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In Look what I did!, My novel: The Third Heaven: The Rise of Fallen Stars on October 15, 2013 at 3:52 pm

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The Third Heaven

In Look what I did!, My novel: The Third Heaven: The Rise of Fallen Stars on May 29, 2013 at 5:03 am

The Third Heaven

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The above is my selection and the below will be for limited release.

THE THIRD HEAVEN BOOK COVER

I’m very excited and think they turned out great.  Can’t wait to get a hard copy in my hands.

Stay tuned!!

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The Prequel to the Bible is coming!

In Look what I did!, My novel: The Third Heaven: The Rise of Fallen Stars on April 25, 2013 at 7:18 pm

On Monday 4-29-13 at 10am I will making a major announcement on my novels progress.  The Third Heaven: The Rise of Fallen Stars.

I want you to be a part of what I’m doing and relish in the success of the book.

I will be debuting on that day the brand new teaser trailer for novel right here on my blog!

I promise you.  You will not be disappointed!

The prequel to the Bible is coming!

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The Gospel Explained is taking off!

In Look what I did! on April 17, 2013 at 6:48 pm

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I want to thank everyone who participated in the Gospel Explained Kickoff during Easter weekend!  We managed to spread the good news to Europe!  We now have copies of the book in the UK, Spain, France, Germany, and Canada!

I’ve just got requests for the book in Australia and Sierra Leone!  As soon as the finances line up we’ll send some copies that way!

Designed to give answers to those having questions and to give a simple gospel presentation its written to help with your evangelism and discipleship.

Get the e-version for only $2.99!

http://www.amazon.com/The-Gospel-Explained-Donovan-Neal/dp/055739077X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1366238693&sr=8-1&keywords=the+gospel+explained+by+donovan+neal

Thanks for all the support and your evangelistic efforts to  go out and explain the gospel!

P.S.  Please don’t forget to leave a recommendation on my Amazon page for the book!

Thank You!

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Teaser trailer for my upcoming novel. The Third Heaven: The Rise of Fallen Stars

In Look what I did!, My novel: The Third Heaven: The Rise of Fallen Stars on March 25, 2013 at 9:59 pm

Only Heaven could spawn evil of this magnitude.

Free e-book! Press Release!

In Look what I did!, Personal on March 24, 2013 at 9:37 pm

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Get a free e-book for your discipleship efforts!

Do you need material for your new converts class?

How about information to give to new members explaining their salvation experience?

Looking for a helpful evangelistic tool?

Written with these questions in mind, the Gospel Explained is a great resource tool to help you in all your discipleship efforts!

In celebration of Easter. The kindle version of, The Gospel Explained is being given away FREE from March 28 2013 – April 1st 2013!  Download your free copy at Amazon.com and get it instantly for your kindle or e-reader.

In this power packed book, Donovan Neal M.S.N.P. and teacher in the Christian ministry for 25 years, uses a catechistic approach and walks the reader to understand such concepts as sin.  Why Jesus had to die, and be resurrected, and why is Jesus the only way to receive salvation.

Power packed with information, Donovan addresses the 44 reasons people chose not to follow Christ and provides responses to help bring the unchurched into faith in Christ.

Help your church by providing your members, outreach teams, and persons who could use a simple gospel presentation, this FREE e-book!

In celebration of Easter. The kindle version of, The Gospel Explained is being given away FREE from March 28 2013 – April 1st 2013!  Download your free copy at Amazon.com and get it instantly for your kindle or e-reader.

Follow the link to get your free copy!

http://www.amazon.com/The-Gospel-Explained-Donovan-Neal/dp/055739077X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1364078975&sr=8-1&keywords=the+gospel+explained+by+donovan+neal

 

 

 

Check out my latest article on Examiner.com

In Look what I did!, My freelance work on March 16, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Check out my latest article on Examiner.com

http://www.examiner.com/article/will-detroit-become-the-luxury-watch-capital-of-the-us

And Here We … GO!

