New novel from Sam Leonard explores spirituality from atheist’s standpoint

‘Messenger From God’ takes unique look at racial, cultural differences

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“This is an extremely fast reading, highly visual action-adventure, sexually charged love story that portrays a side of Miami different from the glitz of South Beach,” Leonard says.

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (PRWEB) August 06, 2014

Author Sam Leonard tackles the capacity love has to overcome different cultural values, religious beliefs and skin colors in his new novel, “Messenger From God: A Story of Fate and Faith” (published by Lulu).

“This is an extremely fast reading, highly visual action-adventure, sexually charged love story that portrays a side of Miami different from the glitz of South Beach,” Leonard says.

Jesse Syms, a down-on-his-luck, white Miami fisherman – and an atheist – miraculously rescues a single mom and her three young children, and it’s all caught on camera. The video instantly goes viral, making Jesse an instant media superstar. Jesse’s post-rescue stardom takes his life to incredible highs – as he falls in love with a black, single-mom school teacher – and unbearable lows – as his ex-wife, a beautiful TV investigative reporter, tries to expose him as a fraud while a greedy televangelist takes advantage of his miracle rescue.

As Jesse’s life spirals out of control and into utter hopelessness, his new love tries desperately to save him and the saga culminates with Jesse confronting his own spirituality, despite a determined effort on his part to avoid such an encounter at all costs.

“True faith can appear in a myriad of different ways,” Leonard says. “‘Messenger From God’ contrasts greedy, capitalistic, modern televangelism with genuine heart-felt religious belief while also exploring the complexities of an interracial relationship.”

“Messenger From God”
By Sam Leonard
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 294 pages | ISBN 9781483410104
E-Book | 294 pages | ISBN 9781257987139

About the Author
An avid fisherman and professional diver, Sam Leonard spent 25 years in the water sports business as a store owner, master instructor and underwater photographer. He currently teaches science in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools system. He shares a long and loving marriage with his wife, Sharon, and has three beautiful daughters.

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