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An old and haunted marauder,
A simple man of Faith,
An auspicious Osage princess,
A searcher fallen from grace,
All want for absolution,
Along their chosen ways,
But then their paths converge,
Becoming a ‘Chain of Flames.’
An old and haunted marauder… Tormented by demon voices, Eli Rathebohn is a wounded, lost soul. He’s not really living, he merely exists. Just one heartbeat away from ending his life, Eli decides that he’s not going alone. He’s determined to take an innocent man with him. In the midst of that encounter, God shows up… and Eli is transformed.
A simple man of faith… Johnny James is a civil servant—just a modest police Chaplain in a mid-sized southwestern town. He has no idea that he is about to be tossed so deeply into the fray. How can he possibly be expected to feed thousands, a virtual legion of wanting souls? Johnny has one outstanding qualification for the task—actually 3 in 1: He prays … he listens … he believes.
An auspicious Osage princess… Humiliated by an indiscretion, reporter Denise Grayhorn, daughter of an influential tribal leader, may have ended her own career. In an effort to redeem herself, she accepts a meager assignment. Little does she, or the world, know that this will turn out to be the most sensational news event of the year.
A searcher fallen from grace… Jared Suina has been raised on a Pueblo in New Mexico. Young and educated, he finds himself caught between his heritage and a yearning for something more. Will he find what he’s searching for? Does it even exist? In the center of two worlds, Jared finds more than he ever imagined.
Together these people will come to realize that life is not a single footpath, but a broad interchange. Where souls are linked and mingled, as in a chain of flames.
“A Chain of Flames is a unique debut-novel by Tony Cleaver. Tony weaves together the lives of his characters in a meaningful way that illustrates the untapped power of faith, redemption, and love. A Chain of Flames shows us how the seemingly small things in life can become grand adventures. If not for ourselves, then for others.”
Targeted Age Group: 28 to 68
Book Price: 2.99
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Tony describes himself as a ‘refugee’ from the city of Flint, Michigan. In the 1970’s, his hometown was considered to be the Mecca of America’s blue collar workforce. All of that changed in the latter part of that decade when the automobile industry began laying off workers by the Tens of Thousands. An American way of life was changed forever and Tony was there to witness it firsthand.
In the 1980’s, as a young man, Tony found himself in Oklahoma City, where he held the dubious honor of being the ‘highest earning bartender’ in 3 states. So his employers would tolerate his propensity for witnessing to customers, co-workers and on one occasion, a professed Satan worshiper, from across the bar. Tony would tell these people he would encounter about how ‘Jesus could change their lives,’ and many listened. For this, however, he was denied membership at a local church. The reason? He ‘fraternized with sinners.’
In the mid 1990′s, Tony was in Albuquerque, New Mexico. There he broke traditional ‘fry-bread’ with a very old Native American couple in their modest pueblo home on the reservation. They talked about religions, about ‘hospitality,’ and about the priceless thousand year old clay pots that lined on their mantle.
In the 2000’s Tony was living in Indianapolis, Indiana. He and wife Karen went there knowing that they had no jobs lined up, no house to live in, and no family or friends there to help them. They were about $40,000.00 in debt and they had two small kids in tow… but they also believed that God had sent them. Within less than four years, God not only allowed them to get completely out of debt and buy a house of their own, but they bought several – some for rental properties, and some to fix-up and resell. In both ‘paying it back’ while ‘paying it forward,’ Tony continued in his witnessing efforts, speaking to tenants and to those whom he would help to purchase their very own first homes.
In the 2010’s Tony and Karen moved to NW Arkansas where they currently live and where they continue to seek God’s guidance every day.
Tony Cleaver’s debut novel, A Chain Of Flames, is a story about how different people – some on the front of society and some on the fringe – are able to find their way to God . . . or how God leads them, despite their disasters, their difficulties or their levels of malcontent. In creating uniquely rich characters, with intricately interwoven story lines, Tony draws from the extraordinary events of his own personal experiences.
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