Rev. Samuel Soto Shares His Life Story in New Novel

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Readers follow the spiritual journey of a Colombian pastor

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As a country, Colombia has seen its fair share of political, social and economic hardships. Recently Colombia – along with a number of other Latin American countries – has begun to reshape itself, and, as the BBC reports (“Latin America poverty level lowest in 20 years, says UN”), it has begun to stem the tide of one of their most problematic social issues: poverty. As a native Colombian, Samuel Soto E lived through hardships, many of which he shares in his new novel, “The Triumph of the Gospel in the Sacristan's Home: A Novel Based on a True Story” (published by iUniverse).

“The objective that moved me to accept the challenge to write this book,” explains Soto, “is to affirm the faith of evangelical people in many places where they suffer persecution for professing the gospel of Jesus Christ.” Thus, his book, although semi-autobiographical and based on his life, also takes available opportunities to deliver Christian messages and lessons.

“The Triumph of the Gospel in the Sacristan's Home” is Soto’s portrayal of the part of the soul “that struggles with God because [it] does not want to receive God’s redemption.” Soto reveals his family’s adventure, sharing interesting facts about the Evangelical Church persecution in Colombia during the years from 1948 through 1962. It is a triumphant story that reveals Soto’s adventure and spiritual journey in his homeland of Colombia.

About the Author
Originally from Colombia, Rev. Samuel Soto E has served as a Baptist pastor and member of the Florida Baptist Convention for 55 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in theology and in communications – radio and journalism – and has been the president of the Evangelist Crusade to Latin America. In addition, he was the producer of the radio program Opening the Bible which was transmitted by Trans World Radio and 20 other stations in Latin America. With the collaboration of his wife, Stella, Soto has authored two training courses: Integral Evangelism, and Christian Stewardship. These workshops have worked towards the spiritual enrichment of the churches in Latin America and the Hispanic Church in United States. Soto is an active member of the Anastasia Baptist Church. He and his wife have two daughters. They live with one of their daughters in Palm Coast, Florida.

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