My thoughts hopefully will be posted once per week throughout the year. At the bottom left or right corners, it will display previous or forward stamp for more pages. It is very light, and hard to notice. Enjoy
January 11 Day of the Cross II; Preparing for Christ Billy, a boy who walked with Jesus after being struck by a truck in book number one, Day of the Cross, a boy who walked with Christ. He is now grown, and has to fulfill the promise that he made to himself. He ventures out on his own and away from his church to preach to the people, and prepare them for the second coming of Christ. He learns everything possible about the Bible, and all religions before graduating college. After his two-year internship, Billy becomes discouraged, and sets out on his own to fulfill his promise. He starts as a traveling minister until the Lord gives him guidance in a dream. With the help of Brian, his Guardian Angel sent by God, Billy finds a strip of farmland to build his congregation. By unexplained miracles, the church was not needed, because from the power of the Holy Spirit the weather remains constant. Every Sunday remains as the first, perfect by the love from God. With his new ministry comes conflict from the other religious sectors, and also unbeknownst to him, he hires the son of the devil, who tries to undermine Billy’s whole existence. With a touch from the devil, Billy’s mother becomes very ill, but by the grace of God and Billy’s strong faith, God heals his mother, and gives Billy the power to heal. Miracles abound each Sunday, and his newfound gift, along with Billy’s message spreads worldwide, and also causes more world conflict, much like in today’s society. Billy’s mission grows, but so does the devil’s son’s power. One thing leads to another, and continues with book number three, Day of the Cross III, Judgment Is at Hand. All three are available on Amazon, and Kindle. Day of the Cross III, Judgment Is at Hand. Because on how the last book ended, this book starts out with a big fiasco, being that the devil is still among us. With the help of Billy’s Guardian Angel everything is taken care of, and on that one particular day, over 500,000 people actually witness, firsthand, along with 175 million viewers who were watching around the world, see the sky open up and releases a bright light, which soon turns into the form of a man, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He talks to the people, and preforms miracle beyond belief, then starts on his quest, walking to Blue Jack City. There, the devil’s son was causing havoc to which Jesus put a stop to, while Billy spoke to the people through the power of the Holy Spirit in order to give them strength to stay steadfast in their faith. This continued for ten days, traveling around the world until Jesus had his fill. He surrounded the devil’s son, and took him up to his father, leaving a rip or void in the blue sky for everyone to see. Days, weeks, and months continued as Billy continued to preach, telling the people of things to come. These are events similar to today, and also through time. Seven trumpets sound, rattling the earth with plagues, earthquakes, great fires, and famine. The water supply is poisoned, and men show their greed instead of humanity. All of this comes from the book of Revelations, and this is interpreted to today’s society, by me. Beware, or be blessed. It is your choice. This book is religious, and spans only around 20,000 words. It is my interpretation of the book of Revelations, using science, and people of today. It is the final book of a three book series about a boy, chosen by God, to prepare the world for judgment. This could have already started, is about to, or could start in the near future. Hopefully people will reflect on their own lives, and maybe pick up a Bible. I am an author, a father of five, and I did teach Sunday school in my younger days. I see the world falling apart around us as a society, and from a dream that I believe God gave to me, these three books flowed from my pen like water. I made a promise to God to follow through to the best of my ability. In today’s society, there is always been conflict between good and evil, right from wrong, and religion versus politics. People want guidance. They want to see a hero. They want the good to triumph in the end. These books can be a guide to the things to come. I want to thank you for your consideration on reading my books, and I look forward in bringing you many more. Please make sure that after reading any of my books, I would greatly appreciate it if you took a few seconds out from your day to post a short review on Amazon. This will help my standing in the community, so I can bring you more reading pleasure. Thank you, and have a great week. Until next time, enjoy Rickkurtisbooks.com
Happy New Year: It is a whole new year, and this is my resolution. I want to share with all my friends each week with a sample, or should I say, a promotion for all my books that I have published. I had writing classes sent and posted each week on my website, all of last year, and they asked that I would continue. I think my post will not only entertain, but help fill future authors with inspiration and ideas. If you don’t want to miss out on any content, because Facebook is too fickle, please go to rickkurtisbooks.com and sign up for my newsletters which will be sent to you by email. Then you can enjoy at your leisure, block, ignore, or place me in spam. My first post will be my first book, the one given to me by God in the form of a dream. I will always put him first. So here we go. Enjoy. Day of the Cross, a boy who walked with Christ. / God works in mysterious ways. Over thirty years ago I had a dream where I walked with Jesus. It felt so peaceful, and restful