I live in Kansas City with my wife Molly and three children. I'm a Christian by religion,a Methodist by denomination and a Seeker by nature.
I wrote the trilogy "Rachel's Confession" in response to a question my eight-year-old daughter asked at my father's funeral. Dad had just died after a long battle with cancer, and my daughter wanted to know "What kind of God would allow that kind of suffering?"
At the time I had no answer, so I went in search of one. In the process, I rediscovered my faith, and came to understand God in a way I had not known before. As a result of my search, I wrote the trilogy.
Part 1 is "The Confession." Part 2 is "The Journey" and Part 3 "The Promise" will be available in the spring of 2013.
The Reverend Molly Simpson of Church of the Resurrection (the largest Methodist Church in the United States" had this to say: "If you have ever wrestled with the question 'Where was God when?' then allow Rachel's story to take your imagination on a journey towards healing"
I've also written a Christian-based thriller entitled "The Shroud of Mar-Saba."
I hope your like what you read. Please, send me your comments! I love feedback!
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The Secret of Bishop Hill
Rachel Clark is trying her best not to go crazy. Following her divorce, she packs up everything she owns and moves back home to Bishop’s Hill, Mississippi; a sleepy little town steeped in antebellum history, southern charm and a trio of eccentric neighbors.
She soon discovers however that her neighbors each possess a wonderful secret. A secret that will change Rachel's life forever.
The Amazing and Somewhat Wondrous Adventures of Nicholas Groundhog
Something evil has arrived in the land East-of-the Rivers. Suddenly, this quiet community of soft-spoken animals find themselves double-bolting their burrows at night and venturing from their dens only when necessary.
Who will deliver the peaceful animals from this terror? Is any animal capable of such bravery?
His name is Nicholas Groundhog.
And the rest is legend
Murder in the Church
Someone killed Charlie Young. Police Chief Cal Brady has but one clue: a black and white photo of the deceased inscribed with a cryptic message. Amateur sleuth Dani Birch helps Brady decipher the message, but her discovery leads to a string of murders thought to be unrelated. A serial killer is on the loose, and his next intended victim: Dani Birch herself.
The Major's Letter
THE MAJOR’S LETTER is a fictional account of the last week in the life of Union Major Sullivan Ballou, featuring the famous letter he wrote to his wife Sarah shortly before his death at the Battle of Bull Run. Made famous by the PBS Documentary “The Civil War,” Ballou’s letter has been called one of the most eloquent statements of love and devotion found in 19th century literature.
The Shroud of Mar-Saba
Michael Shaw, professor of Early Christianity at the Catholic Institute in Paris has uncovered a secret regarding the most revered religious artifact in the world: The Shroud of Turin.
So have two outside parties, with money as their motive and little regard for human life. What follows is a 9mm ride of subterfuge, deceit and murder. Who will be the first to reveal the secret?
Part 2 in the "Rachel's Confession" series.
Rachel returns to her hometown of Savannah, Georgia. There she will once again join forces with the Creator of the Universe, as well as a host of others, in fulfilling both her dream and her destiny.
But there are challenges along the way. Challenges that will shake her to the very core. But the journey is worth it. In fact, the journey is everything!
Rachel Walker has lost the most precious thing in this world: the will to live. Two days before Christmas her husband dies in an automobile accident.
In time, her outlook goes from grey to black. Depression sets in. Despair. Finally she casts her fate on one last act: she goes to Confession. But there is absolutely nothing that can prepare her for what she finds there.