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About My Novel: Premise

October 31, 2009

I suppose it’s time to talk a bit about the 95,000 words I extruded from my mind over the last five years.  I was thinking about how the Bible is full of ‘heroes’, men and women God sent into difficult circumstances to fulfill his plans, and the often exciting and even supernatural events that fill those stories.  I think it is no accident that we begin teaching children about God’s word through the stories of David and Goliath, Noah, Jonah and the like.  They are exciting and inspiring, filled with danger and success based in faith.

One question every Christian has asked is why we don’t see great heroes in the same supernatural stories now?  Why don’t we hear of modern-day David’s slaying Goliaths?  Why don’t giant fish swallow modern-day Jonahs and carry them to their God-established destinations?  Why doesn’t God send a modern-day Moses to right dictators and despots in the world?

My story supposes that these monumental events do still go on – but that we don’t necessarily hear about them for a variety of reasons.  There are people, called by God, to confront great evils and fulfill God’s plans in a more epic way.  These people, like those of the Bible, are common-place.  They are challenged by the same weaknesses we all face, but are thrown into extraordinary circumstances in service to God.  The story is a diamond of personal growth in faith and understanding, set in a golden setting of epic evil and danger.  More later!