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Shadow Mountain
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6.3 X 1.7 X 9.2 inches | 1.45 pounds
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About the Author
Richard L. Black is a writer with a background in the software industry who has worked closely with Department of Defense and intelligence community, an experience which informs his writing style which shows a flair for undercover mystery and intrigue. A native of San Diego, he now lives with his family in the Southwest and is an avid car enthusiast and guitar player. This is his debut novel.

Quote from Ricard L. Black:
"I am always impressed with people that come from a different background that discover Christ and choose to follow him. I think it almost requires a higher degree of faith and self-reliance as opposed to leaning on the belief of others. Maximus came from a decidedly different background. His experiences had to be a compelling one and his faith had to be great to fully accept the change and challenge in his life that becoming a disciple would bring. Maximus was looking for change in his life and when he encountered Jesus he knew: His ears heard and his eyes saw. His conversion in the book is very powerful and swift because he was receptive to the message, willing to make the change and, because of his life experience in war and conflict, was deeply in need of Jesus's message."

"Maximus and Androcles were unknowingly part of a new religious movement, breaking through legalism to become a global religion. In light of the movement of the spirit, all movements were too small to contain the message of Jesus. Jew and Greek, male and female, slave and free, and every other polarity was relativized and healed by the grace of God...We are invited to take up the restless and adventurous faith of Androcles and Maximus as God's restless movement of creative transformation lures us forward to lively visions of Christianity for our changing times."
-- "Patheos" (3/24/2015 12:00:00 AM)
"Interesting premise...Richard L. Black...has done his homework about that era and includes rich and detailed descriptions that clearly share the settings."-- "Deseret News" (3/24/2015 12:00:00 AM)
"A sword-and-sandal epic that combines warrior odyssey with spiritual enlightenment...Engaging...the characters themselves are interesting and placed in historical contexts well...Incorporates some careful period research...Combines faith and fantasy to the maximum, taking its characters on a religious journey to find salvation."-- "Foreword Reviews" (4/24/2015 12:00:00 AM)