I thoroughly enjoyed Mike’s New Reality! The characters are likable and realistic. The novel’s drama is pulled from the real-world conflict the Bible-affirming Christian often encounters over dissent from Darwin.
The basic premise of Buddy Helms’ novel is simple: The protagonist, Mike Evans, an avowed evolutionist is invited by a Christian friend to hear a Creation speaker, after which he has a crisis of faith. Determined to convince his friend that he’s wrong about creationism, Mike bones up on his Darwin, but actually reading The Origin of the Species and Descent of Man convinces him that evolution is more philosophy and argument than science.
The rest of the story explores Mike’s developing faith and ministry in the face of increasing resistance from the evolutionist establishment. Mike’s New Reality reads like a modern-day In His Steps for Biblical Creationists; like Charles Sheldon’s classic work of fiction, we are presented with a down-to-earth yet inspiring tale of believers working shoulder-to-shoulder to build one another’s faith, fight error, proclaim the Gospel and further the Kingdom! Author Buddy Helms evidences an unapologetic confidence in the power of God’s Word to change lives and destroy the lies of Satan.
Interestingly, Mike Evans is converted by the arguments of Kent Hovind. Accordingly, I had thought to contact Creation Science Evangelism to suggest they add Helms’ book to their arsenal somehow. It appears I’ve been beat to the punch! In fact, CSE posted the following in an email with a link to the book at their e-bookstore:
“Take an adventure in faith through a riveting story about a man who tried to defer—by education—Bible truths he had learned in his childhood. Walk with him as the more he learns about science and truth, the more he is led to believe in the Almighty Creator and His Word.
Author and Pastor Buddy Helms tells the story of a professor, Michale Evans, who, while experiencing life-changing circumstances, is confronted with his atheistic and evolutionist thinking by Dr. Kent Hovind’s Creation Seminar Series and debates.“
I highly recommend this book! It is enjoyable, thought-provoking and ultimately inspiring!
-Rev Tony Breeden
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