This book, Comes the Peace, was a very interesting book. Daja retells his experiences in a personal way that engages you and makes you think about your own personal history. The book is about Daja. He was born into a well-known Hollywood family on his mother’s side but he doesn’t get to enjoy the perks of a “famous” family. Instead he is raised by Buddhist monks in Tibet while his father battles mental illness in the States and his mother becomes a nun in a Nepalese monastery.
Daja weaves his childhood experiences in the monastery to tell a story about his transformation from childhood to adulthood. How the experiences he endured in childhood and the lack of experiences – family relationships and parental guidance – molded him into the adult he became. But he doesn’t end the story there. He also takes ownership of his own life and decides to recreating himself into the man he longs to be and as he does that, the reader is given the inside struggle of his insecurities versus the confident he craves. His journey includes his religious state as well and he does talk about his Buddhist beliefs although it doesn’t overpower the story.
The book is, in part, about how circumstances have an effect on who you are but that we still hold the power to go beyond those circumstances and we can be who we want to be. I would recommend this book to those who like to read encouraging and uplifting true stories.