Tulsa, OK, January 26, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Author and Christian Pastor Dr. Mark Tate announced today the release of The Cloudy Corners of Creation, A Pastoral Look at the Paranormal, published by Outskirts Press. Dr. Tate’s comprehensive overview of the paranormal activities of earth -- and beyond -- is geared toward seekers of all faiths, but especially Christians who have an interest in these phenomena from a perspective that is sympathetic, but Biblically realistic.
If, as Dr. Tate suggests, Christians do believe that “All truth is God’s truth,” then an examination of all the phenomena of life, including the paranormal, may give a greater understanding of the ways of God. Rather than rejecting out of hand the unusual, examining all of life’s sometimes unexplainable phenomena can lead to a greater appreciation of the “awe and mystery” of God and His creation.
In that spirit the author examines many phenomena that are not necessarily covered in the Bible, one way or another. Near death and out-of-body experiences are appraised, reports of past life regression are considered and even the shimmering world of ghosts and spirits is addressed in a helpful perspective that does not belittle, but does preserve the grand and divine integrity of God the creator.
Tate also takes up what he calls the “para-natural,” those practices such as Wicca and Voodoo that seem to mix the world of organic life with the spiritual realm as part of their rites and ceremonies. He explores human-animal phenomena, too, such as the Jersey Devil, the Loch Ness monster, werewolves and vampires. UFO’s, aliens, ancient architecture and crop circles also come under Dr. Tate’s pastoral scrutiny, all with an embracing, but critical eye towards the entirety of God’s creations.
Tate’s final section is an overview of Islam, Buddhism and Hindu prophecies and the purported abilities of shamans and psychics are also taken up from the most inclusive of Christian pastoral perspectives in this intriguing and innovative view of life’s mysteries.
The Cloudy Corners of Creation is available on-line in paperback through Amazon and Barnes and Noble and at www.outskirtspress.com/bookstore for a maximum trade discount in quantities of ten or more.
Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream ISBN: 978-1-4327-8419-5 SRP: $18.95
Nook $ 6.99
Kindle $ 6.99
OP e-Book $ 5.00
Genre: Religion/Christianity/body, mind and spirit
About the author:
Mark Tate has pastored churches in Oklahoma and Utah and has taught at a number of schools, colleges and universities in these same areas. He now lives in Tulsa with his wife and where his grown, married children live. Dr. Tate has five grandchildren.
For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/cloudycorners.
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