Sunday, November 23, 2014

Author Michael John Sullivan and His Books


Michael John Sullivan, the author of several books and a novelette, was homeless at the age of 23 after watching his mother - his protector in a dysfunctional family - die from cancer.  A year later his father asked him to leave.  Riding a New York City subway train at night, his only companion was a green plastic bag of belongings.  During these bleak days he began writing his most reflective and emotional childhood and adult memories now featured in two of his novels. 


Michael Stewart has lost his faith and is overwhelmed by the demands of raising his precocious fourteen-year-old daughter Elizabeth.  When he and Elizabeth find a cellar door in the floor of a church basement, they discover a tunnel that transports them back in time to Jerusalem during the tumultuous last week of Christ’s life. There they encounter numerous characters including Leah, a grieving widow; a menacing soldier who is determined to take Elizabeth as his own; Judas on the last night of his life; and a close-up of the man, Jesus. 

Trapped in the past, Michael comes face to face with some of his most limiting beliefs and realizes he must open himself up to the possibility of a deeper faith in people, himself, and love if he is to ever find his way home. A captivating and spiritual tale, Necessary Heartbreak will leave readers moved and transported. 256 pages




Everybody's Daughter 
What if you had a chance to ask a loved one for forgiveness – after they died? What would you say? Would you give up your own lifetime of happiness for someone else? Michael Stewart confronts these questions as he travels back in time through a mysterious tunnel in an old church when the Romans ruled with brutal violence and Jesus preached his peaceful message.  His Teenage daughter Elizabeth soon follows Michael, but is surprised to discover that her father is nowhere to be found.  Little does she know that Michael has returned safely to the present, leaving her to battle a vicious Roman soldier.  Separated 
by centuries, Michael is trapped to fight his own battles in the present day.  Elizabeth’s disappearance, and the discovery of her blood in his car ignites a rush of judgment as the FBI focuses on him as a person of interest.
Michael’s only hope for saving his daughter rests in the hands of his best friend – a local pastor with secrets of his own – and a mysterious old journal containing tales of miracles within the walls of the old church itself.
Thrilling and suspenseful, Everybody's Daughter takes readers on a miraculous journey of their own, where salvation can be found in acts of sacrifice and hope remains forever eternal through the passage of a tunnel. 330 pages 



Novelette An Angel Comes Home

Michael John Sullivan: "Over the past decade I have been working on a time-travel trilogy, occasionally reflecting back to my childhood and young adult experiences and incorporating it into the plot. While the hardships of spending nights riding a subway train were an emotional and sometimes physical burden for me, there’s been a wonderful conclusion to this period of time." "I have been able to heal while writing Necessary Heartbreak and Everybody's Daughter It’s also given me a chance to reflect upon the story and the characters and what they truly mean to me. I decided to write a prequel to Everybody's Daughter, a novelette. I felt it important that the reader should know who George Farmer was in more detail and to bridge the gap between the two books." "There’s a twist, too, in showing the relationship between Pastor Dennis, Michael Stewart, and George Farmer. George was a man of strength, love, faith and hope. Perhaps someday you will run into someone like him. Or better yet, you already have." 



The Greatest Gift

Michael John Sullivan's Latest Book

Teenager Elizabeth Stewart has been given the gift of life once more and uses it to risk everything for a close friend – even though it means leaving behind her father, Michael who poses as a Roman soldier, takes a sea journey with an Apostle, and is asked to help write part of the Gospel in his quest to safely bring his daughter home to the twenty-first century.

Thrilling, illuminating, and ultimately resounding, The Greatest Gift concludes the trilogy begun in Necessary Heartbreak and Everybody's Daughter  in awe-inspiring fashion.  All of Sullivan's books are available in print and digital.

Enjoy Sullivan's books as much as his many readers do:  “I've been truly blessed with the opportunity to review all these wonderful novels and if you haven't read any of them, you are truly in for a treasure.” and “Eagerly awaiting Sullivan's next book.” 

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