Richard David Bach was born on 23rd of June 1936. He was born in Oak Park in Illinois. He served in the United States Navy and the New Jersey Air National Guards fighter wing. His books are mainly autobiographies inspired from his life events. He also worked as a technical writer for ‘Douglas Aircraft’ and a writer for the magazine ‘Flying’. In Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah, two itinerant fliers meet on a Midwestern field and the one, a retired Messiah, Donald W. Shimoda, teaches the other, the narrator, Richard, how to see the world and everything in it as an illusion. The teacher is assassinated, and the pupil records his story before facing his own destiny as another reluctant messiah. Richard, who for years has been flying his antique biplane around the Midwest offering folks ten-minute rides for three dollars a turn, is surprised to spot another gipsy flier on the ground in Ferris, Indiana, and swoops down to meet him. They quickly bond through a love of flying and mechanics, and Richard rakes in more money than ever before teamed up with Donald W. Shimoda. He finds the man mysterious and has a sense of foreboding in his company, but is ready to give up the lonely life awhile, that is, until Shimoda attracts too much attention through the "miracle" healing a crippled man. Fearing what the crowd will do and knowing the fate of messiahs, Richard flees. You can listen online to free English audiobook “Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah” by Richard Bach on our website.