The Gift by Dan Sweetnam

Daniel L. Sweetnam. Sweetnam has just gotten his first book ‘The Gift’ published by Friesen Press

Dan Sweetnam proudly displays his new book ‘The Gift’.

Dan Sweetnam proudly displays his new book ‘The Gift’.

Margaret Houben

North Thompson Star/Journal


Barriere may just become famous as the home town of author Daniel L. Sweetnam. Sweetnam has just gotten his first book ‘The Gift’ published by Friesen Press.

As a youth worker of 26 years, Daniel Sweetnam has taught and encouraged thousands of youth and young adults to be passionate about what they believe in, and to never give up on fulfilling their dreams.  After creating several successful businesses, teachying and creating youth programs in churches and communities, Sweetnam was inspired by his loving wife Daphne, and the encouragement of his two sons, Josiah and Samuel, to fulfill her firs passion and dream, namely writing.

While living throughout British Columbia, Sweetnam has experienced many spiritual events himself, leading him to a deeper understanding of God, and ultimately encouraging him to write ‘The Gift’.

The Gift – In the spiritual war raging all around humanity, with angels on one side and demons on the other, most people are not even aware of the battles they are really fighting.  But what happens to those who can see the war raging and understand how these spirits influence humanity itself?  Whose side do they choose?  God’s way, or the demon’s way?  People pretend the war doesn’t even exist.  For Malachai, choosing the side that could teach him the truth about what he saw and experienced, would prove to be the toughest challenge of all, and will ultimately change the course of the war itself.

This is the first in what promises to be a series of around four or five books at least, according to the author.  Sweetnam is planning a book signing, tentatively on September 24, at Bookland in Kamloops.  Bookland is carrying the book, as well as at Sweetnam’s in Barriere, and the House of James in Abbotsford.  The book is also available through a variety of sites online.

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