In Look what I did!, My novel: The Third Heaven: The Rise of Fallen Stars on February 14, 2013 at 6:57 am

OK its official.  Today I poked my toe into the waters of being a “traditionally published” author. and submitted my first query letter, synopsis and some pages from my novel.  

The lucky recipient to tell me if I have any talent is..da tah da dahhhh…the Donald Maass Literary Agency.  Let’s give them a hand ladies and gentlemen! 

This agency has the distinct honor, privilege of reading my masterpiece…lol  I know, I know it’s a lil much but bear with me.  

They also have the distinct honor of being the first professionally to speak that the manuscript needs work.  But I need that.  I need it because I’ve done all I can do.  I’ve edited as much as I can edit.  I’ve sat and waited.  For those that follow me, I finished this novel on July 4th 2012.  This is February, so I’ve let it sit for a while now.  I sent it out to some beta readers.  some were more helpful than others.  Some–heck are you still alive?  

I’m financially restricted at the moment due to my employment situation so I can’t do more on the writers conference, professional editing, and blah blah blah.  So I’ve done all I know to do:  after getting as much input from those that I solicited were willing to give me.  

I said its time to just put it out there.  Stick a toe in the water, see what happens.  The worst is that I’ll be in the exact same position I am in at the moment.  So why not.

Now for the record let me point out that hitting that ENTER key on the keyboard was one of the scariest things I’ve done.  “Why?” you ask?  

Well they might not like it!  I could stink!  No seriously, after all this time to surrender my writing to someone else, is like giving your child up for adoption.  Well maybe not quite like that but by golly it feels like it!

In any event, I felt I needed to take the jump.  I’ve written a book after all.  What’s the point of writing if no ones going to read it?  

These agents and publishers are the gate keepers of contemporary literature.  The guardians of what’s marketable.  Will someone believe enough in the story I created that they will say, “Yes I like it…i think this will sell in the market.”

Can I possibly have a voice?  Who knows.  But it will be fun to see.  I’m looking forward to seeing.  Ok 99 agents/publishers to go before I self publish!

I figure hey, even if they reject me, I might acquire some good feedback on the road of becoming a published author.  So well see.

Wish me luck! 

 

Third Heaven: The Rise of Fallen Stars: Prologue Reveal

In Look what I did!, My novel: The Third Heaven: The Rise of Fallen Stars, On writing on January 8, 2013 at 1:01 pm

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I will always remember the screams, the untold billions of screams.

The cries of the damned reverberated off the canyon walls. The sound of their wails stretched over miles with each moaning breath mingled into a cacophony of pitiful, tortuous laments.  I beheld in fascinated horror as billions upon emaciated billions of humans and Elohim languished in agony. Their rotted and burning flesh stank as the winds made the hellish perfume waft across the skies, causing the air to reek with putrefaction.  Blistering heat sizzled from the white-hot lake of molten rock, and fire licked and bit at each captive’s smoldering flesh.  Flesh forever burned but never consumed. Therefore, they screamed the residents of this canyon did –– it was a sickening sound.

Is this how Moses felt? I wondered. To behold a thing that burns but is not consumed?

They see me.

“Please make it stop,” said one.

“I am sorry, oh God!  Please, God! Listen! Jesus, do you hear me,” said another.

“Aaarrrgghhhh!”

The voices melded and flowed, morphing into a singular pitiful cry for relief and anguish.

I watched as some fought to climb atop others in a futile struggle to escape the horrifying affliction.  It was a fruitless skirmish from which none could expect release.

I suppose that it could be possible to flee.  I saw neither bars nor chains to hold these souls captive.  Straining and squinting, my angelic eyes viewed no doors that would prevent escape. Selfish preservation run amok, pain, and hopelessness prevented them.  As one soul approached optimism and the border of freedom, another wretch dragged it back within the bowels of smoke and flames.  The grotesque scene of twisted, writhing bodies, moved as the tide in this sea of fire and brimstone.

I observed them dance, the denizens of this canyon. Dance a relentless waltz of hope deferred.  For there was no respite to soothe one’s pain, no aid to come to one’s side.  None could leave, and salvation had forgotten this place.

