Scepter of the Universe

Scepter of the Universe

MBC has a new book out, but it’s not about me! The E. Stanley Jones Foundation commissioned her to write his biography for young readers.

Due to an excellent suggestion by MBC’s husband, Vic, the life story of this renowned missionary evangelist of the 20th century is told by an Indian boy named Hira Lal. Dr. Jones’ missionary work took place primarily in India, where he founded Christian ashrams. Ashram, meaning “Apart from hard work,” is an ancient Indian practice of retreat and renewal to focus on religious teachings. The name “Hira Lal” is a Hindu name meaning “diamond.”

MBC read many books about Dr. Jones and his wife, Mabel. Mabel Jones also had a long, fruitful ministry as a missionary. She taught and administered a school for young Indian boys, the first of its kind.

Hira Lal learns from Dr. Jones both the challenges and joys of striving to be a follower of Jesus. MBC based the character of Hira Lal on interviews with persons who knew Dr. Jones when they were children.

“Scepter of the Universe” is available on Amazon or from the E. Stanley Jones Foundation ( Proceeds from the book sales benefit the ESJ Foundation.

And the title? MBC really likes it because she says it sounds like a video game, and hopefully young readers will be drawn to it. Dr. Jones was the author of 28 books, and he once wrote this statement: “A nail-pierced hand holds the scepter of the universe, and my knees bend before him.”

I hope you’ll read this book about the exceptional life and witness of E. Stanley Jones. As always….

Keep reading and writing,
Bluebonnet Armadillo