In the Land of No Kingdom There

by Jean Vaughn



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/16/2014

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 162
ISBN : 9781490815251
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 162
ISBN : 9781490815244
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 162
ISBN : 9781490815237

About the Book

In the Land of No Kingdom There is based on the great eschatological poem in the book of Isaiah, Chapters 34 and 35, which portrays the end-times war between good and evil. The Kingdom of Cyun has lost the Vessel of Their Lord’s Presence because of their sins, and only ones without sin can cross the ominous Land of No Kingdom There to retrieve it. Only two can be found worthy—Joshua, age twelve, and Sophia, age thirteen.

Joshua is named after Joshua the high priest in the book of Zachariah, who bears the same name as Jesus—Yeshua in Hebrew—and is called the Branch. Sophia is named for Lady Wisdom in training. Together these two young people accept the daunting journey of crossing this dangerous land to reach the far mountain of God and to bring back the Vessel of Their Lord’s Presence before Cyun is invaded by Darkon the Dragon and his hordes.

On their trek Sophia and Joshua encounter the defeated inhabitants who have no hope and a perilous abode, with dangerous animals and plants, scarce food and water, and the Serpent himself. But this brave duo is also helped by unexpected encounters with visitors to this realm and is able at last to complete their mission!

“Dragons do stir the imagination. This story brings to mind the biblical references to dragons and other images as the reader enjoys an exciting allegorical tale that parallels prophecy in Scripture. It is an adventure that hooks the reader on what comes next. I recommend it as an exciting read about perilous times that end with victory.”

- Rev. Bob Frank-Plumlee, MDiv, retired minister, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

About the Author

Jean Vaughn is a retired educator and licensed minister with the Christian Church in Kansas (Disciples of Christ). She and her husband, Eldon, live in Chanute, Kansas, and have two married daughters, Candace and Linda, seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.