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The Reluctant Savior

Paul Breer

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Paperback. 450 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 1.0in.Th e Reluctant SaviorRafer Alexander is the sole survivorof a plane crash over Sikkim in whichhis two parents and brother havebeen killed. After trekking downthe mountainside, he is rescued bymonks from a Tibetan monasterywhere he learns to deal with hisgrief through meditation. When anew friend develops cancer, Rafertakes his practice deeper, eventuallydiscovering the ability to heal. Th rough trial and error, he expandshis healing ability to includeparanormal feats like psychokinesis(which he parlays into a fortunein Las Vegas), confl ict resolution(which he uses to help win historicagreements in Jerusalem andKashmir), and thought-transmissionat the U. N. (which brings a presidentto his knees). In a fi nal, concealedexperiment he even attempts walkingon water. In time his successes evoke avariety of responses. Some see himas a magician; others are convincedhe is the Second Coming ofChrist. Still others fear that heis the Antichrist warned aboutin the Bible. Through it all heeschews any suggestion of divinity, remaining true to the belief that hehas done nothing more than whatall humans are capable of doing. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781453589175

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Title: The Reluctant Savior

Publisher: Xlibris, Corp.

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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"Th e Reluctant Savior
Rafer Alexander is the sole survivor
of a plane crash over Sikkim in which
his two parents and brother have
been killed. After trekking down
the mountainside, he is rescued by
monks from a Tibetan monastery
where he learns to deal with his
grief through meditation. When a
new friend develops cancer, Rafer
takes his practice deeper, eventually
discovering the ability to heal.
Th rough trial and error, he expands
his healing ability to include
paranormal feats like psychokinesis
(which he parlays into a fortune
in Las Vegas), confl ict resolution
(which he uses to help win historic
agreements in Jerusalem and
Kashmir), and thought-transmission
at the U.N. (which brings a president
to his knees). In a fi nal, concealed
experiment he even attempts walking
on water.
In time his successes evoke a
variety of responses. Some see him
as a magician; others are convinced
he is the Second Coming of
Christ. Still others fear that he
is the Antichrist warned about
in the Bible. Through it all he
eschews any suggestion of divinity,
remaining true to the belief that he
has done nothing more than what
all humans are capable of doing."

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Paul Breer grew up in a small up-state New York town, went on to Harvard College for his B.A., followed that with a two year stint in the U.S. Army, and concluded his education with a Ph.D. back in Cambridge. In subsequent years he taught or conducted research at the University of Wisconsin, Cornell University and Dartmouth Medical School. Between university appointments he conducted a private psychotherapy practice, first in Hanover, New Hampshire and later in Boston Mass. Since retiring he has spent most of his time writing books, essays and music. Some of his books explore questions of value (sociology) and free will (philosophy); others focus on music and the fine arts. His essays offer analyses of humanistic psychology and Eastern philosophy. Some of his musical compositions feature orchestra and chorus; others are written for smaller ensembles including classical guitar. The Reluctant Savior represents Breer's most recent work of fiction, the previous two being Illusions of the Heart, a set of two novellas exploring the world of internet romance, and Tashi, the story of a young girl who falls in love with an older man.

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