Document storage jar and a first century document  
the parable of the The Messiah Scrolls

(registration required)

Apostolic authority in
the 21st century

(with a review by
Tom Krattenmaker)

The transformative
rule of Christ

An invitation to
Millennial Christians and
unaffiliated young people

The Messiah Scrolls
as Digital Literature

Note to my friends

How can we know God?
Through the Holy Spirit!

The Gospel in Christ Culture:
how resemblance and
stereotypes endanger
100% Christian community

Christ Culture and
Civil Community

Notes and tweets
from the 2014
Justice Conference

About the Authors

About the Parable
...if you’re Christian
...if you’re not Christian
...if you prefer not to state
...and Second Life

Project Strategy & Goals

  • An online web-book about the origins of the first Christian community
  • Be present with the Apostles as the New Testament was written and compiled
  • Witness the community building power of the Holy Spirit
  • Readable from any browser (iOS, Android, PCs) with pop-up references
  • Follow @messiahscrolls on Twitter for project updates
Access to the full novel is FREE; registration is required.

To read the novel online, first you provide an e-mail address and choose a password. Then check your inbox to confirm your address, and then return here to log in. (Click either of the buttons on this page and fill in the two boxes on the right hand side.) The book will open where you left off.

Many thanks to everyone who has supported my effort to bring the first Christian Community to life in novel form.

For more information:

  • Read the mission statement
  • Sign up to receive project updates
  • Follow the project on Twitter
  • Read Chapter Three which shows a glimpse of young John, the future apostle, and his best friend, later Paul's scribe, at rabbinical school (no registration required, so displays without popup definitions)

With gratitude,



copyright 2008-2018 by
Don Chatelain

programming by
Parthenon Software
with updates by JC