Originally A Dream Before Dying was titled "The Immortal Dream" for reasons that had to do with the main event-taking place within the story. The Immortal Dream takes place every time one of God's Immortal Keepers turns twenty-one years old. During that special night three things occur beginning with a visit from an Archangel. This is followed by two dreams, one of which is a witness the three year ministry of Christ beginning with the baptism and ending with the crucifixion. They are eager at first, but then become very unwilling as the pain and suffering of Christ increases. Vincent's case is somewhat different in that his circumstance has never arisen in over two thousand years and has the whole immortal realm on edge throughout the story. This story was inspired by a number of dreams I personally had after resigning from military duty in 1990. My first dream was about a popular movie, the Vietnam War, and with it happening around the Easter holiday, the crucifixion of Christ. As if touched by the Holy Spirit, I began writing and succeeded in writing the first 100 pages over night. Imagine three of your favorite movies, "The Wizard of Oz", "Platoon", and "The Passion" all rolled into one amazing story line. I also wanted a meaningful story, one that entertains and teaches readers how to apply verses from Old and New Testaments to the second coming of Christ. 1st Corinthians 10:11, "everything that happened in history is a warning for those here in the end," is the driving force of my focus and I hope this story delivers on that promise.