Today I am pleased to present a returning author to the blog: Mike Kearby and his short novella When God Spoke: Fone-Stories™ #4. Please be sure to check out the other tour stopsfor excerpts, more reviews and interviews.
Title: When God Spoke
Series: Fone-Stories™ #4
Author: Mike Kearby
A Story Bound to be the Subject of Much Disagreement & Debate. When God Spoke is a Controversial Look at Religion Expressed by A Terminal Cancer Patient.
This is the last installment in the Fone Stories™ by Mike Kearby that I have read for review, and the one that spoke most personally to me. At the end of his life, a cancer patient speaks to God, and asks all of the questions that so plague many of us.
Rather than delve into morals and morality, this viewpoint takes on man’s ultimate responsibility for the varying permutations of religious doctrine, and the multitude of ‘reasons’ for those versions. Without a flat out denial of the existence of God (or gods), Kearby has managed to create a logical, non-emotional skeptic’s view of the questions that surround religion and faith, offering a more inclusive and, to me, logical view of the origins of religion.
A terrific little story that is certain to start people talking, with a premise that promises to make that discussion lively.
I received an eBook copy from the author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review, and all conclusions are my own responsibility.
About the Author:
Mike Kearby (born 1952) is an American novelist and inventor. Since 2005, Kearby has published ten novels, one graphic novel, and written two screenplays: (2011) Boston Nightly, with fellow writer Paul Bright and (2012) The Devouring. Boston Nightly is scheduled for filming in the spring of 2013.
Kearby was born in Mineral Wells, Texas, and received a B.S. from North Texas State University (now the University of North Texas) in 1972. He taught high school English and reading for 10 years and created “”The Collaborative Novella Project”” The project allows future authors to go through the novel writing process from idea to published work. Kearby began novel writing in 2005 and has completed eight novels, one graphic novel, and written the afterword to the TCU Press 2010 release of western novelist’s, Elmer Kelton, “”The Far Away Canyon””.
“”Ambush at Mustang Canyon”” was a finalist for the 2008 Spur Awards. “”A Hundred Miles to Water”” was awarded the 2011 Will Rogers Medallion Award for Best Adult Fiction. “Texas Tales Illustrated” was awarded the 2012 Will Rogers Medallion Award for Best YA Non-Fiction.