Kevin Archer was brought up in a fundamentalist Christian home and served as a missionary for fourteen years, but a trip to India prompted a reevaluation of his life. Today, he has no religious affiliation. Archer is the owner of Red Falcon Media Group and the author of In Lieu of Heaven. Using the Bible as the background for the story, the book unapologetically explores God's character and the motivations for his actions. Drawing heavily upon his knowledge of the Old and New Testaments, Archer suggests that God is indeed the villain of the story.