About the Author...one word ...one thought at a time.
My name is Michael Wolfe. I have put my trust for salvation and eternal life in Jesus Christ. “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9). “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16) I take the bible as the inerrant Word of God, and subscribe to the tenets of the Apostle’s Creed, among other appropriate distillations of Christian faith.
I’m married, and have been blessed to be the father of seven children — two of whom died in utero, but I trust they have been rejoicing in the presence of God ever since. I look forward to meeting them. They will be magnificent in their mature, glorified heavenly bodies. Another of our children died young — at fifteen years old. He was killed while on a church youth mission. The pain remains severe, but I trust I will see my precious son again. He had professed faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. My wife and I greatly enjoy the time we have to share with our other children as we all continue to abide in this present life.
My working background has been a mix of Christian-oriented employment (to a small measure) and professional environmental consulting. I have a bachelor’s degree in botany, and a master’s degree in ecological biology. I’ve worked in construction, Christian radio broadcasting, Christian secondary education and, for the greater part of my career, as a natural resources and regulatory consultant for development, infrastructure and energy projects. Though my “day job” is environmental consulting, ever since my introduction years ago to scientific creationism, through the ministry of the Institute for Creation Research (ICR), I have been strongly persuaded of the importance of fighting the false religions of secularism and evolution. I much respect and am very grateful for the diligent efforts of those at ICR, Answers in Genesis, the Center for Scientific Creation, Creation Ministries International, Creation Research Fellowship, Northwest Creation Network, Creation Today, and numerous others who have poured out their lives for declaring the glory of our great Creator God and the biblical truths of His handiwork.
For years I have tracked and studied the highly-valuable instructional efforts of the people of God who have labored for the Lord’s glory in the institutions mentioned above, and/or as sole practitioners of promoting the truths of the Genesis account of creation. Though the Lord has not led me down a similarly-dedicated path of teaching and preaching, about two years ago I was suddenly motivated (inspired – I hope) to write a fiction novel set in the pre-flood world … the antediluvian world. People enjoy stories (a truism). I thought that maybe a story set in the antediluvian era could be intriguing, and give glory to God. Whether I was/am qualified to be that storyteller I didn’t/still don’t know. But I gave it a go. And the outcome was “New Country.”
Having written “New Country,” the next step, of course, is to get it to publication, and readers’ eyes. Antediluvia seemed a reasonable approach toward that latter end, and a separate means of presenting the core issues addressed fictionally in “New Country,” and factually in God’s holy word and scientific creation research. Thus Antediluvia, and thus me telling you a bit about me.