Can a hardcore gamer survive a real-world crisis? Alex is put to that test when his virtual world of video games collides with life-threatening circumstances with no ability to start over. Alexander Brooks is obsessed with becoming an e-athlete. What teen wouldn’t want to make a million dollars playing video games professionally? Especially if you’ve got a real shot at it like Alex. His mom, a television producer in Hollywood, casts her son in a reality show about young gaming hopefuls seeking fame and fortune. This gives him great exposure in the industry. On top of that, His dad owns an up-and-coming tech business that is about to launch a revolutionary product. Life couldn’t be better—or could it?
Truth be told, Alex doesn’t need to go pro as bad as he needs to grow up, and who really wants to do that? He hides a deep secret—the cavernous void in his life that nothing seems to fill. He’s popular but his over-inflated ego makes him obnoxious. He thrives on a false sense of accomplishment but is haunted by an inescapable sense of loneliness. He struggles with identity and is uncertain about purpose and meaning in life. He has lived in the shadow of his dad’s relentless pursuit of building a tech empire while he failed to keep his family from falling apart. What will it take for Alex to gain a new perspective on what it means to become a man and what it takes to be a hero?
Everyone’s plans in his small family are disrupted when Alex suddenly disappears. He is thrust into a paradoxical culture where video games don’t exist and discovers that he has his work cut out for him if there is any hope of staying alive. Man or computer mouse? How will he face real-life challenges that the digital world could never prepare him for? Alex is not prepared to rescue anyone, he needs to be rescued. For those who really know Alexander, why would anyone want to save him? This coming-of-age story follows Alex as he is forced to grow up the hard way through extraordinary circumstances, which cause him to re-evaluate what’s important in life, his need for God, and the positive influence of older mentors. Adventure, danger, hardship, romance, survival, despair and Providence are the ingredients that help remake his life. Get ready to witness Alexander’s transformation.
“Phillip Telfer is a master story-teller, drawing the reader into a tale that is both epic and intimate. This book is an unexpected reading adventure with an irresistible plot line, curious characters, and exotic cinematic backdrops.
Why Save Alexander showcases Phillip’s rare knack for supplying pithy and profound cultural insight. He blends high stakes drama and winsome fun with a deeply thought-provoking message to produce a delightfully soul-stirring tale.”
-Eric Ludy, bestselling author and pastor