Thank you for dropping by to visit. My name is Bud and my wife is Pat and our goal is to reach as many people as we can with the Gospel of Christ through Christian books and through our web site. We believe the Bible is the Word of God and we use the Bible as our guide when writing books and when we put different things on the web. We strive to quench the thirst of Christians looking for sound biblical Christian books to read and sound items they can read on the web. Most of the books are Christian related, but we do have some, like Writing: Step By Step that are not.
My first book, The Past or The Coming Future, is the first book in a 3 book series about the End Times. It will cover the time period just before the Antichrist signs the seven year peace treaty with Israel. The second book is also about the End Times, The Tribulation, and it will cover the first 3 1/2 years of The Tribulation up to the Great Tribulation. The third book is again about the End Times, The Great Tribulation and Beyond, and it will cover the time period of the last 3 1/2 years of the tribulation, which is called the Great Tribulation. It will also include the Judgment of The Nations, The Millennium, The Great White Throne Judgment and the Eternal State.
My fourth book is, Can I Have A Second Chance, and it is a story about a man that had many chances to accept Christ all his life. One day at work, he had a heart attack and died. The death angel takes him to hades, and drops him in the Compartment of Torment, to await the Great White Throne Judgment. While in the compartment he starts to pray to God for a second chance. The Lord does hear his prayer and lets him live his life all over again. He is shown all of the mistakes he makes and why he did not accept. The Lord lets him live his life all over again and instead of making bad decisions, he makes good decisions. He becomes a Christian and leads thousands of people to the Lord. When he first prayed and the Lord spoke to him, the Lord reminded him that No One Ever Gets A Second Chance. What happens will amaze you and it will show how long suffering God can be.
My fifth book is Writing: Step By Step. This book takes people step by step on how to become a writer. I show people that are thinking about writing what the industry requires.
My sixth book is a commentary on the Book of Daniel. This is a verse by verse study of this book. This book is about the End Times or Last Days. As you would know by the title, this book is Christian related and it will go along with my commentary on the book of the Revelation.
The seventh book is the Book of the Revelation. This book is a verse by verse study of this book. This book is about the End Times or Last Days.
The eighth book is a study of Last Days or End Times terms. The book is End Time Terminology. It covers over 100 End Times terms that a person should know, if they are studying about the Last Days.
I was born in Oklahoma City in 1947 and lived there until 1966, when I moved to Kansas City to work construction. During my High School years, I ran track and always wanted to win. There were many times that I would be behind and I would start to pray to the Lord to give me the strength and speed to win. Time and time again, He answered my prayers. It was amazing. I would pray and my prayers were answered. I don’t want you to think that I was a Christian, because I was not. I had many friends that were Christians; but for me, I wanted no part of going to church two or three times a week. All I wanted from God was for my prayers to be answered so I could win the race.
Every year before I graduated from High School, I visited my dad in Kansas City for two or three weeks each summer. He was a superintendent in bridge construction. Each year I visited, I would go to work with him and watch the men work up high on the bridges and wondered what it would be like to be fifty to eighty foot or even higher off the ground.
After High School, I moved to Kansas City and began working construction as a "high" man. In other words, I was paid to work on high structures. The higher I worked, the higher the pay. While working on a job, in September of 1970, I fell 52 feet from a bridge. Falling is exactly the way I have been told by others it would feel like. They say that everything turns to slow motion. That is what happened to me. Everything went into a slow motion mode. As I was falling, I saw the ground coming at me very, very slowly and I knew if I did not turn, I would probably be killed. Just before I hit the ground, I turned and hit on the side of my head and on my right shoulder. The fall broke my collar bone, ruptured both my kidneys, ruptured both my lungs, ruptured my liver among other internal injuries, and I was also bleeding internally and externally. For two days, I was not expected to live. While in the Intensive Care Unit, I did what most people always do; they tell the Lord that if He will heal them, they will follow Him. Once I was out of the Intensive Care Unit, I began reading the Bible and I also thought about going to church. After thirty days in the hospital, I was released and it took six months for me to recover. Once I was in good physical condition to go back to work and do everything that I was doing before the accident, I forgot about the Bible and going to church. I had no idea what lay ahead for me in the future.
In April of 1973, I bought a motorcycle. All through the summer and into fall I was in seventh heaven. During the spring of 1974, I traded that motorcycle in for a chopper. With 1974 running out and winter on the way, I could only dream about the spring of 1975. With the spring of 1975 coming, I was so excited about all of the different places I could travel and sites that I would see on my chopper. However, the Lord had other plans. In the summer of 1974, I began to date Patty Hayre. Patty was a Christian and I was not. Her parents knew that she should not be dating me and they explained to her what the Bible taught about being unequally yoked. She really didn’t need for anyone to explain that to her because she knew what was in the Bible and she knew if she were to marry me, the Lord would have to perform a very large miracle.
Patty decided that she could not marry a non-Christian. Her parents thought I needed something to help me to understand the difference between a Christian and a non-Christian. In March of 1975, they gave me a Bible and a book by Hal Lindsey called The Late Great Planet Earth. I began to read both and after two months, I had to come to the reality that there were only two places a person would go once they die. One place is called Heaven and the other is called Hell. Even though I knew about both places, I still had not made a decision to become a Christian.
