DEATH OF THE BODY: PRESS RELEASE
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WHAT IF ALL RELIGIONS WERE STORIES, AND ALL STORIES WERE TRUE?
Death of the Body by author Rick Chianateretto is a new adult urban fantasy that touches on the controversial subject matter of religious beliefs.
“I realize that I’m expecting Death of the Body readers to step outside of their religious boxes” Rick Chiantaretto said. “I don’t expect anyone to suspend their beliefs, or accept an alternate view of spirituality or religion in general.”
Death of the Body is story of a young man named Edmund and his journey from a world of magic in Orenda to our world when he is betrayed and murdered by one of his own kind.
When asked if Death of the Body would be seen as an anti-religious book, Chiantaretto responded, “To be honest, I grew up LDS (Mormon). I’m also gay. That caused me a lot of grief in my teenage years, and I had to ask myself some very difficult questions about God and religion, but I think the most difficult ones I was forced to ask myself dealt with the definition of truth: What is truth? Am I being taught truth? Can I trust my own inner truth? What do I do when I am taught something that doesn’t match what I’m experiencing?”
“I believe these are questions all people ask. Sometimes, religious truth wins out. Sometimes, religious truth is irreconcilable with personal truth. I hope people won’t be offended by the portrayal of religion in the book, but will instead ask themselves to experience the questions presented. Really, the book is not meant to be anti-religious. Just look at the tag line: “What if all religions were stories, and all stories were true?” I think this sums up my feelings.”
“The book portrays one universal possibility: how all religions can be right and how all religions can be wrong at the same time. I don’t even believe the book to be ‘the truth.’ Which is sort of the point…It’s a story. It’s fiction. If it makes you mad, good! That just means you have some questions to ask yourself—some introspection to do.”
Death of the Body will be available in e-book and paperback formats on December 13, 2013 on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Smashwords.
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