Does your pastor speak about the paranormal? Dr. Tate does, and he has written a brand-new book on the subject for seekers of all faiths, especially Christians.

For The Cloudy Corners of Creation: A Pastoral Look at the Paranormal, Tate surveyed a large number of books, articles, websites, and television and radio programs in his presentation of the paranormal for those who might normally shy away from the subject. Included are chapters on near-death experiences, UFOs, prophecy from non-Christian sources, and a host of other subjects. Anyone interested in the paranormal from a sympathetic, but questioning, perspective will enjoy this read.

Says the author of his book:

"The Cloudy Corners of Creation is an introduction for many who are unaware of the paranormal subculture in the world. Because I have been a pastor for over 20 years, it is especially pertinent to followers of Jesus who are not very aware of this subculture, but it is not too religious for anyone who may also seek to be aware....

"These kinds of things have fascinated me my entire life and I am not a young man. As a follower of Jesus, I thought most of what was in the world could be stretched to merge into the Bible somehow, with a few details that don't fit, knowing that, of course, the Bible does not mention so many things in the world. I have not been able to do that.

“Christendom has taught a closed system - there is God, Satan, the Bible, and everything one might experience can be explained from these and, if not, they do not need to know about it anyway. But, if we as followers of Jesus, believe that all truth is God's truth, whether we find it in the Bible, or in creation, or even in human experience, then we should note these experiences and try to relate to them and explain them the best we can.

"This book is my attempt to explain what I do not understand. I am not attempting to judge any of the people, places, or phenomena that I list here. I have left that task of discernment to the reader.”

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