Japan, 1637. Young Shiro Nakagawa is a teenage boy of the samurai warrior class who lives with his parents and grandmother. They are a family of Christian converts whose idyllic life is about to be forever changed. Hostile toward the “foreign religion,” the new shogun has enacted a ban on the practice of Christianity. When soldiers arrive at his village to burn the church and arrest Christians, Shiro decides he must act to protect the faith and people he loves. This will set into motion a chain of events that will alter the course of his life and the history of the island nation. Based on actual historical events, with a blend of adventure and philosophy, Masaru will entertain, as well as nourish the mind and soul. A must-read for anyone interested in Church history or Japanese culture.
FINDING HEAVEN IN THE DARK – A MEMOIR ABOUT LIFE’S MEANING
The Story of a Boy’s Journey from Rebellion To Redemption.
It is December 2017 and a sweeping religious movement is gaining traction in the United States. As spiritual leaders diligently work to spread the Word of God to the people, liberal factions in the world of pharmaceutical and scientific development create a secret society with a dark mission: to thwart the group’s conservative impact on what society considers to be morally acceptable. As a string of church-related murders plague the nation, the FBI and local authorities race to locate the assassin responsible. As angelic hosts enter the scene to protect and intervene, only time will tell who will win this compelling battle of good versus evil.
In this riveting supernatural thriller, a chilling murder spree places a church leader in the crosshairs of a killer determined to stop a religious movement.
John Fear was born into a religious sect known as the Exclusive Brethren. This sheltered him from the outside world as he grew up, but could not hide him from its influences. A struggle began in his mind that led him to leave the Brethren, along with his young family.
This is a story that was always meant to be told. During his later life John Fear had prepared a lot of the book, along with notes for chapters that he knew would not be completed. It is only now, over twenty years later, that the book is finally being published. It contains original content written by John, along with diary notes, letters and magazine articles. The final chapters are written by his second eldest son, Alastair. The memoir is introduced and edited by his eldest son, Robert, as a tribute to his father’s amazing life.