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Joseph Max Lewis served as a member of an Operational Detachment in the U.S. Army's Seventh Special Forces Group, the storied Green Berets. During his service Lewis received antiterrorist training and his detachment was tasked to "Special Projects." Afterward, he served as an instructor at the Special Forces Qualification Course. Lewis attended the Pennsylvania State University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, the University of Tel Aviv in Israel, and the University of Pittsburgh, receiving degrees in International Politics and Law while being certified in Middle East Studies.

After living and studying abroad, first in the Middle East and then Southeast Asia, Lewis returned home to practice law. He’s a columnist in the New Bethlehem
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Joseph Max Lewis A novel length prequel to The Fellowship of the Essentials books and a Ted Kehr short story prequel for a Christmas Gift - I hope - for my readers.
Joseph Max Lewis Hi Kari, the trigger was the attack on 911. So many people were of the "why do they hate us?" frame of mind, I wrote a non-fiction book called the Cit…moreHi Kari, the trigger was the attack on 911. So many people were of the "why do they hate us?" frame of mind, I wrote a non-fiction book called the Citizen's Guide to the War on Terror to explain things from the perspective of one who served on a special forces detachment and lived in the middle east for a year. The book made it to committee, but was never published. I enjoyed writing, but wasn't qualified to write any other non-fiction book, so I started writing short stories, then novels. Thanks for stopping by. Max(less)
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Coming Soon - Final Warning

Friends - The 5th Fellowship novel, Final Warning is complete and now being line edited. In it we re-discover the Diaries of Pontius Pilate and learn what they contain, or at least we will unless the Society attack succeeds.

Keep an eye out!

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“Now there is a book coming out that says Christ was really a woman who was a lesbian in a relationship with Mary Magdalene.”
Jill started laughing . . . “Come on, people aren’t that gullible.”
“Right,” Allison said. “All you’ve got to do is tell them it’s ‘secret’ or ‘forbidden’ or ‘hidden’ knowledge, then get a movie star to peddle it, and they’ll believe anything.”
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“This is outrageous and demonstrates the danger of permitting religion in the public square,” Liebowitz said. “History teaches us, or should have by now, that wars caused by religion, and especially Christianity, have killed more people than all other causes, combined.”

“I'm afraid that's not accurate. Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot each killed millions and they were all confirmed atheists,” Cardinal Guzetti replied. “Remember the Great Peoples Cultural Revolution? Over twenty million died before it was over. The killing fields in Cambodia claimed the lives of unknown millions, but some estimates suggest twenty five percent of the country's population died at the hands of the Camere Rouge. Joseph Stalin starved ten to twelve million Russian peasant farmers to death and killed another two million building the great Canal outside of Moscow. All three of these monsters were confirmed atheists . . . Probably five thousand people were killed during the Inquisition. In America, thirteen were put on trial during the Salem witch trials. Horrible and indefensible, no doubt. But millions of human beings were slaughtered by Stalin, Pol Pot and Mao. I'm afraid we Christians are amateurs compared to you atheists.”
Joseph Max Lewis, Separation of Church and State

“Ralph, none of us are strong enough to stand on our own, or to bear our own sins. That’s why Jesus died for us. Your soul is crying out to Him and you just don’t know it.”

“Isha, I’m not ready to start going to church, okay?” Every now and then she invited him to worship with her and he always declined. It wasn’t that he had anything against Christians, most of the best people he knew were Christians. When ever he’d run into an anti-Christian bigot, on the other hand, he was always taken aback by their hypocrisy. If they were “tolerant” as they claimed, then they’d accept both homosexual and Christian viewpoints, for example. Instead, they choose sides and called those that disagreed with them the bigots. Ralph suspected “tolerance” was really just a smoke screen for people who wanted to hate Christians. He couldn’t explain it, he liked Christians and disliked their opponents, but it just wasn’t for him. Isha looked at him like she could read his mind.

“Sometimes we think something might be good for other people, but not us. Then we find out we didn’t know what we were missing.” She smiled at him, leaned over and rubbed Tabooli’s belly. “Of course, I’m talking about dogs.”

