An Awakening Within is an unconventional fifteen-chapter short novel that takes the reader on a captivating spiritual journey to the Holy Land and back. Though the characters and many of the events are fictitious and the dialogue is Christian based, it is universal in nature. The main character, through strange encounters in a land far from his normal sheltered existence, is faced with supernatural encounters that question and challenge many of his own basic Christian teachings , universally known as "the Story". A continuing strange turn of events and struggle make a captivating read while providing an insight, richness and vitality to the searching spirit. It is a story of acceptance and rejection; it is a story of faith; a story of Truth and fables; the questions of life. On a deeper level, it is a journey. The story is a journey in pursuit of the true that is filled with people. Yet it is a journey we must all travel alone.
Interaction between characters encourages the reader to think out and question things he has been taught by humans and instead seek God's revelation directly. The reader is challenged not to be a conformist but rather to uncover the simplicity of God's church and knowing Him. It brings one back to the very foundation of the New Testament Church. And that foundation is hearing directly from the Father himself by seeking our hope in knowing God through the universal Truth that God exists within each of us. It points to Christ or the anointing of the Spirit of God as the true teacher of all truth rather than a man or a book. Being a novel, it is a non-threatening story for the world of religion for the 21st century!