In Search of Elysium
Duane Wurst, author
Kevin Carpenter cannot understand why a loving God would take his mother from him. His father, Richard, has tried to help his learning disabled son understand God's will, but Kevin is angry with God and wants to go to heaven to talk with him and see his mother. When Kevin's father unearths an ancient spaceship on his farm, Kevin is mesmerized by the ship and learns that it is from Elysium, the home of God. Elee, the ship's computer has transformed Kevin and his school friends into genius pilots and convinces them to return her to Elysium. Having attained new knowledge and understanding, the teenagers are faced with evil at every turn. They embark on an adventure that will bring them in contact with forces that could cost them their lives. Growing in knowledge and power, they become closer to each other, learning the meaning of love and honor. Five mentally handicapped teenagers are faced with the task of overthrowing evil and bringing peace to God's home. Searching for God is not an easy task, but guided by an intelligent spaceship, love, and fate, these teenagers discover how this new world, Elysium, is more like their home on Earth than it is different. “In Search of Elysium” delivers a compelling adventure with characters who are realistic. But, will Kevin find God on Elysium?