Cain

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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Living a Divided Life

God’s spiritual regeneration imparts a sense of wholeness, a spiritual vibrancy that spills over into every area of life, from the way we butter bread to the way we comfort grieving family members.

But we’re also human beings, and we tend toward living fractured lives with a sense of legalistic dread that spills over into every action, from the way we pray before every meal to the way we behave differently at church as opposed to at home.

The less time I spend immersing myself in prayer and Scripture reading, the more I sense the cracks re-develop in the way I view life.

Business crowds out Godliness, and my automatic expression of love for God dims toward religious repetition. Worship cools from exuberant exaltation to un-felt monotonous monk chants in a corner. 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.