Dr. David McDonald is the teaching pastor at Westwinds Community Church. Featured speaker and author, David was the 2006 recipient of the Distinguished Dissertation Award for the Semiotics and Future Studies program at George Fox University in Portland. He lives with his family in Jackson, Michigan and can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Revelation of June Paul takes you on a journey through the book of Revelation and the end times in a way you’ve never experienced before. Prepare yourself. You will be challenged, and perhaps even changed, by how McDonald juxtaposes the past and future in a contemporary tale that involves time travel, the word of God, the limits of our humanity, and the very nature of justice.
Tom Davis, CEO, Children’s Hope Chest
David McDonald has one of the most fertile Christian imaginations I know of. His work gives us a slain, hopeful Christian eschatology within a lively narrative. Those concerned to redeem redemption must read this exciting novel to the hopeful end.
Kenneth W. Brewer, Ph. D., Chair, Department of Theology, Associate Professor of Theology, Spring Arbor University
I’ve never been able to read science-fiction or fantasy that bears the label, “Christian.” It is often too careful, too predictable, too safe, too rigid. That trend stops with this piece of work. Immensely clever, intelligent, imaginative, while profoundly theologically solid. McDonald is a new breed–a painter, a playwright, an anthropologist, a scholar, an expeditionist–who makes no apologies for taking his readers on a ride that stretches possibilities and makes us grapple with Truth.
John Voelz, Author of Follow You, Follow Me and Quirky Leadership
David McDonald understands that storytelling is as multidimensional as our world. The Revelation of June Paul presents a uniquely layered approach which includes a book, a live theatrical experience and mixed media. Everyone knows the landscape of information transmission is changing, and popular culture craves story over dissertation. McDonald is staying out in front of that learning curve, creating bold art that is just as (or some might say more) valid than ‘sermonizing.’ A great example of how faith can shape a compelling story.
Sarah Cunningham, author of Picking Dandelions, and Dear Church
With the taste of both an ancient tale and the relevance of a modern fable, David McDonald through gripping storytelling paints a picture of a future earth and explores the timely subjects of revenge, justice and the flaws of humanity living out an eternal kingdom while still confined by the world.
John Bergquist, Huffington Post blogger, writer, and speaker