This book follows the process of spiritual growth as outlined by Peter.
A process that on the face of it is a paradox. Notice that at the outset,
Peter reminds his readers that God has given them... More > everything they need
for life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3). This cannot be overemphasized.
We already have everything we need. There is nothing else to find,
nothing to add, nothing to build.
And yet you have the potential for growth. How does that work?
One of the very great dangers in studies on spiritual growth, is that
the reader might get the mistaken notion that there are simple steps
to godliness and spiritual maturity, and that such a book as this can
reveal the shortcuts. Or worse, the reader may imagine that spiritual
growth is a matter of memorizing rules and filling in boxes and that this
growth will lead to health and wealth and happiness.< Less
If everything in your life went wrong, wouldn’t it be nice if Jesus came and told you why?
“Why doesn’t God do something?” It was a question heavy on John’s mind. He... More > had seen all his companions bleed and die; thousands of his compatriots had been slaughtered by a brutal tyranny. It seemed such an odd way for God to treat his most faithful servants. John was just a lonely old man exiled for his beliefs on the island of Patmos. And then Jesus unexpectedly showed up with good news and an explanation.< Less
A child is placed into a totalitarian society, grows up as an ordinary member of it, and works his way to the top levels of the authoritarian government. But he is no ordinary child; he is a mole,... More > placed there to overturn the tyranny and establish freedom.< Less
Aramond Smith O’Reilly is a trader in human misery who, for a price, moves desperate workers illegally from depressed time periods to more prosperous periods of history. Aramond’s story... More > is a story of redemption. It is somewhat reminiscent of the story of former slave trader John Newton who went on to be a defender of the faith and author of Amazing Grace.< Less
The story of the flood in the book of Genesis gives few details. In Sunday School we get a picture of a white family dressed in robes, living in a primitive, backward society, with Noah and his... More > three sons building a monstrous ship in their back yard, out in a desert. And yet, the Sunday School picture is not the only one possible. The biblical materials suggest that within a handful of generations of Adam (and several generations preceding Noah), people were using iron tools. A remarkable thing, considering that it is clear archeologically that the common use of iron didn't begin in the Ancient Near East until at least 1200 BC. Yet the flood predates that date by thousands of years.
What if, for the sake of fiction, we assume that the antediluvians developed a high-tech civilization? And what if we can tell the story of the end of a high-tech society by Noah's Flood in a way that remains faithful to the narrative of Genesis?< Less
Paul Wilcox is 83 years old. When his friend invites him to visit an unusual archeological site in Lebanon, he never suspects that it will change his life. Archeologists have discovered evidence of... More > an advanced human civilization wiped out over a hundred thousand years ago in a biological war when the first virus was created from scratch and unleashed on the world. All the viruses known to humanity have their origins in an ancient weapon of war gone haywire.
But that is not the only wonder uncovered; an advanced computer from that ancient time still exists and gives Paul a secret that will change his life—and the lives of everyone else in the world—more than any other secret from the past: the secret to eternal youth.< Less
Milton Filby was a nice man, tolerant, easy going, kind to those around him, educated. Decent. But he wakes up to find himself on trial and doomed to Hell together with Adolph Hitler, a man... More > responsible for killing millions. Then there’s Katrina Harper, admittedly a very good woman, far better than Milton could ever hope to be—and a faithful churchgoer. Poor Suliman Ababa, a slave, was only twelve when he died horribly in a fire after his village in India was attacked back in 1735 BC.< Less