In May of 1975, I decided to take a ride to Oklahoma City. The ride down was refreshing and exciting and it was, for the first time, I felt completely free. After visiting my mother, I told my sister I would stay all night with her. On my way to her house, a drunk driver crossed the center median and hit me head-on at fifty miles an hour. I was thrown over the top of his car and landed one hundred feet down the road. The only thing that happen was I had the breath knocked out of me. That was the second time in five years that I had escaped death. Remember what baseball players always say? Three strikes and you’re out? I had one strike left, or was I completely out of strikes? I began to think: The next accident may be my last and if it was my last, the next stop would be Hell.
The Bible teaches that a person must accept Jesus Christ as his or her personal savior in order to go to Heaven. If a person goes to Hell, they go because they did nothing. My next decision would determine where I would spend eternity. After reading what Hal Lindsey had written, I compared his book with the Bible. Everything he wrote about in his book was in the Bible. I had to make a decision. On July 4, 1975, I accepted Christ and became a Christian. From that time on, I have been interested in reading and studying about the "End Times".
In 1979, I felt lead of the Lord to attend Calvary Bible College in Kansas City. In 1997, I wrote my first novel, The Past or the Coming Future. The Tribulation, and The Great Tribulation and Beyond are the sequels. A fourth book, Can I Have A Second Chance, is in the process of being printed. The Cage is my next novel and hopefully, it will be finished in the fall of 2014.
I was born in Kansas City. I have lived here most of my life. There were a few years that I strayed and lived in Oklahoma, but I came to my senses and returned to the KC area. My parents took me to church every Sunday (two times that day) and every Wednesday night. I loved it! I always enjoyed the singing and the stories from the Bible. Our pastor always had a little children’s lesson at the beginning of the service, one Sunday a month. He would bring his puppet (he was a ventriloquist) or an object lesson (that seemed like magic) to explain the WORD. His wife taught me to play the piano and to sing. I sang solos and duets with my sister from about the age of 10. At the age of 5, I asked Jesus to come into my heart. John 5:24 & 25 were the verses that helped me understand how I could be saved and go to heaven to be with Christ someday. I recommitted my life on November 7, 1972, and decided to ask Christ to guide me in all of my decisions. Boy, did it take a while to learn to really listen. (I’m still working on that one.)
I went to John Brown University and received a BS in Elementary Education. Then, after teaching awhile, I went back to school and received my MS in Elementary Education at Emporia State University, and eventually went back to Emporia State and received my certification in Counseling (I decided I didn’t need to prove I could write another thesis to get the MS in counseling and I would be able to do the same thing anyway!). Yes, I’m way ahead of my history, but wanted to let you know about my education before going further. Okay, rewind.
After graduating from college, I taught in the KC area for two years. That was fun. Then I decided I needed to stretch my horizons so I applied to teach in Oklahoma. Right before going there, I met a “wild” guy that lived down the street. He was not a Christian, but I was VERY attracted to him, and at that time, only God knew why (except that he was very good looking). I went on to Oklahoma, and saw him each time I returned to KC. Our relationship grew stronger until May of 1975. I then realized I could not continue because I was determined to marry a Christian and he still was not. So, we broke up. To make a long story short (and you can read some of it in Bud’s story above) we got back together in the fall. He had accepted Christ over the summer and asked me to consider continuing our relationship. I wasn’t sure if he was truly a Christian or if he was just saying that so we would get together. Over the next several months, I saw a drastic change in him (even though I was still in Oklahoma) and knew it was real. He started studying the Bible and to my disgrace, I believe he passed me up not too long after we were married. By the way, I think the song by Shania Twain, “Looks Like We Made It,” is perfect for our relationship. We have been married 38 years as of June 5, 2014. We have 2 wonderful children.
My career has been varied in many ways. I have taught from 1st graders to 8th graders. I was a reading and math title I teacher, 7th and 8th grade math only instructor, but mostly a classroom teacher of 5th and 6th graders. I preferred working with 6th graders, during my first 18 years in education. Then I had a class that helped me realize that our world has created many problems for children and they needed someone to listen to them and direct them at times. I decided to take a few counseling classes to help me with their problems. That started the next part of my career which lasted for the next 19 years. I went back to school to get my second masters, this time in school counseling. During my counseling years, I have been involved with Kansas Counseling Association as a member and officer. I put together a notebook of counseling activities I wrote lessons for and compiled Welcome to the World of Counseling with some of my counselor friends (Network) and sold many copies. Several of us have presented workshops for counseling and character education conferences. Nadine Bailey has been my partner in many of our latest workshops and we have covered many topics from "Grief and Loss" to "Laughter in the Workplace." I enjoy presenting to adults as well as children and hope to be invited to do more of this. Character education and implementation is where I excel. I believe that Character is taught in the Bible and it is so easy to incorporate those traits in the world of education and work. Just like the confidence courses that are so popular today, character education fits right in with building companies that are trustworthy and have happy employees. Currently, I am a professor at a university where I teach in the Masters Counseling Program. If you are interested to know more, check back with me from time to time here, or e-mail me. Let me know if you have any questions or comments about my books.