I want readers to understand that one person, with the heart of a lion, can make a difference in the service of humanity
Queensbury, NY (PRWEB) August 24, 2016
Roger L. Jennings’s new book, Waking the Lion, ($18.99, paperback, 9781498452984; $9.99, e-book, 9781498452991) focuses on the powerful actions of the author’s grandfather, Asa K. Jennings (AKJ), credited by the Ecumenical Patriarch of the Eastern Orthodox Church with saving 1,250,000 Greeks, Armenians and Jews from death at the hands of the Turks. This thought-provoking book was prepared from thousands of actual documents left by the author’s grandfather and father.
An American Methodist minister and hunchback, AKJ risked his own and his son’s life – the author’s father – to save people he did not know and who were not his countrymen. For his service, AKJ became the highest decorated person in Greek history. He so impressed the leader of the Muslim Turks, Gazi Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, that the Gazi asked the Christian to set up programs that were based on Christian principles all around Turkey while the Gazi was closing the mosques and banishing the mullahs. Turkey changed from an imperial power to a nation that is at peace at home and abroad. Their growth has been impressive while the Greeks are mired in debt and political fighting.
By his grandfather’s extraordinary example, the underlying message of this book encourages readers to believe that when elected officials will not bring peace and positive change, then it is up to the citizen, to take the steps necessary to force those changes that benefit humanity. Readers of this book will be amazed at how this hunchback organized people to make a difference for so many helpless people. There is a higher calling than the daily grind, and to find it, one only needs to look within their heart.
“I want readers to understand that one person, with the heart of a lion, can make a difference in the service of humanity,” states the author. “Do not leave change to others. Take the initiative to make a difference on behalf of humanity.”
Roger L. Jennings holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton Graduate Division of the University of Pennsylvania. Three generations of Roger’s family have been involved with conflict in international relations. He has lived through some of those conflicts, and knows from records and experiences with his father, the details of those conflicts. This fascinating book is a compelling true story based on first person experiences.
Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 15,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Waking the Lion through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.
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