In The Works

New Books: Coming in 2021 and Beyond

man in black jacket lying on white leather sofa chair

Unaware: If we’d only known….

(To be published September 2021 – Wipf & Stock Publishers)

Jack rolled over and sank into the depths, the weights pressing heavy against his back…

“Take hold of my hand!” Bill shouted, reaching over the side of the boat…

Jack’s life is broken, his marriage estranged. After his failed suicide attempt and rescue by a compassionate stranger, he is forced to face up to the man he has become—a far cry from the man he wants to be. As he grapples with his own big questions, his son’s life hangs in the balance. His wife Brenda, angry and grieving, struggles to open her heart to the man who has betrayed her more times than she can count.

As Jack and Brenda’s story unfolds, five trainee Guardian Angels discover the tough realities of life on earth and prepare to embark on their own journey—to open people’s eyes to God’s presence and love, and his passion to rescue, redeem, and restore.

This is the story of how heaven and earth overlap. Of how God waits, patiently and earnestly, in many guises, for his sons and daughters to lift the veil of unawareness and receive his grace. Of how, out of the depths of despair, God can bring healing and hope to a couple who thought all was lost.

Bread ‘n Wine

Words to Nourish when Hungry

An edited compilation of weekly articles I wrote over a period of ten years. They cover a wide range of Christian topics with the intent of encouraging anyone to know that God believes in them. There is no Christian elite, God does not think or act as we do, so how do we live with the mystery?

God tends to jump out of religious boxes. He is kind, gracious, forgiving, deeply understanding. He’s seldom status quo and edgier than most who follow him. He doesn’t mind a mess and specializes in bringing order out of chaos, peace in a storm, and faith to believe when hope has withered on the vine.

The readings will be random with a topical index if needed.

Hope to be finished later in the 2021.

New book: Mephibosheth: A Novel

Just begun research on the story of Mephibosheth. The crippled some of Jonathan who was abandoned when David came to the throne. Later David invite him to live at his palace and share meals in the royal banqueting hall.

This is a novel about the life of Mephibosheth. Born as a prince, but lived many years as a forgotten man in hiding. Then he returns to the palace and lives out his life under the protection of King David. A life not without great challenges, serious questions of faith, and yet hope and God’s faithfulness finally triumph.

Date of completion at this stage hard to say.