SOURCE: Author Tony Scott Macauley

Author Tony Scott Macauley

November 10, 2011 11:15 ET

New Book Takes Readers From Vietnam War to Jerusalem, 33 A.D.

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - Nov 10, 2011) - Tony Scott Macauley, an ordained minister and former U.S. Army Ranger, tackles faith, war and the second coming of Christ in a dramatic new novel, "A Dream Before Dying" (

His novel follows a young U.S. Army chaplain to Vietnam in 1967. Vincent J. Christopher, however, doesn't realize that on his 21st birthday, he was chosen for initiation into an elite force of God, the Immortal Keepers. These chosen are men who remained faithful to God in their previous lives and were returned to Earth to once again grow from boys to men before learning their new commission: to find and protect God's elect and prepare them for the battle that will precede the return of Christ.

In "A Dream Before Dying," Christopher and his squad are caught up in the battles in Vietnam, but whenever he can, the young chaplain tries to teach his men about the second coming of Christ. Each lesson, though, triggers a dream that whisks him and the squad from the war to Jerusalem in 33 A.D. There, they witness the three-year ministry of Jesus of Nazareth -- the first coming of Christ.

"The story moves quickly, with the action of 'Platoon,' the fantasy of 'The Wizard of Oz' and the emotion of 'The Passion of Christ,"' Macauley says.

"It tells a story about the hidden messages in the Bible through a compelling, action-packed narrative."

About Tony Scott Macauley

Tony Scott Macauley is a non-denominational ordained Christian minister. He's a former U.S. Army Ranger who served with 1/75 and 3/75 Ranger Battalions and worked as an instructor and trainer at the Department of the Army Ranger School. He resigned from the military in 1990. His novel, "A Dream Before Dying," combines his love of the Bible and his passion for the military in a time-travel fantasy.

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