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Richard D. Lewis

Author, Journalist, Explorer

Richard D. Lewis is an author, journalist, and veteran of the U.S. Air Force, where he began his career in broadcasting. Creator of the award-winning Pentagon Channel TV newsmagazine Air Force Space Today, he has won multiple Telly and Thomas Jefferson Awards. 

The Paranormal Christian

Book II: The Quickening

Faith in God and belief in the supernatural go hand-in-hand. It’s time to bring the paranormal back into the light.

Journey into the unknown with this riveting guide to bridge the gap between mysterious phenomena, today’s headlines, and the Biblical worldview, with exciting new insights for every open-minded Christian and curious seeker.

You’ll discover:

  • A mystical exploration of paranormal phenomena through the lens of the Bible.
  • Journey to the gateway between life and death, and the afterlife, including out-of-body experiences and a bold, new look at reincarnation.
  • Stories of departed loved ones communicating from the other side.
  • Real encounters with angels, ghosts, cryptids, and other extraterrestrial beings.
  • The true story of UFOs—and the divine secret to end an alien abduction.

If you believe in the Bible, you already have faith in the unseen, the supernatural worldview of our ancestors.

If you are seeking real answers for the church, you will find them here …

With The Paranormal Christian.

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Meet Richard Lewis

(And His Wife Janet)

Richard D. Lewis is a graduate of the Defense Information School’s writing, broadcast, and public affairs programs. He has published bylines and/or TV clips in Blackbelt Magazine, FILMINK,, Rocket Magazine, Geek Monthly, P3 Production Update, Campus Circle, Astro News, Space Country Times, Air,, The History Channel, AMC Theatres, AAFES Theatres, KTLA, Torrance Channel 3, AFN TV, AFBS TV, PBS, The Pentagon Channel, Milsat Magazine, Santa Maria Times, and The Lompoc Record.

Richard is a published songwriter on Aska’s Nine Tongues LP, writing lyrics of the acclaimed single “The Dream” and he wrote screenplay treatments for Geoff Nicholls of Black Sabbath—pitched to the Horror Channel in England. Richard is also creator of the award-winning Pentagon Channel TV newsmagazine Air Force Space Today and author of The Paranormal Christian and Return of the Paranormal Christian.

