Monthly Archives: April 2014

Ned Dockins faces the after-life: an excerpt from Malevolent Tide

…a searing, gut-wrenching surge contorted his body – snapping his back, exploding his heart.

Time stopped. His entire life was flashing from beginning to end. He was alive but knew he was dead. It seemed oddly natural.

So there is life after death, he thought, amused and surprised.

His peaceful linger was interrupted as a cold shadow approached. Growing bigger and bigger, it blocked the bright flashes of his memories. Evil, vile contempt, hatred, and viciousness emanated from the inky shadow. Horrific, overwhelming fear poured over Ned like ice water. Engulfed by the inky shadow, its suffocating weight dragged him downward. All light disappeared. Inky blackness pressed in as he sank deeper and deeper. Suddenly, a sulfurous blast of heat scalded him and the ear-piercing screams of tormented souls welcomed Ned to….READ MORE HERE    

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Sabra’s target: Dr. Rob Le Morte – an excerpt from Malevolent Tide

Following her instincts, Sabra’s eyes widened with admiration as she pressed her subtle attack. “So you’re a congressional researcher?”

Le Morte seemed to swell with pride. “Yes, but it’s no big deal.”

Ignoring his false humility, she beamed at him like a groupie. Tucking a loose tendril behind her ear, she gushed, “Cool.”

Sabra could tell the admiration was working. It always did with men, especially when it came from a sexy, young woman. And because Le Morte never got anything but grief from his wife, he was melting in her hands….

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Malevolent Tide Highlights God’s Love and Grace to Those Who Humble Themselves…

It also shows the cost of pridefully rejecting the Holy Spirit. Some think murder is the unpardonable sin, some think it’s suicide, but the Bible instructs that there is only one sin that God cannot forgive and that is

Matthew 12:31  – And so I tell you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. –

A person knows when the Spirit speaks to them but each person has free will and can tell the Spirit to get lost and it will because God does not force us to love him because to do so would make it all a lie. But there’s another verse – one that begins the prologue of Malevolent Tide and it goes:

…for the LORD searches all hearts and understands all the intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will cast you off forever.

1 Chronicles 28:9

 

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Bad News and Good News…

The Bad news is that I found a few errors in the book but the good news is they have all been corrected. For those that have already purchased a copy – I apologize.  But the additional good news is that if you have one of these copies – you have a limited edition, one of a kind book.

Imagine having an original Harry Potter manuscript with the errors that were later corrected…

Just looking to the brighter side.

Thanks and God bless!

R.H.

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Meet Ms. Sabra Rahab – a deadly temptress searching for…

Read about Sabra – L ook inside the kindle edition – click here

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The darkest Saturday gave way to the brightest Sunday ever

The Saturday after Good Friday was a long dark night that gave way to a joyful morning

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Malevolent Tide – a great Easter gift for adult Christians http://wp.me/P4pAhk-64

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The Truth Matters – Understanding the Limits of Science

Everyone likes to harp that if science ruled the day all would be well. The problem with this popular view is that science is more than simply collecting data and making a decision. Here’s an example of what many think science is: You want to find the lowest price for a gallon of gas in your town. So you drive around and record the prices. And bam! You have the answer. Elementary my dear scientists.

But as one begins to investigate things at a larger scale where you can’t possibly count everything or observe every factor, you must make assumptions about the data you collect and then if you use inferential statistics, you must make even more assumptions. If you are investigating historical events prior to recorded history, then you must make presumptions in order for you to make those assumptions.

Then this scientific gumbo simmers and in the final analysis one must interpret the results and the resulting catch phrase reads, “The results of our study strongly suggest that….”

What is never said, but is always present, are the biases – personal, organizational, statistical..etc – These should never be ignored. Often research conducted by industry is suspected to be tainted by the opposing side because money allegedly taints objectivity. But what about the bias of a person who has spent their whole life studying a creature because they fell in love with it as a kid? Can that person be as objective as someone who is indifferent to the creature being studied?

Then there is the bias in publications. Journals – yes even scientific journals – compete for readership just like TV networks. Scientific manuscripts that show some affect (or are controversial) are more often published than those that are done with equal rigor but have no sexy findings to show.

While Malevolent Tide has a lot of faith in it, it has a lot of science too and the characters deal with data, assumptions, and biases as they run the gauntlet. The Enemy – the Prince of the Power of the Air – the Lion who roams about seeking those whom he may devour – doesn’t want people to think, period. To sleep through this life without considering the likelihood that there is an eternal life and an eternal realm where all the wrongs of this world are righted is one of the most depressing things I can imagine. The greater tragedy is when pride and capriciousness prevents a person from getting into heaven because they were too much of a “free thinking, progressive intellectual” to seriously look into Christ. Alas, Christ himself said many will hear the Word but only a few will believe.

So as a follower of Christ, my job is simply to tell others what he’s done for me and why I believe and to help others and respect others whether they agree with me, or not. And more are likely to disagree than agree, but my prayer is that God can use me to prepare them for when the Holy Spirit knocks on the door of their heart.

Thanks and God bless – Have a great Sunday!

R.H.

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The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10

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Preserve me, O God, for in You I put my trust. Psalm 16:1

Just as you look back and see His work in your life, He is working this very moment and Romans 8:28 tells us to what end.

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