Craig Alexander always dreamed of being a novelist. He spent countless hours reading as a youth, many times by flashlight after being instructed to turn off his light. The writers that influenced him the most as an adolescent were J.RR. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Louis L'amour. He remains an avid reader with varied interests. In 2003 with the help of an intriguing dream, he began plotting a story which turned into his first novel, The Nineveh Project.
A martial artist of eighteen years experience, Craig is a third-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, a second-degree black belt in Hapkido, and a first degree black belt in Han Mu Do, and has studied many other styles. He is an instructor at Sun Bi Martial Arts in Madison, MS and has competed and trained internationally.
Craig is also a small group Bible study leader. His writing is action packed with a positive spiritual message.
He loves to play Tennis, watch good movies, and of course read. He lives in Mississippi with his wife and daughter.
Awesome book...Christian warriars fighting the forces of evil. I am a TKD martial artist and it was very cool to have the details of the conflicts described from another martial artists perpective. I can not believe this is Craig's first novel. Very good read.
As one who reads many books, I found this recently published book to be quite enjoyable. Action, suspense, Biblical references, and interesting characters kept the events moving and the plot captivating. I'm looking forward to his next book.
I took The Nineveh Project on a trip with me. And, though I know better than to read too much while on an airplane (motion sickness), I could not make myself stop. The author paints amazingly powerful images of an ancient city as invading armies approach and, ingeniously, ties them in to a present-day terror. The author's use of historical facts, his providing of clues to the hero through Biblical references, and his use of accurate and exciting martial arts action add numerous levels of enjoyment. Looking forward to reading more of Mr. Alexander's work.
Alexander has done a breathtaking job of blending biblical history with the modern world in this present day, action packed, thought provoking thriller with twist coming from unsuspecting places. Alexander kept me turning pages wanting more and thinking; could this really happen, if so who will protect us, and how strong is my faith? Can't wait for more from Craig Alexander!
Fun, fast-paced first novel from Craig Alexander, with creative uses of verses from Scripture, lots of action, and mysteries to uncover. Not preachy. Doesn't offend either. Bought a copy for my teenage nephew; he loved it. Another for my 84-year-old grandmother; she loved it. If you're like me, scouring for action/thrillers/mysteries that hold up to first-rate storytelling standards but don't involve bashing my faith, you won't go wrong with this thoroughly enjoyable novel.