New novel based on the Pure Flix motion picture Samson, in theaters February 16, 2018

As the New York Times best-selling author of Fireproof, Facing The Giants, and nearly 20 other acclaimed books, master storyteller Eric Wilson is uniquely qualified to chronicle the gripping and inspiring biblical epic of a man chosen, betrayed, then redeemed, in the new novel Samson (Pure Flix Books/Charisma House). The book is a novelization based on the Pure Flix motion picture release of the same name, in theaters February 16, 2018.

“I was thrilled to tell Samson’s story,” Wilson says. “We can all relate to what a mess we can make of things at times, and here is a narrative of one of the Bible’s biggest mess-ups. I didn’t realize how much writing this book would challenge me personally, emotionally, and spiritually. It is a story as timely as anything in today’s headlines.”

Millions are familiar with the biblical epic of Samson, the divinely empowered champion of Israel who finds himself torn between God’s destiny for his life and his desire for a woman with a secret. But how many know the profound details of his redemptive journey and final freedom? This new novel illuminates the scriptural account of Samson to help readers at once understand one of the most famous biblical stories of the Old Testament on a deeper level and inspire them to realize that life’s failures need not define their future.

SYNOPSIS: Samson is based on the powerful, biblical account of a champion chosen by God to deliver Israel. His supernatural strength and impulsive decisions pit him against the oppressive Philistine empire. After being betrayed by a wicked prince and a beautiful temptress, Samson is captured and blinded by his enemies. Samson calls upon his God once more for supernatural strength and turns imprisonment and blindness into final victory.

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About The Author

Eric Wilson is a New York Times best-selling author and recipient of the Retailers Choice Award, whose books include movie editions of Facing the Giants and Fireproof. From an early age, Wilson wanted to be a writer. Although raised in Oregon, he spent a number of years as a missionary kid in Europe, Eastern Europe, and India. While attending Bible college back in the States, he married Carolyn Rose, and they have been together 27 years, with two grown daughters and two grandchildren. Eric enjoys the globe's variety of peoples, foods, and cultures. He loves God, and asks: "If Jesus is the Answer, why are we so afraid of the questions?"