Michelle Rodriguez Introduces Debut Novel, ‘Strengthened’

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Religious crime drama is based on Philippians 4:13

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the Bible is real and if it can help them in their daily lives.

When Officer Jeremy Norton moves from small town to big city life, he hopes for a fresh start in the wake of a terrible loss. However, new challenges soon come his way and he is forced to revisit a God he’s been running from his entire life. To overcome, Jeremy must learn to trust in the Lord and open his heart to love once more.

Even though Jeremy is bitter and angry, a good heart lies within. With the help of Kayla, Lia and Dr. Foley, he’ll discover more inside himself and more to God than he ever thought possible.

When she was writing “Strengthened” (published by WestBow Press), author Michelle Rodriguez was inspired by hearing many wonder if “the Bible is real and if it can help them in their daily lives.” Using Philippians 4:13 as her basis, she wanted to write religious fiction that was a little grittier than most other entries in the genre.

“I want people to see that the Bible is relevant in today’s society,” Rodriguez explains. “I want my readers to see it is alive and active and able to help them no matter what they are currently going through or what they have gone through in the past, both the good things and the bad. God is in all of it.”

By Michelle Rodriguez
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 284 pages | ISBN 9781490867076
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 284 pages | ISBN 9781490867069
E-Book | 284 pages | ISBN 9781490867052
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author    
Michelle Rodriguez lives in Ohio with her husband of over 20 years. They have four children, all of whom are home-schooled. When she’s not writing, Rodriguez is working at her local library. She enjoys camping with family and knitting. This is her first book. More can be found at: http://www.michelleerodriguez.com.

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