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OPENING TODAY – 'MEN'Men are the worst, huh? While that may sound like a faux feminist joke, few things evoke fear in the common psyche as much as the stranger. Especially the odd sort one might find, completely out of place, in the sparsely populated English countryside. Even more so if they all wear the same face.The story follows a young woman named Harper Marlowe (Jessie Buckley), who goes on a solo holiday in the country after the mysterious death of her husband. The idea is recuperative – she is looking to recover in the lush and timeless emerald landscape. But soon, she begins having nightmarish visions and hallucinations, and she finds herself beings stalked by men with the same faces.Is this a haunting? Or is it all in her mind? Or is this a sick, twisted game by a nefarious man (or men).In addition to Irish actress Jessie Buckley, the film stars Rory Kinnear as Geoffrey, the eccentric owner of the holiday house Harper rents. He also portrays the numerous "men" in the village that Harper visits. The folk horror film is written and directed by Alex Garland. Garland is a writer who made his directorial debut in the excellent Ex Machina (2014) a psychological sci-fi-thriller that explores AI and humanity, with a terrific central performance by Alicia Vikander as an alluring and chilling AI emergence. The film earned Garland an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay and won three BIFA awards for Best Screenplay, Best Director, and Best British Independent Film.Prior to that, Garland scribed the terrific 28 Days Later (2002) and the underrated but very solid Judge Dredd (2012).Men was filmed entirely in the United Kingdom, with outstanding visuals by cinematographer Rob Hardy, who also shot Ex Machina and Annihilation (2018) for Garland. The British landscape with its dank, green hues; gray days, and heavy fog; has long evoked fear – from the collective memories of antiquity – through classic literature – to the present day, psychological horror film. The pic releases in the United States today, by A24, and is scheduled to be released in the United Kingdom on 1 June, by Entertainment Film Distributors. Men received generally positive reviews from critics, with praise for the performances of the two leads, though the story and themes received some criticism.Review aggregate Rotten Tomatoes has the movie certified fresh at 76 percent, and says “If its narrative and thematic reach sometimes exceeds its grasp, magnetic performances from a stellar cast help Men make the most of its horror provocations.”Now playing. ... See MoreSee Less
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THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER – SEQUEL BRINGS A NEW GOD OF THUNDER TO LIFE –The wait is almost over for Thor: Love and Thunder, the latest movie featuring Marvel’s God of Thunder. The film officially wrapped production in June 2021 with Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth, announcing that shooting was complete for the heavily anticipated Marvel Cinematic Universe film.More recently, a new publicity still sees Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie and Natalie Portman's Mighty Thor, both looking jacked and like they very much belong in Thor’s pantheon.Both women worked hard to develop superhero frames. For Thompson getting swole is nothing new, as she has brought her physicality to the role in previous films. But for Portman it was a personal challenge to see if could build muscle – a challenge she obviously met and exceeded. Love and Thunder marks Portman's first performance in the MCU in nearly a decade. She last played Jane Foster in 2013's Thor: The Dark World (although she also appeared in 2019's Endgame but in the form of pre-existing footage during a wistful remembrance by Hemsworth’s Thor).Portman was lured back to the franchise by New Zealand director Taika Waititi’s promise to give her character more to do. Waititi has made sure Portman does a lot more heavy lifting, even to the point of hoisting Thor’s hammer. Love and Thunder adapts a storyline from the comics in which Jane Foster becomes worthy of holding the hammer Mjolnir, gaining the powers of the God of Thunder, and taking on the mantle of the Mighty Thor. Waititi wrote the script with Jennifer Kaytin Robinson (Someone Great). Familiar faces returning with Hemsworth as Thor and Oscar-winner Portman and Thompson include Jaimie Alexander as Sif and Melissa McCarthy also appears as an actress playing Hela.“That’s a wrap on Thor Love and Thunder,” Hemsworth had written via Instagram. “Lots of love, lots of thunder! Thank you to all the cast and crew who made this another incredible Marvel journey. Buckle in, get ready and see ya in cinemas!”The photo Hemnsworth posted in June along with New Zealand director Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit), showed the actor looking Asgardian jacked, while the director appears impressive also, and in costume as his character in the film, Korg.Tessa Thompson's character Valkyrie, who started out as a warrior before being named by Thor as his successor to the Thone of Asgard, is looking similarly swole.While other plot details surrounding the film remain scarce, it appears that Love and Thunder will follow Thor's quest to find his purpose following the events of Avengers Endgame (2019). Following the events of Engame, Thor is looking for inner peace, but must return to action and turns to Valkyrie, Korg, and Jane Foster—aka the Mighty Thor #2—to stop Gorr the God Butcher from eliminating all the gods.Christian Bale will play the main villain, Gorr the God Butcher. Also, Russell Crowe (Gladiator) will portray Zeus. ‘Are you not entertained,’ already?Anyway, with Valkyrie in charge of New Asgard and Jane Foster taking up the mantle and hammer of Thor, it looks like the next chapter of the MCU is in safe hands and bristling biceps.Speaking of actors getting superhero jacked, Chris Pratt returns as Peter Quill/ “Star Lord,” along with his fellow Guardians of the Galaxy co-stars Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Karen Gillan as Nebula, and Pom Klementieff as Mantis, as well as the zany Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster: An Elder of the Universe. Unfortunately, Gamora (Zoe Saldana) does not appear to be a part of the Guardians crew in Love and Thunder.As to its relation to the Guardians series. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, set for release May 5, 2023, takes place after the upcoming events in Thor: Love and Thunder in the MCU Timeline.Thor: Love and Thunder hits theatres on July 8, 2022.SOURCES:Coming SoonMovie WebWikipediaInside the MagicScreen RantIGNYahoo! Life ... See MoreSee Less
