The story of the first murder & the birth of an unstoppable evil

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“Orson Scott Card meets Stephen King. An imaginative debut novel that explores the first murder and makes us aware of the Cain in all of us. McPherson can write, and his beautiful language is both artistic and thought provoking.” -William Sirls, best-selling author of The Reason and The Sinners’ Garden
“With literary skill and respect to the original text, McPherson weaves a terrific ‘what if’ story on the life of Cain, all the while exploring the depths of temptation, sin, and above all, God’s unfathomable mercy.” –Bill Myers, bestselling author of Eli
“A stunning and captivating novel. Brennan McPherson's fluid prose and vivid imagination is a treat for the senses, bringing to life one of the Old Testament's most enigmatic figures.” -Billy Coffey, critically acclaimed author of When Mockingbirds Sing and The Devil Walks in Mattingly
“Thought-provoking, well written, creative, highly imaginative and all written within an honest attempt at accurately interpreting scripture while allowing for creative license within the bounds of what might be possible. A smartly-paced debut novel. I think we'll be hearing more of Brennan and his stories.” –Charles Martin, New York Times bestselling author of Unwritten and Water From My Heart

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I’ve gone to church my entire life.

Practically grew up in a church pew.

Went on Sunday mornings, sometimes Saturday evenings, and never missed Wednesday nights.

If you asked me, “What is Christianity?” I’d have said, “It’s about serving God and being saved (aka ‘go to heaven when I die’).”

However, a few years ago, as I sat on my couch mulling over a simple, thin book by a man I’d never heard of before, I came to the realization that I had never truly understood Christianity. In just a few pages, the text of that book illuminated the true meaning of Christianity, and the true reason for why human beings exist in the first place. Continue Reading

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About Brennan McPherson

Brennan McPhersonBrennan McPherson has always wanted to tell stories, but it wasn’t until his junior year in college that he built up the nerve to try. Three years and several failed attempts later, Cain, his first novel, was born. Brennan is married to his best friend, works full time at a small nonprofit, and plays the drums in his spare time.