufek

Publisher : Morgan James Pub

Cypress Tree Odyssey: Making Sense of Trials & Tests on & Off the Golf Course

ABOUT Todd R Dufek

Todd R Dufek
Todd Dufek was born in a small town in the mid west and moved to Arizona when he was 11-years old. He went to high school in Lake Havasu City, Arizona and helped operate the family shoe business (retail sales and repair) throughout his teenage years. Todd attended college at Grand Canyon U More...



"Why? Why was this happening to me?" Have you ever experienced loss, separation, suffering or grief? Have life events left you stressed out, bewildered and wondering what purpose trials and tests could possibly serve in your life? "CYPRESS TREE ODYSSEY-Making Sense of Trials & Tests On & Off the Golf Course" is a short, but extremely powerful allegory that follows the journey of a unique pilgrim. And while doing so, captures the imagination and lifts the spirit by showing how trials and tests shape and sculpt us; that each one has a specific purpose in our lives. Written for golfer and non-golfer, Christian and non-Christian, Odyssey is structured so that just the allegory can be read, commentary on the common ground between golf and ones' spiritual life enjoyed, uplifting scripture experienced, gratefulness to God expressed, encouragement gleaned from the "keys" or it can be read as a whole. The journey begins in the midst of a horrific thunderstorm on the pristine shores
In over 25 years in private practice it has become clear that loss doesn't discriminate. Everyone experiences it though death, divorce, etc. Thankfully Odyssey doesn't either. It offers hope and purpose to anyone that is experiencing difficulties and cannot understand why. This truth is borne out by clients that have read the book and benefited.