The Gospel According to Mike

A novel

By Robert Peterson

The Gospel According to Mike. Copyright 2003 © by Robert S. Peterson. All rights reserved.

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I feel greatly indebted to my wife, Kathy. Although the writing is mine, she provided an enormous amount of cohesion to the story. She gave me countless ideas on how to make the book feel more real. She told me what worked and what didnít and what should be going on in the characterís minds. In short, she helped me make the characters more real. Those additions made the story much more interesting, and for that Iím eternally grateful.

Iíd also like to thank Julia Melges-Brenner for her suggestions, comments and editing.

There was a boy,
A very strange, enchanted boy
They say he wandered very far, very far, over land and sea
A little shy, and sad of eyes,
but very wise, very wise was he
Then one day,
a magic day, he passed my way,
And while he spoke of many things,
fools and kings,
This he said to me:
The greatest thing youíll ever learn
Is just to love and be loved in return.

ĖEden Ahbez, Nature Boy

Table of Contents

  1. Screams
  2. Professor Bailey
  3. Rabbi Goldberg
  4. Lucyís Jackpot
  5. Bellagio
  6. Strange Reports
  7. Dr. Flite
  8. Smart Women and Wise Men
  9. The Gig
  10. Joe
  11. Jennifer Farrell
  12. Jeremy Jenkins
  13. St. Paulís
  14. Sarah
  15. Luxor
  16. The Appointment
  17. Dinner
  18. Jenniferís Secret
  19. Forgiveness
  20. Legion
  21. Craigís Manuscripts
  22. Sightings
  23. Nightmares and Vows
  24. Hackerís End
  25. Decisions
  26. April Fools
  27. The Interview
  28. Sermon on the Mount
  29. Gate of Mercy
  30. A Reason to Live
  31. Trust
  32. Distrust
  33. Manuscript
  34. Breaking and Entering
  35. Resurrection
  36. The Gospel

The End

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