Stories of the Second Swordsman
About the Book
Stories of the Second Swordsman is a collection of allegorical stories written from the viewpoint of a man who was a follower of Christ while He was here on earth. They illustrate spiritual insights in a way that is intended to stimulate thought about the Kingdom of God, and draw in references to occurrences and lessons from the Scriptures.
The tales are presented in a first-person narrative of a follower who journeyed through the land on a mission to present the Good News. They portray what life might have been like during the unfolding of the Greatest Story Ever Told.
The collection is organized into four parts to consider aspects of the mission, the creative nature of our response, struggles that are encountered along the way, and how our spiritual ideas can be reshaped. The stories are meant to be thought-provoking and inspiring.
About the Author
Heard Lowry has been a Christian for forty five years. He has been studying the Bible and writing short articles and stories for much of that time. He enjoys writing, especially using a story to make a spiritual point. He has been a teacher and preacher of the gospel at various congregations throughout middle Tennessee. Other stories and lessons can be found at www.heardlowry.net.
He is an Eagle Scout and still enjoys camping and hiking in the great outdoors. He has a PhD in Physics from the University of Tennesee, and has worked as a research engineer with contractors for a government test facility since 1976. He greatly enjoys reading about many subjects including physics, history of science, religion, mysteries, and suspense. He likes composing his own style of music, and participating in congregational singing.
He lives with his wife, Soozie, along with four large dogs, four cats, two gerbils, a bunny, and a couple of turtles. She is an artist (www.soozielowry.com) and art teacher, and provides a valuable right-brain contribution to the mix. They enjoy their flower garden and have developed it into a sacred place of refuge and meditation.