Messiah of the Heart by Steven George Johnson
The Signs: A Whisper and the Sounding Shofar

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Growing up in the midsized Midwestern city of Middletown, Ohio, James Robert “Blue” Heron has what could only be described as a happy childhood. Bright and imaginative, he is unusually well-versed on current issues such as the Vietnam War and the first moon landing—with personal heroes including the likes of Steve McGarrett and Captain James Tiberius Kirk.

But after a real-life neighborhood hero is killed in Vietnam and his father begins facing health issues, the child “Blue” begins to struggle. He begins to lose focus and daydream in class—fixated on scary monsters and dreams of exploration that inhabit his imagination.

Facing growing problems at home and school, Blue begins to find refuge in his creativity and humor, a skill that is equally his greatest blessing and most volatile curse. Now, with a total lack of direction in life, he searches desperately for stability in a rapidly changing world—struggling to keep his own sanity intact along the way.

A coming-of-age tale for the underachievers, artists, and dreamers of the world, Messiah of the Heart: The Signs takes a unique look at one individual’s endless search for happiness, independence, and spiritual truth.


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Published August 30, 2015 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 187 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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