at first. Then things began to change. You would’ve thought that I would have woke up when things began to happen, but I continued to dream. I waited for his return after his crucifixion, and woke up in the dream, in a white, pitched tent. When I came out from the tent into the crisp morning air, a layer of thick, white fog surrounded the area. An extremely bright light walked through the fog, and approached. There stood Jesus, after his resurrection, right in front of me. I fell to his feet, and wept. [I am tearing up as I speak, right now.] Kissing his feet and praising him, I cried for forgiveness, and asked him what I could do. Before Jesus could say anything, I woke up from my dream, crying. At that time in my life, I had no turmoil, no struggle, or complaints. I had a good job, and my children. It wasn’t Easter, or Christmas. I thought I was content. After calming down, sitting on my bed at four in the morning, I reached for a pen and paper, and wrote down as much as I could remember, and promise to share my dream with everyone I could. There it sat, traveling from house to house in a drawer of miscellaneous papers. Thirty years later, I began writing short stories to help my grandchildren to read. This led into taking writing courses and pulling out my lost memories, and once again my dream surfaced. Knowing very little about publishing, or even writing, I managed to put my thoughts into a readable story using a boy by the name of Billy. When doing so, it sparked my imagination into continuing the young lad story who walked with Christ, and I outlined to more books to follow, while writing fifty other books. I researched the Bible in order to find passages and evidence of a child being there, hence tying my character to the Bible. I have since published Day of the Cross, a boy who walked with Christ, which is available for your review. It is on sale on Amazon, and Kindle select. I was that boy, and I still feel it deep in my heart, today. Day of the Cross II, preparing for Christ is the second book of the series, and also available on Amazon and Kindle. Day of the Cross III, Judgment Is at Hand is also complete and for sale. Whether you believe in God or not, these books will make you think. Like the presidency, people will be divided and full of controversy. My view may not be the same as yours, but you will never know until you pick up your very own copy of one of my books. Have a joyous week from rickkurtisbooks.com. Give me a like, a share, or drop me a comment below. Facebook wants me to buy advertising, and only shares my post with 5 to 12 people, or friends. So please try to share with your friends in order to spread the good news. For those of you who have already bought my books, I thank you, and greatly appreciate your loyalty. Another big help for every author would be after reading a book, please take a moment to post a review on Amazon. Thank you, and have a blessed day. Here are Bible Passages that helped to outline the first book. Billy meets Jesus /Luke 4, 42-44 /Mark 1, 35 /Mark 2, 13-14 /Luke 5, 27-31 Fishing Boat /Luke 5, 17-26 The Twelve Chosen / Mark 4, 13-19 /Luke 6, 12-16 Paralyzed Man /Luke 5, 35-34 Leper /Luke 5, 12-15 A Woman Touched /Mark 5, 25-34 A Boy Possessed /Mark 9, 14-29 Why Disciples Couldn’t /Luke 9, 37-43 Nazareth /Mark 6, 1-6 /Matthew 13, 53-58 Sent out Twelve Disciples /Mark 6, 7-13 /Luke 9, 1-6 Feeding 5000 /Mark 6, 30-44 /Luke 9, 10-17 /Matthew 14, 13-21 Walking on Water /Mark 6, 45-49 /Matthew 13, 22-36 Calms the Storm /Mark 4, 35-41 /Luke 8, 22-25 4000 Followers / Matthew 15, 32-39 Death Prediction /Mark 8, 31-37 and 9, 30-32 Last Supper /Mark 14, 12-26 Predicted Denial /Mark 14, 27-31 Peter’s Denial /Mark 14, 66-72 /Luke 22, 54-65 Crucified /Matthew 27, 32-44 /Mark 15, 21-32 /Luke 23, 26-43 Death /Matthew 27, 45-56 /Mark 15, 33-41 /Luke 23, 44-49 Resurrection /Luke 24, 35-49 /Mark 16 Seventy-Two Disciples /Luke 10 Living Water /John 7, 37-39 Falling Apart /John 6, 22-71 Clearing the Temple /Matthew 21, 12-17 Garden Prayer /Matthew 26, 36-46 /Mark 14, 32-42 /Luke 22, 39-46 Judas Betrayal /Matthew 26, 47-56 /Mark 14, 44-52 /Luke 22, 47-53 Wheat Harvest /Matthew 9, 35-38 Who’s a Better Disciple /Luke 9, 46-48 Billy’s Baptism /Luke 13, 20-21 BOOK QUOTES; This was all about to change. One person had been chosen to find his way. Through powers beyond our comprehension, this one small boy would save millions of lost souls throughout the world….
…. When the sun peeked over the horizon, Billy woke up. He walked down to the lake to wash his face and to get a drink. Billy took a drink and heard Jesus’s voice behind him. “Are you ready, my son?” Billy turned and stood up. There in front of him stood Jesus in all his glory. Billy started to cry and fell to the ground in front of him and kissed his feet. Jesus touched Billy on his shoulder and said, “Come, walk with me. It’s time for you to go back.” Billy stood up and walked once again with Jesus and asked, “What do I do, Lord? Who is going to listen to a thirteen-year-old boy?” Jesus answered, “You tell them nothing, or you will be committed. You go back to school and learn, teach others what I have taught you. You will know when the time is right. When you are about twenty-four, you will start your own ministry in my name, and for many years you will prepare the world for my arrival. I will come down and meet with you then. This too has all been planned, and you, my son, can choose.” Billy turned to Jesus, “I’ll try, my Lord. I’ll try.” Jesus continued to walk along the water’s edge. He picked up a stick, stopped to make some swirls in the water. While the blue water swirled, Blue Jack City formed in the water and Jesus said, “Remember, I will be with you, and if you are in need of answers, just pray.”…