Doyle Duke


My name is Doyle Duke; I’m seventy-six years old and retired. I’ve been married to my wife, Fay, for fifty-five years. We have two children, four grandchildren and two great-granddaughter. In the working world I made my living as a photographer and lab technician.
I spent eight years in the U.S. Navy as a photographer’s mate. I attended three photographic schools, was a designated motion picture photographer, and rose to the rank of Third Class before I decided not to make the Navy a lifetime career.
During my career in the real world my two major employers were the Chattanooga Times Newspaper and Hinkle’s Commercial Photographics. I attended local colleges, business and art, and managed to complete one year.

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Disharmony of the Gospels
Price: Free! Words: 25,890. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Criticism & Interpretation / General
(4.00 from 1 review)
For centuries Christians have struggled to fit the jig saw like pieces of the gospels into one harmonious story of Jesus Christ and his ministry. Hundreds of thousands of books and articles have been published endeavoring to present a complete, harmonious picture. Still the question remains: if they do harmonize, why is there so much contention over the subject?
Extended Vacation
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 55,170. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Extended Vacation is a story of rage, bigotry, fear, suffering, perseverance, secrets, and a friendship that is tested to the limits.
In Search of Camelot
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 151,540. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The great apocalypse rippled about the earth and plunged the once mighty nations into a hellish world of chaos and death. Governments disintegrated, law and order disappeared, and cities became concrete jungles where the most efficient killers on earth turned their weapons on one another. Diseases, plagues, and starvation pursued the survivors—160 years later, man is beginning to reason again.
Adult Bible Stories
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 37,010. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Criticism & Interpretation / Old Testament, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Bible Study Guides
Children’s Bible story books abound. It’s hard to imagine any child growing up in the U.S. without being familiar with them. Many of those children become Christians whose faith is based upon those children’s Bible stores. Few ever read or understand that their faith is based upon Adult Bible stores that would horrify most parents if they ever view them from an adult’s perspective.
Line of Ascent
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 63,560. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Life is good for Tom Bluford until he and his family attend a church convention in Denver, Colorado, and visit the old mining town of Leadville. There, his path crosses that of an unknown spirit. Tom’s strong Christian beliefs would never admit to the existence of ghosts, ogres, or vampires. On the other hand, for him, Satan is a very real entity.
The Amazing Deception: a Critical Analysis of Christianity
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 135,920. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Atheism/Agnosticism
The Amazing Deception is a history of Christianity that kicks the foundation stones from underneath the generally accepted view of that religion. It reveals the inception of Christianity and follows its development into the Orthodox Church, its growth, and transformation to Catholicism. It describes that organization’s corrupt reign through the Dark Ages and into the Reformation.

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Smashwords book reviews by Doyle Duke

  • Paper Dragons on Jan. 31, 2015

    Paper Dragons is a powerful and moving story that takes us into the mind of a young girl as she questions the occurrences of inexplicable events that challenge learned values: Why has God stricken my brother? Would I take his place? Are these feelings—this hurt, this anger—normal? Faith Cotter paints this story with superb prose, filled with nostalgic memories and touching sensitivity. Paper Dragon is a moving and well written story that offers us a unique perspective on some common events and beliefs.