Tales from the New Jerusalem
A free ebook.
Many Christian novels describe the end times leading up to the second coming of Christ, but I have never come across a novel that described what happened thereafter. So I decided to write a story that takes place a few centuries into eternity.
I had two reasons for doing so. First, I think that many Christians are much too afraid of imagining what life after our resurrection will be like. I'm convinced that it will be so much more than just sitting on a cloud, strumming a harp. We have been promised a resurrection of the body. I believe that means that our eternal life will be an active one, a life as the one God intended for Adam and Eve. I'm sure my imagination doesn't even begin to capture what eternal life will be like – but I see no harm in daydreaming about it.
Second, I wondered if would be possible to write a story that would be interesting to read, even if everybody in it is kind and loving, and nobody is ever in any danger or pain.
The book can be downloaded for free in these formats:
PDF - with a page size suitable for reading on a tablet (such as an iPad)
EPUB - suitable for many ebook readers
MOBI - for Kindle
The book is also available as a printed book on Amazon.
A Danish translation of the book is available as "Hvor er løverne henne?".
From the blurb on the back of the printed book:
Jesus has returned, Judgment Day is over, God has created a new heaven and a new earth where people will live forever in the New Jerusalem.
What is that life like? Is it a world of disembodied spirits sitting around playing harps and singing hymns of praise to God? A somewhat boring world?
Fortunately, God has promised us much more: Our bodies shall be resurrected, and our new lives shall be what God originally intended them to be. This novel describes how that eternal life might be: An active life, full of love and exploration and a close relationship with God.
Kate is a cartographer, trying to draw maps of the new world. But why do the trees and mountains seem to move as the centuries go by? Anna is a zoologist, studying the changes that animals have undergone in the new world. Greg is an astronomer, wondering why the speed of light appears to be slowing down. Together with a number of friends they go on an expedition to explore unknown areas of the New Earth.
Will they also solve the mystery about what happened to the lions?