Friday, October 29, 2010

Author Greg Allen Chosen As One Of 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading

Greg Allen has been chosen to appear in '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading', produced by The Authors Show. Allen is the author of 'War Of The Heart', 'Builder Of The Spirit' and a number of other books. He was chosen as the result of his recent appearance on The Author Show in which he discussed 'War Of The Heart'

Author Greg Allen has been featured in '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading'. He was chosen for the book as the result of his latest novel, 'War Of The Heart'.

"To be included", stated Mr. Allen, "in '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading' is an honor. To be recognized by my peers based upon those words which pour from my soul is something to behold. Accolades such as this, when bestowed, shouldn't be taken lightly. My heart felt thanks go out to the publishers of this book, and all my faithful readers."

War of the Heart follows the amazing journey of a young, adventurous American, Jonathan Freed. Growing up in the Deep South under the hardships of the Great Depression, Jonathan experiences his share of turmoil and hard living, but across the sea, the sinister brew of Nazism
lurks - threatening to embroil him and others in a dark conflict. Like many of the era, Jonathan hears the call of military service. His career spans two wars and eventually rewards him the distinction of being the youngest chief chaplain of the U.S. Army.

“In interviewing over a dozen veterans,” continued Mr. Allen, “while writing 'War of the Heart', I found it striking how many would stare at the floor when recalling their experiences; never bragging of hero status nor stating how bold they were, just unwilling to dredge up the horror. I became a better listener in the process. I could see the tortuous thoughts, painful memories, well in their eyes as they described how scared they were as the war raged around them. In the process I gained a greater respect for those brave souls.”

“America is a country like no other, birthed out of a longing for liberty, whose citizens will willfully fight tyrants like Hitler and Mussolini who oppress that God given right. The Constitution was divinely inspired, I'm convinced of that, a model for others, and as the persecution or destruction of innocent souls occurs, Jew or Gentile, it becomes evident that the fiber of our being is to intercede. Everyone who enjoys freedom should read this book, young and old alike, for it highlights the cost of freedom’s price. The Great Depression affected everyone back then, just as the Great Recession has today, but we Americans are a giving people who hang together, unwilling to sit back while others suffer.”


Greg Allen is an poet, author, songwriter, and the founder of Builder of the Spirit Ministries in Jamestown IN., a distribution non-profit aiding the poor He is the author of a number of books including Builder Of The Spirit and War Of The Heart.

He is also a columnist for central Indiana newspapers and produces a column entitled "Thinkin' Out Loud." Mr Allen is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below.

Greg Allen lives in Jamestown, IN. His books are available at his website, www.BuilderOfThe, at, Barnes and Noble, Borders, from Tate Publishing and wherever books are sold online.

Greg Allen
Builder of the Spirit Ministries
PO Box 318
Jamestown IN 46147
Phone: 765-676-5014