Jaime Reyes



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En el Principio

El Origen de Religion


Jaime Reyes

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Jaime Reyes was born in Puerto Rico and moved to the US mainland when he was eight. He served in Vietnam as an Intelligence Agent and Analyst. He later owned a business and then served as a Deputy Sheriff. After retiring from law enforcement, he earned a BS in Communication/Journalism and continued to pursue his love of writing. In the Beginning is his first novel. “As a 12 year old, I wrote a report for a school newspaper, comparing ancient religions to modern ones. i researched Greek and Roman Mythology, Mohammedanism (as the Muslim religion was called at the time), Hindu, Christianity and others.
I came to the conclusion that none sprouted spontaneously and that someone or someones had to come up with the original idea from which they all gradually developed. I also realized that the ancient beliefs were as legitimate to those believers as the modern ones are to present followers. The idea of an original innovator lingered in my mind for many years. The story developed through the years until I finally decided to put it to paper.”

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reyes about the book
It is 65,000 BC, and Neanderthals believe in spirit gods. Og is an ancient, exceptionally intelligent Neanderthal. As he sits in his cave sheltered from the vicious storm that rages outside, he knows there must be a better way to survive. Now all he has to do is convince his tribal troupe that he has the answers to their fears and apprehensions.


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  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1532045751
  • ISBN-13: 978-1532045752
reyes ebook


  • Print Length: 171 pages
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07CSJY61G
  • File Size: 251 KB
Fascinating take on the origin of religion. Fictional, but setting, conditions, culture and weapons historically accurate. The concept, while some may consider it controversial is quite possible.
Jaime Reyes
Fascinating take on the origin of religion. Fictional, ...
Excelente historia que presenta interesante idea en cómo progresó el sistema de religión desde principio. Aunque es ficción es posible que paso de esa manera.
Jaime Reyes
Pone a uno pensar de la posibilidad

New novel tells a fictional tale of how the ‘business’ of religion developed

Jaime Reyes announces publication of debut novel, ‘In the Beginning’

PHILADELPHIA, Penn. – Taking place in the Paleolithic era around the time when Neanderthals first met Cro-Magnon, Jaime Reyes’ debut novel “In the Beginning” (published by iUniverse) is the story of Og, the first priest who declared himself speaker for or representative of his tribe’s gods. The book is available for purchase at:

“There is a great schism separating the various religions now followed. The fastest growing belief system in the US is atheism. While the book does not promote or demean any belief system, it does present a unique premise on just how the whole idea of organized religion came to be,” says Reyes, adding “I expect readers to see our ancestral cousins in a different light.”


Northeast Times Rhawnhurst resident takes it from the beginning By Logan Krum Jaime Reyes has a lot in common with Og, the …
The International Review of Books Kathy Denver Reviews Editor ‘There must be a better way to survive’. This quote could be taken as the slogan …

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