Lynn McLeod releases ‘Loving Strangers by God’

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Book of short stories combines scripture, strangers, surprising wisdom

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“Loving Strangers by God” has the ability to land a conspicuous impact for the reader, much like the very strangers who may have crossed their path.

If prompted, most everyone can point to a stranger who said or did something that created a surprisingly significant personal impact. Meet one of them: Lynn McLeod, the author of “Loving Strangers by God: Short Stories of Unlikely Encounters Shaped by the Hand of God” (published by Archway Publishing) who inspires readers to become open, engaged strangers. In her book, the reader is introduced to a sequence of fictional characters unveiling samples of the mysterious artwork crafted at the hand of God through just such encounters.

Connected to specific scripture, each chapter unwraps a scenario where the protagonist is grappling with a predicament moments before a stranger enters with a dose of uncanny wisdom carrying the potential to alter the trajectory of their situation. The stories quietly and candidly test everyday notions by casually dispensing twists or turns the reader will not be anticipating. McLeod cleverly coaxes the reader into choosing which character they may know best, then closes with a cliffhanger that begs the question how they might construct their own outcome.

“I hope readers will sense something intimately valuable they can treasure about themselves in this book. Not simply from reading the stories, but by also glancing over their own life to picture the evidence God has written in similar encounters for them as well. And, if by chance or desire, to encourage a curiosity for entering the stories of someone else as a stranger, unwrapping a fresh new portrait of who they can be in God’s mysterious artwork.” McLeod says.

“Loving Strangers by God” has the ability to land a conspicuous impact for the reader, much like the very strangers who may have crossed their path.

“Loving Strangers by God”
By Lynn McLeod
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 206 pages | ISBN 9781480833876
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 206 pages | ISBN 9781480833869
E-Book | 206 pages | ISBN 9781480833883
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Recognized as a devoted certified Christian leadership coach, Lynn McLeod lived the majority of her life in central Illinois before moving to a suburban community south of Nashville. Carrying with her a degree in journalism from Southern Illinois University, a vivid imagination and a trusty laptop stored carefully in the nap sack of wonderment, she soon discovered her creative fate. Always including an underlying theme of hope, her faith in God is the seasoning that binds.

Simon & Schuster, a company with nearly ninety years of publishing experience, has teamed up with Author Solutions, LLC, the leading self-publishing company worldwide, to create Archway Publishing. With unique resources to support books of all kind, Archway Publishing offers a specialized approach to help every author reach his or her desired audience. For more information, visit or call 888-242-5904.

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