Ralph smiled back.”
Joseph Max Lewis, Baghdad Burning

“This is outrageous and demonstrates the danger of permitting religion in the public square,” Liebowitz said. “History teaches us, or should have by now, that wars caused by religion, and especially Christianity, have killed more people than all other causes, combined.”

“I'm afraid that's not accurate. Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot each killed millions and they were all confirmed atheists,” Cardinal Guzetti replied. “Remember the Great Peoples Cultural Revolution? Over twenty million died before it was over. The killing fields in Cambodia claimed the lives of unknown millions, but some estimates suggest twenty five percent of the country's population died at the hands of the Camere Rouge. Joseph Stalin starved ten to twelve million Russian peasant farmers to death and killed another two million building the great Canal outside of Moscow. All three of these monsters were confirmed atheists . . . Probably five thousand people were killed during the Inquisition. In America, thirteen were put on trial during the Salem witch trials. Horrible and indefensible, no doubt. But millions of human beings were slaughtered by Stalin, Pol Pot and Mao. I'm afraid we Christians are amateurs compared to you atheists.”
Joseph Max Lewis, Separation of Church and State

“Why,” Jill asked. “What's in it for them?”

“The Society for Human Enlightenment believes if they can get enough people going to Hell, God will blink,” Allison replied.

“What?”

“Like in a stare down,” Allison explained, “you know, who ever blinks first loses.”

“Their goal is to have so many people go to Hell that God will give in. The idea is if God forgives everyone who didn’t accept Christ, then He has to forgive Satan as well,” Guzetti said.

“Can that happened? Could Satan win somehow?”

“No, it can’t happen. Satan should know this as well, but he doesn’t, not anymore. Remember, no matter how wise someone is, when the presence of God is withdrawn from them, they deteriorate. That’s what’s happening to Satan, his mind is going. Satan's plan can’t work, but he and The Society don’t know that. What’s in it for them? Power. Better to rule in Hell than serve in Heaven.”
Joseph Max Lewis, The Diaries Of Pontius Pilate

“Ralph, none of us are strong enough to stand on our own, or to bear our own sins. That’s why Jesus died for us. Your soul is crying out to Him and you just don’t know it.”

“Isha, I’m not ready to start going to church, okay?” Every now and then she invited him to worship with her and he always declined. It wasn’t that he had anything against Christians, most of the best people he knew were Christians. When ever he’d run into an anti-Christian bigot, on the other hand, he was always taken aback by their hypocrisy. If they were “tolerant” as they claimed, then they’d accept both homosexual and Christian viewpoints, for example. Instead, they choose sides and called those that disagreed with them the bigots. Ralph suspected “tolerance” was really just a smoke screen for people who wanted to hate Christians. He couldn’t explain it, he liked Christians and disliked their opponents, but it just wasn’t for him. Isha looked at him like she could read his mind.

“Sometimes we think something might be good for other people, but not us. Then we find out we didn’t know what we were missing.” She smiled at him, leaned over and rubbed Tabooli’s belly. “Of course, I’m talking about dogs.”

Ralph smiled back.”
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Joseph Lewis Alice wrote: "Joe, I enjoyed the Diaries of PP. Hope you continue to write this type of novel. Edge-of-your-seat page turner! Not always knowing who the good guys are. The Society vs the Fellowship are good riva..."

Alice is exactly right! Joe.


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Alice Joe, I enjoyed the Diaries of PP. Hope you continue to write this type of novel. Edge-of-your-seat page turner! Not always knowing who the good guys are. The Society vs the Fellowship are good rivals and well developed.
One pet peeve, and being military you should have caught: Medal of Honor is not "won" and recipients aren't "winners." Awarded, earned, received, etc. but never won. (I am retired Navy Public Affairs and had to be alert for this and other common mistakes.) Thanks.

Thoroughly enjoyed the book!


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Ann Hope you do more like Just Verdicts. It was great! So many emotions.


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