I have never e-mailed an author, so forgive me for my brief note. I enjoyed your work, The Reluctant Messiah.
At first, I questioned why someone had slid this under my door as I worked in the Child Protection Field, I never knew who had provided me this gift. I should say it sat unopened on my desk for months before I chose to open it. The questions it posed were wonderful. I am not a religious person and to be honest I believe only in a something greater than me, but not sure what or who that may be.
This book hit home with me as it reminded me of my childhood and the people that saved me. I was disappointed when as quickly as it had been given to me it was taken away. I am not sure who took it, but glad it was mine briefly. I have obtained another copy and I recently gave it to a young man in a mental health facility that stated stress had made him snap. I laughed as I explained the stress of being chosen to be a messiah.
Hi (unnamed reader),
Such a strange life this little book is leading! I’ve heard from readers who were given Illusions as a gift on a yacht anchored off Monaco, and from a man who found it when he was homeless and drunk, sleeping on a sidewalk in Manhattan.
I may not know the person who slipped the book under your door, but I know her motive: she thought an idea or two, if you read the story, might bring you a moment of happiness. Was that your motive, too, when you gave it to the young man?
Like so many others, readers or not, you are a part-time angel, lifting lives just a little bit. You have no idea what will happen to your gift, or how it will affect people you’ll never know. It isn’t God that touches our lives, and yours, it is love.