Thursday, September 12, 2013


On 13 July 2013, a news story ‘went viral’ around the world.

Joao Maria de Souza, 45, had been in bed with his wife Leni when a cow fell through the ceiling of their home in Caratinga, southeast Brazil. 
The animal is believed to have escaped from a nearby farm and climbed onto the roof of the couple's house, which backs onto a steep hill. The corrugated roof gave way and the one-and-a-half-ton creature fell eight feet onto Mr de Souza's side of the bed…

Events like this have always prompted serious questions.

(When I was a high school English teacher back in the 1960s the first essay my classes wrote had the title: ‘Shut your windows, lock your doors, and disaster will fall from the sky’).

* Why does a meteor fall on some people and not others – and most of them on no one at all? 
* Is this simply ‘chance’ or ‘luck’?
* Are the powers ‘up there’ – gods or whatever – playing nasty games with us?

This book hopefully provides some answers to these questions, mainly from a Judeo-Christian perspective.


Rowland Croucher