Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Guest Post & Giveaway: The Inspiration Behind God’s Intervention: a second chance for humankind by Kenneth B. Little & Helen Davies


Humans are on the brink of disaster...

In the United States, President Samuel Cummings has taken the reins of a deeply divided country at a time when nuclear, chemical, biological and cyberthreats loom.

Things look bleak until God's emissary Sarah, a composite of 40 million female souls from Heaven, arrives on Earth with the message that God is intervening in human affairs to save the human race from itself. God, she explains, is the life force of the universe, the only intelligent form of energy. People who help others grow their own life force will join God in Heaven. However, many humans are more inclined toward hatred, intolerance and greed and so God is intervening to course-correct them. 

The first thing Sarah does is to announce God's edict of 'thou shalt not kill' to the world. Anyone who tries to kill another person—or who enables someone to do so—will die instead. As commander-in-chief, Cummings must call back his military troops or risk his life. He must then deal with both the fallout and benefits of the dissolution of America's military-industrial

Sarah's mission is to establish a new world order that is kinder, better and united. As she guides the world through this evolution, President Cummings begins to notice a depth in his own soul that makes him both a better man and a better leader.

Sarah remains on Earth for one year to help the world come together, and leaves behind a legacy of hope—a second chance for humankind.


Immediately on alert, and with as much bravado as he could muster, he stuttered, “What in the hell are you doing here . . . ?” He punched a button on his desk and yelped, “Security!” as loudly as he could, expecting his personal bodyguard, Don Taylor, to rush into the room and usher this intruder out posthaste . . . but Don didn’t come. 

Instead, the woman continued to stand in front of him as bright as a satellite in space. Glowing, it seemed. 

“You must leave immediately!” he shouted at her, but she appeared unperturbed by his anxiety and did not move. “Now!” he yelled again, this time with more fervor as he pointed toward the door. 

When she did not react, he slowly glanced around the room and noted an unnatural stillness. The usual electronic sounds that were part and parcel of day-to-day life—like lights buzzing and clocks ticking—were absent. It was like he was in a vacuum of some sort. He started to realize that he was alone with this woman and that no one was going to save him. 

Don’t panic, he told himself, and he calmed down a little. He glanced quickly at her and had the uncomfortable sensation that she was flitting around the room. He looked away, at the door behind her, still hoping Taylor would bust through and usher her out, but nothing happened. 

Finally, he managed to muster the words, “Where did you come from . . . ?” and then his tongue tied itself into a knot, and further speech failed him as he felt the full power of her presence.

This was no ordinary woman. She seemed to suck the oxygen from the room, leaving him light-headed, and oddly light-hearted as well. As he felt himself being somehow drawn to her, he could hear his heart beating as if in anticipation of something delightful, though his rational mind told him it was probably just due to surprise and shock. He fought to hide his odd mix of feelings from her by reminding himself that she was an intruder. The truth of the matter, he told himself sternly, is that this woman breached White House security in order to threaten me in the Oval Office.


I have been asked what inspired me to write “God’s Intervention: a second chance for humankind.”

I typically answer this question by citing the fact that I am 72 years old and an 8 year cancer survivor who is unhappy with the state in which we are leaving the world for our grandchildren but who has run out of time to actually fix any of the problems we face as a species. What else could I do but write a book that solves everything through divine intervention?

Today, I would like to add another perspective to why I wrote the book.

When I sit down and relate openly with another human being I always find common ground one-on-one. Regardless of the nationality, language, culture, sex or age of the other person, we seem to enjoy opening up to strangers and we would all like to see a better world.

So what’s the problem? Why is the world so full of hatred, intolerance and greed?

To me, a very large part of the problem is that people in groups behave differently than they do individually.

This goes back to hundreds of thousands of years of evolution during which Homo sapiens formed tribes to acquire and defend resources. The strategy was extremely successful and it wasn’t long until humans were at the top of the food chain. As a member of a successful tribe, our ancestors competed aggressively for resources to the point that they killed members of other tribes or even outliers within their own tribe when deemed necessary.

Tribes proliferate in modern societies. Street gangs are tribes. Villages are tribes. States are tribes. Countries are tribes. Religions are tribes. Companies are tribes.

