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Timothy P. Niedermann is a graduate of Kenyon College and attended the Albert-Ludwigs University, in Freiburg, Germany. He also holds a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University Law School.

A professional editor for most of his career, Mr. Niedermann has edited magazines, books, and scholarly journals and has dealt with subject matter ranging from sports to law to public policy to celebrity biography. And some fiction.

He has been a Bass Writing Tutor at Yale University and has taught communications at McGill University.

Mr. Niedermann's novel, Wall of Dust, will be published by Greystone Publishing LLC in 2014. Situated in West Bank, Wall of Dust is a story of loss and redemption amid the struggle between Israelis and Palestinians to live on the same land.

His e-mail: tpniedermann@gmail.com

favourite books

The poems of Wilfred Owen and Dylan Thomas
Independent People by Halldor Laxness
The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler
South Wind by Norman Douglas
Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
Emma, and everything else by Jane Austen.
The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway
The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carre
No Fond Return of Love by Barbara Pym
The Camomile Lawn by Mary Wesley
The Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse, etc
Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
The Once and Future King by T.H. White
Un peu plus loin sur la droite by Fred Vargas
Schachnovelle by Stefan Zweig
Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons

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A Purer Evil

Timothy P. Niedermann

A Purer Evil is, as one reader put it, "a werewolf tale for grown-ups".


Arthur Lehmann is the new pastor of a quiet Episcopal congregation in rural Ohio. He has come there to grieve and reconstruct his life after the tragic death of his pregnant wife in a car accident. He wants nothing but peace, quiet, and an undemanding routine to dull his pain. His only companion is a dog.

Then one night, while walking his dog, he is attacked by a strange animal, and his peace is destroyed forever. His passions and zest for life return, but there is something horribly wrong. He is slowly changing, into what he does not know. Then, under the full moon, the change is complete. He is consumed by the primal cravings of a beast: he hungers, he craves, he lusts.

Lehmann has become a monster, what people call a werewolf, a slave to primal urges that threaten to take him over, to drag him down into a squalid world of subhuman creatures where a quick death is his most likely fate. He must fight for his mortal existence and for his eternal soul or he will lose them both.

 

Rule of Faith

Timothy P. Niedermann

Only a political aide tormented by strange visions can prevent the US from causing an Apocalypse in the Middle East.


In the West Bank, under the cover of night, a group of Jewish settlers arrives on a desolate hilltop, another attempt to lay claim to the land they call Samaria. The Israeli Prime Minister orders the army to dislodge the band of squatters. The leader of the squatters, bleeding profusely and screaming his Biblical right to the soil of Israel, is caught by a web cam and beamed across the globe. In Washington, D.C., charismatic evangelist Rev. Oren Newkirk is the pastor to many high-ranking members of government, including the President and Secretary of Defense. Rev. Newkirk is obsessed with signs of the Apocalypse. He has dedicated much of the wealth and power of his ministry to guarantee the return of Jesus by re-establishing of the ancient kingdom of Israel in the West Bank--at any cost. On vacation, Senate staffer Ben Townshend is looking out to sea. Though not religious, he begins to have strange visions. Aided by a fallen priest who is able to interpret the horrific images in the visions, Townshend sets out to prevent Rev. Newkirk from causing an Apocalypse.

 

The Words That Created God: An....

Timothy P. Niedermann

The Ten Commandments are the basic requirements for a moral, stable society. The trouble is, God had nothing to do with them.


Though written by an atheist, this book is not a debate on the existence of God. It's about something far more important.

The Words that Created God uses biblical archaeology, scriptural criticism, and even an extended allegory—a dialogue with Moses—to show that the Ten Commandments should be seen, not as a religious artifact, but as a punch list for the minimum requirements of a moral society. Looked at in a different order, the Ten Commandments state the clear rules for achieving peace and security---but they did not come from God.

The Words That Created God. is about faith---faith in the common truths that bind humanity. Timeless, powerful truths that both skeptics and believers accept and share, whether they realize it or not.

Moreover, when looked at closely, the Ten Commandments reveal the source of the "dilemma of monotheism": how belief in a single, omnipotent god often sinks into a cycle of religious orthodoxy that undermines the very faith that religion seeks to foster.

There is lots to think about in this book. As one reviewer wrote, The Words That Created God “isn't just thought-provoking; it's revelation provoking!"

 

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I wrote 30 days ago

Dear Elizabeth, Thank you so much for your kind words. In truth, "Rule of Faith" isn't quite finished, though it's close. I've been concentrating on my literary novel, "Wall of Dust,"which will be released in June by Greystone Publishing. It has a spiritual content (I like to describe it as a com... view book

I wrote 30 days ago

Dear Shiloh, I forgot to mention that my book "Wall of Dust" will be released in June by Greystone Publishing. It has a spiritual content (I like to describe it as a combination of "the Alchemist" and "Uncle Tom's Cabin"--a little over the top, but in the right direction) and the early drafts hav... view book

I wrote 30 days ago

Shiloh, Many thanks. In truth, the book isn't finished yet (though at over 100K words it should be). I've been distracted by other books (Wall of Dust, primarily). You have given me a push to get Rule of Faith done, finally. Best, Tim view book

I wrote 281 days ago

LFCG Review The first thing I want to make clear is that I am reviewing this book as literature, not for its potential for genre success; we all know that even fairly execrable writing can find an audience. That, said, I think this book has a rather long way to go. I have not read all of it, but... view book

I wrote 425 days ago

This is at totally engaging book. What distinguishes it are the nuances of language, the minute gestures of the characters, their unspoken inner thoughts. these are the bits of great writing that separate this from just a good tale. This is better, an epic that sucks you in and holds you spellbound.... view book

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