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Doctor RALPH D. CURTIN relocated from New York to South Florida in 1987 to direct a large Christian ministry focusing on Jewish evangelism. His degrees include a B.S. and an M.A. in Biblical  Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a Doctor of Ministry in Christian Counseling from the South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary in Deerfield Beach, Florida, where he presided as Academic Dean and  professor of Biblical Studies for two years. Dr. Curtin is an adjunct professor for Trinity College in Miami in addition to teaching for the Moody Bible Institute External Studies program. He and his helpmate, Kathy, presently  share the ministry of serving the Lord in the pastorate of a Baptist church in North Pompano Beach, Florida. They have three married children and four grandchildren.

Dr. Curtin's first novel, THE FALSE HOPE, is a work of  prophetic fiction. His pastoral counseling experience has led him also to write in a different genre, Christian counseling. His book, HOPE FOR THE HURTING HEART (coming soon), was designed to aid the family of God in times of need. His latest project is a work of fiction with a prophetic twist. Entitled THE LIGHTS OF GOD, this book dramatizes the discovery of the ancient Biblical  priestly device, the Urim and Thummim, and the role this plays in the emergence of the Antichrist.

Co-author MICHAEL J. CURTIN attended the University of Rochester, the Eastman School of Music, Dowling College, State University at Stonybrook and finally Nova University in Florida.  Education and obtaining degrees were his quest for many years. He began his journey in Pre-Med before pursuing music, linguistics and finally business administration. He is fluent in six languages. Michael is vice president of  Totura and Company, an Insurance Adjusting firm in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida where he resides with his wife Erica and three children: Jacob, Hillary and Gregory. He is currently working on a fantasy novel entitled THE SILVER STAR , and is beginning a new novel, THE ISLE OF MAN, which chronicles the theft of a fortune in jewels stolen from Jewish families and smuggled to America during the Nazi occupation.

THE FALSE HOPE (out of print)
First in a trilogy, The False Hope tells of the unorthodox development of an AIDS vaccine in contemporary America and how the drug is used to catapult Gregory Kavidas, a pharmaceutical magnate, to world prominence. When a band of Christians uncovers his real agenda, they attempt to unmask him as the Anti-Christ who is using the discovery as part of a master plan. Predestination, along with Kavidas' amazing supernatural powers, forces them temporarily to capitulate through the course of many conflicts.

The False Hope fictionalizes portions of Biblical prophecy through the lives of the two central characters, Gregory Kividas, a satanically energized man of Greek descent, and David Douglas, a Christian college professor and pastor, bent on exposing Kavidas before he dupes the world with his false hope: an ultimate monetary system, an ill-fated AIDS vaccine, and more importantly, a false salvation.



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