This fictional story includes nonfictional common threads through the history of religions and philosophies that Kerry and Leslie Jensen have discovered and describe throughout this story, from Socrates in 400 B.C., to today's Native Americans. They're an elderly married couple who explain throughout the story how they believe there is truth in every faith and non faith. And it's a treasure to believe in any faith and all faiths should be treated as a holy effort to get us all to heaven in various ways.
She is a retired Professor of Philosophy and he has a Masters degree in World Religions and is a retired home builder. They live in the Southwest, United States although they both grew up in the northern Midwest where they have spent the summer when the story begins.
This story begins in today's time of 2021, but as chapter one ends, Kerry falls into a coma and relives a few weeks in a earlier time in his life when he was thirty years old and living and working in Texas for oil exploration companies in the early 1960's, in only one day of real time. This oil exploration work and its lifestyle and the lifestyle in the northern Midwest is relived by Kerry as a young man, up until the final chapters, when he returns to today's time as an elderly man.
The title refers to the small parts in written history of various religions, philosophers and spiritual minded people that Kerry and Leslie have studied that they have woven together to show how this understanding effort of love for each other has traveled through history to today in spite of dishonesty and violence or shadows that has been and is still in the way of world peace today.
Kerry and Leslie are proud to share their beliefs and learn about others' beliefs and ideas with everyone they talk to because they believe we don't talk to each other about this enough. They also share their compliments and criticisms of the Christian faith they were raised in and the political social changes they see would help all women and all average Americans in the U.S.A. today.
In one's life, we rarely hear about or read about truly great or wise people. By the time these wise people's lives come to an end, what great things they said and did and their beliefs are melded with generations of hearts and minds and thereby continues into the future in others.