The Lake of Fire consumed each incarcerated soul held captive by the insatiable passions of lust and self: a twofold punishment forever administered on these prisoners for all time.  A memorial by El, forever to be remembered by us all.

The lake was an eternal smoldering monument of our war: a token of El’s wrath upon all those who had held back the truth in unrighteousness.  My eyes were older than much of creation, and as they darted over the vastness of this everlasting torture, I remembered when I first saw the flames of the Kiln run amuck.

Yet even now, I found that I looked for him: my beloved, my brother, my friend, and my enemy, he whom my soul delighted.

I stood at the precipice of this jagged maw in the Earth’s crust of heat, smoke, and fire.  I strained that I might see the Adversary.  It has always been an easy thing for a creature such as I to find my own kind, and with Lucifer even more so –– quite easy actually.  Knowing my brother, I needed only to look towards the heart of this mass grave of the spiritually dead.

Our eyes met.

He was still a creature of pride, and even here, even after all this time, Lucifer sought to be the center of all things.  He smirked as he looked at me, but I am not deceived.  I know that joy does not dwell in this place.  The human Dante was prescient when he penned, “Hope had abandoned all those that entered here,” here in the Lake of Fire, even Hell herself could not flee.

Lucifer’s face I knew with intimate familiarity.  The smirk on his lips masked an unspoken yet seething hatred from the inner knowing that he was “superior” to all in creation, elevated to stand in the very presence of God, yet cast down as rubble to be stared and looked upon, a creature to be pitied.

Oh how art thou fallen O Lucifer son of the morning. How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations.

It was this knowing, which I knew forever would gnaw at him the reason for his smirk.  Our gaze was short as smoke enveloped him, yet through the veneer, yes, I saw it–– a tear.

Then he was gone; veiled in smolder and fire; and pummeled by the legions he once sought to rule.  Forever crushed underfoot by those, he deemed chattel, forever humiliated.

Never in all my days did I believe my eyes would behold such a sight.

I turned away as I could behold such suffering for only so long.  Even one such as I had limits.

I am relieved that the war is over.

The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign forever and ever.

But at what price?

This victory was not without loss, not without pain.

“Have you come to mock me, Michael?”

Lucifer’s voice could not be mimicked or masked.  There was one being in creation that sounded thus.  Only he could speak so that even from the Lake of Fire my attention could be garnered.

I am hesitant to reply. I do not wish to look upon this murderer.

We will not speak again after today: I know this; therefore, I turned to face him for the last time.

“What manner of conversation would I engage with the King of Lies?”

As I looked upon his face and body now disfigured, I steeled myself.  There was a time when I shed tears for my brother, but that was millennia ago.

Too much blood had been spilled between us, too many wounds.  Mercy no longer beat within my breast for him, yet even now, I could not help but ruminate on more pleasant times.  I drifted into reflection, and daydreamed back to the beginning of it all––still questioning––still wondering.

How did it come to this?

If you want to read more check out Chapter One!

 

The Third Heaven: Burn Heaven…burn.

In Look what I did!, My novel: The Third Heaven: The Rise of Fallen Stars on December 9, 2012 at 1:42 am

Here is a brand new teaser trailer for my new upcoming book, The Third Heaven: The Rise of Fallen Stars

The Third Heaven: The Rise of Fallen Stars is book one in a three part series that tells the fascinating story of the fall of Lucifer.

God’s perfect creation; a being who dwelled in his very presence, walked in the midst of the stones of fire. Yet rose up to betray the Lord and bring heaven itself to civil war.

Many tales have referenced this great angelic war but few have sought to explore the dynamic relationships between God and the angelic hosts. Why did a third of heaven seek to overthrow their creator?

See Lucifer and his actions in a light never before seen. Journey back to the beginning, and see the drama unfold before your eyes: as allegiances are broken; choices made, and why all of creation waits for the manifestation of the sons of God.

What could go so horribly wrong that an angel would seek to usurp God?

Check me out at at https://donovanmneal.wordpress.com/

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