Author Rocco Russo, Jr.’s new book “The Fallen Preacher” is a gripping work of historical fiction following the life of a midcentury preacher as his own faith is tested

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Recent release “The Fallen Preacher” from Page Publishing author Rocco Russo, Jr. is a riveting faith journey with dramatic and unpredictable turns as a gifted man builds a remarkable ministry before the shock of loss sends him spiraling away from all he had worked for.

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Rocco Russo, Jr. is a retired maintenance man and animal welfare advocate who moved with his wife of forty-nine years and their rescue dogs and cats from Queens to the beautiful Catskills, where he pursues his twin passions of writing and building. He has published his latest book “The Fallen Preacher”: a compelling portrait of a faithful yet flawed man who must overcome daunting challenges to find his way back to his calling.

The Great Depression, a time in history when the country suffers devastation like the world has never seen before, yet John Cotton’s grandparents are lucky enough to escape financial ruin. Unfortunately, this is not the case for the rest of the population, and after losing their jobs, homes, and dignity, they only have one thing left to cling to, and that is faith.

As the Reverend John Cotton stands at his pulpit, he shares his story of how sin comes to us all and how even a preacher can fall from grace. His grandmother, whom he lovingly calls Itsy, knows very early on that his calling is to be a man of the cloth, and besides being his benefactor, she is the one he depends on for guidance and emotional support.

At first, his ministry is innocent but soon takes on a different direction, one he never thought possible. Blessed with divine intervention, he is able to perform miracles by curing the sick and lame. As his popularity grows, so, too, does his reputation, and before long, he is looked upon as the Miracle Worker, one who is touched by the hand of God.

Then Itsy dies, and the Reverend finds his life changing dramatically and quickly spiraling out of control. Can he close his eyes to the greed…deception…betrayal…even murder…that surround him? In sheer desperation, he scrambles to redeem himself, but at what cost? His life? His ministry? His soul? After realizing all is lost, there is only one person who can save him, the one who promised to be by his side even in death, his beloved grandmother. With love extending from beyond the grave, will she turn his life around in time? Come and follow the story of Reverend John Cotton as he embarks on a spiritual journey, a man whose faith is put to the ultimate test.

Published by Page Publishing, Rocco Russo, Jr.’s engrossing book is a thought-provoking spiritual journey that keeps the pages turning until the satisfying conclusion.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “The Fallen Preacher” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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