A journey back to love. A beautiful story about triumph, love, family, faith, and friendship.
After his family had suffered their greatest tragedy and all hope was lost, Tyler Hill was soon to find out just how close love really is. With the story set two years after the loss of a loved one and his family finding no light in their slow descent, Tyler, a once promising and hopeful seventeen-year-old, found change and a new sense of traction in hope through an unexpected friend...
"Much like all of my writing, this story is very dear to my heart; although it being my first novel it holds a special place within. I started writing this story with nothing more than the title and a feeling. I wanted to take what I've done for years with my poetry, visually and emotionally, and translate that into the span of time throughout a novel. I have a great affection for the human spirit and it interests me in how distant we can become from that when we suffer loss and begin to question or separate from love. It was my objective to unfold all of that and expose the characters to the possibilities of meeting love, once again, at the source...the heart. With a backdrop of some amazing music throughout this story, it truly was a beautiful experience to watch and take part in." - Author note
"I was deeply moved by the touching insights and the depth of feeling throughout this enchanting story. I feel spiritually lighter and alive - a must read! Warm and engaging! Excellent!"
- Carol, on 'Sweeping with God'
"Sweeping with God is a truly touching story about a tender and fragile love. The relationships that the author created are forgiving and thoughtful; it was a story that I was compelled to keep reading. It gave me goosebumps."
- Amie, on 'Sweeping with God'
"It gave my heart a feeling of hope and joy, my mind confirmation in the faith I hold so dear, and my soul inspiration."
- Lachelle, on 'Sweeping with God'
"A timeless inspiring read. This book opens the mind and heart to the possibilities of life and love. The kindness and compassion in the writing makes this book a Must Read!"
- Barbara, on 'Sweeping with God'
"I thoroughly enjoyed it and beg you not to stop writing; you have a lot of talent and it kept me on the edge of my seat for weeks! Good winter reading!!"
- Shanon, on 'Sweeping with God'
"I truly can't begin to describe the feelings I had after reading 'Sweeping with God'. It was an amazing journey from the first page to the last; my heart was so immersed in the story that I felt everything 'Tyler' felt. The author's words made me feel like the book was written specifically for me; it touched my heart and soul. And most of all, 'Tyler Hill' reminded me that the most powerful tool we have here on earth is....LOVE."
- Kaled, on 'Sweeping with God'
"This book is an amazing read! Get a copy and open your schedule as it’s tough to put down! Few books have ever tugged on my emotions in the way this story did. I felt a relationship develop with the characters immediately and held on closely until the very last word! I’m impressed with the versatility of the author as I now have 3 of his books!"
- Mark, on 'Sweeping with God'
"'Sweeping with God' lit my heart up with compassion and reminded me that humanity survives through love."
- Jana, on 'Sweeping with God'
"'Sweeping with God' is a breath of fresh air."
-Olga, on 'Sweeping with God'
“Sweeping with God is a beautiful journey of discovering the depth at which the universe can work through each and everyone of us. It is so much more than a story, it is truly a blessing and an invitation to believe in the Divine. The story is one of those pivotal texts that everyone should read in a lifetime as it helps us to open the door to believing that we are a part of something so much greater. Expertly written, the characters become an extension of the reader. Kevin Semeniuk is a gifted author, as this story captured me within the first few pages.”
-Ginette Biro on, ‘Sweeping with God’
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About the Author
Kevin Semeniuk is a Canadian storyteller, and the founder of Fifteen for Hope Publishing and Apparel. Born in a small Alberta town, Kevin comes from a large family of 8 siblings, all raised by a single mother who emotionally and financially took care of their big family on her own. No stranger to the curveballs that life can throw, before even the age of seven his parents had separated, moving him and his siblings to Edmonton with his mother, from where she would drive the family across provinces to visit his oldest brother in prison for what would go on to become years. The family had also started to take in foster children, which opened up the home to a near revolving door for much of what would be at risk youth, however, it would also lead to the forming of some of the most important and impactful relationships of his life. This sudden changing way of life inside and out of the home forced Kevin and his young siblings to quickly adapt to whatever circumstance their environment might provide. As Kevin was growing older in a chaotic setting he began to spend his time away from home skipping school in search of trouble. During his teenage years, out of shear fear for him following down the wrong path, his mother sent him to live with his alcoholic father where he would then have to adapt to living with a cold, hardened man who could go on for weeks without speaking a word to Kevin. Surely his father loved him, however, it was never uttered or displayed in all the years they lived with one another, leading up to his death; his body discovered by Kevin. Kevin thereafter spent years distancing himself from his friends and family, often to work in isolation, alone with his thoughts and heartache, learning how to cope with a near broken heart. It was through these traumatic experiences that he was able to see how possible it was to pursue change by way of the heart, and coupled with the love he already had for storytelling through poetry - (a love that was sparked at a young age by movies like ‘Stand by Me’) - Kevin opened the floodgates and turned pain into passion, beginning with what would be his first full length novel, ‘Sweeping with God’. Kevin has since published several collections of poetry and novels through his company, Fifteen for Hope Publishing. His stories are all written under the umbrella of love and harness the ability to touch the heart and speak to the mind of his audience, regardless of gender or race. In Kevin’s novels, his words on paper have formed beautiful, heartfelt stories of forgiveness, second chances, the resilience of the human spirit, and beautiful conversations lined with hope. However, not all of Kevin’s literature is sunshine and rainbows as he also shares his passion through stories about the darker side of life in his poetry, touching on important topics such as human-trafficking, starvation, war, disease, and the over one-thousand Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women here in Canada; the country Kevin calls home. Though his journey through life has led him down paths that at times he would’ve done anything to change, Kevin has still somehow managed to find a true balance and to stay as close to life as possible, which is showcased throughout his literature.