Ray Wiseman's early memory--being pushed up a rope ladder and over the side of a tramp steamer at age two--set the tone for his life. He has spent much time travelling, and most of his life looking from the hilltop of one adventure to the beginning of the next. Born in England, Ray has lived in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and South Africa. He has traveled in Africa and Asia.
Ray counts writing as his fourth career. He began his working life as an electronics technician, then returned to school to study for the Christian ministry. He spent time in the pastorate and overseas with a missionary society. He returned to electronics, working as a video systems engineer. In 1993, he took early retirement to pursue a career as a writer and speaker.
Ray graduated from Radio College of Canada (now RCC Schools) in 1952. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Waterloo and a Bachelor of General and Biblical Studies from Briercrest College. He has also studied at the Toronto Institute of Linguistics and The International Institute of Christian Communications (Daystar University College) in Nairobi.
Ray is a member of The Word Guild, an association of Canadian authors and writers who are Christian.
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A Bridge to the Mountain
by Ray Wiseman
Price: $5.95 USD. 59400 words.
Published on March 19, 2012. Nonfiction.
This story of evangelist and musician, Paul Chang, hangs on a background of Chinese history and culture. We meet young Paul (Chang Bao-wha) fleeing China ahead of the Communist army; he reaches Hong Kong and the West. In China, his father died in a communist prison. An educated Paul later returns to China to see his father's memory 'rehabilitated' and to make a mark on the growing Chinese Church.
Aunt Harri Walks the Line
by Ray Wiseman
Price: $4.95 USD. 49910 words.
Published on February 21, 2012. Fiction.
If you have reached the golden years, have an aging parent, or hope to grow old yourself one day, this book is for you. It packs a punch that's inspiring rather than jolting. It will help uplift the spirit in this age of anxiety and depression. The book is a romp: mellow, ironic, funny, sometimes weepy. But never boring. Most readers say, "Aunt Harri is just like Mother, or Just like Grandmother."
A Difficult Passage
by Ray Wiseman
Price: $4.95 USD. 56670 words.
Published on February 4, 2012. Nonfiction.
Life on the Canadian prairies in the 1930s and 40s had special challenges. The Great Depression drove Fred Stone from early retirement back to the farm with his young wife and two sons: Fred Jr. and Stan. Poverty, vicious winds, blistering to frigid temperatures, and dust storms ravaged the prairies. Crops failed. Then came an unpredictable change in circumstances. Things got immeasurably worse!
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Smashwords book reviews by Ray Wiseman
- Tooth for Tooth
on Aug. 10, 2011
I enjoyed Kimberley Payne's character descriptions: not only did her writing style open windows to reveal colorful people, she empowered me to virtually hear and smell them!
The theme of the book, sadly relevant today, deals with child sexual abuse. Payne tends to sidestep much of the pain inflicted on the victim and those who love her, and concentrates on the distress and suffering imposed by those charged with the responsibility to help. Even the legal and court system fails to show compassion and come to grips with the human element.
A major message: be prepared to stand alone, or better, to lean on the Lord should you find yourself in similar circumstances.
- Where Family Meets Faith
on April 03, 2012
In each of Kimberly Payne's 29 devotions, she starts with an illustration drawn from family life, then moves into a a biblical application. Nowhere does she become obscure or enigmatic. She deals with familiar everyday family situations: the cat, the dog, the campfire. She then goes where most of us fail to go by presenting the parallel between the family illustration and our relationship with God. Well-done Kimberley.