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FLASHBACK: THE SEARCHERS (1956) – This classic film was directed by the master of the epic Western, John Ford. Based on the 1954 novel by Alan Le May and set during the Texas-Indian wars, the picture stars an iconic John Wayne as Ethan Edwards, a hardened Civil War veteran who spends five years searching for his abducted niece Debbie (Natalie Wood), accompanied by his adoptive nephew Martin Pawley (Jeffrey Hunter).The film is a fascinating character study featuring a surprisingly complex performance by John Wayne, as Edwards. This was the precursor to the modern anti-hero, later exemplified by Clint Eastwood in the Sergio Leone “Spaghetti Westerns.” Wayne sheds his classic swaggering do-gooder persona here. Edwards is angry, cynical, and just plain mean. He seems to hate Indians, yet he knows their language and respects their culture. He constantly berates his nephew Martin for being part Cherokee, yet he also treats him as a son and eventually bequeaths him all his earthly belongings. Edwards apparently fought in the The Franco-Mexican War, as well, as he has a medal from the Mexican campaign that he gives to Debbie before her abduction, and he also speaks Spanish and has a lot of appreciation for Mexican culture as well (especially tequila). He has a large quantity of gold coins of uncertain origin in his possession, which funds their exploits. Is it stolen Yankee gold or plundered Mexican treasure? We don’t really know and asking Ethan would probably just piss him off. “That’ll be the day,” Ethan’s catch-phrase so impressed Texas rockabilly star Buddy Holly, that he would produce a classic hit song of that name, originally recorded in 1956, the same year The Searchers was released.The story follows Ethan Edwards who returns to his brother Aaron's frontier cabin three years after the end of the Civil War. Edwards still wears his rebel uniform and sabre, which he had refused to surrender. A loner uncomfortable in the comforts of family and home, Ethan is in his element in the cold camp, seeking cold revenge (although he misses his warm coffee).Ethan and Martin join a makeshift band of Texas Rangers fending off an assault by renegade Comanche warriors. Before they can run off the braves, several homes are attacked, and Ethan returns to discover his brother and sister-in-law dead and their two daughters kidnapped. While they soon learn one of the girls is dead (she gets buried wrapped in Ethan’s confederate jacket), the other, Debbie, is still alive, and with obsessive determination, Ethan and Martin, her adopted brother, spend the next five years in a relentless search for Debbie — and for Scar (Henry Brandon), the fearsome Comanche chief who abducted her. The character of Scar is a mostly unsympathetic portrayal – however the movie reveals the fierce chief has motivations of his own – in the memory of abuses his people have had visited upon them by whites. Scar specifically lost two sons to whites – and the climactic battle in the Comanche camp and eventual massacre of his Indian band is not something the film celebrates. This again, is where The Searchers triumphs, in delivering a melancholy, gray world of competing interests and morals, which contrast starkly the vibrant colors in Ford’s and cinematographer Winton C. Hoch's Technicolor palate and photography, still somehow appropriate, as Monument Valley's stark but unforgiving beauty offer poetic commentary on nature’s unchanging backdrop, oblivious to the outcome of the affairs of men.Throughout it all there is a heaviness in the landscape, and a heaviness upon Wayne especially, even in the scruff on his face. This is not the John Wayne we are used to seeing. The Searchers is a dark movie, which paved the way for the modern, revisionist Westerns of the 1960s and 70s and directly influenced such monumental films as Star Wars (1977), Taxi Driver (1976) and Lawrence of Arabia (1962).The searchers Ethan and Martin endure a long and perilous journey; but they do eventually rescue Debbie. Although Martin fears Ethan will kill her, as she is no longer “white,” after being in captivity so long. But Ethan tenderly cradles the child, now a young woman, in his arms after the men have sacrificed everything to rescue her. Ethan was always going to save her in the end, and delivers her safely to her family home. So strong is his affection for the child that it goes beyond an after-effect of his relentless obsession. The subtle but clear fondness between Ethan and Debbie’s mom Martha, his brother-in-law’s wife, and the fact that Debbie was 8-years-old after Ethan was away eight years, implies that the child might in fact have been his own daughter.Although the searchers saved Debbie, Natalie Wood, the actor who portrayed her, would face an untimely death after a legendary career. Wood was a child star who had an amazing career before a premature death at age 43. She played in such memorable roles as Susan Walker in Miracle on 34th Street at age 8 in 1947. As a teenager, she earned a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Judy alongside James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause (1955), and also starred in the lead role as Maria in the acclaimed musical West Side Story (1961).Wood drowned off Catalina Island on November 29, 1981 at the time she was making the movie Brainstorm, while on a weekend boat trip to Catalina Island on board husband and fellow actor Robert Wagner's yacht Splendour. The events surrounding her death remain mysterious. Wood was with her husband Robert Wagner, Brainstorm co-star Christopher Walken, and Splendour's captain Dennis Davern that evening. The original autopsy report revealed that she had bruises on her body and arms, as well as an abrasion on her left cheek. Davern had previously stated that Wood and Wagner argued that evening, which Wagner denied at the time; but in his memoir Pieces of My Heart, Wagner admitted he had an argument with Wood before she disappeared.In 2012, Los Angeles County Chief Coroner amended Wood's death certificate and changed the cause of death from accidental drowning to "drowning and other undetermined factors." 2013, the LA County coroner's office offered a 10-page addendum to Wood's autopsy report. The addendum stated that Wood might have sustained some of the bruises on her body before she went into the water, but that this could not be definitively determined. In February 2018, Wagner was named a person of interest in the investigation; he has denied any involvement.Jeffrey Hunter would go on to appear in the lead role as Captain Christopher Pike in "The Cage", the first pilot episode of the original Star Trek series. Hunter declined to film a second Star Trek pilot requested by NBC in 1965 to concentrate on motion pictures, making way for William Shatner’s Captain James T. Kirk. Like Wood, Hunter would die prematurely, but in his case, in 1969 presumably brought on by earlier injuries and head trauma from an on-set explosion while filming Cry Chicago in Spain in 1968. Hunter was only 42 when he passed away.Although The Searchers was primarily set in the staked plains of northwestern Texas, it was actually filmed in Monument Valley, Utah, and Arizona, along with Bronson Canyon in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, and along with Alberta, Canada. The film was shot in the VistaVision widescreen process, and owes much for its stark beauty to the expert eye of legendary cinematographer Winton C. Hoch, who made several other films with Ford. The Searchers was their final collaboration.In 1989, The Searchers was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress, and selected for preservation in its National Film Registry; it was one of the first 25 films selected for the registry. ... See MoreSee Less
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Faith in God and belief in the supernatural go hand-in-hand. It’s time to bring the paranormal back into the light.

Journey into the unknown with this riveting guide to bridge the gap between mysterious phenomena, today’s headlines, and the Biblical worldview, with exciting new insights for every open-minded Christian and curious seeker.

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"In the study of the "unseen realms" there are indeed strange happenings afoot. It is rather hard to deny it–from mysterious hauntings and past-life recalls, to ghost sightings and UFO visitations. In "The Paranormal Christian" Richard Lewis is not afraid to examine these age-old mysteries.”

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