The Second Coming
Throughout history, there have been men who have come into existence and changed the world forever. This is the story of such a man. Were his contributions a result of divine intervention? Are there shortcomings in being a world famous humanitarian in the 21st century? What qualities give a man such a distinction as the Second Coming of Christ? How does a man leave his footprint on history? More
This novel begs to ask: what if an ordinary man was destined to be the Savior of the world, the arguable Second Coming of Jesus Christ? Our hero, named Petch Foster, has one purpose: to contribute in some way to mankind. The main character has a visitation from God in a dream and realizes his mission.
Because of our main characters genetic makeup, our hero faces significant personal issues like discrimination. My book looks at major societal issues like fatherly abandonment and drug and alcohol abuse.
The story takes place in New York City. Our character started out as a Catholic priest. Because of the limiting nature of his priestly duties, he only administers to one parish; our character realizes that he wants to “serve” a larger population. During his training for becoming a priest, our character becomes involved in working at a major New York City hospital. He decides to enroll in medical school and eventually becomes a doctor.
As a doctor, our main character decides to leave the priesthood. Suddenly, significant personal events occur in his life. Unimpeded by personal obstacles, our hero makes a significant medical breakthrough and his work becomes heralded and acclaimed by many.
However, this man has so much more to contribute. Prompted and encouraged by dreams from the Creator, with whom he has a conversation, our main character embarks on another goal. Effectively using the media, our character launches a huge campaign to make the world aware of a significant and important cause. He sets up an organization that leads to massive social reform.
Along with changing the public’s awareness, our main character has to start dealing with the trappings of fame and the detractors in the world. World fame, wealth and media exposure affect not only the main character of the novel but his family as well.
Our hero has a son, Jeb Foster, who realizes he cannot fill the shoes of his famous father. Eventually, he begins to come to the realization that he can never achieve what his father has accomplished. Through self-introspection, he realizes that even though his father was as Christ-like as any man could be, there was a way to be a strong spiritual being without the accolades.