ABOUT THE BOOKS

 

Only Book 1 has an official cover, but, with each title, you will learn more about the coming books in the series. Information includes: book number, Tag Line or Status, Theo's grade level, the main continent visited in Terraparable, and the foundational Bible Doctrine that is taught through fantastic allegory. 

The LINK to Terraparable

ISBN-978-0-9828956-1-0

Book Number: 1

 

Status: Published 12/1/16  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

 

Tagline: A gifted nine-year-old must brave cruelty in his world and monsters in another, earning the right to save them both.

 

Theo's Grade in School: Fourth

 

Terraparable Continent: Not yet. (The Spire only)

 

Bible Doctrine: Soteriology (Salvation)

The Codex Script

ISBN-(to be assigned)

Book Number: 2

 

Status: Rough Draft

 

Tagline: Three fourth graders enter an unfamiliar world where they must work as a team of ghosts to save an entire species from destruction.

 

Theo's Grade in School: Middle of Fourth

 

Terraparable Continent: Northern (Wintry)

 

Bible Doctrine: Bibliology (Inspiration and Preservation of the Bible)

The Sacrifice of Omni

ISBN-(to be assigned)

Book Number: 3

 

Status: Plotted with Summary

 

Theo's Grade in School: Fourth

 

Terraparable Continent: Northeast (Springtime Meadows)

 

Bible Doctrine: Theology (God / The Trinity)

The Final Invitation

ISBN-(to be assigned)

Book Number: 7

 

Status: Plotted with Summary

 

Theo's Grade in School: Sixth

 

Terraparable Continent: Northwest (Desert/Prairie)

 

Bible Doctrine: Eschatology (End of the World and Eternity)

The Theophilus Messenger books are a series of seven fantasy novels written for middle-grade readers and above. Each 50,000+ word novel is set in both the real world and the fantastical world of Terraparable.

 

This project has been in development since 1997 in one form or another. Book 1, The LINK to Terraparable, was published on December 1, 2016. Books 2-7 are on their way! 

Please stay in touch by following Theo on his official Facebook page.

 

Scroll down to learn more about Theo's worlds and the books that will take us there.

ABOUT THE SERIES

The Pernicious Past

ISBN-(to be assigned)

Book Number: 6

 

Status: Plotted with Summary

 

Theo's Grade in School: End of Fifth

 

Terraparable Continent: Southwest (Rainforest)

 

Bible Doctrine: Angelology (Angels)

The Labyrinth of Love

ISBN-(to be assigned)

Book Number: 5

 

Status: Plotted with Summary

 

Theo's Grade in School: Fifth

 

Terraparable Continent: Southern (Mountainous)

 

Bible Doctrine: Ecclesiology (Church and Ordinances)

The Dreadnought Trials

ISBN-(to be assigned)

Book Number: 4

 

Status: Plotted with Summary

 

Theo's Grade in School: End of Fourth

 

Terraparable Continent: Southeast (Jungle)

 

Bible Doctrine: Anthropology (Man and Sin)

MEET SOME CREATURES FROM TERRAPARABLE

 

In the following two accordion galleries you will find a small sampling of the concept art that has been developed for the author by his mother and artist, Lynda Ray. To date, there are well over 100 such illustrations on file. Scroll over and click on the images below to learn more about each one.   (Images may not be copied nor reproduced without written consent.)

Kisskaroo
Loftadder
Magma
Moana
Mudwump
NRAT
Obnox
Oracle
Phantasia
Q
Quiverling
Lumis
Shelly
Singe
Sooty
Squileon
Sterling
Triumph
Xeblet

ABOUT THE ALLEGORIES

 

There is no mention of anything directly spiritual or Biblical in these novels. They, therefore, do not come across as teachy or preachy in any way. Each book in the Theophilus Messenger series can stand alone as an adventurous and imagination-grabbing story. However, if you've ever been to church, you will probably notice some similarities that remind you of things you learned in Sunday School. 

 

If, while reading one of these books, you notice that something sounds familiar, you're probably right. But you'll only find out how deep the allegory goes by reading the companion study guide released with each title. These seven guides called "The Secrets of the Series" can act as a springboard for parents and teachers to begin conversations about the seven core doctrines of Christianity. These Bible doctrines are foundational to understanding God.

Amigdala
Cakaphony
Camoflog
Comp-Hiss
Crack Up
Dinkum
Donut Spider
Drama Doggy
DRAT
Drum Thumper
Ember
Firefly
Flab
Flexisucker
Floatus
General Ruckus
Heala Monsta
Hogaphant
Ivory