New Book Explores Truth vs. Belief, Peace through Religion

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Norbert E. Reich explores the concept of possible nationwide peace in “By Papal Decree”

Author Norbert E. Reich has recently released his sophomore novel, “By Papal Decree,” which touches on concepts such as truth vs. belief, and solving world conflict through religion.

Hit man Adam Bergman has just washed up on the Bahamian shores, without any idea of how he got there or who shot him. Determined to find answers, he returns to his childhood church in Germany, meets his former pastor, and learns that the pope wants to achieve peace in the Middle East through religion.

The Holy Father cannot fulfill his mission without Adam's help in protecting him from those who want him dead. But when tragedy strikes without warning, it leaves Adam reeling, the world in chaos, and just one man holding the answer to peace.

“The book came to me randomly while pondering the situation in the Middle East and the great unrest in the world,” said Reich. “I just had to get it out on paper.”

Reich believes that with his book, people will begin thinking about ways to ease future conflicts., and the difference between what is true and what is founded in faith. “When it comes to world peace, I don’t have all the answers. But at least I am thinking about them. I’d like to see more of that.”

In this religious thriller, a course of transformative events unfolds when the pope decides to make peace in the Middle East and hires a hit man to help him achieve his goal.

“By Papal Decree: The Middle East Solution”
By Norbert E. Reich
ISBN: 978-1-504359948 (softcover); 978-1-504359955 (hardcover); 978-1-504360241 (e-book)
Available at the Balboa Press website and Amazon

About the author
Norbert E. Reich retired after a successful career as a diagnostic radiologist. He is also the author of the novel “By Royal Design.” Reich currently resides in Miami Beach, Florida. To learn more about Reich, and his inspiration to write the book, please visit his website.


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