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Hope As Old As Fire

Bishop of Mars
Steven Charleston
ISBN 978-0-9851419-3-6
223 pages

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THE BISHOP OF MARS is Steven Charleston's new novel. If you are wondering what this amazing adventure is all about, here is a brief glimpse into our future, a future where faith will make all the difference in the world, even if that world is Mars!

"The year is 2475 AD (After Drought). Florida is a series of islands. The Mediterranean is a salt flat. Russia and China are global empires while North America is run by an organized crime government simply called The Vegas. The only peaceful place left is on Mars where a new world is growing. Stepping out onto this world is an ex-drug addict who is the new Bishop of Mars. He is a broken man with a hopeful vision. With a handful of misfit friends he is about to try to save his new home from destruction, if he can live long enough, and if what he discovers can change human history forever."

It is a humorous, compelling, mystical story of one man's journey in a time and place far from our reality, but strangely familiar to each of our lives. In THE BISHOP OF MARS you will meet an unforgettable cast of characters who find a place to make their stand for what they believe against a great threat to their world. You will experience faith through the eyes of their longing, their loss, and their love.

THE BISHOP OF MARS is a book that you will want to share with others. It is a gift of insight and profound spiritual reflection, all within an adventure that will keep you turning the pages to the very end.

Steven's new novel, THE BISHOP OF MARS, is an invitation into the future of faith. It tells the story of a man who is redeemed from a troubled past to find his calling in the one place he would least have expected it.

THE BISHOP OF MARS humorous, honest, heart-felt story that will introduce you to a host of characters whose lives will seem very familiar to you, even though they are lived out in a world beyond our imagination.

If you are on a faith journey, let it take you to THE BISHOP OF MARS. If you know the church, you will know this world and these people. And if you have friends who love a good read and would be delighted to glimpse where our own history may be taking us: give them the gift of THE BISHOP OF MARS.

This is a book that will surprise you, uplift you, and give you hope.

Excerpt from Bishop of Mars:

"Was it a woman who had set us on the path to religion? Yes, I thought, it very well could have been. A woman who had first believed we were more than an accident. A woman grieving the loss of her baby. A woman who had lost her child, her parent, her lover. She had seen death, seen it in a new way, and refused to give it the final word over her life, over any life. She had begun to dig in the hard ground, dig a nest for life. She had placed the body there, amid the flowers and red ochre. Others had watched. And learned. And another great spiral of our history as human beings had begun to spin out into the stars."


Book Signing at St. Paul's Cathedral


December began with a festive book signing for Steven at St. Paul's Cathedral. Scores of people came to buy Red Moon Publications books for Christmas gifts! Many also had Steven sign his books for them. Thank you to everyone who came to this special event! It was a wonderful way to begin the Advent season.