About the Book
In the long-awaited sequel to “Between Two Seas,” “The Courier” takes up the story with the shadowy, cloaked figure sailing from the island of Melitene, leaving behind a path of misery and destruction. But though the young man has escaped the island, can he escape himself? Fifteen-year-old Eletia, pregnant and new to the faith, is wondering how she will raise her child alone, with the father nowhere to be found. Though the fledgling church on Melitene is thriving under the leadership of Publius and his wife Amoenitas, sinister forces are at work on the island, determined to destroy both freedom and the church. The centurion Julius, a follower of Christ, is charged with conveying Paul to Rome. He longs to leave the army and to settle down to married life. A certain young lady has caught his eye, but duty comes first. Inspired from the book of Acts and within the historical context of the first century church and its surrounding culture, “The Courier” spins a tale of rousing action, romance, intrigue, persecution, heartbreak, redemption, and triumph. How the first century followers of Christ dealt with their hardships informs how we who dwell in the twenty-first ought to live in our time, as we face the same age-old struggle between the kingdom of God and the kingdom of darkness.
About the Author
Robert Alan Ward served in the United States Air Force from 1969-1972 before earning a B.S. in Christian Education from San Diego Christian College. A twenty-seven-year career with the United Parcel Service followed.
Now retired, he and his wife Gisela live in the White Mountains of Arizona, where he serves in his church as a home group leader and in the youth department. He and Gisela love to hike the many forested trails of the area. Together they have five children, fourteen grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Robert writes from a decidedly biblical Christian worldview. His consuming passion is to communicate biblical truth in a spirit of love to a confused, frightened, angry world through compelling stories. His other published books include “The Lifestyle Shoppe,” “Forged from the Wilderness,” “Between Two Seas,” “Delivered” and “A Cry for Freedom” (assisting F.L.M. Khokhar), and “Through Fear and Trembling” (co-authored with David Ross). He has also thirteen published drama titles to his credit that are performed all over the English-speaking world.