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."
this bubblett (short excerpt) picks up where the last one left off. The time travelers havibg decided to check out the scene in AD33 Jerusalem where they have landed, walk down dwn the road and spot a crowd of people listening to Jesus,and are, at first, impressed. I supose I could have jumped right to the crucifixion, but I wanted to first le them see both the man Jesus in his role as teacvher, and also the crowd to show a contrast from this scene to the trial.
Impossible Journey, A Tale of Times and Truth
They walk along the dusty road, admiring the rolling hillside, dotted with quaint houses and huge, spreading trees. Suddenly, they notice, on one side, a crowd of people a short distance ahead. "I wonder what that’s all about." "Well, let’s go and see!" And so our friends find themselves in the midst of a crowd, listening to a man talking. "I do not come to judge the world,” the man is saying, "but to save the world.” His words seem to have a kind of power. "Could it be him?" "Probably. One way to find out." Walt nudges the man next to him in the crowd and asks, "Who is that man who’s speaking?" "Why, Jesus of Nazareth. Everybody knows about him!" "And those men there next to him--who are they?" "Why, his disciples, of course. Where have you been?" As they listen, they are impressed by the love and power in his words. "He’s quite a speaker." "Sure is. But listen to what he’s saying now." "I do not speak on my own,” Jesus was saying, "but the Father who sent me has commanded me what to say." "Pretty impressive, eh?" "Nah! Prophets always say things like that. Well, I guess we’d better get back and give Daniel a hand at fixing the ship." "Yeah, we’ve seen enough. Let’s go."