One Tempting Test

by Biji T. Kurien MSc MPhil PhD



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/10/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 718
ISBN : 9781512795615
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 718
ISBN : 9781512795608
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 718
ISBN : 9781512795622

About the Book

In an impeccably indescribable and inexplicable place called heaven, Lucifer throws the gauntlet before God. He challenges God to pick someone for one temptation-filled test.
God needs someone like Job for this test.
The world is a mess. God takes a back seat in the lives of many. Violence begets violence. Blood is meeting blood. The yawning gap between the haves and have-nots irks only a few.
The concern for the destitute drives a scientist, Dr. Decxtrose Epitoppe, to develop a highly nutritious drink from cellulose-wastes in the middle of this chaos. As a result, socioeconomic and health disparities drop drastically in developing countries. Unfortunately, Decxtrose’s euphoria also plummets when the assistant pastor of their church unexpectedly discovers that Decxtrose’s mother is a prostitute.
The church revokes Mrs. Epitoppe’s membership, removes the senior pastor for advocating forgiveness, and promotes the assistant pastor to the helm for his bold exposé.
Soon, the fatherless Decxtrose becomes a suspect in the eyes of his family and the church. They find it difficult to ignore the power of genetics.
In this tumbling maelström of a journey, Decxtrose tries to balance work, family, and God.

About the Author

Doctor Kurien and his family are part of the fruit of Saint Thomas’ martyrdom-inducing visit to India to fulfill the Great Commission.
Doctor Kurien graduated from the Post Graduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Taramani, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.
He currently works as associate professor of research at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City. His research interests include the study of free radical-mediated oxidative damage in experimental urolithiasis, systemic lupus erythematosus and Sjögren’s syndrome as well as the role of the nutraceutical curcumin in autoimmune diseases.
Doctor Kurien married Jolly Thomas in 1988. God blessed them with four children, Jobin, Johann, Jasmin, Bianca, a dog named Shadow and a guinea pig called GP. His mother, Annamma Kurian, stays with their family. His father passed on in 2006 to spend eternity with God.