Similar authors to follow
See more recommendations
About R. Frederick Riddle
Author of the series The World That Was, he not only brings them alive but tells the story behind the story. He weaves his story in such a fashion that the reader feels that he/she knows the men and women! He transports the reader back to biblical times and employs their imagination in the telling.
Check out his books right here on Amazon. If you haven't read his books start now with Perished (volume one). You will see creation and the flood as you may never have seen them before!
Or pick up the second book of the series called World of Noah and the Ark. This book focuses on Noah's call to build the Ark, the building of the Ark, the Flood, and the landing on Mt. Ararat. You will also learn in the Author's Note and in the Q&A at the end of the book some of the latest scientific knowledge concerning the world that then existed plus the Flood and the Ark itself.
The third book of the series is called World of Shem. This novel focuses on Shem, a son of Noah. It begins with the Flood, the landing on Mt. Ararat, and continues to and past the Tower of Babel bringing the early history of the survivors of the Flood to light. You will travel with Shem as he records the lives and accomplishments of such Biblical personages as Nimrod, Asshur, and others. If you love history, you'll love this book.
The fourth book of the series is The World of Abraham, which begins in Haran and covers most of the remaining years of his life. A man much like us with strengths and weaknesses his faith in God is inspiring. Within his story is the tragic story of Lot, a man the Bible calls "Just" which indicates he was a believer, who lived like the world. But Abraham takes a different course, being willing to follow God even to the point of trusting God with his son's life.
Mr. Riddle continues to write and currently is writing The World of Jacob which also includes a brief history of Isaac. But this fifth book of the series will explore the life and times of a man who at times showed great faith and at other times sunk low. The difference was so distinct that God used both the name Jacob (the deceiver) and the name Israel (a man of faith) to describe him.
And now Mr. Riddle has entered what is for him a new genre, Christian Speculative Fiction. His first book is called Death Ship to the Stars. World War 3 almost destroys the planet; the world is in shambles and the United States is weakened. A new Worldwide Government rises and blames the war on religion, in particular Christianity. They issue a ban on worship and Christians refuse to bow in submission. Part of the ensuing persecution is taking 80 men and women, placing them in a spaceship and launching them toward a distant Red Dwarf Star to die a fiery death. Ostensibly to be used as scientific guinea pigs, they rebel.
Pauline A New Home is book 2 of the series. Here the intrepid colonists land on Ross 128 b and rename it Pauline. Here they discover a new world that while different from Earth supports life. They begin building a new society while preparing for a war that all logic says they cannot win. Meanwhile on Earth General Abner Smith impatiently waits for the Battleship Clinton to be built so he can hunt down the Christians. Colonel Michaels seeks to protect Miss M and to smuggle her aboard the Clinton. Even as he plots to do this the Underground Church is at work.
Task Force Hunter (book 3) is the story of the mighty task force sent by Earth to capture the Christians. But with General Smith aboard anything can happen including his plan to assassinate Admiral Andrea Stevens. But Colonel Michaels has a plan. Meanwhile the Pauline Space Force is developing along with their secret weapon the Stealths.
Black Death (book 4) is the story of a mad man bent on eliminating all Christians from the world. Combining his hatred for Christians and his hatred for women in general, he invents the Black Death, a toxin that not only kills but destroys the body. He immigrates to Pauline because he considers it the ideal place to develop his toxin. Thus Pauline is threatened with complete extinction! It calls upon the Christians faith and the help of the android Eve.
Rise of I.C.I.S. (book 5) is about the Intersteller Criminal Endeavor Syndicate, which is a new ambitious criminal organization aspiring to be the the Mafia of the universe. Borrowing ideas from Dr. Ink's terror camp, Mark Coburn kidnaps women to be used as slaves in his evil empire. The tentacles of this organization stretch across space from Earth to Pauline and bring a new threat to the nation of United Christian States (UCS). Meanwhile the United States is facing a presidential election.
Battle at Proxima Centauri (book 6) is the final book of the Christland series. The problem of I.C.I.S. continues with the climatic battle at Proxima Centauri. On Earth a new President takes office, but on Pauline the seed of I.C.I.S. has sprouted with a nationwide criminal organization spreading rapidly. This insidious organization now has its sights on the United Christian States government.
All his books are available at Amazon.com.
This novel of historical fiction, recounts the old and familiar events of the creation of the world, originial sin, and the judgment of the Flood. But Mr. Riddle goes deeper telling the story behind the story. Here you:
- experience the burden falling upon Adam as he and Eve are kicked out of the Garden of Eden.
- witness the first murder and its tragic consequences.
- watch the rise of a wicked people.
- observe the increase in knowledge.
- observe the growth of industry, commerce, and science.
- witness the rise of immorality and corruption.
- and be a witness to the judgment of the Flood.
Perished is the first book of The World That Was, a series that is based on factual stories taken from Biblical history. The unfolding drama of sin and the rise of a wicked generation is set in contrast to godly men and women who love God and desire to serve Him. It is a world that turns against the wisdom of God and follows the wisdom of men. A world where violence, idolatry, and corruption dominate. A world where science departs from its roots and opposes God. A world much like today.
Into this world comes a man called Noah. The grandson of the godly king Methuselah, he is called by God to build an Ark. This huge ship is the first of its kind and is designed to be the refuge of mankind. Only eight people end up on that Ark. This book tells us why!
