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The second book in the Chest of Visions Series, subtitled: New Pathways 'cross Broken Highways is available from the new publisher of the Chest of Visions Series
The updated version of The Chest of Visions: Secrets of Caperston , 30 percent longer, can be purchased at: Secrets of Caperston
Books & Lessons:
The Chest of Visions
The Chest of Visions is a
"Brilliantly written piece of sci-fi...The characters blend in perfectly. The concept of duo-universe conversation adds to the excitement of the book.
- Murphy Brown
February 23, 2019
"exciting, innovative and really creative as he combines a story, a message, a life and a lesson together” .
Onlinebookclub review, March 6, 2019
Coming soon this year... Alex travels to Caperston as the book of Acts comes to life.
This is an amazing and unique book. It is a Christian science fiction novel about youth in parallel universes, who somehow have gotten into communication with each other by email. The entire story is told from the point of view of the youths themselves, through the technique of presenting just the text of their email exchanges.
Steve Simon ... May 20, 2020
Not the Same Old
Done-it-before Youth Meetings
Youth Leader Guide
offers tried and true icebreakers, and activities on topics such as faith, justice and love. Presents activities that are fun, develop friendships and teach Christian faith. Read the reviews: Not the Same Old, Done-it Before Youth Meetings
" Excellent Ideas 5.0 out of 5 stars."
- January 7, 2018
“Excellent and unique ideas
I would recommend this to any Christian youth group.”
The book is a short read but it's contents are powerful and the message in the book is universal.
- Jake Santiago, April 9, 2019
Unique Reference Guide offers tried and true youth group lessons and games on topics such as faith, justice and love. Read the reviews: Not the Same Old, Done-it Before Youth Meetings
"... a God-send!! You have laid out in an organized and easy-to-read fashion so many wonderful ideas and activity plans that we will never again feel uncomfortable when getting ready for our next Christian Youth Group meeting. I am new to the role of Youth Group leader and your book gives me confidence that we can indeed succeed with God's help."
Christian Sci-fi that shares the struggle between the beleaguered Mountain People and the biased Valley People. Faith inspires change in this riveting drama.
“a beautiful story in very simple words. It is a rare book, with a well thought out storyline, that presented the truth in its simplest form.”
C-obi, ... July 16, 2019
Book includes nine lessons for Christian youth ... lessons that can be done with youth online during this time of separating ourselves
Uplift your spirits ... rekindle hope ... read ...
About the Chest of Visions
Can you imagine receiving e-mails from a different planet? Welcome to "The Chest of Visions" by Tim Ferguson where e-mail messages are shared between youth on Earth and a young man, Mattpaul, residing in the parallel universe's world of Caperston.
Mattpaul lives in a world where there is no concept of the existence of a God, a Caring Creator. As a result, although his world has order, it does not have justice. There are Mountain People, who for generations have been deemed inferior by their neighboring Valley People.
Mattpaul meets a prophet, who brings the concept of an "unseen ruler" to Caperston, who can be perceived via a new activity- prayer. The prophet also calls out for equality amidst the Mountain and Valley People.
The actual chest of visions provides hope for Caperston's future. Will Mattpaul and his friends cling to this hope? Will the division between the Mountain people and the Valley people be broken down?
How will earth youth grow spiritually from their correspondence with Caperston youth? A vision of heaven helps answer one of the books perplexing questions, "Why do bad things happen to good people?"
" The Chest of Visions by Tim Ferguson is an amazing book .This book consists of an exchange of conversation between Mattpaul and people on the earth. Mattpaul is from another planet and has no idea about God or the Bible. The thing that I liked the most about this book was that the lessons which the author wants us to learn are very important… The author wants us to realize that nothing happens randomly.I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. The reason for this rating is that the impact that this book leaves upon you is not a usual one. It makes you think differently about how you have been perceiving things. "
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"Recently, I have read your book 'The Chest of Visions' and I was incredibly inspired by it. I would like to thank you profusely for demonstrating the word of God in such an immaculate way. I believe this book can bring great changes to the world and I would like to purchase a few copies for the youth groups in churches that I visit in the Middle East. The Christian community here faces a lot of underlying persecution, and many of the children have been bullied, especially because of the recent revolutions that took place in Egypt. I believe your book can do wonders for many of the children and adolescents who are suffering because of their faith or struggling with it."
- July 14, 2019
"I believe this book can bring great changes
to the world!"