My education and career over the past forty years have been in the Environmental Sciences. I graduated with two MS degrees from the University of Wisconsin and worked as a consultant and then as an environmental specialist for a mid-western utility company. After raising two children, I found myself a grandparent with a successful wife who spent several days a week traveling as a director for a dental corporation. My wife claims that being a grandpa has awakened the right side of my brain and has helped me discover my second childhood. I find there is some truth to this as I can act goofy, spoil my grandchildren and then give them back to their parents. While driving alone on a work trip, a thought occurred to me that I should write a book about what the Bible says about various subjects. I have read the Bible daily for over forty years, spoken in many churches as a member of the Gideons, taught Sunday school and served as a deacon, so I felt I could help others to understand what I consider the most important book ever written. Two years later my first book, Truth Seeker: Bible Topics, was written.
For me writing is a passion. Over the past eighteen years, I have written ten books and over twenty articles for the New York Times about Christianity and Christian Pulse web sites. The Dawn Herald Trilogy is a Lord of the Rings style tale that weaves Christian themes into a multi-book series on the inter-play between reality and fantasy worlds. The spiritual realm, like fantasy, is not real to some but intrigues many people because there is a deep innate sense in mankind that there is a greater reality. Fictional writing is based on developing interesting characters and then visualizing how they progress in their roles. In other words, the characters carry the plot and writing is like watching scenes in a play unfold. My non-fictional writing revolves around the Bible which I have studied daily for over forty years. I love to learn and share the awesome truths of the Bible. I am amazed and humbled by what I have written as I see myself as a scribe recording what God has given for our edification.
My Truth Seeker Series are seven non-fictional books based on the Bible. Truth Seeker: Bible Topics summarizes what the Bible says about a wide range of topics with lots of Bible references. Truth Seeker: Mormon Scriptures & the Bible summarizes the books upon which Mormonism is based and compares them to the Bible. Truth Seeker: Apocryphal Books summarizes selected books from the early centuries of Christianity and seeks objective reasons why these books were not included in the Bible. Truth Seeker: Objections to Christianity and Truth Seeker: More Objections to Christianity are two books based on a dialogue with my father who was a critic of Christianity. He summarized his beliefs and problems with the Bible and left me with a written legacy. Thus, these books complete decades of debates that we had prior to his death. Truth Seeker: The Human Condition explores the broken condition of mankind. It seeks to harmonize human imperfections with history and science and formulates paradigms that give insight into our purpose and destiny.