Thought I’d post about the content of my book for a change, but will also get around to the publishing aspect later. One cool thing about publishing the book is I’ve made friends with some writers. Joshua David who wrote Seed: Judgment has been a godsend helping me navigate my launch and giving me a great editorial review. After launch, this guy reached out to me called Joe Marino. He and his late wife came up with the invisible reweave theory, which is that the 1988 carbon date was wrong because the bottom of the Shroud had been rewoven by these French reweaving masters. I didn’t go with this theory in my book because I’d heard it shot down, but Joe mentioned that the people who shot it down have since spoken with him, and he won them over to his side. So maybe the second edition of my book will change from the complicated theory of extra carbon-14 because of the Resurrection, to the reweave theory.
I mention Joe because he mentioned another Shroud of Turin novel called Carbon-14: The Shroud of Turin, which I knew about but hadn’t read yet. I reached out to the author R.A. Williams and he has been very helpful and wrote me a great review as well. Still getting to my point. Williams wrote me the following the other day after reading my book:
You know when I was reading about the holographic nature of the universe in your book, it reminded me of a notion I have about the opening words of John.:
1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light (light form image on Shroud) of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcomeit.
These verses had always confused me until I learned about the holographic universe theory implying that reality is basically composed of information. And what is a word, but coded information? So in the beginning, there was only information and that information was with God and that information was God, who is the alpha and the omega, the beginning and the end–the basic fabric of the universe. Seems like Bohm could have saved a lot of time conjuring up his theory and simply read the Gospel of John. Or did he read John and use it as an inspiration for his theory? Hmmm. I suppose the world will never know.
I joked that I may have to steal this for a later edition of the book, and Williams said by all means, that’s why he passed it on. I’d like to do this, but the problem is the words have to come from Jay, because he is the only one who knows about this. I already have Jay quoting Romans 8:28 back to Mark, and he says he knows it because of visiting Mark’s church. How would Jay know John 1? From Mark’s church again? I guess I could have Jay raised in church, even though he never believes in God. Didn’t want to have all of the characters with a Christian background, because that’s not the world we live in. But, Jay being in the Bible belt, that makes sense. Just thinking out loud here, but I think it sounds good. Makes him knowing Romans 8:28 more realistic. I’m always interested in feedback, by the way. Why would there be a later edition of my book, you ask (even though you didn’t)? Because I may need Ronnie to live. Depends on if my idea for book 2 works, which I won’t know until I try to write it, which won’t be for a while.
Ok, that’s long enough. Saving the publishing stuff for the next post. Hint: it’s going pretty well.