Justin Davis

The Secret of the First Avatara

Written By: Howard Resnick
Justin Davis is a brilliant but greatly troubled West Virginia teen, struggling with his father’s brutal murder and his once wealthy family’s loss of money, status, dignity, and hope. Broken, angry, and bitter, Justin has all but given up on life. But then, on his fifteenth birthday, his mother presents him with a mysterious gift: a copy of The First Avatāra, a lush, beautifully illustrated book relating the immemorial legend of Krṣṇa. When evil Asura forces attacked the idyllic planet of Bhū-loka and threatened to enslave its inhabitants, Krṣṇa, the first Avatāra, descended to that world in its darkest hour and fought to save its people and preserve its way of life.

Enthralled by the tale, Justin enters the story as much more than just a reader, and is challenged to undertake a hero’s journey of his own, not just through time, but also into the depths of his own soul. In the process, he will experience love, loss, courage, and sacrifice that compel him to cast aside a life of self-pity and indulgence, and heroically confront a startling evil that threatens his family, and the world.

Format: Softbound
Publication Date: 12/19/2023
ISBN: 9798887620374
Pages: 400
Trim Size: 6 x 9 x 1.3

  • About the Author 
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Howard Resnick, Author: Dr. Howard Resnick, also known as H. D. Goswami, is a world-renowned teacher of the bhakti-yoga tradition. Dr. Resnick received his Ph.D. in Sanskrit and Indian Studies from Harvard University. Specializing in South Asia’s history of philosophy and religion, he has lectured at leading universities around the world and published articles with Harvard, Columbia, and the University of California Presses.