A former journalist and religion correspondent, Abdiel LeRoy is a British-American author whose life is largely inspired by the Bible, Shakespeare, and the great epic poem, 'Paradise Lost'. He has memorized thousands of lines of poetry and can come up with an instant quote for every situation!
These passions are especially evident in his own epic poetry. His signature work, 'Elijah', reimagines the great Old-Testament prophet's ministry and miracles, and in 'Obama's Dream', he takes the former president on a night-time journey of transformation to expose the destructive traits of empire handed over to Donald Trump.
Political theatre is also seen through the lens of poetry in 'Verses Versus Empire', Abdiel's three-volume series covering in turn the Bush, Obama, and Trump eras.
In non-fiction, Abdiel brings 'Dueling the Dragon: Adventures in Chinese Media and Education' - his memoir of triumph and trial crafted over a decade in the country. And in 'The Gourmet Gospel: A Spiritual Path to Guilt-Free Eating', he restores the soul of humanity while showing how diets and low-fat foods are a path to condemnation.
As an actor, Abdiel has embodied most of the major Shakespearean roles, and on stages from New York to London to Beijing, though perhaps his most famous appearance is in the hit short film series, 'The Expert'. Meanwhile, his narration skills make for lively and dramatic readings, as with 'The Gourmet Gospel', his first self-narrated and unabridged audiobook, released in June 2018.
To learn more, go to poetprophet.com/about and join Abdiel's Readers List at that website for a FREE book.
Also check out the video on this page for Abdiel's performance of 'Encendido', tribute to the famed Argentine-Tango orchestra, Orquesta Tipica Fernandez Fierro, whom he encountered in Buenos Aires.
This comes from his 'Well Versed' collection, which also showcases pieces narrated by famed British actors – among them Judi Dench, Mark Rylance, and Kenneth Branagh – for BBC broadcasts.
Abdiel has also worked in the past as broadcaster, financial analyst, and market commentator. His passions include Argentine Tango, Yoga, and competitive Swimming.