Michael Gentile’s newly released “A Man Named Sam” is a simple yet powerful message of finding true love and kindness past the material things

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“A Man Named Sam” from Christian Faith Publishing author Michael Gentile shares a colorful illustration that follows a man’s search for someone to share his life with and accepts him for what he already is—beyond the possessions he has.

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“A Man Named Sam”: a value-filled read for kids about getting to know someone’s heart beyond the treasures and riches he holds. “A Man Named Sam” is the creation of published author Michael Gentile, a writer who enjoys creative photography, running marathons, and playing weekend golf. He holds a degree in commercial photography. He is the father of four children and a grandfather of four.

Gentile writes, “Our children have many different teachers. School teachers, coaches, trainers, tutors and the church pastor are easy to see. Some are friends, classmates and special people we meet unexpectedly. Some are members of our family, and some are like Sam.

“At first glance he may not be someone who you would recognize as a teacher or someone that has any notion as to what the difference between right and wrong is. He may not even be someone you might like or merely someone to hang out with on a rainy Saturday afternoon. His appearance tricks you into thinking he’s not worth getting to know. Actually, Sam has a lesson to teach us all.

“Hoping to find someone to accept him for who he is, not for what he has, Sam creates a plan to achieve his dream. He wants someone to share his life with, not just his treasures.

“Sam takes away all his beautiful possessions and turns his appearance from wealthy to ordinary. The big house on the hill, the designer clothes, and rare trinkets are all temporarily set aside in order to find someone who loves him for who he is. He puts on average, unassuming clothes, walks down from the house on the hill. He sits there and waits for kindness.

“Judging someone by how they look, where they live, or how they choose to spend their time isn’t fair to yourself or the people around you. Our eyes must be open and optimistic in order to see kindness and give kindness. Sam shows us what is truly important: knowing someone’s heart.

“Judging someone by where they live or the clothes they wear keeps us from truly understanding who they are.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Michael Gentile’s new book is a profound and delightful children’s literature that teaches the young hearts to see people past the material things they have and beyond what just meets the eyes because there is more to people than what one can plainly see.

View a synopsis of “A Man Named Sam” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “A Man Named Sam” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “A Man Named Sam,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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