The New Lion is about the spiritual journey of Malori Aslan Smith, who died on June 30th 2002 while on a mission�s trip to Mexico. In the Preface of Malori's private journal she wrote, "The journal of a 17-year old girl, average, nothing special. But somehow different, simply because people can relate to her. Because she took the time to write about life..I hope to change at least one life by simply living my own." Malori wrote about her spiritual journey�from apathetic Christian to a modern-day martyr who said, "I would rather see Death than face a day of my life without Him." Through her journals, letters, and poems and songs, Malori is already touching lives. We believe that thousands of lives will be changed through her book.