My Goal As An Author
My goal is to use fun and exciting stories to teach Biblical faith and family values. I want kids to be inspired by the possibilities that The Word of God is really true and what it can mean in our everyday lives. I’m not here to brow-beat and scold those who have different opinions, merely to open up minds to the possibility of a Biblical reality that is not taught today.
I've done this by creating characters that are fun to read about and then putting them into circumstances that stir them up, some of them quite amazing. They each face trouble in their relationships and are challenged in their beliefs.
Characters, both good and the bad, talk about scientific evidences that point to a world that was created by God about six-thousand years ago. I try to keep it simple for younger readers, but still touch base on complex subjects that point to a world put together by a supernatural Creator.
I also touch base on what it may look like to walk with God, what a Christian family may believe, how they may behave, what a newly saved Christian believes and how they may behave, and what a back-slidden Christian may believe and how they may behave as they attempt to find their way through life.
Ben Russell is author of the ”Noah Drake And The Dragon” book series. He writes Juvenile/Middle Grade Fiction Adventures. He's not a scientist or a doctor however he is good in the kitchen and able to make a mean breakfast burrito!
Ben is very interested in the teaching of Biblical creation. His inner child gets excited about dinosaurs and the idea that they're not millions of years old. He despises the theory of evolution, believing it helped turn our society against God.
Ben is a family man. He and his lovely wife have four happy kids, a clowder of cats, a brood of chickens and a herd of hungry goats. They make their home among the roaming hills of the Missouri Ozarks. The Russells, not the animals. Well, they all live there together, though the animals live outside.
How It All StartedIn early 2015 my family and I were taking a much needed vacation at one of my favorite destinations, Disney World. My favorite park of the 4 could definitely be Epcot. Disney has done an awesome job making education and history fun. Plus it's nowhere near as crowded as the Magic Kingdom.
Noah Drake And The Dragon Killer: A homeschool family discovers Champ
Accounts of extraordinary sightings seem to be reported every day. But most of them are chalked up to be unexplained phenomena. Immediate examples that us Americans recognize are Bigfoot, the Thunderbird or even the Loch Ness Monster. People have reported sighting those elusive creatures for many years. Did you know there's another phenomena that makes its home in the United States? It's a lake monster named Champ and it lives in Lake Champlain.
Champ has been sighted by people since the 1800s, and possibly since the 1600s. Champ is said to be a plesiosaur, or a big fish. Regardless of what it is, or what the family of 'Champs' are, sightings continue to come in every year from people visiting the lake.
Noah Drake And The Dragon Killer, my first book, follows a homeschool family as they vacation on the shores of Lake Champlain. While on the lake, they experience a vacation that they'll remember for years to come, all because of Champ!