By all accounts, Jake Daniels should have died when his SUV collided head-on with a moving truck. Now the vision of the mysterious woman who saved his life is consuming his every thought. A formerly nonreligious person, Jake becomes obsessed with learning more about angels, near-death experiences and spirituality. He leaves his fiancée and art career on hold to travel the country searching for the mystery woman, who he believes is an angel. As he's drawn into a series of earth-shattering angel and demon experiences, Jake discovers he's being prepared for an imperative task--to step into world affairs to prevent the clash of civilizations and reverse the violence and hatred of the post-9/11 world. As his search for answers leads him around the world and across faith traditions, Jake questions: Why him? Why now? And is it too late?
A riveting novel about the urgent spiritual and political questions we face in the 21st century, Messengers will leave you reconsidering your outlook on life and death-and why we are here.
David Arnett spent more than 30 years in the U.S. Foreign Service, representing the U.S. government in a variety of diplomatic posts around the world, the last as the head of the American Consulate General in Istanbul, Turkey. He holds a Ph.D. in English and has been an Army officer and an English teacher. He currently devotes his time to writing and lives in Sedona, Arizona, with his wife, Vivi.
Hardcover with dust jacket, 313 pp.