Vincent J. Christopher is a very special young man... A US Army Chaplain and recent college graduate, Vincent is on his way to Vietnam to cater to the emotional and spiritual needs of soldiers in the 1st squad. There on the battleground, he will provide guidance and comfort through lessons pertaining to Christ and his second coming. He will console them in their time of need and strive to educate them before each meets his final hour. It is an honorable role to play in the context of this conflict, and Vincent has an uncanny knack for what he does. It is his gift.. Vincent is also on another mission, a personal search for the woman who has his heart. He knows that he must find his first love, Vanessa, a flawless and pure spirit who has fascinated him since he was only a boy. But reporting for duty in Vietnam to fulfill his first commission is both a real priority and a great honor. Then comes the dream... The day before he turns 21, he loses himself in a dream involving a seemingly impossible journey―he begins to shift between two disparate points in time and location, Vietnam in 1967 and Jerusalem, 33 A.D. In the midst of this vision, he is forced to relive the deaths of his comrades in Vietnam, experiencing every excruciating moment of their agony as life spills from them onto the battlefield. And what does he witness while in Jerusalem? The three-year ministry of Christ himself. And now he might be trapped, unable to escape the pain of witnessing firsthand the crucifixion of the Christian savior. What does it all mean? Why is Vincent the one to bear this burden? The answer lies in his destiny... Join Vincent as he slips between episodes of a terrible war and the course of Christ's work on Earth, all the while experiencing inspiration and growth from a trial that was meant for him. Vincent's powerful story can be discovered in A Dream Before Dying: The Initiation, a novel from Christian Minister (Non-denomination) Tony Scott Macauley. Macauley, a former US Ranger, has a strong passion for sharing the wisdom and teachings of God in an effort to inspire both followers and non-followers of Christ to live simply and think deeply. A Dream Before Dying stands as a testament to this aim. The novel is very much faith-oriented, but it also blends elements of typical Christian fiction with qualities more generally associated with science fiction or fantasy works. The result is a refreshing and imaginative blend that would prove ideal for readers of works with both a powerful, Christ-centered message and an adequate capacity to entertain and provoke. A Dream Before Dying: The Initiation by Tony Scott Macauley is now available in bookstores across the country. You can also find out a little more about the title at the following address: http://www.adreambeforedying.com/.