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Joel Thimell

Joel Thimell

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2 January at 23:34

Many Christians don't read the Old Testament because they have trouble understanding the ancient cultures it describes. Others find the stories boring and dry. Hoping to reduce the confusion and bring the past to life, I spent over 18 months researching Ancient Sumer and the Book of Genesis before writing a single sentence of my Biblical novel, "Long Road Out of Ur."

It retells the familiar story of the calling of Abraham and Sarah to the Promised Land through the voice of Lot. Yes, that Lot--the one who barely escaped the destruction of Sodom with his daughters--his wife wasn't so fortunate.This is not a Sunday school version of their lives, and they are not alabaster saints. Instead, it's a lively coming-of-age adventure tale crossed with a murder mystery and a heaping helping of social satire. Think of it as something like "Huckleberry Finn" combined with "North by Northwest" but set in the Bronze Age.

Jim Nelson

Jim Nelson

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6 January at 07:28

"Edward Teller Dreams of Barbecuing People" took me fifteen years to complete. After I indie published it, I wrote about this drawn-out process at The Tusk: http://the-tusk.com/2014/11/26/this-shit-aint-ever-going-to-work/

Dani T.

Dani T.

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11 November at 22:04

This is a great book! If you like jules verne, conan doyle etc. you'll like this book, 'The Alien Stone' by Barry Uglow. Classic historical fiction with a modern Alien conspiracy twist. Very well written and knowledgeable author. First in the series of The Adventures of Professor Margrave. Idea was coped when Barry was in Canadian army over 50 years ago

R. Ann Humphries

R. Ann Humphries

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29 July at 19:58

Now a slave must lead his masters.

Sedich : The Annals of Lusiartha tells the story of Rilan Crendu, a 16 year old boy enslaved by the military might of the Regiment. Chosen by the sedich, a centuries-old stone imbued with the power of the Creator, Rilan must lead Lusiartha's rebels in an all-or-nothing war to win freedom for his people.

R.A. McCandless

R.A. McCandless

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29 May at 22:33

People think they want to meet an angel, but they really don’t. The awful truth is that meeting an angel is the scariest, most life-altering moment of any mortal’s short existence. Angels have always had their voices raised in songs of praise and their wings dipped in rivers of blood. When the Throne needs a mortal slain, or an army felled, an angel is sent. When a city or nation needs to be leveled, and the ground sown with salt for a thousand years, an angel is the destroyer.

http://www.amazon.com/Tears-Heaven-RA-McCandless-ebook/dp/B00H4IBDSE/

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