Michael Zomber knows about samurai swords and warfare through the ages, but do not be deceived. He supports many philanthropic organizations dedicated to world peace, ending hunger, and promoting communication. A novelist, military historian, screenwriter, historian, and film producer, he studies the tools of war with the purpose of ending war forever. This may seem like a contradiction, but he understands the principle of peace through strength. Perhaps his most interesting contribution is a nonfiction book on the history of Christianity in Japan, Jesus and the Samurai. Hundreds of years before Western missionaries brought Christianity to Japan, Christian teachings had already traveled there. Weirdly, the Samurai were fascinated by the peaceful teachings of Jesus, and this book is the story of how Christianity rose and fell in the Shogunate.
On the History Channel, he contributes to Tales of the Gun, because he is also a leading expert on firearms. Guns of the Famous, Guns of the Orient, Dueling Pistols, Shotguns, Automatic Pistols and Million Dollar Guns comprise a partial list of his programming.
Micheal Zomber supports the following non-governmental organizations: UNICEF, Doctors Without Borders, Amnesty International, the Smile Train, and Global Exchange, among others. He uses his expertise to support starving children, children with harelips, disabled veterans, and victims of political persecution.
He reaches out with a message about the horrors of war and the solace of religion. It all comes together in his documentary film, Soul of the Samurai, a production of Renascent Films LLC. The word “Renascent” is connected to “Renaissance,” which means to be reborn. Michael Zomber runs Renascent Films with his wife, Andrea. Future films will continue to communicate his message of peace through strength and wisdom. Check out some of his books for yourself on the Amazon Kindle store, or read reviews on GoodReads.