Rarely that I hear about architects writing a non-architectural book. Although architects who are also writers is not something new, it's hard to find one who creates and writes a fictional story that may indirectly or not really be connected with architecture. This is why this book caught my attention when I found out that the author is also a practicing architect.
The book entitled "Guardian Angel" is written by Kurt Sivilich, a practicing architect in Indianapolis, Indiana in USA. Practicing for more than 10 years as an architect, he got involved with several big projects including the Indianapolis International Airport and the Lucas Oil Stadium. And so, not only is he an author of a book, he is also a really dedicated architect. Kurt also infuses his life as an architect in Indianapolis in this book as he also includes some architectural elements found in Indianapolis. This tends to make the story more real to the readers.
Being an architect myself, I find it really amazing that he is able to give time to write as our profession comes with unpredictable schedules and workloads. I was told that one of his dreams was to become a published author which I think that he will certainly fulfill. Knowing how an architect's mind work, you can be sure that his book would be as vibrant, animated and creative as the drawings and designs he produces on paper.
His book "Guardian Angel" tells about a man who unexpectedly was given the responsibility of becoming a guardian angel as a last chance at redemption when he was denied entry into heaven.
Below is the book's synopsis:
"For Michael, death comes calling unexpectedly one afternoon with a sudden squeezing sensation in his chest. But he soon learns that death is only the beginning of his troubles as he reaps the unpleasant reward of living a lukewarm life and finds himself denied entrance into Heaven. The life Michael once knew is gone. Just when Michael thinks he is headed to the fiery gates of hell, he is offered one last chance at redemption--but at a terrible cost. After he reluctantly forfeits everything from his old life, he is recreated into a guardian angel who must abide by strict rules. Homelessness, hunger, danger, and despair become his world until the kindness of a minister in a homeless shelter provides him with a much-needed purpose. But the danger only increases as he halfheartedly immerses himself in his Guardian Angel duties. Ordered to protect jealous lovers, burned-out police officers, delusional street people, and delinquent youth, Michael only wants one thing--to go home. Michael is about to realize that his path to redemption will be more difficult than he ever imagined."If you want to learn more about Kurt Sivilich and his works, you can visit his blog at kurtsivilich.com.
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Guardian Angel: Book I of the Guardian Angel Series