New book from the MACHINE GUN PREACHER …LIVING ON THE EDGE set to launch, is the follow up book to ANOTHER MANS WAR. The book and life of Sam Childers was the basis for the feature film MACHINE GUN PREACHER which started Gerard Butler that hit theatres in 2011; the new book picks up where the first one left off going into more depth on his mission to save the innocent boys and girls in East Africa. This new book will be distributed by LRT Publishing, you can find out more details here just tic the link www.machinegunpreacher.org/
A brief synopsis of Sam Childers story: In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, addicted gang biker Sam Childers is released from prison and learns that his wife Lynn is no longer a stripper but has converted to Christianity. One night, Sam and his best friend Donnie give a ride to a hitchhiker who threatens Donnie with a pocketknife; however Sam reacts and turns the tables on the stranger. Sam is affected by the incident and is convinced by Lynn and his mother Daisy to join their church, and he is baptized. Sam finds a straight job in construction. When he meets a preacher from Africa, he decides to visit the continent. Sam travels to Northern Uganda and South Sudan many times and builds an orphanage for the victims of the cruel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Further, he fights whenever necessary and becomes a legend known as The Machine Gun Preacher. Speaking with great reverence regarding what the children of Africa have done for him on a personal level Sam has been quoted saying: “I never saved any children in the Sudan, they saved me. If it wasn’t for the children in the Sudan and in Uganda, I wouldn’t know where I would be today. They’re the ones that changed my life, enough that I could almost walk away right now and live a nice little life in the hills of Pennsylvania, but I just started in Ethiopia and I am getting ready to go into Somalia. I’m just beginning to rescue children around the world.”
As recent as 7 Feb 2014 Sam has been the target of a federal investigation after FBI and IRS agents raided his home, business and donation warehouse in Somerset County PA destroying a ton of donations that were due to be sent to children in need; Sam has said the feds are interrupting his work and in turn hurting hundreds of children who lack the resources to help themselves; he knows what the feds are looking for but said they’re not going to find it. Sam’s statement has been “I don’t have anything to hide” you can find all the answers in his new Book “Living on the Edge”
In addition to the hit film Sam is now the subject of a documentary that is due out April of this year entitled The Machine Gun Preacher . Last October, Sam was chosen to be the first American been to receive the Mother Teresa Memorial International Award for Social Justice, one of the most prestigious awards bestowed by the Harmony Foundation in Mumbai, India for his humanitarian and benevolent acts through The Angels of East Africa.
There is a lot more to the story….For further information make sure to check out the website, press enquiries and requests can be directed to LRT PR either to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com