This series of 4 novels is based on a rather zany, impossible plot which provides a framework to explore the love and purpose God has for His creation from an entirely different point of view. First suggested by our son Abel, the series is intended to appeal to young teens.
The Enormous Tiny Experiment begins when an atheistic Professor discovers a way to miniaturize life. In a secret attempt to develop a real Paradise, Professor Lemans uses his vast resources and scientific genius to create a beautiful domed terrarium and 21 Tiny people. Believing that he can keep his perfectly balanced and fully functional world free from all catastrophes and suffering, he hopes this will be the happiest place on earth. However, every month for the Tinys equals a normal human year. As they rapidly grow and learn, will the Tinys find the happiness the Professor believes is possible? Will life be an idyllic, fun-filled adventure from one day to the next, or will unpredictable events cause hardship even in Paradise?
Throughout the series, Professor Lemans proudly attempts to play ‘god’ to the 21 Tinys in the amazing terrarium he designed. However, he gradually comes to empathize with the dilemmas and decisions that his own, unacknowledged Creator faces daily. What happens when some don’t enjoy his perfect world? What happens when jealousy, selfishness and misunderstandings ruin friendships and lead to tears? What happens when the gift of knowledge leads to destruction rather than benefitting the community? What happens when rules are created on a whim, or expanded upon by others? What happens when personal bias collides with free will? Sadly, in the Professor’s valiant attempts to create a world without suffering, he overlooked one obvious flaw… a flaw that undermines everything he thought he had figured out.
“The Enormous TINY Experiment” is the first book now available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle eBook form. In Australia it is only available as an eBook at this time, due to Amazon’s limitations. This series has been self-published, in order that all proceeds can be donated to Agape in Action – a charitable, Christadelphian organization distributing food, medicine, wells, schooling and Bible instruction to those in desperate conditions around the world.
God willing, the next two books in the series will also be available soon: “Pain in Paradise” and “Treasure in Paradise”. The fourth book – “The Escape” is still only ideas on paper.