Florida Author’s Debut Novel: New Age Fantasy with a Constitutional Twist
New Book, Steps to Salvation, inspired by author’s Near Death Experience, reveals his practical vision for worldwide limited government, fulfills his promise to the angels ‘to go back and finish his work’.
In his first book, Steps to Salvation, Israeli born-and-raised Shlomo Attia – a resident of South Florida since 1990 — redefines the concept of Salvation and incorporates his own Near Death Experience into a thought-provoking journey through history.
Set in the year 2412 in Arusha Africa, this fantasy novel tells the story of how a terrorist attack at the G20 Summit in 2012 sends twelve world leaders to The Other Side where God’s selected project manager Moses and a cast of Ascended Masters and Advanced Souls give them their assignment: bring Salvation to Earth.
Since Israel has been isolated for several years prior to the Salvation Twelve’s arrival in heaven, innovative Prime Minister Eyal Grad reveals the success of Israel’s many advancements and accepts the responsibility of helping his colleagues implement similar policies in their respective countries.
In one of its most “controversial” aspects, Steps to Salvation champions the concepts of one God for all and soul reincarnation while criticizing man-made religion for creating incessant conflict throughout the End Days. It also features an Armageddon War during which The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem is replaced with a replica of the ancient King Herod Temple.
At the war’s conclusion, the Armageddon Commission metes out punishment for 500 families – descendants of the world’s biggest evildoers, elitists and racists including Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Charles Tudor, Nathan Rothschild, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton: a forced relocation to the Arusha Race Unity Region for the Race Unity Experiment.
Here they’ll spend the next 400 years atoning for the sins of their ancestors and restoring their names to goodness. When Step One opens in the year 2412 in Mr. Bauer’s history class, a group of seniors are about to take the Steps to Salvation oral exam, which will measure their knowledge and determine whether or not they will graduate, end the Race Unity Experiment, and embark upon a trip around the world to discover how Salvation Time works in various countries and continents.
“During the End Days, the animal nature of man was in control of his spiritual nature, making life on earth hell for ordinary, hard-working people. My book represents the triumph of man’s spiritual nature over his animal nature and provides practical solutions for making life easier for everyone, including my idea for a Citizens Lottery System designed to reward good behavior and circulate money locally for the benefit of all,” Attia explains.
Well-researched and rife with historical events and people, Steps to Salvation is already receiving rave reviews from a variety of critics, one of whom, author Renee Gatz states, “The book contains all the hot-button issues of the day and promises to educate, inspire and based on your personal beliefs could raise your ire, cause you to cheer or find areas of agreement and disagreement. There will be much to discuss and debate at your next book group meeting.”
One of Attia’s passions is inspiring everyday people to stand up to powerful interests and fight for their God-given right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Aside from encouraging readers to learn from history, his novel presents a vision of a world in which political dynasties are forbidden, politicians are humble pencil-pushers and lawyers are nothing more than lowly administrators.
It also showcases practical reforms to the justice system, global travel, cinema and the gold industry through its concept of positive capitalism. To read a synopsis of Steps to Salvation visit www.shlomoattia.wordpress.com.
About the author: Shlomo Attia is an entrepreneur, spiritual seeker, and the owner and manager of a commercial appliance installation and service company in South Florida. He’s also an engineer who builds prototypes for small businesses. Born and raised in Tel Aviv Israel with a natural curiosity, a passion for learning and a desire to contribute to the betterment of the world, he’s always been an avid student.
Steps to Salvation is the first in a series of books he plans to write in order to achieve his goal of helping everyday people thrive in a system of positive capitalism and limited government. He is available for interviews and speaking engagements. For more information, visit www.shlomoattia.wordpress.com and follow him on twitter @ShlomoAttia and on his Facebook Page Shlomo Attia, Author.