Baggins, the famous little Hobbit said: “I
am looking for someone to share in an adventure
that I am arranging, and it's very difficult to
to my website! And thank you for joining in
the adventure I’ve arranged!
I’ve revamped my
website to make it a platform focused on what
I believe you want to see, which is the books,
the reviews and comments on the books, how to
get a copy and what I’m up to.
news about The Prize-Winning Story! Root Source will
publish this novel in September, 2021. You are pre-authorized
to read an advance copy! Click on the book cover,
bottom right of this screen..
in the Pipeline?
Tesema has a driving passion to build churches
for the next generation of Ethiopians, immigrant
children like his own two sons, who look ethnically
Ethiopian on the outside but inside, they are
collaborating with Tesfai to tell the story
of the doctoral research which led him to become
a modern Mordecai, working with North American
Ethiopian congregations to identify and empower
the Esthers in their congregations.
forthcoming book (tentative title: For Such
a Time: Gen Two Ethiopians and the Gospel) features
a research survey of twenty-five Ethiopian Americans
and in-depth interviews with three Ethiopian
second-generation pastors. It’s a must-read
for immigrant parents and Christian leaders
who wonder what to do with their children, who
love hamburgers and French Fries more than injera
bread and Key wat.
here to read
an excerpt from the spring edition of the journal,
Lutheran Mission Matters.
Prize-Winning Story (PWS)
am delighted to share that Root
Source Press is publishing The
Prize-Winning Story, with a Launch
Party on September 1st, 2021. Israeli publisher
Root Source exists to help Christians learn
more about the authentic Jewish roots of their
faith and to build bridges of respectful relationships
between Christians and Jews.
are pre-approved to see an advance preview of
my new novel, by downloading it from NetGalley.
Click on the image of the bookcover, right,
to see the book on NetGalley. Or start with
the trailer. Click on the picture of Pastor
Vladdy above to watch the book trailer.
Prize-Winning Story is a fiction
travelogue--a group of American tourists arrive
in the Holy Land on U.S. Presidential Election
Day, 2016, and as they tour for twelve days,
they compete with each other to win the big
prize offered by the tour host, Pastor Vladdy,
producer of the weekly radio show, For Zion’s
Sake. The challenge--tell the best story and
get your trip paid for!
novel is already generating strong interest in the
U.S. Publisher’s Weekly, the flagship
magazine for the publishing industry, recently reviewed
The Prize-Winning Story and made it a BookLife
Editor’s Pick, which it will publish on May
17, 2021. The PW review states:
‘ Inspired by the Canterbury Tales, this
satire finds American Christians facing the reality
of the Holy Land. No satiric novel about the Middle
East could please all readers, of course, but Reed’s
approach is smart and sensitive, even as he gleefully
satirizes the relationship between American evangelicals
and Israeli hardliners. His prose is sharp, even cutting
at times, but there’s nothing parodic about
many of his pilgrims’ stories, which take faith