Through this inspiring Bible-based novel, the author tells the story of John the Baptist. Sharing the ins and outs of John's daily life and the events surrounding the coming of Jesus, Yochanan shares an encouraging story of hope, faith, and the calling of God, while bringing fresh perspective to the story of Jesus. The author's character development, plot points, scene, and setting allow readers to put themselves in the shoes of one living during the time. Yochanan is eloquent and informative, through which the author weaves a tapestry of prose that excites, enthralls, and captivates the reader. Wonderful descriptions, brilliant interactions between characters, and story dialogue are realistic, emotive, and thoughtful, providing great flow and structure. With little narrative, the author allows character dialogue to reveal important information about the plot. Yochanan portrays a vivid realization of the struggle of the godly in an ungodly world, while masterfully balancing biblical teaching from the gospel story with an engaging storyline focusing on John, the man God used to usher forth His Son. The author is a retired law enforcement officer following a thirty-three-year career, eight of which he served as chief of police. He is a graduate of the Delinquency Control Institute from USC, the FBI National Academy from Quantico Virginia, and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from National University in La Jolla, California. He is proud of his family: wife Robin for more than forty years, two sons and two grandsons.
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