Tribes differentiate themselves from other tribes and they compete with other tribes. First comes greed, then intolerance and, in the extreme, hatred.

Generally speaking, people will place the needs of their largest tribe (usually a country or a religion) above the needs of their smaller tribes. This allows societies to develop and flourish but they still fight domestically and they wage war against other super tribes from time to time. With modern weapons of mass destruction this perpetual wheel of conflict becomes unsustainable.

The only way that I can see humankind flourishing in the long term is if we come together as a species at one with itself.

That means that we humans must form super tribes that put the needs of the planet ahead of those of any individual nation, religion or other tribe.

With divine intervention and the god-like and impish Sarah as emissary, the transformation to global super tribes begins quickly and success seems possible.

But, what if divine intervention does not materialize? Could 40 million living women from every corner of the planet come together to form a multigenerational movement that would emulate Sarah’s role in course-correcting humankind? I am considering a sequel that would outline how this could be accomplished.

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Kenneth B. Little is a 72-year-old retired business executive who is unhappy about how the state of the world has deteriorated during his lifetime. 

The human population has ballooned from one billion to nearly eight billion, and people have moved off the land into massive cities where they have no ability to survive on their own. Instead, we rely on massive electrical grids energized by power plants largely burning fossil fuel; we’ve developed industrial complexes and global transportation systems that also rely on fossil fuel; we’ve created corporate farms that promote animal cruelty and destroy the soil by overusing chemicals; we’ve decimated our ocean marine life by dragging the ocean floor; we’ve created plastics that pollute land, rivers, lakes and oceans; and, of course, we’ve created nuclear, chemical, biological and cyber weapons that are now in the hands of unstable countries and terrorist organizations. 

In short, we are racing headlong into a series of mass extinction events. 

At seventy-two, Ken felt motivated to try to create a better world for his grandchildren by writing a fiction book full of non-fiction ideas that could potentially correct many of the world’s problems. Realizing that the only two avenues toward this were themes of divine intervention or mass extinction, he chose divine intervention as the solution, creating a scenario where God could step in to save humankind. 

Ken wrote his initial manuscript during the Covid-19 lockdown, a 70,000-word overview that his wife told him read like a textbook. Deciding to see professional help, he engaged Tellwell Publishing to do a critical edit, which was performed by Tellwell editor Helen Davies.

Helen was intrigued by the storyline but, like Ken’s wife, felt it needed a lot of work to develop the characters and make it more engaging. With Tellwell’s blessing, Ken then contracted Helen to do just that. Thus began a most unusual and successful collaboration! 

Says Ken: 

Helen and I are completely different people. She is a writer, musician, and farmer. I am the grumpy old man who watches European business news when I get up at 3:00 a.m. We live as far apart as possible in Canada. She lives in Victoria on the West Coast, and I live in Fredericton on the East Coast. We have never met, yet we talked for nearly two hours on our first phone conversation. Usually, I never talk for more than five minutes with anybody on the phone. What unites us is that we share a passion for this story, and for the idea of a better, more united world. 

During the writing process, Helen routinely sent me edited chapters, one at a time, always with the tagline, “I hope you like it.” I like it very much; the story I wrote that sounded like a textbook now brings tears to my eyes. 

God’s Intervention: A Second Chance for Humankind is a story of hope.

We hope you like it.

Kenneth B. Little and Helen Davies



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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Bea LaRocca said...

I love this book cover, it really draws me in, the blurb and excerpt have intrigued me as well and I am looking forward to reading God’s Intervention: a second chance for humankind. Thank you for sharing your guest post, bio and book details, I have enjoyed reading about you and your co-author

Rita Wray said...

I liked the excerpt.

kennethblittle said...

Ken Little here. I would like to thank The Book Connection for featuring God's Intervention.

Bea and Rita, Helen and I hope you read and enjoy our book as much as we enjoyed writing it.

Sherry said...

Sounds like a book I would enjoy a lot.

Cheryl said...

Thanks for visiting today, everyone. This sounds like a wonderful book.

kennethblittle said...

Thanks to Sherry and Cheryl for your comments. Helen and I hope you read and enjoy the book. If you do, please visit our website and let us know what you think about it.


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