J.B. Keats has enjoyed a long and successful career as a medical school professor at University of Southern California and has now embarked on a new career: author. Combining his passions: religion, history, and great writing, Keats penned the fast-paced new thriller He Can See Heaven: The Hierophant. It’s a fascinating and fast-paced adventure across multiple countries and cultures to find the original scripture that could change the future of faith. Keats researched the subject extensively and infuses that research throughout the book in a way that’s easy to digest for all readers.
A brief synopsis: Academics and religious scholars have long known that much, if not most, of the New Testament has been altered by time and human nature generation after generation. Original scripture has been miscopied, added to, and, in part, discarded. It’s a fascinating and often controversial topic investigated further by the lead character, Ellen Shea, a young scholar who takes readers through Europe, North Africa, and New York City on a perilous search for the lost scrolls.
Joel Benner (J.B.) Keats is a retired medical school professor whose lifelong academic interests merge in his new novel, He Can See Heaven. A Catholic altar boy steeped in evangelism as a teen, his extensive exposure to Eastern, Native American, Muslim, and Jewish traditions infuses his exhilarating and provocative historical novels with a kaleidoscope of characters and perspectives.
In addition to He Can See Heaven, Keats is the author of the forthcoming Dixie Traveler and a new work of non-fiction, The Habit of Habits.
He Can See Heaven can be purchased on Amazon.