Why Save Alexander


My latest writing project is a novel called Why Save Alexander.  It’s my first young adult fiction book that the whole family will enjoy. Adventure, danger, betrayal, hardship, survival, plots, opposition, desperation, and even despair are some of the ingredients that are part of the  story of Alex’s transformation. I’m finally excited to announce that the book will be published through Harper Collins Christian Publication in the fall of 2019!


About the Book

This is a story about an aspiring pro video game player who needs to grow up.  He comes from a broken home but has unique parents who have their own plans for his life apart from playing video games.  Alex’s mom is in television broadcasting and aspires that her son will become an actor. She has launched a reality show about young aspiring video game players in order to get her son involved in her industry. Alex’s dad owns an up-and-coming tech company that hopes to change the world with the release of their secretive new technology. Dad wants Alex to do something meaningful with his life and put his passion for gaming into the game development industry. He is trying to convince Alex to go to college to study business instead of continuing with the reality show and his dreams of being a professional video game player. All of their plans are disrupted when Alex disappears unexpectedly and finds himself in a dire situation that causes everyone in their small family to re-evaluate their lives.

Who is Phillip Telfer? What is the core of my identity? I’m a child of God and a disciple of Jesus Christ. What you do in not as important as who you are. But in case you’re wondering about what I do, here you go…

Husband & Father: Mary and I have been married for 27 years and blessed with 4 children, one fantastic son-in-law, and a precious grand-daughter.

Minister: I serve as a pastor by day (and night) and I’m the founder and director of the nonprofit ministry Media Talk 101

Coffee Nut: When I’m not serving the flock, I’m serving good, home roasted coffee to family and friends.

Woodworker: Another hobby that has “turned” into a small family business is woodturning. Working with wood a little bit each week keeps me sane in this big world of personalities.

Film Festival Director: Since that didn’t seem like enough on my plate I also started the annual Christian Worldview Film Festival and Filmmakers Guild.

Author: When there’s time to spare, I love to take  a Pilot G2 gel pen and a pad of paper and write! I used to pour a lot of creative writing energy into music, and now that has shifted to the fun of writing a novel.