The Good Shepherd's Keeper: Vol. I

a story by B. Civyl

The year is 2021.  America has a new president.  The COVID-19 pandemic has finally been mitigated but the world economy is in shambles.  Soon, war breaks out with Iran.  Back home, the nation is spiraling into chaos amidst a spate of mass shootings, attacks on government buildings and racially charged violence.  The United States as we know it is hurtling toward civil war.  Only one man can save the world from the collapse of Western civilization – a common family man divinely anointed to guide humanity through the tribulations of the impending apocalypse.  But how does an utter no one rise from obscurity to become a powerful world leader when not even his closest friends and family believe in him?  And how does one cope with the overwhelming weight of the world without anyone to support him?  For ELIJAH COLE, the answer is he has no choice.  Overcome.  Persevere.  Because the fate of humanity is in his hands.


The Good Shepherd's Keeper takes you on a realistic, mystical, and futuristic journey all in one.  Elijah, the protagonist, is not a typical hero, but one who's willing to do what it takes to save humanity from itself.  The writing flows nicely to explore several themes: the nature of reality, mystical experiences, consequences of decisions, struggles in life and relationships, the belief in a higher power, and apocalyptic prophecies.  The novel has something for everyone, and gives an opportunity to contemplate about the world we live in and what might become of it.  I recommend this book and look forward to the next installment.

- Zeinab (Lebanon)

This book by a first-time author will appeal to both religious and non-religious readers. I cannot speak to how a religious person would approach this book as I fall into the latter category and have approached it as a mainstream thriller. The characters are drawn from real life. Even the hero Elijah is an average working-class man. Even though he turns into a prophet-like figure, he also remains to the reader a normal person who struggles with everyday issues as well as with the role into which he has been very reluctantly cast. I look forward to reading the next volume.

- Sally (Minnesota)

  • B. Civyl

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© 2018 by B. Civyl