Sidney man publishes novel

Staff report

SIDNEY — Robert L. Menz, of Sidney, has self-published his sixth book.

The novel, “Theo: The Circle of a Transcendent,” emphasizes how, through the power of love, the impossible is made practical.

“Theo’s life exemplifies hte lofty traits of the human potential,” said Menz in the release. “Inspiring novels typically lack the poetry, philosophical insights and education that are provided in ‘Theo.’”

Beginning in the central highlands of Vietnam and ending in Central Ohio, Theo makes man friends along the way who share Theo’s vision of a tolerant, diverse society.

“The book’s theme offers an antidote for ambiguity and selfishness so prevalent in the 21st century,” Menz said.

Menz has a Doctor of Ministry and is a retired, certified employee-assistance professional, educator and pastoral psychotherapist. He has authored “A Memoir of a Pastoral Counseling Practice,” “A Pastoral Counselor’s Model for Wellness in the Workplace: Psychergonomics” and “Divine Entreaty: Prayers for Public and Diverse Settings.” He is the editor and author of “Changing Society: A Social and Spiritual Vision for the Year 2020 and Beyond” and is a contributing author to “Departures 2010: Writings by Faculty, Staff, Alumni and Students of Edison Community College.” He has also written articles in professional journals.

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