Facing the Elements by Alain Normand
Biblical Times People vs. Water, Fire, Air and Earth

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"We often see Bible stories as just that; stories. We forget that these are real accounts of past events. We are often oblivious to the fact that people of the Bible had personalities, emotions, skills and flaws. In these short stories, some of those people come to life. By putting ourselves in their shoes, we relate to them better.

When the Bible talks about people dying in the Great Flood, we forget that every one of those caught up in the deluge were human beings. To simply regroup them as part of a race of sinners is a simplification of the magnitude of this event. When we examine a little closer one of these lives, the flood takes on a new significance.

Using the elements as the foundation of these twelve stories, the author demonstrates the real struggles these people had to cope with in biblical times."
 

About Alain Normand

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Alain Normand is a graduate of University of Ottawa, Canada, in Public Administration and Political Science. Employed since 1999 as the Municipal Emergency Manager for the City of Brampton in Ontario, a municipality of 532,000 people, he lives there with his wife Nicole, and his children Nathanaelle and Gabriel. An older son, Philemon, is presently on his own living in Brampton. Involved in many disaster relief operations such as the 1996 Saguenay Floods, the 1998 Ice Storm, September 11, the Blackout of 2003, and other local emergencies, past-president of the Ontario Association of Emergency Managers, he is a much sought-after speaker on topics related to Emergency Management, Business Continuity, and Pandemic Planning. He teaches Emergency Management at Sheridan College and York University. Alain is a Seventh-day Adventist and has been active in the Church for a long-time in various functions including being Head Elder for a number of years. Facing the Elements is his fourth published work. Please visit Alain’s website at: www.alainnormand.vpweb.ca
 
Published June 13, 2013 by AuthorHouse. 125 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction

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