Every Clevelander is celebrating the return of the Cleveland Cavaliers to the 2017 NBA world championship. My connection to Cleveland is personal. I was born there in 1967, the year Cleveland elected her first African-American mayor Carl B. Stokes. I lived in Cleveland for twenty-four years. So when I wrote my book ten years after leaving Cleveland the only place that I could set this story was in Cleveland.
My first story Do You Wanna Be Made Whole really parallels the themes that have resonated in Cleveland since the return of Lebron James to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Those themes are redemption, recovery, and dreams coming true.
The main character Pastor James Maxwell is a spiritual father to Theo Dexter, Micheal Cain and Adam Jones. Each of the three men reaches out to Pastor James in a dark season of their lives. James the mentor helps them to rediscover purpose in living.
As Cleveland Ohio rises through the dark of a heartbroken past so does Theo, Micheal, and Adam.
As Cleveland stands as a city of champions each man in this story stands as a champion.
Pastor James is a champion who discovered a new way of life empowering men after suffering great failures in his life.
Theo is a champion as he finds the power of forgiveness and applies it in his life and marriage.
Micheal is a champion who finds love again after his heart was broken by a devastating tragedy.
Adam is a champion who rediscovers the power of living by values that he forsook on his climb to prominence.
Each man, Theo, Micheal and Adam were born in Cleveland Ohio and in Cleveland Ohio they discovered the power of redemption.
I hope that you will enjoy this story, my first and gain a new appreciation for Cleveland Ohio, the city of champions.