Jeff Keene II is an outstanding author, whether you want someone to inspire you or learn more about amazing people. He has written historical non-fiction as well as “Bible fan fiction,” and you’re sure to enjoy his work!
There’s No Place Like Home
The magical Ruby Slippers, worn by actress Judy Garland in MGM’s beloved 1939 film version of The Wizard of Oz is perhaps the most iconic example of movie memorabilia in the world. The pair on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History draws more visitors than any other exhibit at the famed museum… with the single exception of The Star Spangled Banner.
With a market value exceeding $6,000,000 they are easily the most expensive prop in Hollywood history, sought after by collectors… and thieves. On August 28, 2005, the “Traveling Pair” which were on display at the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, were stolen and remained missing until July, 2018.
This is the true story of their recovery.
a novel of an adultress
Pericope – pe·ric·o·pe (pəˈrikəpē) [puh-RIK-uh-pee]
Noun: An extract from a text, especially a passage from the Bible.
Origin: 1650s, from Late Latin pericope “section of a book,” from Greek perikope “a section” of a book, literally “a cutting all round,” from peri- “around” + kope “a cutting”
Pericope had reclined in this third story window every evening for the last week basking in the warm rays of the setting sun. Each time, the view teased at her lofty dreams to escape her reality. Much had taken place to lead her to this bedchamber. A bedchamber not her own.
She closed her eyes and breathed in the Holy Temple’s splendor. Brilliant light shining in every direction from its gilded spires emanated a unique glow fueling her hopes. The golden structure gleamed in the setting sun’s rays. It reinforced her understanding of why the Jews sincerely believed their god dwelled within the temple’s walls of stone.
She tore her gaze from that hallowed place. Guilt gnawed within her. Self-loathing banished her moment of peace. She knew what she was in the eyes of the law and in the eyes of God.
She was an adultress.
Lochesh – lo·kaysh (lôḥēš) [LO-kaysh]
Origin: Hebrew for “whisperer” or “one who whispers.”
Ancient Capernaum, home to Jesus, and five of his Apostles, was known for its volcanic rock and food processing industries. Put them together and Lochesh’s family had a corner on the grain exchange. Well known in the town market for wheat, barley, and the flour made from both, Lochesh’s family relied on good weather, trusty donkeys, and a solid reputation.
But when one of their animals contracted a deadly sickness, fear and hatred spread faster than the disease forcing Lochesh into a downward spiral of loss, depression, and waning faith in God.
As he ages from adolescence to adulthood, Lochesh must decide how to survive in an unforgiving world ruled by superstitious neighbors, vengeful Roman rulers, and spiritually blind clerics. (Matthew 8:1-4).
In the Works
They once called me a barn. Can you believe that? Before severing my sturdy poles to separate me from dry land. Before dragging my dusty frame onto a barge, towing me across the shallow salty bay, all those years ago. Never had I imagined what waited on the marshes of Long Island’s south shore for this former hulking cowshed. A simple garage, now destined for a new adventure . . .
This humorous, wisdom-filled electronic pdf publication is told from the perspective of a bay house on the south shore of Long Island, New York. Filled with stories from a by-gone era, it is only available electronically from Long Island Traditions. Upon ordering you will receive a link to download the publication onto your computer or other device.