I was chronicling the transformation of a lost man who traveled down a hostile road without a map. Meet Lyle Brooks-confident, intensely private, and squeaky clean. Lyle's entire existence is never out of his control. But shortly after 9/11, something happens that makes him a bit more like the rest of us.
On his way to visit his mother, Lyle is at the airport when he is subjected to a humiliating search. Disgraced in more ways than one, Lyle boards the next flight to Tacoma to visit his mother and tries to put the experience behind him. But it's not that simple.
Lyle tells the story to his only confidant, Eryka Koslow, and wants her to write about the incident. During the process of complying with Lyle's request, Eryka comes to appreciate why he wants her to write his profoundly personal account. Lyle's journey to find peace within himself not only inspires Eryka, but also reshapes her own life. But it is Lyle who is truly transformed, emerging from the experience with a new lease on life.
Life very rarely holds true to our childhood dreams and as we experience the world and all the good and bad it has to offer, we will undoubtedly only remain grounded if we have our roots planted deep into sound spiritual soil, able to feed off what we can't see but what is keeping us stable and planted firm.
'This story touches life's ups and downs and unwanted experiences, yet it brings us back to the soil we're rooted in."-Dori L. Brown/Sister-in-Christ, San Antonio, Texas
'Rubbing Cold-Black is a suspenseful journey that will keep you hanging on every word. This book takes us through daily life experiences that we can all relate to, and the ending leaves us searching our souls. It provides a tender way of healing a tough hurt.
The author C.E. Wilson gently escorts the reader through a journey turning tragedy into triumph. If you desire to get revitalized, restored and re-focused toward purpose, then this book is a must read."-Cheryl Thompson, Author/Publisher
'This is an incredible tale of the spiritual transformation of a man who thought he had it all together. Living off the prayers of his mother, Lyle finally had to make his own decision about Christ. Readers may come to the same life changing revelation at the end of this book."-Linda F. Howelton, M.D.