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G. P. Taylor: Sin, Salvation and Shadowmancer [Hardcover]

By Graham P. Taylor (Author) & Bob Smietana (Author)
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Pages   256
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.5" Width: 5.6" Height: 1"
Weight:   1 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 31, 2006
Publisher   Zondervan Publishing
ISBN  0310267390  
EAN  9780310267393  
UPC  025986267391  

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Bestselling author G. P. Taylor has had a life as weirdly fantastic as the plot of one of his novels. From punk to police officer to bestselling author, this is a life filled with twists and turns that you simply won?t be able to predict.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! BOB SMIETANA is the religion editor for "The Tennessean" and a correspondent for "Religion News Service." His stories have appeared in national and regional US newspapers, including the "Washington Post, the LA Times," and the "Chicago Tribune," as well as national religious magazines such as "Christianity Today, Christian Century, Sojourners," and "US Catholic." He was one of the first American journalists to interview Graham Taylor and has written about Taylor for "RNS" and "Christianity Today." Bob is the author of "Life: Defining Personhood Under God," and co-author of "Good Intentions." He lives outside of Chicago with his wife, Kathy, and their three children.

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Highly recommended.  Jun 6, 2007
Harry Potter was at the top of his game until a first-time writer, G. P. Taylor, decided to take him on with a wildly delicious novel. In the span of a summer, Taylor's first book, Shadowmancer, became "hotter than Potter," garnering the attention of critics and readers around the world. But Taylor, an unknown to the literary world, was a mystery. His bio simply read, "Graham Taylor has spent the whole of his life searching for the hidden secrets of the universe. He lectures on the paranormal and folklore and lives in a secluded graveyard."

In Sin, Salvation & Shadowmancer, Taylor maintains that every word of his bio is true: "I've searched for the secrets of the universe all my life, and we lived in the middle of a church graveyard. I just wasn't going to shout out `I'm a vicar' and have people not buy the book because of that."

His autobiography takes a vivid look at his unconventional life. Taylor describes his parents as "hardworking, loving people," but all those hours at work took a toll on Taylor. He eventually grew angry and resentful of his father's absence, and began hanging out with the wrong crowd. Drinking, smoking and girls soon followed. His party life and rebellious behavior got him in trouble not only in the classroom but also in the streets. Despite poor grades and expulsions, Taylor was given a break and accepted into college. By the end of the first year, he was kicked out.

Promising himself and everyone he knew that he was going to be famous one day, he packed up and headed to London. He landed a job with CBS Records, where he promoted new releases --- including Bob Dylan and Earth, Wind & Fire --- to radio stations. He ended up partying himself out of the job, but soon landed a position at Virgin Records. Taylor quips, "Employing me was one of Richard Branson's only mistakes." This was particularly true on the evening Taylor crashed Branson's yacht. Needless to say, Taylor didn't work at Virgin Records much longer.

Yet God was constantly working behind the scenes. Wherever Taylor went, he found Christians who persistently shared the love and kindness of God with him. Eventually, he gave in and felt a call to ministry. Taylor continued to work an assortment of jobs usually accompanied by colorful capers (including working as a police officer) before becoming a vicar.

One day, he was challenged to come up with something better than the magical novels kids were devouring. He decided to give it a try. Of writing Shadowmancer, Taylor says:

"From that first morning in March, the story took shape little by little each day. Most days I found ten or fifteen minutes to write. The odd thing was, once I put the characters on the page, they took on lives of their own. They started to act and behave in ways that I did not completely control. As soon as they opened their mouths, their words would change the course of the story. The process was very exciting as the characters started to talk to each other and things started to develop. I never knew from one day to the next where the story was going."

The blockbuster success of Shadowmancer, which was originally self-published, was completely unexpected --- as were the health issues that accompanied Taylor's rise to stardom.

Taylor's life is a portrait of grace, a story of God's pursuit of one man. If you love his books, which also include Wormwood and Tersias, you'll love his story. Highly recommended.

--- Reviewed by Margaret Feinberg
Excellent Book  Nov 16, 2006
I heard about Shadowmancer and came to this site to buy a copy, where I also found this book. I decided to buy it and learn about Taylor's life so I had a little more perspective when I read Shadowmancer.

This is an excellent book - it reads as if written by Taylor himself, and leads the reader on a chronological journey of his life - from a rough start, to finding God, to devoting his life to spreading God's word, and culminating with a worldwide pulpit through Shadowmancer.

It's an easy read - crisply written with riveting details that keep the pages turning quickly. I can't wait to read Shadowmancer and then share it with my children and others.
Heart wrenching and Inspirational  Sep 23, 2006
Bob Smietana has done an excellent job of piecing together the life of G.P. Taylor. You get a an great sense of how the events of Taylor's life affected his journey to faith and how that journey ultimately ended up with him on the best-seller lists on both sides of the Atlantic. The story of Taylor's life will make you believe in miracles and is a true inspiration. Get two copies so you can pass it on to a friend. Once you start reading you won't want to put it down!

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