Don Eugene Brown
I am a man saved by grace through faith, not of works least I should boast. I face life with my eyes wide open. I balance the adult and child natures, as I navigate the tightrope of life in the 21st century.
I was born the third oldest of ten children. Before I could properly articulate my existence, I could see into the spirit world. I've seen visions and have had precognitive dreams, with revelations from the alarming to the entertaining.
I've come to see God as my Heavenly Father and as a Wonder to Behold. I love Him for being so patient and loving towards me. Yet, like you, I've gone through mysterious tragedies and troubles. Some of my troubles were from chastisement but others came for reasons yet to be understood. It's the hard roads that pushed me to begin writing books. And, did I mention that I love writing! I love molding an abstract concept or thought into a well crafted prose that works to lift the spirit of the reader into fresh hopes and newly inspired possibilities!
In April 1977, I accepted Christ as my Savior, but I struggled to make Him my Lord in earnest. In time I pressed through and got my breakthrough! God called me to serve as a prophet in Aug 1977. Later I was also anointed to serve as an Evangelist and Teacher of the Word of God. I've had some spectacular adventures and great victories on a journey still in progress.
You can catch just a glimpse of what I've seen in the book, "Pursue Patience: She'll Save Your Soul." My second book, "Five Keys to Restoration," which actually serves as an unofficial prequel to my first book, is a staircase into the second book, the combined insights of which will prepare the reader to understand the Church's season. We're in preparation for a future challenge. Once you know His plan, you'll also note that it's time to squelch the excuses and be about our Father's business.
I hold a BA in Journalism. I have served as a United States Army Medic and Intelligence Analyst; and I worked in various Telecommunications positions, the last of which I served as a project manager responsible for delivering temporary voice and data services for the White House Press Corps, while travelling nationally and internationally. The economy thrust me into the belly of a Great Fish called "Recession," resulting in my being laid off. After much prayer, I was led to begin using my faith to start a deeper walk with God! My God truly does supply all of my needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus!
We all have a story! I'd love to hear from you with your comments or questions. My email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. My twitter account is: @new411cme God Bless You!
Where to find Don Eugene Brown online
Five Keys To Restoration
If you’re in need of full restoration, or if you’re just struggling in your life right now, use these "Five Keys To Restoration," and the Holy Spirit will come to your rescue in Jesus’ name!
Pursue Patience: She'll Save Your Soul
I fused allegory, transparent anecdotes, and Biblical Teaching to express a call of God for the Church to prepare itself for upcoming challenges. My hope is that you, the reader, would be left with a greater sense of hope, edification, and consolation as you are inspired to "Pursue Patience."
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- ...And Pull The Hole In After You
on Oct. 11, 2012
The Fox With A Mean-Left Hook
‘...And Pull The Hole In After You’ by John A. Kraft’
Don Eugene Brown
To really get to know someone you must walk a mile in their shoes. That’s hard when you have no sympathy for criminals, like me! However, after reading this striking book (pun intended), ‘...And Pull The Hole In After You’ by John A. Kraft, a Crime/SuspenseThriller, from WordKraft Press, 2012, this book delivered a winning blow, compelling me to walk a mile with Beverly and Dominic Deltino. This story is about a damsel who, in many ways, acts as her own Princess Charming. In other ways she’s like a helpless attractive fox, and her estranged mob husband, Dominic Deltino, is the primary hound (did I mention that I did not like criminals)! The more reputable hounds come out of their holes later in the book, all with one thing in mind: nab the bad guy or gal. While on the run, Bev falls in love with Davis Lovejoy. Two men plus one woman equals double trouble. The sheer force of this story sweeps you off your feet with an expectation that delivers on its promise.
I think that Beverly is the alter ego of the author’s wife, Dawn (without the criminal connection, of course). John Kraft lived in Hollywood while working as an actor, comedian, voice-over actor and writer. After 25 years he and his wife, Mrs. Dawn Kraft, moved to their own “hole” in Terra Haute, Indiana. Mrs. Kraft serves as a church pastor, but her self-reported main role is to “keep John (Davis Lovejoy) from embarrassing himself in public.” Nonetheless, John’s first novel is no embarrassment. The character dialogue has some initial minor repetitiveness but overall the ethos and pathos of each character will pull you in. You’ll forget you’re reading and feel like you’re watching a movie. One example is the confrontation between Beverly and Dominic. They were arguing over having kids. He was in favor. In a burst of anger Dominic had just slapped Beverly very hard on the side of her head. In retaliation Beverly said she’d rather have an abortion:
“…, I’d do it myself, with a coat hanger. The world doesn’t deserve another you slithering around," she said with a dismissive wave.
She knew how to hurt him worse than any punch she could ever throw.
“I’ve done it before, Dominic, and I’d do it again. I’ve already killed two of your babies.” She could see that she had hit a nerve.
“What?” His eyes grew even wider.
She smiled, seeing him in some real pain.
“Yeah, Dominic, and they were both boys. I had your sons scraped out of me…” She knew that would tear him apart. It wasn’t true, but he didn’t know that.”
Dominic was so infuriated he lunged at Beverly, pinned her down and held her throat in a death grip!
The book’s urgency is palpable! You detect its pulse on the first few pages. There’s a reprieve for pacing’s sake, followed by an increased surge after a member of the Family notices “a vaguely familiar blonde.” Things really take off after a stranger “…grabs the Cherry Garcia ice cream one nanosecond before (Bev) does.” From here you don’t come up for air until all of the hounds have been subdued by words, picks, shovels and guns!
Overall, I give this book, “…And Pull The Hole In After You,” a solid four stars! The soul of this book is likeable from page one! Kraft’s flare for humor flashes into view at appropriate moments throughout the book. His humor had me in stitches quite a few times. Kraft’s reference to the Three Stooges, and the Red Giants were funny and very creative. The main characters, Beverly, Davis, and Dominic, were all believable. The story’s movement and tension create a three-dimensional world right before my mind’s eye. John Kraft is masterful at providing not too much and not too little detail in his scenes. However, at the end you’ll see things from a new perspective and perhaps pause before you label one a fox and the other a hound. Whatever you ultimately conclude, I’m sure you’ll enjoy this read!
*** Note: The author sent me a copy of the book for review on 3 Oct 2012. He then sent me a code to obtain a free copy of the book today (11 Oct 2012), so I could post my review ***