Weekly Devotional

The Psalm Series launch (READ CHAPTER 1 HERE FREE)!

I am SO excited to announce that, along with two other talented authors of biblical fiction, I’m launching a new series of short biblical fiction novels based on the psalms, called The Psalm Series. To see more about the books, and to pre-order them all, go to psalmseries.com.

Each author picked one psalm and wrote their story around that psalm. Each book also comes with an in-depth Bible study of the psalm in question, along with tips on how to engage deeper with Scripture. In July, we will also be offering a free devotional based on the psalms, to help you deepen your Scripture engagement and prayer life.

The book I’m contributing to the series is a fantasy parable based on Psalm 23 (perhaps the most recognizable of all the psalms). The book takes the imagery of the psalm and turns it into an actual story. Here’s the Psalm as it reads in the English Standard Version:

The Lord Is My Shepherd

A Psalm of David.

23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.[a]
    He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness[b]
    for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,[c]
    I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
    your rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me
    in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.
Surely[d] goodness and mercy[e] shall follow me
    all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell[f] in the house of the Lord
    forever.[g]

AND HERE IS THE FIRST CHAPTER from the book (releasing July–up for pre-order now), titled The Hunter and the Valley of Death: A Parable of Surrender – Psalm 23.

PRE-ORDER HERE (https://psalmseries.com/)

 

C H A P T E R 1

“I’ll be yours forever.

Just tell me you’ll always be with me. Continue Reading

FLOOD released today!

Finally, the day I’ve been looking forward to for over 8 months!

FLOOD has been a serious labor of love. It’s my best work yet, and so far readers are saying they can’t put it down. If you want to read a book that comes fast and furious, yet lingers with you for days, pick up your copy today on Amazon for just $2.99, or read for free through Kindle Unlimited. 

Here’s the sales copy:

“What if the story of Noah and the ark isn’t what you thought it was? What if, instead of being a story about God’s judgment, it’s actually one of the most powerful illustrations of God’s mercy? Continue Reading

10 Surprising Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About The Story of Noah and the Ark

the story of noah and the ark

I’ve been fascinated by the story of Noah and the ark since I saw an old white bearded man stuck to a flannel graph above a square boat. Even when I was five, I saw past the cute giraffe head sticking out the window and realized the story was serious stuff.

But there’s so much more to that ancient story than what first seems apparent.

Here are 10 surprising facts you probably didn’t know about the story of Noah and the ark.

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NEW RELEASE Q/A about FLOOD: The Story of Noah and the Family Who Raised Him (Releasing NOVEMBER 8th)!

Q: “The title for your next full-length novel is Flood: The Story of Noah and the Family Who Raised Him. How much of the book should we expect to be dedicated to Noah’s family?”

A: A lot! As I was studying the Hebrew text of Genesis to write Flood, I found myself most often wondering about Noah’s family, not him. Which makes sense, because Noah is pretty much the only character drawn in detail, while his mother and father are mysteries, and if Noah had siblings, they are never mentioned. Continue Reading