Topher Pike’s life looked perfect. But even with a good job, a lovely wife and daughter, and plenty of money, the thirty-seven-year-old sales professional believed something was missing. And after a simple dishwasher installation went seriously awry, he found himself facing an existential crisis brought on by his sense he would never be enough.
Finally embracing his passion to be an author, Topher moved his family cross-country back to his Newfoundland home. But when circumstance and bad luck threatened to turn the dream sour, he once again battled the bullies of doubt and shame.
Yet the birth of his second child and the death of his grandfather would change everything.
In this raw and beautiful account of one man’s harrowing journey to self-acceptance, Pike holds nothing back. Encouraged by revelations triggered by mysterious appearances of a bird, he weaves a bittersweet story of courage. And his emotional narrative of love, loss, and redemption will resonate with anyone who’s ever felt isolated.
Blackbird is an enlightening memoir of spirituality. If you like honest confessionals, flawed characters, and finding God in nature, then you’ll enjoy Topher Pike’s eye-opening tale.