It is the summer of 2005, the year of fear and loathing in America. Seattle resident Justin Raines wants to do something about the deplorable state of the human race. When his friend, Shelby Mirabeau, suggests launching a new world religion focused on accepting responsibility, Justin agrees only because he lacks a better idea. When their first laughable attempts at a launch fail, Shelby pushes Justin into an unholy alliance with Matthias Bender, the dark angel of American capitalism, who sells the idea of corporate religion to the skeptical founders. Through guerrilla marketing techniques, Internet advertising, and unexpected support from one of Hollywood's leading ladies, the religion-Ringing True- becomes a worldwide sensation. Still, the success is not exactly what Justin had in mind. He finds himself tangled in a series of plots involving corporate politics, financial sleight-of-hand, and a porn star who wants a piece of the action. As their enterprise faces dramatic challenges, Justin and Shelby finally discover what really rings true for them.
received a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Air Force Academy, a Master of Science degree from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. degree from Purdue University, all in electrical engineering. Bob taught undergraduate engineering and was the Director of Research at the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he also piloted the aircraft used by the Wings of Blue parachute team. A few years earlier he jumped out of a perfectly good airplane several times so the parachute team wouldn't accuse him of being chicken. As Deputy Head of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Depart