Stanley A. Fry’s New Novel Follows One Man’s Path to Purposeful Prayer

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Young husband and father copes with life’s difficulties by turning to his faith in ‘Wrestling with God’.

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Author Stanley A. Fry uses a relatable protagonist to show how the power of prayer provides strength and answers to life’s most difficult questions in his new novel, “Wrestling with God: A Book of Uncommon Prayer” (published by iUniverse).

Set in the fictional small town of Archer, N.Y., “Wrestling with God” tells the story of Jason Corliss, a young family man working at a bank who struggles with trials that will be familiar to all walks of life. He seeks guidance from his pastor, his wife and others close to him, but his life doesn’t really begin to change until he learns how to harness the power of prayer.

“Prayer is often more of a wrestling match with God than it is a question-and-answer interview,” Fry says. “The bulk of this story is made up of the prayers Jason makes and the ways in which his prayers are answered.”

An excerpt from “Wrestling with God”:

“Well Father, I know well enough that there are a million things I don’t understand about you. And I just hope you’ll keep opening things up to me as long as I live. I sure don’t want to get stuck somewhere along the way and think I’ve finally got you in my pocket. So please, keep me open and searching so I won’t be afraid of discovering something new. I think I really need help with that. I always seem to get tense when something unfamiliar confronts me. Anyway, I won’t ever be able to get away from you, and you can’t ever get rid of me either. Amen.”

“Wrestling with God”
By Stanley A. Fry
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 120 pages | ISBN 9781475963267
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 120 pages | ISBN 9781475963274
E-Book | ISBN 9781475963250
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Stanley A. Fry earned two master’s degrees in theology and philosophy and has a doctorate in philosophy. He has served for more than 40 years as a pastor of churches in Brazil and the United States. He is the author of “A New Vision of God for the 21st Century” and “The Man of Light.” He lives in Rutland, Vt., with his wife, Edith.

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