The Great Beyond

Ray did not expect his life to take the turns it did. He had always been a simple man who enjoyed modest pleasures and a few travel experiences. In fact, he thought he might have travelled more. But life just sort of happened and he never got around to the things he wanted to see.

Now, on the biggest journey of his life, going places he could only imagine in his dreams, he is not sure he wants to be on this path. He is not sure how he got on this path or where it will take him next. Perhaps the biggest question is, “Who is in control?”

The Great Beyond

“He sprawled in the sand outside the fort just beyond the reach of light and sound. The drawbridge came down with a crash, narrowly missing his feet. The woman in all her terror stood at the end of the giant bridge towering over Ray. She seemed to scream his name, but no sound came out. Her form turned ghostly and a breeze tore through her as if she were made of smoke. Ray heard the drawbridge creaking back into place as all around him went black.”

– Excerpt – The Great Beyond

Praise for the Great Beyond

Keith Allan Shields takes us on a riveting interstellar journey through The Great Beyond. Bridging seamlessly from fantasy to space travel to the interior of the human heart. A brilliantly imagined world!

– Tara Miller, Author

The Great Beyond serves as an excellent resource for those with literary backgrounds or those who think philosophically. Shields skillfully guides readers through a creative and coherent journey of faith and imagination that we can experience and enjoy.

– Robert E. Logan, B.S. Chemistry UCLA, Doctor of Ministry, Fuller Theological Seminary, Professor, and Author