The Chest of Visions

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What secrets of Caperston does the Chest of Visions hold? What hope is offered? Secrets that are more than mysteries; they are lessons in life!
• What if Jesus did not come to Earth 2,000 years ago but arrived today? How would we react?
• How do Christian youth react to adversity, for example, the death of a friend?
• Is saying "yes' to the Word of God, an effective ...
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Overview

What secrets of Caperston does the Chest of Visions hold? What hope is offered? Secrets that are more than mysteries; they are lessons in life!
• What if Jesus did not come to Earth 2,000 years ago but arrived today? How would we react?
• How do Christian youth react to adversity, for example, the death of a friend?
• Is saying "yes' to the Word of God, an effective definition of faith?
Questions like these are answered in "The Chest of Visions, a story of a world similar, yet clearly different, to our own. The story begins fourteen million years ago when a gravity-defying force appeared and several identical universes were formed. Just as human twins mature differently so did these universes. For our story we consider two: our universe and a universe of a youth named Mattpaul. These two worlds evolved simultaneously and each is more advanced in certain ways. However, one thing is clear. Mattpaul's world of Caperston was the more orderly until emerging ideas began to challenge age old traditions.
Come visit Mattpaul's world. Meet his teenage friends and their teacher, Chihaysu, in a story of faith, hope, courage and intrigue.
Tim Ferguson has been working with Christian youth since 1969. For the past eighteen years he and his wife, Linda, have led a Junior/Senior High youth program in New York.
Tim is the creator of the website Christianyouthgroup.org., through which he met the illustrator, Jose Carlos Gutierrez of Mexico City. He encourages the reader to use the lessons in Appendix Two to teach young people the outcome of applying the gospel message to one's life.
Tim has worked for the Department of Social Services for 38 years, primarily in Children's Services. He is currently the Director of Adult Protective Services.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781622305988
  • Publisher: Xulon Press
  • Publication date: 7/10/2012
  • Pages: 126
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.27 (d)

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Tim Ferguson has been working with Christian youth since 1969. For the past eighteen years he and his wife, Linda, have led a Junior/Senior High youth program in New York.

Tim is the creator of the website Christianyouthgroup.org., through which he met the illustrator, Jose Carlos Gutierrez of Mexico City. He encourages the reader to use the lessons in Appendix Two to teach young people the outcome of applying the gospel message to one’s life.

Tim has worked for the Department of Social Services for 38 years, primarily in Children’s Services. He is currently the Director of Adult Protective
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  • Posted October 12, 2012

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    A Creative Approach of Presenting the Gospel Message to a New Generation

    “The Chest of Visions” is a unique resource tool for equipping a generation of today’s teens for evangelizing their peers. Tim Ferguson skillfully combines his creative imagination, and nearly twenty of experience in youth ministry into a story of hopefulness, fearlessness, and intrigue. The story integrates individuals from two parallel universes. Using the elements of fantasy, science fiction, and allegory Tim Ferguson stimulates the reader to ponder the questions: If Jesus were to come to earth today instead of 2,000 years ago, how would you respond? How do Christian teens react to difficulty? And, how can we effectively define faith? The illustrations created by Jose Carlos Gutierrez graphically portray the nature of the characters and locale and events, reinforcing the narrative. Suggestions for using the story to explore lessons in life are provided using three approaches with stimulating questions for consideration, additional instruction and information for each of the ten individual chapters of the book. “The Chest of Visions” provides a creative approach for equipping Christian take the gospel message to their peers. A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.

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    Reviewed by Anne B. for Readers Favorite "The Chest of Vis

    Reviewed by Anne B. for Readers Favorite

    "The Chest of Visions: Secrets of Caperston" by Tim Ferguson is the story of Caperston as told by Mattpaul. Caperston is a planet much smaller than our own and its sun is much smaller than ours. Time is measured by generations that pass rather than years. Their ability to communicate with us is due to Strings technology. Ferguson has chosen the perfect format for this tale. The text reads much like email messages. Each one is dated. On May 2, Mattpaul shares information about Chihaysu. The man told the people about God who oversees the world, treats everyone equally and hears when people pray to him. Chihaysu also told the people stories like the one about a man who needed help, but many people would not stop. Rumors were circulating that Chihaysu prayed for a little girl and she was healed. I found it heartwarming that as Mattpaul shared information about Chihaysu, the Earthlings reading Tim’s blog began to ask questions. Those familiar with scripture and with the life of Jesus Christ will quickly see the parallel between Jesus and Chihaysu.

    I find the plot of this book very realistic, for God is bigger than my imagination and who am I to say he did not place life on other planets? Ferguson deftly demonstrates how one person can share the word of God with another and it spreads like dandelions. One seed creates a plant with a thousand seeds and each seed creates another plant with another thousand seeds. This story was written for young adults; however, I enjoyed it very much. Tim Ferguson is very creative and has found a wonderful way to reach youth. Appendix I explains String Theory. Appendix II shares the options for using this book with a youth group and Appendix III shares 8 lessons that correspond with the chapters. I can easily see this book as Sunday School literature or Youth Group literature. Mattpaul has written it in a simple easy to read and understand easily. Ferguson’s light shines in this book. I look forward to more books by Tim Ferguson.

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