In front of me on the desk are seven books I am suppose to read for my class. The sad part is that I am suppose to read them, before I can have a go at Bob Smietana's book, G. P. Taylor: Sin, Salvation and Shadowmancer which is out now and getting some good reviews.
Bob is a friend I've been getting to know over at the Evangelical Covenant publishing department. He's been working on this book for a while and it looks like a great read. I can't wait!
From the Back Cover
"G. P. Taylor"s astonishing life has more plot twists than one of his novels.
The bestseller Shadowmancer stormed the literary world, rocketing to top sales on both sides of the Atlantic. Who could have predicted that an English country vicar would have such a hit on his hands? But that"s only one chapter in the roller-coaster life of G. P. Taylor.
Kicked out of school for trying to set fire to a teacher"s desk, Graham Taylor dived head first into London"s punk rock scene in the early 1980s. It"s unlikely that someone savoring a life of sex, drugs, and rock music would end up on a police force, but it happened. Then Taylor topped that surprise by becoming a vicar.
Assigned to a church on the northeast coast of England, Taylor delved into the fascinating history of the region”?tales of smugglers, storms at sea, and people lost on the moors. At the same time, he felt a growing concern about an occult presence in contemporary children"s fiction. These two interests came crashing together as Taylor created his award-winning novels Shadowmancer and Wormwood.
Then, with Shadowmancer topping the New York Times bestseller list and Hollywood beckoning, a near-fatal heart condition almost cost him everything. Filled with unforeseeable twists and turns, G. P. Taylor"s life story, like one of his novels, is a tale that you won"t want to put down."