Facebook: Robert Myers
- Toccoa, GA, USA
- member since October 17, 2009
Found you through Richard... Would like to invite you to my Darwin Study in JARS: http://www.shelfari.com/groups/32350/discussions/170529/Darwin-Study
Thanks for your commentings. Signed up to be your friend. My theme verse is "A wise man scales the city of the mighty, and brings down it's trusted stronghold." Proverbs 21:22 NKJ. Evolution is a stronghold.
My goal is to continuing speaking to high school and college students - that's how I got started. Would appreciate any contacts in that regard. OWU looks like a great place to be.
On the Signature of the Cell topic - would definitely recommend it's reading - although it is from a secular point of view. There are a number of other books from a secular perspective that are debunk evolution, too - a number of these are on My Shelf.
Hate to say - I'm only up to page 44. Overall, though, I like the direction of the book. Was suprised that it has a lot of "I did this" and "I did that" kind of book - personal narratives - which I think is just OK.
When referring to Darwin, the statements are often an over-simplification using secondary quotations. For example on page 19, states "..... without any need for a Creator...". You would think it was a quotation from Darwin - but it was from a secondary reference - Ayala. Which is a little misleading. In the last paragraph of the Origin of Species, Darwin wrote: "There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed by the Creator".
At the end, Darwin said he was an agnostic - not an atheist.
Do you a professor at OKWU?
Hi Robert. Thanks for your interest. I can have a copy sent out but The Sandal Maker is a novel about a fiction character(although he seems very real) who is on the scene during the public ministry of Jesus but he is not a disciple, just an observer recording everything. He reveals in detail what took place from the wedding at Cana to the very end. It is thought provoking and could be challenging because it doesn't simply re-state the gospel but may bring someone to a clearer idea of what the true gospel originally was and still is. You can contact me personally through the publishing email. firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi, Robert. I’m the author of The Sandal Maker, a new novel about the public ministry of Jesus from a unique point of view. A story that will take you on a fascinating journey in first century Galilee. A “must read” for those on a spiritual quest. You can read reviews at Amazon.com. I’m including here the publisher's notes. Let me know what you think.
Caleb, an elderly Jew, leaves the safety of his home in Cana on a mission to find a man he believes is in Jerusalem. Miriam, Caleb’s only remaining child, accompanies him disguised as a boy. In the desolation of the war struck Galilean countryside, father and daughter risk their lives to journey south on the Jordan River trail. As they walk, Caleb intrigues Miriam with a captivating story of his youth that will change her future destiny. A story of a time forty years prior when he became a sandal maker in order to observe a man some called the Miracle Worker. Caleb secretly kept notes of the events he saw and heard as he followed the crowds. With his objective, skeptical point of view, he reveals the fascinating ministry of the one he called the “Master.” Heart pounding perils and the threat of death endanger the two travelers, but nothing could foretell the fate awaiting them in Jerusalem!
From the Publisher
A. Michaelson's new novel, The Sandal Maker, takes the reader on a fascinating journey back to the year 70 A.D. in worn torn Palestine. The author creatively weaves two stories together, one in the present, the other in the past. Heartwarming, enlightening and tragic, The Sandal Maker paints a portrait of one man's life and his involvement in how the gospel came to be.