Did God create man, ... or did man create God? In 1996, Raygene inherited the small and unpretentious library of his father. Some in-depth books appealed to him, particularly; "The Complete Works of Josephus," by Kregel, and "The Works of Philo," by Yonge. The simply written, but well illustrated books by Reader's Digest (which intrigued his father), were: "The Bible through the Ages;" "Who's Who in the Bible;" "Atlas of the Bible;"and "Great People of the Bible and How they Lived." These books contributed insight to the library because of the excellently sketched renderings of everyday pre-Christian life in Palestine. Two other books that Raygene found interesting, because of exceptional photography and historical scenery, were "In the Footsteps of Jesus," by W. E. Pax, and "Where Jesus Walked," by Ken Duncan. After two years of intense research, and many book reviews later, Raygene was inspired to write a "visionary" story of Jesus and his family, set in the "recorded" era of Augustus Caesar and the Roman Empire It is a story that depicts Hebrew life and family relationships at home in Nazareth as well as Bethlehem and Jerusalem. The story Includes the wedding of Mary, at thirteen years of age, to Joseph, who was nearing fifty, and eventually, Jesus' 17 years of continuing education in the Essene community at Qumran under the tutorship of Philo of Alexandria. "Voice of the Messiah" is a compendium of the life of Jesus, from the time of the "immaculate" conception, until the beginning of his ministry. It is a story filled with intrigue, mystery, guile, murder, adultery, love, hate, and power. It is also an account of life, faith, and traditions that will leave you pleasantly filled with new views of Christianity, Judaism, Essenes, and the many other religions practiced during the life of Jesus of Nazareth.