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Forgive You Father, For You Have Sinned: Changing One’s Prescribed Life, to an Authentic Life
This is the story of Sam Hallor, brought into this world as Seamus O’Halloran, of Irish Catholic descent. If one accepts their heritage, this begins their story. For Sam it is a sad story. When he is a few months old, his father opts out of his unwanted marriage and a father, and chooses a life of a bum living in the back room of the local Irish Pub.
Sam grows up in an Irish Catholic neighborhood of Little Dublin in Brooklyn, NY. His family is poor, and as soon as he is able, he has to fend for himself. In his teens, he becomes a numbers runner for the local bookie, and at age 18, as college is not a financial option, he accepts an apprenticeship with the neighborhood plumber. This becomes the start of his new life and story. He changes his name to Sam Hallor and becomes Sam The Plumber.
Sam runs from ‘the sins of his father.’ He is intent to erase the memory of his father from his mind, and those of his neighbors. When his father falls in the gutter on his face, Sam places him in a nursing home, not out of empathy, but so he can witness first hand his father’s demise and agony; as payment for his sins.
On one of Sam’s visits, he finds his father lying on the floor of his hospital room. Trying to help, Sam falls and bangs his head into unconsciousness. He wakes up to discover that he is a “person of interest” in his father’s death. Sam may be a murderer.
Many of us wonder why we continue to live the lives we have fallen into. So, follow Sam’s journey to see whether he can change his story to become the person he has always wanted to be. But, can he really change his story?
The sins of the father cannot be erased by the son, for no matter how far away he can run, and wherever he goes, the sins cannot be undone.
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Praise for Forgive You Father, For You Have Sinned
“Freedom is anathema to fundamentalism, whether social, legal, political, environmental, economic or religious. One remarkable thing about Rob’s social issue novels is that they attract such a wide range of viewpoints.” —William L. Protzmann, President, Music Care, Inc. and Motivational Speaker
“An important message for any life situation wherein the commitment supersedes the development of a life beyond that of the chosen path… A cry for balance in whatever endeavors we pursue.” —Ed Merewether, Vice president, TMC Services, Inc.
“Rob Reider has portrayed for us the painful metamorphosis of people caught at the lowest level of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs… When we finish this journey with him we find the strength to examine our own hierarchies and, hopefully, the inspiration to continue on our own path toward self-actualization.” —Bonnie S. Bostrom, Author of The Wayshowers
“Reider provides an easy to read and entertaining methodology to create groups that focus on making necessary changes in today’s political and economic atmosphere.” —Romeo Portillo
“Beyond a work odyssey, it’s a life odyssey … an impressive work of fiction and personal discovery.” —John G. Smithyman, Former comptroller, City of Philadelphia
About the Author
Dr. Rob Reider; Ph.D., MBA, CPA, is the President of Reider Associates, a management and organizational consulting firm located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, which he founded in 1976. In this capacity, Rob is a nationally recognized management consultant, author, speaker, and seminar/workshop leader. He has also been a presenter at numerous professional conferences, seminar/workshops, and in-house programs. Rob is also the course author of over 20 different online self-study courses. In addition, he is the author of six other works of fiction and nine professional management books; and has published numerous articles in professional journals. Rob lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his wife Barbara. He can be contacted by e-mail: email@example.com