Fr. Larry Richards is the founder and president of The Reason for our Hope Foundation, a non- profit organization dedicated to "spreading the Good News" by educating others about Jesus Christ. His new homilies are posted each week.
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Thomas Nastek pt 2As we watch events unfolding on our evening news, many wonder, “What’s happening?” If you are a person of Faith, you know what’s happening. You know the Jesus and the Gospel writers prophesied that everything we see happening right now would take place before the return of Jesus. But, what do we have to look forward to as that day approaches? Many people have given their viewpoints. Movies have been made. Books written. And that brings me to my guest today… Thomas Nastek is a systems engineer from upstate New York. But he has always had a passion for writing and music. This has allowed him an outlet for his creative gifts. Most often, he has been writing fiction novels that reflect the Christian/Catholic themes with inspiring messages of hope. His most recent works a trilogy of books titled centered around the theme of “Penury City.” This series of books is not just a story for our day and time we live in. No, it is a book ABOUT the day and time we live in. Think about that for a minute. Amen! This series of books is about the adventure or Biblical fathers wrote about that is being played out right now, in the day and time in which we live. But yet, there are millions, if not billions, of people that do not realize that! This is the chance for us to live out and achieve the ultimate goal that we, as Christians, have been pursuing for thousands of years. To finally find the answer the question that has been burning in us for all of this time, namely, “God, are you there?” The path Dr. Saul Kriesh must follow is interesting. You have a series of connected, underground tunnels. Like an entire transportation highway. Tell us a little bit about this dangerous path and how he finds his way? Ok, let’s move to book two… “Penury City – The Ire of the Shekel.” Tell us what this “shekel” represents. This group has now reached the city they have been traveling to. But it is not what they think? So in this book, it kind of ties together the setting from book one, “Penury City – The Light of Gabriel.” and the ultimate destination in book three, which is “Penury City – The Zealots Return?” Let’s move on then to book number three. Can you introduce us to book number three, “Penury City – The Zealots Return?” Some of the things in the story is fantastic. Do you actually believe these types of things can happen? You say that, in book three, “Penury City – The Zealots Return,” that sometimes, “all that is left is to send in ‘crazy.’” Can you explain that for us? I’m not going to ask you to reveal the outcome of the final battle… I’m not going to lie, yes I am. I just won’t ask you to tell us the plot line and all that. But, tell us, do the good guys win in the end? Is this book series for everyone? Or are you trying to reach a specific demographic? Thomas, this has been a fascinating interview, to say the least. I’m not usually one that reads fiction or novels. I usually will only read one if it is something that can truly hold my interest and make we wonder, “What IF…?” And your series has done just that. How can our listeners order your books? I take it they are on Amazon, correct? And what about book number four? “The Peshar.” Where can that book be purchased? Do they order one at a time or can they order the entire series together? Thomas, if someone wanted to reach out to you, to ask a question or possibly to do an interview such as this, how can they do that? How can someone get in touch with you? I’ll put links to all of this in the show notes below. Folks, there is no doubt we are living in troubled times. Times the Bible has told us would happen just before all of this, that we now know, will be wrapped up. Thomas Nastek takes all of the questions we have, all that we see happening – and the ultimate answer – and weaves a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat through every book. Some of the comments his readers have left on the website can basically be summed up with this: “To the unbeliever and the skeptic, this book will give you great insight into what it really means to be a Christian and what is ahead for all us in the world. To the believer, this book is meant to give us a glimpse as to how to become a stronger person of faith and how to put that strong faith to use for your God. To all of us, it provides not just how we may get rid of our guilt of past sin; but also a purpose for the present; and a hope for the future. The Enemy can definitely be defeated. Death can be conquered. Love and Peace can reign.” Be sure to go down into the show notes and click the links to order your copy today. One of the comments on the website said this book series is akin to “The Lord of the Rings” or J.K. Rowling’s book series. I have to admit, this is a definite BUY recommendation from Pastor Bob. At the time of this recording, we are approaching the Christmas season. This book series is affordable and relevant and entertaining and accurate and… well – it would make a great gift to anyone on your shopping list. Believer or critic alike. So, with that, let me encourage you to go down into the show notes and purchase several of these book sets and bless those you love this Christmas. Amen! Thomas, thank you for taking the time to join us today and share all about your marvelous book series, “Penury City.” I do appreciate it.
CONTACT INFORMATION:Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://woundedcrowpublishing.com/ BOOKS: Book One: “Penury City – The Light of Gabriel” – on Amazon Book Two: “Penury City – The Ire of the Shekel” – on Amazon Book Three: “Penury City – The Zealots Return” – on Amazon Book Four: “Penury City – The Peshar” – on the website Book Bundle: “Penury City – The Trilogy” (Kindle) – on Amazon Book Bundle (with or without Book Four) - use this link AND enter Discount Code "pastor bob" to receive 20% OFF)! (only through the website)!