This multifaceted quest story has no typical hero, goal, or plot. Instead, it pulls us into a universe of wondrous planets, witty aliens, and cross-cultural/species dilemmas. With winsome humor and scientific scrutiny, Neeper threads the story with the latest in quantum physics and astronomy, while also probing the deepest questions of theology. She draws the reader personally into this quest for big answers through her profoundly unique philosophical connections and whimsical language. Her delightful aliens include us in their very human pursuit of belonging, meaning, and adventure. Through our discoveries of their alien worlds and cultures, Neeper holds a mirror up to our humanness in all our glorious ruin. Though we are proved to be dreadful stewards of the Earth and capable of terrible evil, she gives us hope to persevere and even to laugh and marvel at ourselves.
—Tasha Chapman, Ph.D., Director of Educational Ministry
Covenant Theological Seminary St. Louis, MO
Co-author, Resilient Ministry: What Pastors Told Us About Surviving and Thriving
Within the context of an action-packed, adventure, Neeper invites the reader to join an exploration of philosophy, science, faith and social organization. Funny, exciting, imaginative and contemplative, An Alien’s Quest illuminates many of the challenges that plague contemporary Earthlings while remaining optimistic that not all is lost. An enjoyable and important read.
—Michael D. Fels, Ph.D. Odysseus Consulting Services, Inc.,
Author, Gone To Ground
What fun to read about alien worlds and get to know their non-human residents whose lives are so different and yet similar to ours, and from whom we have much to learn about saving our Earth. The story is spell-binding, and you will not soon forget Tandra, Conn and Orram who live on Varok.
—Mary Jo Hossfeld, Compiler, Tales of Old Lloyd Harbor
Although she is talking about other worlds and creatures, Cary Neeper really is making us aware of parallels with those of us who inhabit our own beautiful blue planet. She has a gift for creating an intriguing story-line and characters we care about.
—Henry Z. Jones Jr., President and Fellow, The American Society of Genealogists
One of the truly amazing things about these two books is the way they explore attraction on every level. . . .
Another way Cary Neeper has set herself apart with her work is by not shying away from sensitive political issues in the world-building she has done for Varok. . . .
I enjoyed everything about these books, from the writing to the plot to the characters. Cary Neeper did a wonderful job of putting a fresh spin on the alien invasion story, offering visitors from space who just want to help Earth avoid the same problems they themselves faced in the past. These two books were a joy to read and definitely earned the five stars I have given them.
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