FAITH NEWS SERVICE – In her third book of biblical retelling, Karen Geisler takes the reader on a journey through time to learn more about what the Bible says will happen in the last days. Along the way, she hopes readers will understand that how they choose to live their lives will determine how they spend eternity.
In Pilgrims and Dwellers, we rejoin young Abraham, a shepherd boy who, just two months ago, witnessed the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ in Jerusalem. Now he’s alone in the fields at night for the first time. As the night noises move in around him, he distracts himself with all the questions he still has about Jesus and what’s to come now that Jesus has returned to heaven.
Suddenly, his guardian angel, Zagzagel, is there beside him, and just like last time they decide it would be easier to see what will happen than just hear about it. So Abe and Zag travel into the future—first to find the apostle John, who Zag knows is going to have a vision of the last days. There, they read some of John’s writings—what will eventually become the biblical book of Revelation. When that becomes too much to comprehend, the two decide to journey further into the future—to the year two thousand and something.
There they see the great battle that Satan is waging against the people on earth, to keep them focused on themselves and the world around them, and to trick them into following him instead of God—into becoming dwellers of earth instead of pilgrims passing through on their way to a heavenly eternal destiny.
When circumstances separate them, Abe finds himself lost in time, in an unfamiliar land, and surrounded by unbelievable evil. Will Zagzagel find him in time, or will Abe be lost forever among the dwellers of earth?
Author Karen Geisler says that while listening to an audio version of the book of Revelation one day, she was struck with “a tremendous fear” that overwhelmed her and led to an in-depth study of Revelation. “My initial fear turned into a feeling of being blessed,” Karen says. “However, as I researched current statistics to help influence the direction of this story, the realization of our sinful culture became my new fear. I have since consistently felt a sense of urgency to complete and publish this book, Pilgrims and Dwellers. I now carry a heaviness for the people that my book views as dwellers.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Karen Geisler is a retired telecommunications software specialist who lives in Florida with her husband. Born and raised in a Christian home, Karen says she always knew about Jesus, but she’d never fully grasped what He’d done for her. In her search for understanding, God allowed her to see His story through the eyes of a child, and the idea for her books was born. All three of Karen’s books—A Story Forgotten, The Plan, and Pilgrims and Dwellers—are available through Redemption Press.
Karen also brings her stories to life through presentations before private schools, special interest groups, and churches. It is her hope that through her books, readers will learn to cherish the Old Testament, come to fully appreciate what Jesus experienced on the cross for us, and as pilgrims, come to share her burden for the dwellers of this world.
For more information, visit http://www.karengeisler.net
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