Inspired by observing struggles and disabilities of India’s beggar children, this is a unique Christian fiction intertwining the lives of seven beggar children in Biblical Jerusalem with historical figures of the time, including Jesus. No Dark Clouds brings forth the raw emotions of what a personal encounter with Jesus might have been like for a youth living at the time of Christ. The story gives the reader a glimpse of the lives of those who found themselves caught up in the Passion Week, trial, and crucifixion: people such as a slave, Roman soldiers, Pharisees, Barabbas and King Herod. This fictional account takes the reader to Resurrection Sunday, where he or she experiences the life-changing effects of that day in the lives of Pilate, his wife Claudia, the Disciples, Cleopas, the High Priest Caiaphas, among others. The uniqueness of the novel includes 8 Biblical study lessons embedded within the story among numerous ‘life-trait’ themes and ‘personal application’ lessons.
Born in Texas, R.W. Nelson received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas A&M University and his Master of Arts degree in Communication Studies with a cognate in Media Management from Regent University, and the Christian Broadcasting Network, Virginia Beach, VA. As the former president of two Christian film companies, R.W. was active in production and distribution in the Christian film industry. An ordained minister, his first copyrighted publication was entitled A Case for Salvation. He wrote numerous laymen Bible college courses including, Spiritual Warfare; Old Testament Survey; New Testament Survey; Romans; the Minor Prophets’; among others. He holds two certified California teaching credentials and taught special education for almost two decades at the middle school level. R.W. is the recipient of two Digital Voices Awards for the video productions, ‘An Emerson to Einstein Silent Movie’ and ‘Mummy Math’. He is the creator and writer of his daughter’s internet youth Bible course, A-Z Scripture Memory (a-zscripturememory.com) and was the creator and host of the international radio program, ‘Bible School of the Air’.