The Gulag and the Dell

by Robert Alan Ward



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/16/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 214
ISBN : 9781664235915
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 214
ISBN : 9781664235908
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 214
ISBN : 9781664235922

About the Book

In this stirring sequel to “Through Fear and Trembling,” Athena Arnold becomes the new President of the United States in the wake of a hotly disputed election. Veiled in her rhetoric, but undeniable by her actions is a determination to stamp out all vestiges of biblical Christian faith in America, which she regards as toxic to society. Her aim instead is to force America into the global socialist New World Order.

William Walter Cunningham, her head of the Bureau of Government Affairs in New Washington State, dispatches the young, arrogant Ahmad Salazar to bring to heel the citizens of Green Valley, a small, God-fearing, mid-western community. Salazar ruthlessly forces his “control and compliance” policy on its citizens. Local Christian pastors Brandon Mills of the Green Valley Community Church and Roland Spafford of the Harvest Temple push back, setting up a clash between two diametrically opposed and irreconcilable worldviews.

Pastor Brandon’s rebellious teenage daughter Patricia finds herself pregnant out of wedlock, with the local family planning clinic determined to force her into an unwanted abortion. The resulting chain of events causes some believers to flee to the Dell, a hidden refuge deep in a dense forest northwest of Green Valley. Pastor Brandon is forcibly separated from his ailing wife Lisa and sent to the “Rough Acres Reeducation and Rehabilitation Camp,” a gulag in North Dakota that specializes in forcing hard cases into conformity with the edicts of the New World Order.

Courage, cowardice, treachery, heartbreak, healing, romance, and the sovereign hand of God; “The Gulag and the Dell” is a powerful story of redemption and of the ultimate victory of God and His people over the forces of evil.

About the Author

Robert Alan Ward served in the United States Air Force from 1969-1972 before earning a B.S. in Christian Education from San Diego Christian College. A twenty-seven-year career with the United Parcel Service followed. Now retired, he lives with his wife Gisela in the White Mountains of Arizona, where he serves in his church as a home group leader and in the youth department. He and Gisela love to hike the many forested trails in the area. Together they currently have five children, fourteen grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Robert writes from a decidedly biblical Christian worldview. His consuming passion is to communicate biblical truth in a spirit of love to a confused, frightened, angry world through compelling stories. He has twelve published drama titles to his credit, which are performed all over the English-speaking world. His other published books include Delivered out of the Lion’s Mouth (assisting F.L.M. Khokhar), A Cry for Freedom (also assisting F.L.M. Khokhar), Through Fear and Trembling (co-authored with David Ross), The Lifestyle Shoppe, Forged from the Wilderness, Between Two Seas and its sequel, The Courier.