Welcome to L. D. Wenzel's
Fiction Website

Wenzel is an American author who lives in Norway. He specializes in religious fiction, combining challenging literary themes with adventure and romance.

A Witch in the Wardrobe
-a novel-

A Midspring
Night's Dream

-a novella-

Seeing is Believing
-a short story-

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“From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven suffers violence."
Matthew  11:12

All characters herein are fictional

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A Witch in the Wardrobe

An Evangelical Thriller

This is a newly completed, unpublished novel seeking an agent or publisher. It has been edited and contains about 70,000 words.

The writings of C. S. Lewis are much beloved by most American Evangelicals. Yet a vocal minority of fundamentalists see him as a great danger. This story deals with a violent strife between these two groups, described in the presentation below.

This novel aspires to be a literary work but could be as seen as a parody of a template thriller. One might call its farcical extremes "apocalyptic hyperbole". It includes action and romance, conversation, literary criticism, and descriptions of the Evangelical experience today.

Enjoy the following presentation

Twenty-six-year-old Shannon Dillon uncovers a secret document in an obscure attic. Her grandfather recognizes it as a manuscript written by C. S. Lewis, the great Christian writer. Oddly, the binder is covered with Occult symbols. Startled, the grandfather calls university experts who promise to retrieve the papers the next day. The word leaks out, and, within hours, armed bandits burst into the house to steal the documents. Things turn sour when an intruder shoots and kills her grandfather and younger brother. Shannon flees to the cellar and escapes through a window. The killer and his band take off with the manuscript. Shannon vows revenge.

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Caught in the Winds
-a published novel-  (2010)

.A new student at an evangelical college, comes of age by encountering his deepest aspirations.

Meet Morrie Schiller, a misfit at Bethlehem College in the Midwest. He struggles to fit into normal student life at a Christian college. He tries and fails to win the girl he loves and then gets caught in the cross-fire as the school's liberals and right-wing factions wage war.

Enter Jack Joplin, a mysterious stranger who befriends and mentors him down a dark path of pseudo-enlightenment. Things get out-of-hand as he is catapulted into adventures that go beyond his wildest dreams. Maturity comes only by passing through the refiner's fire.

With humor and suspense, this novel seeks to shine a critical light on the religious scene in America today.

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novel's story-line and themes. Here

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"Philosophy, theology, mysticism and the quirks of evangelical subculture filter throughout its pages."  (The Writers Edge)

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Including by Dr. Arthur Holmes
Wheaton College