Unity Village, MO (PRWEB) June 15, 2011
Unity Books is proud to announce the publication of the debut novel, MESSENGERS by David L. Arnett. A former U.S. diplomat and Ph.D. in English, Arnett uses his decades of diplomatic service, experience abroad and masterful grasp of world religions and the English language to deliver an intriguing and provocative novel about the profound power of unconditional love, enlightenment and compassion, set against the backdrop of the turbulent early 21st century.
“Unity has published MESSENGERS because of its profoundly important and timely message for understanding and transcending the challenges we face as humans living in a global society. This novel is political, but not partisan; spiritual but not religious; optimistic yet pragmatic. It triggered in me a deep realization that there can be no peace among countries until there is peaceful respect among the diverse religious traditions of the world,” said Dr. Charlotte Shelton, President and CEO, Unity School of Christianity.
By all accounts, Jake Daniels should have died when his SUV collided head-on with a moving truck. Now the vision of the mysterious woman who saved his life is consuming his every thought. A formerly nonreligious person, Jake becomes obsessed with learning more about angels, near-death experiences and spirituality. He leaves his fiancée and art career on hold to travel the country searching for the mystery woman, who he believes is an angel.
As he's drawn into a series of earth-shattering angel and demon experiences, Jake discovers he's being prepared for an imperative task-to step into world affairs to prevent the clash of civilizations and reverse the violence and hatred of the post-9/11 world. As his search for answers leads him around the world and across faith traditions, Jake questions: Why him? Why now? And is it too late?
“This fast-paced, near-death-experience story reminds us that we create our reality through our thinking. And what we create, we can change! Humans are capable of living life with love, mercy and compassion. This thought-provoking novel offers invaluable insights on how to do so,” adds Ms. Shelton.
About David L. Arnett
David L. Arnett spent more than 30 years in the U.S. Foreign Service, representing the U.S. government in a variety of diplomatic posts around the world, the last as the head of the American Consulate General in Istanbul, Turkey. He holds a Ph.D. in English and has been an Army officer and English teacher. He currently devotes his time to writing and lives in Sedona, Arizona, with his wife, Vivi.