The Cherubim Rosewood is a Christian fiction story by Larry D. Shackelford
In 1982, a gifted St. Louis college student traveled to Northwestern Brazil to visit his Lutheran missionary parents. Born and raised in Africa, the epic journey reduced the young man to the most primitive and instinctive forms of survival; but also to the nascent essence of life and death, and the ultimate archetype: the evil nature of man. An incredible story that will challenge the reader to reconsider choices they have made in their own journey through life. An incredible journey of survival, hope and healing.
“Oh my! Shackelford certainly knows how to weave a rich tale. The amount of research that must have gone into this book is staggering, and it reads so authentically that it felt like I was there seeing everything through Edward Hamilton’s eyes.
Edward is a well developed, and a likeable, fascinating, character that I took to straight away, and I am sure you will as well. I thoroughly enjoyed his story and the journey that is Edwards life. Although that incident with the VW Beetle – that was mean, funny, but mean!
I could have quite happily curled up under a warm blanket, and allowed Shackelford to take me away to this wonderfully believable world that he has created, alas life got in the way, but I still managed to read this book within two days – I so did not want to put it down.
If you are looking for a book that is not only rich in detail but also a fantastic read, then I thoroughly recommend The Cherubim Rosewood. I truly loved it. Shackelford is rapidly becoming one of my favorite authors.”
A Word from the Author
The Cherubim Rosewood is unique Orthodox Christian fiction story that takes place in St. Louis, Missouri, Africa, and the Amazon jungle. In the early 1980’s, a gifted St. Louis college student traveled to Northwestern Brazil to visit his Lutheran missionary parents. Edward Hamilton is fascinating college student that possesses unique abilities, which include a photographic memory. Edward was born and raised in Africa, and his epic journey into the Amazon jungle reduced him to the most primitive and instinctive forms of survival; but also to the nascent essence of life and death, and the ultimate archetype: the evil nature of man. Edward’s incredible expedition is a Christian allegory that will challenge the reader to reconsider choices they have made in their own journey through life. Edward’s story is also a journey of survival, hope and healing. Albert Einstein once wrote: “The real problem is in the hearts and minds of men. It is easier to denature plutonium than to denature the evil spirit of man.” Edward learned that no truer words were ever spoken. “This was a young man’s exciting trip deep into the amazon where the jungle is not the only hazard. The excitement builds slowly beginning in 1970s Africa, sidelines to the US then plunges into a grizzly page turning Apocalypse Now conclusion.” Amazon.com reviewer.
(Larry D. Shackelford, November 2016)