The Faithful One

General Fiction, Christian Books

By Michele Chynoweth

Publisher : Ellechor Publishing House

ABOUT Michele Chynoweth

Michele Chynoweth
 Michele Chynoweth has been a news reporter, advertising copywriter and ad agency owner prior to becoming a published author, and won first place in the drama category of the Maryland Writers Association Fiction Contest.  She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, the mother  More...


Seth Jacobs has it all -- a successful business, a mansion in greater Boston, a beautiful wife and three loving children. Yet, in a series of events beyond his control Seth loses everything, including his health. Struggling to find some understanding amidst his pain, Seth’s faith is challenged further by his wife Maria, who betrays him, and even his friends, who suggest that perhaps God has His reasons for inflicting so much suffering upon him. 

At the end of his rope, Seth meets Lucille O’Hanlon, a young yet wise social worker who tries to help him realize the spiritual solution he so desperately seeks. Lucille also begins to fill the void left by Seth’s losses, and as they grow closer together, he must finally determine if their relationship is of God’s Will or just his own.

"Why is this happening to me?"  

Seth questions God as we all do in times of hardship. With Lucille’s help, he finally receives an unexpected answer to his despair and is faced with decisions that will determine the new path his life takes. A modern-day story based on the Book of Job, The Faithful One inspires us all to have a little faith no matter what. 


Release Date: April 9, 2012


ISBN: 978-0-9826242-6-5

Paperback, 298 pgs

"The author gives us a front-row seat to watch one of the country's most successful businessmen and his family descend into the abyss of despair at warp-speed. The catastrophic events come fast and often and it is impossible to put the book down. The book provides a credible, but difficult, understanding of the sanctity of one's marriage vows and faith in GOD." 

- Dennis Hildebrandt

"I met you on Sunday at the Baltimore Book Festival. I stayed up late on Monday night to finish reading the book and am happy to report that I really enjoyed it. (It even made me cry a couple of times!) I liked The Faithful One better than The Shack since you stayed true to the Book of Job - it made me want to go back and read Job again.  It was thought-provoking and inspiring, and I will recommend it to the women in my book group at church. I'll certainly be looking forward to your next book!" 

- Suzanne Steiner


"I bought your book there when you were signing them. I read the book and was very much impressed. The Book of Job has always been a good read for me and you put it in a modern setting in The Faithful One. I am recommending it for our church library and to the church book club for reading and review. Keep writing and may God Bless you." 

- Skip Albert


"I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Faithful One. It is quite a page turner and an easy read. The book guided me to examine my own life after finishing it. When I reached the final page I was sad the reading experience was over, but I knew the story and its message would stick with me for some time. I have recommended reading this book to all my friends and family. It has been chosen by our book club to be the next selection of the month."     

-Roberta J. Karns