In the future, a group of scientists plan to time-travel to Eden to prevent the fall of man, and thus put an end to all evil and disease in the world. At first, they can only go back about 200 years at once. They visit the California Gold Rush and Colonial America. They are pulled forward unexpectedly to their future and forced to fight in a senseless war. They break free and take off, finding a stowaway with a device for traveling further back. Thus, they meet Leonardo Da Vinci and discuss humanism. But, by mistake, they take off without the stowaway and his device. The lever jams, bringing them to Martin Luther and an argument over faith. By adding alcohol to the fuel, they manage to arrive at Camelot and finally, ancient Jerusalem, where they at last realize the real answer—the true end and goal of their mission.
NOTE: This book has recently been translated into both Spanish and German by the publisher. I don't have digital copies to put here but you can find the translations on the web.
I, was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on June 8, 1943 to a Christian family and accepted Jesus at an early age. In Jr. High School, I became interested in writing and drama. I wrote poems, articles and a few short stories, and plays. In college, I won second prize in a contest with a Biblical short story, which now forms part of my first novel, “Of Such Is The Kingdom, A novel of the Christ and the Roman Empire,” published in 2003.
In 2010, I wrote the sequel, “Of Such Is the Kingdom, Part III,
Power and Persecution, A Novel of the early Church and the Roman Empire.”
I also wrote a Sci-fi novel, “Impossible Journey, A Tale of Times and Truth” and a non-fiction book, “Principles of the Kingdom."
I graduated from Clearwater Christian College in 1970 with a B.A. degree in Bible-Literature, and from Biblical School of Theology in 1974 with a M. Div. Ordained in November, 1974, I served as assistant pastor/Bible teacher in several churches. I also served in a foreign-student ministry, where I met my wife, Berenice Carett from Venezuela.
In 2014 I wrote an American historical novel, called "The Christmas Victory."
Here's the continuation of the excerpt from Chapter 6 ("Deism and Faith") of my purposeful Sci-fi novel, "Impossible Journey." I purposely chose Colonial America as the second stop for my time travelers so I could point out the difference in the Deistic view of Benjamin Franklin and the view of George Washington. It also adds some excitement, as they think Walt's a British spy. Will he escape? Stay tuned or buy the book. The print book is only $7.89 (Amazon). Kindle is $2.99, others $2.52.
Impossible Journey, A Tale of Times and Truth
"Washington? He’s too old-fashioned. I’m a Deist like Franklin. I believe there’s a God, sure. He created this world, sure. But, ever since, He’s just been sitting back and leaving everything up to us. Why, He’s too busy with things up there to be concerned about things down here." ”And, where do you find that in the Bible?" By now, the footsteps and voices have reached the tree behind which Walt crouches. Now they pass it. Curious to hear more of the conversation, Walt steps out stealthily onto the dusty road and creeps up quietly behind the three men. Being deeply involved in their conversation, they fail to notice him for the moment. "Everyone knows," continues one man, "that the Bible was just written by men." "I’m sorry to disagree, but it’s the only book which claims to be the Word of God." "A claim easily enough made." "Gentlemen, gentlemen!" urges the other man, "Let’s not argue! I mean, after all, we’re all striving for the same thing, aren’t we? And we all agree, at least, that if everything goes as planned, we’ve got a brilliant future ahead of us. Right? Isn’t that what Franklin meant by the rising sun?!" At this point, a fallen twig breaks under Walt’s foot and one of the men turns and sees Walt following them. Trying to appear as natural as possible, Walt takes long strides in order to join himself to the three as quickly as possible. He also begins talking quickly, hoping thus to divert attention away from his strange attire. "Gentlemen, forgive me, but I happened to be going this way, and I couldn’t help but overhear your conversation. What you say is very interesting. It’s certainly good to be optimistic but, have you considered the possibility that there could be problems with the new government as well--I mean, the chance that things won’t always be as great as you are expecting?" "No, of course not!" replies the man who was talking just before Walt. "That’s one thing we all agree on--that with the new constitution and the institution of a Democratic form of government, the future will be wonderful. Why, what could possibly go wrong?" "Well, civil war for one thing," ventures Walt. "Civil war? Are you crazy?--In a country with such a birth of freedom as ours will have? It could never happen!" "But it will happen--and more--riots, looting, crime and world wars" "Hey! Who are you anyway? Where do you come from?" Suddenly Walt is frightened and unsure of himself. "From a long way from here," he answers haltingly. "That’s obvious," observes one man, turning to the others. "Just look at his clothes!" Walt decides that it may be best to tell the truth, even if they won’t believe it. "I come from a long way from here both in space and time -- mainly in time. I come from your future. That’s how I know what’s going to happen." "That’s ridiculous!" "It certainly is! He’s obviously a hired spy sent by the British to beat down our moral while he finds out our secrets." "But, we’ve got him now!” They start to reach for Walt, who breaks into a run. "After him!" "Don’t let him get away!" And the chase is on!