Bread: A Modern Parable

Bread: A Modern Parable

by David Templeton
Bread: A Modern Parable

Bread: A Modern Parable

by David Templeton



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Templeton's prose is brisk, clear, comic and offer of fresh angles on complex ideas with bursts of humor.... arresting, unsettling imagery and wholly surprising details—BOOKLIFE REVIEW

David Templeton's engrossing Christian novel Bread is a spiritual parable about the transformational power of relationships.....set in a divided world in which one life can make a difference. - FOREWORD REVIEWS


The problem with evil is the inevitability of its arrival. Nearly every person alive will, at some point, suffer. What if there was a way for the restorative power of grace and redemption to be just as certain?

Bread invites you to look at that idea as a reality. We follow the life of a lonely and compromised protagonist named Caleb who, against all odds, embarks on a surprising and unpredictable journey of discovery, and in the process, determines if he has a destiny to fulfill. He wants to find out if Redemption, Grace and Love are real or just words.

Everything that happens to him is played out in a mythical city called Solé, where life has handed him a horrifying problem. He has no idea how he may have contributed to its claim on his life. His situation is dire. The loneliness he feels has become tangible; a growing, serpentine form located in his torso is reminding him of his impending psychological and spiritual extinction.

That's where his learning curve begins. He finally understands that the restoration he needs must come from a source greater than himself.  

The mythical city of Solé is the realm where Caleb, and the reader, experience the unambiguous personal failures and achievements a life can have. Evil and loss, undying true love and hope, are juxtaposed against an unseen realm of competing forces of good and evil, determined to gain ultimate control of human souls, or release them to divine inheritance. Like life, the story is impossible to predict from one page to the next. 

My hope is that Bread, crafted as an unpredictable and entertaining story, will also reveal truths embedded in its pages, and offer each reader the wonder of their own life's potential.


Product Details

BN ID: 2940179346982
Publisher: David Templeton
Publication date: 11/11/2023
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: eBook
File size: 749 KB

About the Author

David Templeton retired as a successful banker and elected official from the state of Wisconsin in 2016. He received a BA degree majoring in social science from Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, California. He then attended Graduate School at the University of San Fransisco where he studied marriage, family and child counseling.His love for writing was fostered and encouraged at the Madison Area Writers Studio in Madison Wisconsin, hosted by acclaimed author, teacher and editor Michelle Wildgen. David and his wife Karen live in Texas, USA. They enjoy hiking the Texas Hill Country and home roasting their favorite coffees. Bread is his debut novel. FIND BREAD ART, KEY-MOMENT SAMPLES AND READER REVIEWS AT THIS AUTHORS WEBSITE: TEMPLETONWRITES.COM
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