I have been writing professionally since 2005 when I embarked on my first biography - Point Me to the Skies. However, my first real success goes back to 1988 when I won a play writing competition for a local radio station and it began to dawn on me that I could write something worthwhile. Since then I have written and contributed to a number of books as author, contributor, editor, ghost writer and researcher. In 1988 I also wrote the script for a feature film, Bedel, set and filmed in Turkey. More recently I have completed a trilogy of TV documentaries -The Jesus Accounts (2010), Jesus: Son of God? (2014), and Jesus: Dead and Buried? (2018). The first two of these have won awards in their categories at Christian film festivals in the UK and USA. Oh, and every now and then I write murder mystery evenings for a local charity. Actually, if the truth be told, it all began with a dream, but that’s another story...
Ronald Clements, writer and researcher
Conflict and war
darkened my childhood. The son of missionary parents, I was raised within reach of bandits who were the scourge of the local peasants. Boyhood was spent beneath the shadow of Japan’s belligerent occupation of China. Aged fourteen, I became a civilian prisoner of war under the scrutiny of Japanese guards. Four years later I escaped this orbit of aggression and went to Australia. And there I understood that my life would complete a circle. I must proclaim reconciliation for the Japanese; reconciliation with God, reconciliation with the world they had devastated so cruelly.Taken from In Japan the Crickets Crythe story of Steve Metcalf