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    • 5.5 x 8.5 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 120 pages
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    • 5.5 x 8.5 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 120 pages
  • Keywords
    • poetry,
    • Canadian poetry,
    • Christianity,
    • Christian poetry,
    • mental health,
    • mental health poetry,
    • bipolar disorder

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The Golden Crossroads
A Mysterious Journey
by Jake McCrea

Jake McCrea walked many roads in both Europe and Canada during his time as a student and traveller. But the hardest road he walked was the crossroads in Golden, B.C., where he had a brush with the devil that changed his life and his spiritual journey forever. An aspiring musician in Vancouver in the 1990s, Jake loved hitchhiking and writing songs about his travels as a means of documenting events in his life. But when a hitchhiking trip went wrong, he soon found himself in the midst of a complete psychotic break, believing that God was speaking to him and that it was his destiny to save the world. He ended up in a psych ward, where he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Through his faith in God and his willingness to reach out for help, Jake recovered, but recovery was its own long and difficult road. A profound and touching selection of song lyrics and poems from across the lifetime of a musician and traveller, The Golden Crossroads encompasses joy and pain, beauty and terror, love and despair. It is a story of hope, and the triumph of faith in times of darkness.

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Jake McCrea has been making music for thirty years. He studied both science and English, and has travelled the world, writing songs along the way. Jake is passionate about sharing his experience with bipolar disorder to end stigma and inspire others on their mental health journeys. He lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, with his two black Persian cats.


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