God Through Binoculars by Danusha Goska

A spiritual memoir and travelogue, God through Binoculars: A Hitchhiker at a Monastery is about where you go when you have nowhere left to go. After a difficult childhood and a series of tragedies and misfortunes, author Danusha Goska finds herself without hope for the future. Supported by her passion for travel and discovery, as well as her commitment to Catholicism, Goska decides on a retreat at a remote Cistercian monastery. What results is a story about family, friends, nature, and God; the Ivory Tower and the Catholic Church. God through Binoculars is utterly naked and, at times, politically incorrect. Some readers will be shocked. Others will be thrilled and refreshed by its candor, immediacy, and intimacy. Her previous, highly-rated book, Save Send Delete, was enormously well-received, and readers will find that Goska’s ability to tell a masterful story with a powerful message continues in God through Binoculars.

God Through Binoculars: A Hitchhiker at a Monastery
by Danusha Goska (CAR 1980-81) & (Nepal 1982-84)
Shanti Arts Publishing
December 2018
241 pages
$6.99 (Kindle); $20.31 (Paperback)

Danusha Goska (CAR 1980-81) & Nepal (1982-84)


Danusha Goska was born in New Jersey to peasant immigrants from Poland and Slovakia. Her grandfathers were coal miners. Her dad mined coal as a child and fought in the Pacific Theater in World War II. Her mom cleaned houses and worked in a candle factory. Danusha has lived and worked in Africa, Asia, Europe, on both coasts, and in the heartland, of the US. She holds an MA from the University at California, Berkeley, and a PhD from Indiana University, Bloomington. Her writing has been awarded a New Jersey State Council on the Arts Grant, the PAHA Halecki Award, and others. Reviewers have called her work inspirational and groundbreaking. Her book Save Send Delete was inspired by her relationship with a prominent atheist. Julie Davis, author of Happy Catholic, called Save Send Delete one of the ten best books of the year.


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    Today as we turn our gazes
    from the theme for next week,

    transformation in history likely
    is the one inevitable factor

    but the sunflower may yet stay
    whispering “come along”

    because implosion of inner
    exile needs interrogation now

    (C) Copyright Edward Mycue (IPC 1968-9 student staff, Helsingborg, Denmark) 13 X 2022

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