Fellow Clean Reads author, John Theo Jr., is here today to talk about his favorite books and his own new release:
John Theo Jr.:
You asked me to write about a few of my favorite books. Tough task, but here goes.
1. The Bible: I read the King James. As a believer I know that solutions to all of life’s problems can be found here. This is part of the reason secular stories don’t hold my attention very well. Stories of man trying to fix Man’s problems is (to me) trying to reinvent the wheel and working harder rather than smarter.
2. Lord of the Rings. A powerfully written tale that resonated with me on so many levels. It took me years to figure out what about this story held so many people’s attention more than other fantasy stories, and it was the spiritual component. Tolkien was a devout Catholic and the story is riddled with religious symbolism.
3. Narnia chronicles. Again for the same reason as Tolkien. The spiritual component just locked me in.
4. The Little House Books. A fascinating read from a guy’s point of view. An amazing window into our country during one of the most chaotic rapidly changing times in US history.
Can you see a theme here. Young Adult fiction (to me) can resonate with both adults and children and teach powerful lessons.
A little about John Theo Jr.:
John received an MFA in creative writing from Pine Manor College, in Chestnut Hill MA. He has a long publishing history in non-fiction. White Mountains’ False Flag is his fourth fiction novel. John lives in Massachusetts with his family and teaches screenwriting at Endicott College in Beverly Massachusetts.
John can be found online here:
A little about John’s latest book, White Mountain’s False Flag:
A New Hampshire Park Ranger uncovers a government conspiracy buried deep in the woods.
BACK COVER BLURB:
Ransom Doniphon is a Park Ranger working in New Hampshire’s White
Mountain National Forest. While on a helicopter search-and-rescue mission he spies a make-shift shelter deep within the woods. When Ransom and his partner investigate there is a shootout leaving three men dead. What at first appears to be a mobile drug lab hidden in the woods turns out to be a home grown terrorist cell with roots that run deep into state and federal government.
White Mountain’s False Flag is available wherever ebooks are sold, including Amazon. Click here to get your copy.