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Promotion Letter to the novel 'Gospel of Love.'

This christian bloggish novel is among other things a discussion about what heaven will be like. Will it be like the Muslim's paradise, or like the Christian's heaven? It is interspersed with background events to embellish the story. Also I have interlaced it with my ethical theology to lend backbone to the plot. If you are looking for compelling narrative drive, look away. This is more a fictitious diary full with philosophical ideas, a play of sorts, and is meant to educate rather than to entertain.

The bible says very little about the state of the blesseds in eternity. One might argue that people imagine a heaven that appeals to their own fancies. Yet, by using biblical principles and ideas, one can undertake to at least think about this. But of course also I cannot come up with clear-cut answers where God Himself in His wisdom keeps silence.

What then is the use of such a line of reasoning, one could ask. Well, it is useful to make us at least think about what is important now, by weighing our lives with the conscious knowledge that the short span of time allotted to us should embolden us to at once relativize our ambitions as also make us more serious about what our priorities should be.

Ideally a person's vision of eternity should determine his life on earth. Unfortunately we fail to be lifted up sufficiently from our vicissitudes to realize this. We tend to bog down in worldly cares. In this novel also the question is posed whether or not there is sex in heaven and whether or not children will be born in eternity on the new eternal earth and in the endless ages of future paradise. Despite the influences of unisex and militant feminism, men and women by nature regulate their lives as men and women. Our sexuality makes us determinedly men or women. Wisdom decrees us to allow for each other's natures, but our deepest longings are solely our own.

It is with these initial thoughts that I invite you to download this novel and to set out to re-evaluate your theology and philosophy of life. If all I succeed at is to make people at least wonder about the Christian's heaven, then I will be satisfied about this work. Feel free to pass this free novel on!

First chapter of this bloggish novel.

Entire novel in HTML.

Free .pdf file: here.

Paperback for USD 18.45 (plus shipping and handling).

Hardcover (USD 40.73; plus shipping and handling)

Lectori Salutem

Ecce primum libellum meum!

Est fabula de tribus personis, quae tres aspecti sunt personae meae.

Prima persona conscientia, condicio parentis secundum psychologiam Erici Bernsteini. Altera est condicio infantuli, est id secundum Freudum, et postrema adulti.

Illae personae pericula habent propria et quaestiones ponunt de stato in vita post mortem et vita in haedèi et vita in paradiso, quod est in caelo tertio, et vita in geennai . . .

Fabula non bonam finem, sed bonam conclusionem habet!

Spero te, qui legit, hac fabula fruri.

Deus omnipotens tibi daret veniam et beatitudinem, nunc et in omnem aeternitatem . . .

Fredericus Christophoreus (Goudae Batavorum)

{Translation:} Health to the Reader!

Lo, my first booklet! A fictional tale about three persons. These three persons are all three aspects of my own personality.

One is conscience, the parent person, so to speak according to the psychology of Eric Bernstein; one is the child person (the id according to Freud) and one is the adult personality.

These three persons run all three their own dangers (!) and they pose questions about the state in life after death, in paradise (that is in the third heaven) and in hades and in the lake of fire . . .

This tale does not have a good end, but certainly a good conclusion!

I hope you will enjoy this little story!!!

May almighty God give you forgiveness and true blessedness, now and into all eternity . . .

Frederick Christopher Bouter (At the city of Gouda in Holland)

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