Before I went to law school I sold pediatric vaccines. As a Christian, I believed that all life is sacred and I saw my job as playing a role in helping keep babies healthy and safe. I also attended a church that was very active in the pro-life movement. In the midst of this time, I let it slip in one of my doctor’s offices (a pediatrician) that I was active in these protests. A nurse in that office seemed shocked at my admission. She responded by telling me she had seen abused children who would have been better off had they been aborted. The conversation didn’t last long. I left with my sample case and cried, partly for the children, but mostly for this woman.
I sat in my car after that sales call and thought about her comment. A pediatric nurse, committed to caring for children, believed death before life was best. Shouldn’t the child be the one to make that choice? What about those destined for difficult lives? Would they necessarily think it’s better to die before they ever lived? Then the revelation came to me to write a story from the perspective of one of these aborted children. Aborted: A story of hope and destiny presents this unique perspective on abortion. The aborted child gets to see his life as it would have been, a difficult and challenging one. Will he choose life? Or will he choose to go straight to Heaven and live with Jesus in paradise from the get go?
Then the idea for Chronicles of Life occurred to me. What’s next after Aborted ends?Does it pick up where the protagonist in Aborted steps into Heaven, or is there more to Robert Allen Baxter’s life than just those haunting memories? Does God see more to his destiny than just showing a child what he will miss? Or is there a higher purpose? Broken: A story of hope and forgiveness answers these questions, but goes deeper. It explores the impact of the sinner’s actions on the lives of others, as well as how God can use even the most horrendous acts to accomplish a greater good.
Aborted: A story of hope and destiny is available for Kindle and is just $.99. Broken: A story of hope and forgiveness is also available for Kindle for $2.99. For updates on Kevin’s upcoming legal thriller, Flashback (Prism Book Group), see Kevin’s author blog, www.kevinmarksmith.com.
Kevin Mark Smith attended Regent University School of Law
from 1996-1999, where he served on Law Review and clerked with the American
Center for Law and Justice. He is an allied attorney with the Alliance Defending
Freedom and an evangelical criminal defense and family law attorney. When not
zealously defending his clients he does pro bono legal work for religious
organizations, writes novels and articles for Christian publications, and spends his
spare time with his wife and three daughters.