Richard Rossi Has Released A Novel Version Of His Christian Film Canaan Land

Aug 23, 2020

Excited about the upcoming new film of actor and director Richard Rossi? You’re in luck because Canaan Land has come out in novel form and is now available in paperback and other formats.

Are you eagerly anticipating actor and director Richard Rossi’s new film Canaan Land? This newly released book that inspired the film is guaranteed to tide you over.

A Christian novel based on an upcoming film of the same name has been launched by American filmmaker, actor, writer, and former minister Richard Rossi.

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The novel Canaan Land is described as a 21st century telling of an "Elmer Gantryesque story," narrating a love story between one Brother Billy Gantry and Sister Sara Sunday. Brother Billy is a charismatic con man and preacher, while Sara Sunday is a sincere Christian evangelist. The plot revolves around Sara Sunday's attempts at redeeming Brother Billy, who has turned her online ministry into a growing "Tinseltown racket."

The author explains that the plot seeks to contrast Brother Gantry's focus on offerings with Sara Sunday's genuine faith. He added that the intention is to show you the authentic by first exposing the counterfeit.

According to the author, Canaan Land offers an unapologetic look at present-day religion and televangelism based on his own experience as a former faith-healing evangelist. Rossi said,"Some religious people are upset about my novel and movie for exposing the fake preachers and miracles, but the truth shall set us free."

You can purchase Canaan Land in paperback and on Kindle devices at It is also available as an audiobook on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.

Canaan Land is also the name of a motion picture, which was written and directed by Mr. Rossi. Proceeds from book sales will be used to finish and distribute the film version of the novel.

The film is directed and stars Mr. Rossi as Brother Billy and singer and actress Rebecca Holden (Knight Rider, Magnum P.I.) as Sister Sara Sunday. The film is being produced by Eternal Grace and is set for release in November 2020.

In 2016, Christianity Today reported that the film's production office had received messages of support as well as opposition from groups wanting to stop the film owing to its subject matter. 

Richard Rossi's filmography includes a film about Canadian evangelist Sister Aimee titled Aimee Semple McPherson and Baseball's Last Hero: 21 Clemente Stories, a film about baseball superstar Roberto Clemente, in addition to other films.

On the film's website, Mr. Rossi describes the film as his "coming out" as a former fundamentalist. He wrote: "My story is my repentance and the character I play repents."

Can’t wait for the release of the film? Grab a copy of Canaan Land’s novel today in book, e-book, or audiobook.

You can find out more about the novel and the film by clicking the link above!

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