One Gospel with Fulfilled Prophecies

Paraphrased Four Gospels Harmonized and Merged

by Larry Aldrich



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/28/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 262
ISBN : 9781466936157
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 262
ISBN : 9781466936164
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 262
ISBN : 9781466947023

About the Book

After three years of work, how did I arrive at this finished book? I wanted to simply merge the story of Jesus into one easy-to-read book rather than the four Gospels and to include Old Testament Messianic prophecies which Jesus fulfilled showing that he was the Messiah.

About the Author

Biblical prophecy has always been fascinating to Larry Aldrich. He felt somewhat special in that he was born in 1947, the same year that the nation of Israel had been reborn by the charter from the United Nations. That was a fulfillment of the Prophet Jeremiah's prophecy of the dry bones coming back to life and was also related to Jesus' prophesy which stated, the generation that saw the fig tree (Israel) blossom would not pass away until all things had been accomplished. Larry was raised in a home where church life and the spiritual life were always emphasized and important. He was taught that man is on the earth to praise and edify God. So the order of importance for him was God, family and school. Even at an early age, he prayed for a Christian wife because he was aware that prayer affects things. It was at Lee College that Larry met his future wife, Brenda Ridgeway. Even before they started dating, he knew she was to be his wife. While there, he was the Associate Editor of the yearbook in his sophomore year, Editor of the College newspaper in his junior year and played on the golf team. After graduating with a B.A. in Business Administration and a double minor in Religious Studies and Elementary Education, Larry moved to South Carolina, married Brenda, and worked as a math teacher while earning an M. Ed. Degree and a Specialist Degree from the University of South Carolina. Later, he worked as a public school principal for thirteen years before changing careers to designing and building houses. After ten years of marriage, Tracie was born into their family followed by Kellie and Kenny. They now have six grandchildren and have been married for forty-two years. In showing his continued interest in the subject of end-time prophecies and Israel, Larry has watched documentaries, and attended lectures and conferences on the subject. He has read and collected so many books that he now has over 1,300 in his personal library. Larry and Brenda have also traveled to Israel and Egypt following the footprints of Jesus whom he has studied all his life. Like all who serve the Lord, circumstances get our attention so that we can become more like Christ. The same is true of Larry. Recently he had a traumatic experience, which awakened him to make Jesus the Lord of his life: "I have lived through six different near-death accidents in which death was only a millisecond away, and yet what have I done to redeem those 'life ending' events ... I thought of all the wasted years, wasted money, and wasted efforts on foolish thoughts, projects and my work." Through it all, God gave him a cause for living and thankfulness for God's grace. “God has given me the deep, driving urgency to write this book.” When Christ provides the move in a certain direction, it becomes a spiritual compulsion, an urgent drive like 'hot embers in my bones', as Jeremiah says, and comes from the innermost parts of the soul. When it is accomplished, one feels as Paul says, “a race well run.” Larry believes that, if a person can accomplish the call on his life that promotes the Kingdom and helps others find Christ, it makes his life worthwhile. Authoring The One Gospel with Fulfilled Prophecies, is the result of that compelling cause which God put into Larry's heart.