“Anno Domini 2009, I lost everything. Materially, spiritually, I was bankrupt; even my physical being thought about calling it quits. Every breath, every day seemed to be a cascade of emptiness and desolation. Yet, in retrospect, every figurative drop of blood was necessary.”
A Leaf on Water: An Atheist’s Fall To Grace is the gut-wrenching odyssey of a failed man who searches for God and finds Him. The author was a poster child of success: Marine fighter pilot, global investor, budding screenwriter. On a downward spiral without ever realizing it, his atheistic hubris, empty existence and material failure eventually brought him to the brink.
Yet God got in the way. He inspired the author to assess his life and seek Him. Thus, his journey is one of profound revelation. Using reason and reborn faith, he ultimately discovers the purpose and joy of a Christian life.
What pushes us to the edge? Why do some people jump and others find solace? To the extent someone finds comfort in something, is it authentic and spiritual – God? – or superficial and earthly – wealth, pleasure, power, honor.
Although the landscape of creation is awe inspiring, it is littered with mines; evil, immorality, addiction, economic woes, materialism, family dysfunction, cultural decay and secularism are but a few. Consequently, it shouldn’t be surprising that religion and spirituality books are the fastest growing genre in book publishing.
Yet A Leaf on Water is not an ivory towered how-to book on living a Christian life and dealing with day-to-day obstacles. It is a unique chronicle of a shattered life as it happened, while in the midst of minefields, demons and an agonizing reality. A Leaf on Water explores the trials and questions – and there are many – of one man, and his discovery of God, Truth and purpose.
This book is in the rewrite stage. It casts a wide net and hopes to touch hearts, arouse reflection and nudge people toward God. It is stylistic, dark, hilarious, insightful, raw, smart, and bloody but undeniably unique, thoroughly Christian and ultimately hopeful. Hope to have it completed soon!