The author, a student of the Bible and of history, weaves a story that is full of adventure, romance, and faith. Many of the characters are taken right from the Bible. Sometimes there are two characters with the same name but totally different characteristics. Based on the first seven chapters of Genesis, the first book of the Bible, Perished brings to life the characters and the events so that the reader can better understand what happened.
Although a novel the story remains true to the facts as originally written in the Scriptures. The reader is invited to search the Scriptures and determine where the author's imagination is unleashed and where the story reflects the truth.
Perished continues to receive 4 and 5 star reviews. While he is pleased at such approval what excites him most is when a reader lets him know that he/she developed a higher appreciation for the Bible itself! No author could ask for a higher compliment.
This first book of The World That Was series, Perished, is a great addition to religious Biblical fiction of Jerry Jenkins, T. David Bunn, and Cliff Graham.
In 2116 the Armada known as Task Force Hunter under Admiral Andrea Stevens clashes with the rebels. The outcome of this violent encounter reshapes the world and impacts hundreds of lives. Meanwhile back on Earth revelations regarding General Abner Smith, mastermind of the effort to exterminate Christians on Earth and capture the escaped Christians on Pauline, turns the world upside down.
With the survival hanging by a thread the Christians on Pauline build a society based on Biblical laws. Few in number they are called upon to do double duty. This involves both civilian work to make a living and build a nation plus forming a Space Force tasked with defending their planet. Pressed into service to head up this Space Force Admiral Tom Gage must overcome his own lack of experience while building a credible fleet and developing a strategy that gives them a chance to survive and maybe win the expected battle.
For twenty months the PSF Guardian One traveled through space and on October 23, 2110 it entered the Ross 128 System, which was renamed Ro System. Captain Adams had the image of the system brought up on the Big Screen and then broadcast throughout the ship. Soon everyone could see the planets and the Red Dwarf Star they circled.
But the focus was on the planet circling the star every 9.9 days. Its size and approximate relationship to the Red Dwarf reminded everyone of Earth as it circled the Sun. Soon they entered orbit above their new home Pauline.
Meanwhile back on Earth the new Battle Cruiser Clinton was taking shape, but to General Smith’s chagrin the launch date had been set back for a third time to October 15, 2114. Unknown to the government a scientist who’d gotten saved had placed a bug within the ship’s software affecting Warp Drive speed. The ship couldn’t launch until the problem was fixed.
In this second book of the series Christland the drama continues as the Christians seek a new home free of persecution. What kind of planet would they find? Was there life such as vegetation and animal? Could they survive? And how were they to defend themselves when the General finally arrived.
From the moment they land on Pauline they begin creating a new world based on Christian principles and a deep abiding faith in Jesus Christ. But they must also prepare for the eventual arrival of their archenemy General Abner Smith and his Special Forces.
Meanwhile the mysterious Miss M is in hiding as her lover Colonel Don Michaels plots to overthrow the Clinton and join the Pauline Christians. His plan to take Miss M, several other women, and his Special Forces team with him puts all at risk. The Secret Police are an ever present danger, but the colonel is determined to succeed.
In his second book of the series Christland author R. Frederick Riddle brings to life a world far removed from Earth yet a world that would be the home for the Christians expelled from their homes on Earth. In this Christian Speculative Fiction genre Mr. Riddle creates a world where Christianity and Science Fiction are brought together in an entertaining way.
Immediately the new government bans all religion, but soon their emphasis turns to fundamental Christianity which refuses to obey the ban. A final solution calling for the extermination of all Christians is set forth. A special secret order to assemble 80 Christians to be used as space guinea pigs for research is issued. Amongst these 80 people are John Adams, Sarah McColluck, Abby Curtson, and Bob Smith.
Arrested, tested, and thrust aboard a super modern automated space ship they are launched into space. But John and Sarah soon begin working together to gain freedom and perhaps love. But hidden within the 80 is Agent X slipped in to insure the death and destruction of the prisoners and their ship. In a race against time Project Freedom is born and the search for the spy takes all their efforts and skill. And then they discover a hidden bomb.
A son of Noah, Shem plays a pivotal roll not only in recording events but as a preacher as well. He and his wife Achsah travel the known world observing the unfolding drama. Through both danger and discovery Shem views the rise of Nimrod, the building of Babel and its tower, the Confusion of Tongues, and so much more!
A novel that brings the Biblical events and people to life the World of Shem gives the reader insight into that world. Most people know the story as related in the Bible, but Mr. Riddle tells the rest of the story.
Everyone knows God called Noah to build an Ark, but how did he build it? Who helped him? Why did it take 120 years? What did it look like? Would it float?
This is the story of Noah and the Ark. Not only does it look deeper than the Biblical account, there is a special section at the end where pertinent questions about the 'Ark' and 'The World That Was' are answered in plain language.
The book brings to life the men and women involved in this tremendous project and provides a look into some of the latest scientific understandings about the Ark itself.
This book starts with the basics such as motivation and grammar before proceeding to more advanced writing subjects. But it doesn't stop there.
Today's writer needs to know more than just writing. The world of publishing has been revolutionized in recent years. So much so that the writer needs to seriously consider all aspects of publishing, including becoming their own publisher. Not only that but marketing has changed.
The author explores the idea of being an Independent (Indie) businessperson. What does that mean? What does it entail? How would you set up your business?
R. Frederick Riddle is the co-founder of TR Independent Publishers, a company set up to publish the author's books. In the book he shows you how you can do the same at little cost and effort.
War, adventure, and romance follow Dead Eye through the years from 1812 to 1836. Throughout those years Dead Eye is an American hero who learns that God is sufficient in all areas of life!