Dennis McLelland



Dennis McLelland Ed.D.

“Have you ever been out for a late autumn walk in the closing part of the afternoon, and suddenly looked up to realize that the leaves have practically all gone? And the sun has set and the day gone before you knew it - and with that a cold wind blows across the landscape? That's retirement.” Stephen Leacock

Here I sit. Sixty-four years have rocketed by and I suddenly find myself with considerable time on my hands. One year after World War II, I was yanked from a tenuous closet of safety and delivered quite roughly by a midwife with monstrous, calloused hands. I grew and seemed to blow out every pair of shoes. The years passed too quickly. College, Grad School, marriage, kids, divorce, re-marriage, great times - brutal times.

When I was fourteen, it was a very good year. It was the first season that smiled upon me. I wrote and published my first article for a Teamster’s Union Newsletter. Jimmy Hoffa hadn’t gone missing yet, so my article was anything but sensational. The article I wrote focused upon the history of the A&P supermarkets; nothing spectacular; but I was published!

I was quickly transported to the fall of 1982; the year when I published my second article. I was an educator for thirty-years in various high schools, and began to regularly submit articles to various newspapers and magazines in the field of education. I had the moxie and ability to write grants for my school districts, which brought in considerable sums of funding.

I was also able to speak at national education conferences, which helped to merge my writing with presentations on the results of my grants. In the 1990’s I also wrote articles in the area of “old west” history, specifically about the town of Tombstone and some of its most notable citizens.

In addition, and most importantly, I have shared my wife’s ministry for the past twenty-four years. She is a pastor who works with the Hispanic community. It was during this ministry that I realized that most Christians have little or no knowledge about what God’s word says about the rapture and end-time events. Hence, I decided to write a book with the purpose of helping people to find comfort and security in the Biblical fact that true Christians will not participate in the tribulation.

The year 1999 was similarly a very good year. I completed my dissertation and received an earned Doctorate in Counseling Psychology. I utilized this degree in Biblical counseling. In 2008, I authored a biography entitled “The Avenging Fury of the Plains,” which focused upon the historical character Jeremiah Johnson, as portrayed by Robert Redford in the 1972 film. To date, my book has sold nearly 600 copies. My book can be located online at Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Borders,, and other bookstores.

Retirement is glorious. My second career as a published author is stimulating - and plain fun!

Where to buy in print


Liver-Eating Johnston: The Dust Never Settles On A Legend
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 47,450. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
The Dust Never Settles On A Legend was written to provide a fascinating update on newly researched biographical material about the life of John "Liver-Eating" Johnston. It yields a much deeper look into his life than what this author's other Johnston books provide. It almost gives the reader a day-to-day perspective into many of the previously hidden experiences which have never been documented.
Irrefutable Evidence for a Pre-Tribulation Rapture
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 65,700. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Prophecy, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
You have been led to this particular book because God is trying to get your full attention.The desire to find answers about who God was placed in you by God Himself.One of the major themes throughout the Bible is that there are NO coincidences with God. There are endless outside influences over which the reader has no control. But rest assured - God crafted His plans for you in eternity past.
Finding Joy and Comfort In The Perilous Days Ahead
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 31,610. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
No one but God knows the future. If you are a true Christian, that is, if you know without a doubt that Jesus was born, died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, then you don’t have to worry about the future. Yet you may still be experiencing fear and anxiety about the future. This book will reassure you. It will help give you peace. May God bless you as you search His word.
You Know You're a Christian If...
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,160. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational
You are in for a treat. Most people are familiar with "You might be a Redneck..." by Jeff Foxworthy. This book is a Christian spin-off of the Foxworthy concept. Inside "You Know You're a Christian If..." are hilarious jokes; thought-provoking anecdotes; and general observations displaying the humorous ironies of life. If you love God, you will appreciate the clean humor found within this book.
Liver-Eating-Johnson: (a.k.a. Jeremiah Johnson) The Truth Finally Revealed
Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 46,720. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
John "Liver-Eating" Johnston, a.k.a., Jeremiah Johnson of Hollywood movie fame, has been an enigma for the student of early American history and the old West. Little has been written about the true life of "Jeremiah Johnson." This book unfolds the reality that was Johnston's life. From whaler to gold miner, to Indian fighter and lawman, Johnston's life is accurately portrayed.
The Rapture According to the Apostle Paul: God’s Guarantee of a Pre-Tribulation Rapture
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 63,020. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christianity
Do you feel secure and at peace, at this very moment? Do you feel a sense of comfort knowing that “all will be alright?” If not, there is Someone who can provide that peace and comfort to you – Jesus Christ. The Rapture is a Bible prophecy that is true, and all Christians will be removed physically from earth in new eternal bodies. This boook will inform you about what is soon to occur.

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