Through Fire to Faith
One Man's Journey from Fear and Fault to Genuine Faith
About the Book
The odyssey of Michael takes him from tortured soul to bold believer. It is a story of heart-wrenching psychological turmoil and spiritual transformation. Michael lives out the joys and conflicts of a person coming to an understanding of the full meaning of genuine faith. Michael’s astonishing heroics as he rescues a little girl from a burning building sets up a captivating narrative. Through Fire to Faith follows Michael’s internal struggles from happy times with his wife and daughter to the vicious attack in a park, to his descent into active alcoholism, to the tragic accident that rips his family from him, to the story of his healing and conversion at the caring hands of his beloved Emilee and others along his way, and to his final dramatic battle with his internal demons. Michael’s personal journey is a story that anyone who is searching for the power of mercy and the reality of faith can identify with and take to heart.
About the Author
Robert (Bob) Bailor is a recently retired philosophy professor, mental health therapist and chemical addictions counselor. He has published three other books, two in the field of philosophy and one in addiction counseling along with numerous articles in philosophy and counseling. In addition, Bob has presented talks at national conferences on spirituality, counseling family members of addicts/alcoholics and advancing professional counseling skills. His passions are his faith, his family and his writing. Bob lives in Westerville, OH with his wife, Mary Rose. He has three grown children and three grandchildren.