When Stevie Katz discovers a mysterious object on the shelves of his family’s store, his life changes forever. The object gives him the power to heal the sick and wounded, and a few freak accidents draw the public eye to his newfound abilities. Because he never reveals the source of his power, those around him begin to believe he’s some sort of divine being or messiah. Over time, Stevie begins to believe that he has come to save society from itself. When he transitions into televangelism as an adult, his devoted following grows, and he begins to build an empire fueled by his misplaced power. The story is set amidst the racial upheaval, Vietnam War protests, and the challenging of traditional American values that fuel the turbulence of 1960s Cleveland. “The Healer’s Miraculous Journey” is part historical fiction and part science fiction, but entirely thought-provoking and challenging. This book is designed for readers looking for an entertaining, engaging story with a powerful philosophical substance.
Reviews for the Book
From Midwest Book Reviews (Diane Donovan): The social, spiritual, and philosophical ramifications of Steve's life make for a sci-fi read that incorporates bigger-picture thinking into its plot. Readers who look for tales that begin with individual experience but blossom into broader quests for truth and life meaning will find the questions raised in The Healer's Miraculous Discovery to be thought-provoking. Book clubs looking for many discussion points relating to miracles and transformations will find many options for group debate. The Healer's Miraculous Discovery is highly recommended for libraries looking for crossovers between sci-fi and fictional representations of personal and social change. Its plausible possibilities create many insights and reflections that readers won't see coming.
About the Author: Stephen Robbins
STEPHEN ROBBINS, ESQ. is originally from the Cleveland area, and grew up in the eastern suburb of South Euclid. He holds degrees from Ohio State University (BS), Temple University (MBA) and University of Akron Law School. In his early career, he worked for the Ohio Division of Securities, later moving on to hold senior executive positions for several large hospitals and health systems.
The Healer’s Miraculous Discovery is his first novel, but the idea was decades in the making. It stems from a lifelong search for the roots of faith, comparative religion, and secular humanism. The story wraps an intriguing premise into questions that will haunt the reader long after finishing the book. It is truly a thought-provoking experience.
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