Reporting on an extraterrestrial sighting and their message for mankind, a renowned journalist clashes with those who oppose the story, unaware that the real battle is for his own soul. After the loss of a close friend, journalist Zach Miller spirals into depression, suffering from writers block for the first time in his career. Battling to regain his passion to write, he is approached by an esoteric group who promises him a story of historical magnitude, one that will forever change the way we look at life. Taken to a secluded ranch, Zach is completely stunned as he comes face to face with extraterrestrials. These galaxy travelers inform him that they are distant ancestors of mankind and will be coming back soon to rescue humanity from their current path of destruction. They have chosen Zach to relay their message of hope and how they plan to bring about the peace and spiritual harmony that all men long for. While Zach and millions of others around the world embrace the news, his sister Vanessa finds the account disturbing. For years, her religious faith has been a source of irritation for Zach and he scoffs at her suggestion that these aliens may have sinister motives. Unlike her confusing Christian dogma which has only caused division over the centuries, the Ancestors offer a creed that seeks to unify and provides him a deeper knowledge into many of life's mysteries. Infused with a real sense of purpose, Zach remains steadfast to overcome any obstacles that keep him from sharing this newfound wisdom. But nothing he has learned can possibly prepare him for The Day. Thrust into the most cataclysmic event in modern times, Zach is forced to reevaluate everything he has heard and confront the troubling questions about the true nature of the Ancestors. With his back up against an overwhelming wall of fear and doubt, his only chance to survive hinges upon discovering the real truth in time.
|Publisher:||Lamp Post Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)|
|Age Range:||1 - 17 Years|
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Reviewed by Lee Ashford for Readers' Favorite The Ancestors: A Tale from Outside Time & Space by William Barnard is an absorbing tale of an award-winning journalist and an alien visitation, working together to bring about universal peace and unity to Earth. After a mishap in Africa while investigating a story for his magazine, Zach Miller suddenly finds everything in his life going downhill. Then he receives a mysterious invitation to take on an unnamed job for an unnamed sum which he decides to accept, even with all the restrictions placed on him by various people he does not know. Little does he suspect what he soon will behold. On a remote ranch, several blindfolded hours from his San Diego home, Zach is one of roughly 50 people on hand to witness an alien visitation. His task is to carry the aliens’ message of peace to the world. The Ancestors is a brilliant work of art. Barnard so accurately portrays Zach’s thoughts and beliefs that one might be excused for suspecting this to be a non-fiction autobiography. Told from Zach’s perspective, The Ancestors presents a scenario of extraordinary relevance in this 21st century. The entire tale seems to be torn from today’s newspaper headlines, involving everything from natural disasters and political unrest, to conspiracy theorists and religious extremists, to alien visitors and UFO’s. The writing is professional, the plot and sub-plots are tightly defined, and the characterizations are superb; you will feel as if you would recognize the players if you saw them on the street somewhere. This book is ideal for any who may already entertain the notion that advanced alien cultures planted life on planet Earth. It is also just as ideal for those who think that notion is preposterous. The Ancestors is a book everybody should read. The ending alone will make it worth your time.