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Well, shows you what I know. Amazon usually says 'available in the next 72 hours, when you click 'Publish'. This time around, it took less than two.

 

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Written Beforehand

The First Book in the 'Between The Verses' Series

 

Writing the Paradise books was a lot of fun, and a great form of personal study. But with that series concluding more than a thousand years in the future, I wanted a fresh start. So instead of looking further forward, I started over completely with Genesis. As with the Paradise Novels, there will be several points where the information we have is not sufficient to base a book on. Every significant point were I have relied on my own speculation will be marked, and my reasoning given. It's entirely possible that i am wrong, but the reader will have to make their own judgements in those areas.

 

For this series, I wanted to tell the stories of people who were present for Biblical Events, but not directly involved in them. Scripture has a close record of the men and women who were central to these events, even recording the words they said. But there are a hundred ways to learn more about them. So instead, I decided to look to the people affected, who are rarely, if ever, mentioned. This gave me a unique viewpoint, because we're reminded constantly to visualise what we're reading about during Bible Studies, and apply the lessons learned to our day. So each book in this new series will also have a modern day story, comparing those times with our own.

 

As a result, there's really no way to know how closely the books will tie together, or how many there will be. I'll make an effort to keep them chronological, and while there may be shorter novellas in between the 'main' books, each one will be intended as a standalone story. Because I don't know how many books there will be, I'll likely be posting them all in this one thread, so that I don't take up the whole forum with Stickied Threads.

 

The goal of these books is not to make a profit, but to get the widest readership, so each novel will be available on the series blog, chapter by chapter, and as a free download

 

But if you'd like to support the Author, there are two things you can do:

 

1) You can share the books with people who might be interested.

2) You can purchase the book on Amazon.

 

In the meantime, for those who are unsure about starting a new series, here's a free preview of the first five chapters.

 

Chapter One: Eight Cents

Chapter Two: Predictions

Chapter Three: Denial

Chapter Four: First Steps

Chapter Five: The Clear Choice

 

Enjoy.

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I purchased the digital version of your new book from Amazon, but then proceeded to read the free download version.   :D 

 

Just finished reading the entire novel in one sitting (missed a meal or two, it was so interesting).  👍

 

Very well done!  

 

Thanks for sharing your musings with the rest of us, Brother Matt! :D 

 

I hope it comes out in paperback, too.   So I can add it to my collection.:) 

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5 hours ago, Friends just call me Ross said:

Just finished reading the entire novel in one sitting (missed a meal or two, it was so interesting).

Are spoilers allowed here ? I'd love to share some points I liked :D 

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"When it happens, I could go to town, pick a dozen people, throw a bag over their heads and drag them into the Ark against their will. But that's not what the Ark is for."

I like your ideas. I'm sure it's usable in the ministry.

 

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"Y'know, some people study holy books their whole lives while remaining totally agnostic. It's just an intellectual puzzle for them. Like learning how to speak another language, for a country they never intend to visit."

 

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So, it's been the better part of a week; and I feel stupid for not having put these up sooner. Many thanks to everyone who's reviewed/commented and otherwise supported the work.

 

Chapter Six: Safe

Chapter Seven: Wisdom of the Ages

Chapter Eight: Keep On Winning

Chapter Nine: In A Heartbeat

Chapter Ten: Have We Decided?

Chapter Eleven: Rainfall

Chapter Twelve: How It Ends

Chapter Thirteen: Eyewitnesses

Epilogue

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