Local Christian author releases new book
By Josh McDonald
Staff Reporter / October 29, 2021
Fans of Christian fiction are going to love the newest title from Silver Valley author Sharlene Leker.
Her new book The War Within examines that fundamental question that all people of faith ask themselves: Is there really a God?
Leker's story of a blue collar farm boy and his trivial road to becoming a pastor is based upon some of her personal accounts and history - which makes the book an even more intimate read.
"My brother and I had a close relationship and in 2011, at the age of 63, he suddenly passed away. In his early years, he had felt a calling to become a preacher, but a chain of events changed the direction of his life's path." Leker told the News-Press. "He blamed God for his fate, but at the same time, in the back of his mind, he still remembered his faith. Throughout the years following his death memories flooded my mind of our years growing up together and I knew I could no longer disregard the prompt I felt to write his story. Finally, in 2018, I set out to write a fictionalized story about the internal struggle so many of us experience between 'good vs. evil' and the choices we make that affect our lives. That is why I titled the book, 'The War Within.'"
"The War Within" was published by Covenant Books and can be purchased at bookstores everywhere, or online in the iTunes Store, Amazon, or Barnes and Nobel.