Infectious Optimism: Lessons from an AIDS Sufferer

Bloomington, Indiana, UNITED STATES

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 22, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- "The Zebra Hunter" (now available through 1stBooks Library) is not an episode from Discovery Channel's Wild Beasts program. Contrary to its sinister title, it is, in fact, a touching story of friendship, love and compassion.

Author Jack Needham's powerfully inspiring novel, "The Zebra Hunter" tells the story of a kindhearted caregiver who befriends a dying person. The short but memorable friendship blossomed into a poignant and thought-provoking relationship between a dying AIDS patient and his student.

An affecting scene in the story relates: "My first reaction was anger, which had been my normal defense up until then. However, this time I did not act upon that anger. Instead, a flood of emotion washed over me. What was I truly feeling? Images of my childhood suddenly surfaced, and I began to see a pattern in those images: images of loneliness, rejection, criticism, and fear. Then, overwhelmed, I responded with tears, `I felt that when I was little, I did not get enough love.'"

Needham never runs short of emotions. He explores every possible encounter between his two lead characters, allowing them to engage in brutally honest, heart-to-heart interaction. Needham also displays a remarkable account of hope and companionship, revealing amazing, almost endless, possibilities in life here on earth and in heaven that await everyone.

There are valuable and inspiring lessons to be learned from "The Zebra Hunter." Needham shares all of these inside and outside the pages of his book. Needham is an ordained minister who gives inspirational talks and teaches self-awareness and personal growth. A second-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and a Certified Life Coach(c), Needham is a peace-loving individual who helps people find inspiration, creativity and energy inside themselves to live the lives they were truly meant to live. He is currently recording his first CD of original Native American flute music.


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